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Stantec Sustainability & Energy Senior Project Manager in CHICAGO, Illinois

Sustainability & Energy Senior Project Manager - ( 240001MZ )


Stantec’s Chicago based Building Sciences and Commissioning team is a highly talented, collaborative team of subject matter experts and multi-disciplinary professionals. We provide professional consulting services in an industry that is increasingly more reliant on the study of building performance using advanced verification methods. Our practice keeps people at its heart, recognizing that our shared journey forward is shaped by the meaningful and responsive places we work on. Every day we apply our expertise, creativity, and passion to propel communities into the future—join us!

Your Opportunity

We are seeking a highly motivated Senior Project Manager with specialized expertise in integrated design, green buildings, healthy workspaces and sustainable building development. The successful candidate will contribute technically to our team’s existing portfolio of sustainable design projects and LEED buildings, while also being responsible for the overall successful execution and delivery of projects. The Senior Project Manager represents and is the primary administrator and communications link between all project stakeholders. He/she relies on past experience and expertise to manage larger and more complex projects, perform the project management job responsibilities with minimal supervision, and creates a plan to meet the client’s goals and provides a positive experience. The Senior Project Manager will also act as a mentor and resource to other team members.

Capable of pursuing opportunities and managing all project activities, without oversight or support, on projects with the following characteristics:

  • Any size project

  • Standard to Complex project complexity

  • Standard to Long schedule duration projects

  • Any delivery method (Design-Bid-Build, Design-Build, Design-Build with Bridging Documents)

  • Projects where Stantec is the Prime consultant, managing multiple subconsultants

  • Proposal preparation, any format

  • Preparing, reviewing, and negotiating contracts; including, AIA and client prepared formats

  • Multi-Phase project design or multi-phase construction

  • Management of Domestic and International Projects

Your Key Responsibilities

  • Drive the work on the project; set the priorities, procedures, scope and schedule; publish and coordinate project team member assignments with the Studio Leader and Operations Director; obtain resource commitment for all disciplines

  • Manage assigned projects through all stages of the project lifecycle; including, Project Initiation, Project Planning, Project Execution, Project Monitoring & Control, and Project Closure

  • Coordinate the green building certification process on projects across multiple teams (e.g., LEED, WELL, Fitwel, Envision, LBC). Knowledge of each rating system is critical to organize teams, documentation and track progress towards goals.

  • Follow and implement all established company processes and procedures

  • Facilitate a project kick-off meeting involving all members of the project team and related personnel in order to clearly define the objectives, scope, design and schedule of the project

  • Independently develop a detailed Work Plan for completing the design within the scope of work, project timeline and budget (Business Mindset); identify required precursors from other disciplines in a timely fashion, and track details/data/information/activities for proper project documentation

  • Direct, coordinate, mentor and support the project team to meet the objectives of the client and the project profitability goals

  • Mentor and develop junior staff.

  • Maintain contractual, business and financial related records for the project; keep the client, Studio Leader, Operations Director, and the Accounting Department informed on the financial status of the project

  • Identify QA/QC requirements for the project and schedule appropriate technical reviews

  • Manage the client’s expectations to a positive outcome; participate in client meetings as required

  • Notify the client of changes in project scope, prepare estimates for additional design fees, issue work authorization to client and obtain client approval prior to performing any additional services

  • Actively participates in cross selling of services and new project pursuits

  • Make a personal investment in professional growth and development by seeking ways to expand responsibility, knowledge, and abilities

  • Create and maintain purpose-built tools that support the Project Management of the projects unique to your Business Unit; including templates and standardize deliverables, to increase overall project quality and efficiency

  • Develop creative and timely solutions to issues by assessing situations to determine the importance, urgency and risks; identify underlying causes, gather and process relevant information; make clear recommendations and/or decisions for resolution which are timely and in the best interest of the organization

  • Proactively identify and pursue opportunities to add expanded services to the client in order to add revenue; notify appropriate personnel of the opportunity; responsible for repeat business due to respect and confidence in the PM from the client

  • Manage a portfolio with a specific revenue target of $1 million dollars annually


Your Capabilities and Credentials

  • Possess comprehensive knowledge of engineering practices within own discipline and basic knowledge of practices and principles of other disciplines

  • Advanced knowledge of commonly used and accepted design and construction concepts, practices, procedures; including, American Institute of Architects, Construction Specifications Institute, and international Professional Services contracts

  • Detailed knowledge of the LEED rating systems and / or other sustainability rating system programs

  • Working knowledge of sustainable design and alternative energy strategies for buildings and communities.

