Jay Watkins has rejoined Parsons to serve as vice president of strategic development and will be based in Washington.
Watkins will oversee business development, transportation strategy and customer relations within North America in his new role, Parsons said Monday.
He rejoins the company after serving as CEO at another project and construction management company for seven years. He joins Kathy Reader at the executive ranks, the VP and director of strategy and planning with a focus on security and investigations.
His-35 year career includes experience in public policy, business innovation and urban infrastructure projects.
In a separate announcement, the company said Mary Cay O’Malley will serve as VP of engineering design services and help the company pursue design-build projects in the transportation sector.
The 25-year veteran has helped carry out projects along the Capital Beltway in Virginia, Interstate 64 in Missouri and the I-25 Southeast Corridor in Colorado.