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Stantec Principal Water Resources Engineer, Mining in Denver, Colorado

Principal Water Resources Engineer, Mining - ( 24000173 )


At our core, we’re a community. Together, we exercise creative thought, developing engineering and designs as individual as the people and projects we touch. From approval and permitting to design and construction management services, we put the goals of our clients and their communities at the center of everything we create. Join us as we assist mining companies in getting mined materials to communities around the globe.

At Stantec, we approach every mining project we undertake—whether at the local, regional, or international level— thoughtfully, and execute it with excellence across all project phases. We partner with our clients to design fit-for-purpose solutions that address their communities’ unique needs throughout the mining lifecycle. Our experts lead their fields and guide our work with technical excellence, an innovative spirit, and a vision for growth. We’re a place where you can apply your passion and collaborate with top talent on work that’s critical to our clients, our communities, and the industry at large.

Your Opportunity

Stantec is seeking qualified candidates for a Principal Water Resources Engineer for our Salt Lake City, Denver or Phoenix offices. At Stantec, we understand the importance of integrated, multi-disciplinary approaches., As a Principal Water Resources Engineer you will be leading and growing the technical water resources practice within the Mining, Minerals and Metals business line. This is a technical leadership position that focuses on constantly engaging and improving the quality and technical excellence of the team.

The successful candidate will work directly with the existing team on a multitude of mining/industrial projects worldwide. The candidate will focus on mentoring and supporting the technical development of the group and serve as a senior advisor and reviewer to projects and clients globally. In this capacity, the candidate will have a strong direction to manage and support project success both externally to our clients and internally with our staff.

Your Key Responsibilities

  • Lead and/or advise on technical aspects of mining and mining infrastructure projects, business development, and proposal activities (contribution of high-quality technical content expected during all stages).

  • Contribute to the development and execution of the water resources team’s technical practice and actively contribute to the maintenance of Stantec’s quality standards in a process of continuous improvement.

  • Provide technical expertise and lead technical delivery on a variety of projects ensuring successful outcomes for our clients and beneficiaries.

  • Establish and grow productive, collaborative relationships internally within the company, and externally with the team’s priority clients

  • Participate in all phases of project management including program development, budgeting, planning & design, preconstruction, project implementation, project oversight and project closure

  • Lead, challenge, and inspire technical staff through substantive engagement and communication (including coaching/mentoring young professionals).

  • Follow safe work practices and adhere to company and client guidelines and policies for planning and executing work in a safe manner.

  • Support Stantec’s brand awareness through thought leadership and stakeholder engagement


Your Capabilities and Credentials

  • Experience and capability in the following areas are strongly desired:

    • Mine water management, mine closure, and feasibility studies for the mining industry
    • State and Federal regulations pertaining to water management.
    • Planning, designing, and managing the design and construction of surface water and groundwater infrastructure including proven experience integrating civil and geotechnical engineering concepts.
    • Project management includes developing detailed budgets, determining project scope, establishing schedules, processing appropriate paperwork, and interacting with clients.
    • Marketing and preparing proposals and assisting in preparing and providing presentations.
    • Understanding the CERCLA and RCRA process and for environmental related projects.
  • Ability to successfully guide and oversee the technical aspects of multiple projects in parallel.

  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills with an ability to clearly convey and distill complex technical information to a variety of audiences

  • Possession of the following personal leadership qualities: integrity, creativity, patience, tenacity, commitment

  • Team player with experience building, leading, and managing a team of project managers and support staff. Having an “open-door” policy.

  • Strong business network, both in the United States and internationally.

  • Fluency in English required. Additional fluency in other languages such as Spanish, French, or Portuguese a plus.

  • Willingness and ability to travel nationally and internationally periodically for short-duration assignments (typically one to two weeks)

Education and Experience

  • 15-20years of relevant increasingly responsible experience.

  • Bachelor’s or master's degree (preferred) in civil, environmental or water resources engineering with emphasis in water management.

  • Experience leading and developing teams and people in successful project execution.

  • Subject matter expert in water management.

  • Registration as a Professional Engineer.

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. The experience will forever shape your future. #FeelingEnergized

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Salary Range(s):

  • $108,000 - $162,000 Min/Max Pay Range for postings located in CO and HI

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-Arizona-Chandler

Other Locations : United States-Utah-Salt Lake City, United States-Colorado-Denver

Organization : BC-1829 Mining-US

Employee Status : Regular

Job Level : Manager

Travel : Yes, 25 % of the Time

Schedule : Full-time

Job Posting : Mar 21, 2024, 8:59:12 AM

Req ID: 24000173


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