  • Communicate in a clear, concise and professional manner; demonstrate strong written, oral, listening, and presentation skills to confidently interact and coordinate both technical and non-technical issues with the internal project team, Client and other Consultants

  • Manages work independently and delegates and utilizes other staff and productive partners effectively

  • Demonstrates excellent organizational and time management skills regarding projects, reports and other commitments; completes assignments in a quality and timely fashion; able to manage multiple priorities concurrently; is punctual and dependable

  • Effectively builds positive morale on the team by inspiring confidence, instilling enthusiasm and cohesiveness, and influencing employees to act

  • Demonstrates strong leadership and team-building skills by creating an atmosphere of cooperation and cohesiveness between teams, the Client, and other Consultants, to foster an environment of success

  • Maintains a positive, self-motivated, can-do attitude; is adaptable and flexible

Education and Experience

A Bachelor’s degree in sustainability, green development, environmental sciences, planning, interior design, engineering, applied sciences, architecture or its equivalent.

Minimum 7 years of Project Management experience in green building certification work experience.

Green building certifications in current standing: LEED AP BD C, WELL AP, LEED O M, etc.

This description is not a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that may be required of the employee and other duties, responsibilities and activities may be assigned or may be changed at any time with or without notice.

Stantec is a place where the best and brightest come to build on each other’s talents, do exciting work, and make an impact on the world around us. Join us and redefine your personal best.

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Salary Range(s):

  • NYC $126,000/Outside NYC $100,000 - NYC $189,000/Outside NYC $150,000 Min/Max Pay Range(s) for postings located in NYC/NY

  • SF Area $126,000/CA Other Areas $110,000 - SF Area $189,000/CA Other Areas$165,000 Min/Max Pay Range for postings located in CA (SF Area includes SF, SJS & WLC)

The final agreed upon compensation is based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. At Stantec certain roles are bonus eligible.

Benefits Summary: Regular full-time and part-time employees have access to medical, dental, and vision plans, a wellness program, health saving accounts, flexible spending accounts, 401(k) plan, employee stock purchase program, life and accidental death & dismemberment (AD&D) insurance, short-term/long-term disability plans, emergency travel benefits, tuition reimbursement, professional membership fee coverage and paid family leave. Regular full-time and part-time employees will receive ten paid holidays in each calendar year. In addition, employees will be eligible to accrue vacation between 10 and 20 days per year and eligible for paid sick leave (and if more generous, in accordance with state and local law).

Temporary/casual employees have access to 401(k) plans, employee stock purchase program, and paid leave, in accordance with state and local law.

The benefits information listed above may not apply to union positions because benefits for such positions are governed by applicable collective bargaining agreements.

Primary Location : United States-Illinois-Chicago

Other Locations : United States-New York, United States-California

Organization : BC-2357 Buildings-US Acquisition ESD

Employee Status : Regular

Job Level : Manager

Travel : Yes, 25 % of the Time

Schedule : Full-time

Job Posting : Apr 19, 2024, 1:44:51 PM

Req ID: 240001MZ

Stantec provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified employees and applicants for future and current employment and prohibit discrimination on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. We prohibit discrimination in decisions concerning recruitment, hiring, referral, promotion, compensation, fringe benefits, job training, terminations or any other condition of employment. Stantec is in compliance with local, state and federal laws and regulations and ensures equitable opportunities in all aspects of employment. EEO including Disability/Protected Veterans