Principal Project Manager - Wastewater

Confidential Company  •  Pasadena, CA

15+ years experience  •  Engineering Services

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 11/21/17 by Lisa Kearney
Confidential Company
Pasadena, CA
15+ years experience
Engineering Services
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 11/21/17 Lisa Kearney

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Principal Project Manager - Wastewater


Water is the life source of every community, and our mission is to help preserve it by creating and maintaining safe, efficient, and sustainable water facilities and processes. Parsons is working to transform the industry through some of the most complex water and wastewater projects in the world. We’ve built recycled wastewater treatment plants with membrane bioreactor (MBR) technology, we’ve constructed advanced ultraviolet (UV) disinfection facilities, and we’ve used reverse osmosis (RO) processes to transform saline water into millions of gallons of clean, drinkable water. 


Parsons wastewater practice is growing here in California, and as a result we are looking for a Principal Project Manager to join our team. Have you lead the design efforts of retrofits and upgrades to existing wastewater facilities? Are you familiar with the permitting requirements here in California?  If so this is an exceptional opportunity to join a team that delivers state-of-the-art facilities and has significant work in hand for years to come. The Principal Project Manager must be a licensed P.E. in California and have experience delivering design elements on projects that range from 30MM to 300MM. Leadership skills are required as the Principal Project Manager will lead diverse project teams.

Additionally, this person will partner with business development to identify and secure new programs. As such, experience in proposal development, client presentations and management of outside stakeholders will be instrumental to your success. The position will be located at Parsons Pasadena, California office but there is flexibility for occasional work from other Southern California locations. 


  • 15 + years of experience in wastewater design and project management
  • Familiar with all facets of wastewater treatment plant permitting and requirements
  • Experiencewith alternative project delivery a plus but not required
  • Experiencewith advanced wastewater treatment methods like Membrane Bioreactors, Ultraviolet Disinfection and Reverse Osmosis would be a strong differentiator for interested candidates but is not a requirement for this position.
  • Professional Engineering license in California required
  • 4-yeardegree in engineering or related field

Parsons offers an ethical, challenging, diverse, rewarding and fun work experience where enthusiastic, responsible people use their energy, talent and dedication to make a difference in the world.

We provide career growth and development, a competitive compensation and benefits package which includes medical, dental, vision, and life insurance; tuition reimbursement program; credit union membership; Employee Stock Ownership Plan and a 401(k) plan. Parsons is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran.

Founded in 1944, Parsons is an engineering, construction, technical, and management services firm with revenues of over $3 billion; it is 100% owned by the Employee Stock Ownership Trust. We conquer the toughest logistical challenges and deliver defense and security solutions, design/design-build, program/construction management, professional services, and innovative alternative delivery solutions to private industrial customers worldwide—as well as to federal, regional, and local government agencies. Parsons is a leader in many diversified markets with a focus on transportation, environmental/infrastructure, defense/security, and resources. Currently, more than 15,000 Parsons’ employees are engaged in more than 3,000 projects in 50 states and 28 countries. Collectively, our dedicated workers speak more than 80 languages and hold more than 10,800 college degrees and professional registrations. Parsons' employees continue to go anywhere in the world, meet every technical and management challenge, and persevere until the job is done.  

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