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Stantec Senior Project Manager, Water/Wastewater in Indianapolis, Indiana

Senior Project Manager, Water/Wastewater - ( 2100023L )


Many of the world’s top engineers and scientists come together in our Water business because they view a community’s interaction with water a bit differently—as a single holistic system, rather than unconnected networks divided by jurisdictional boundaries. Working throughout the hydrologic cycle, we are delivering sustainable solutions to make sure water is where it should be and available when needed. Our experts guide our work with scientific rigor, an innovative spirit, and a vision for growth. Every day, we help communities improve, reuse, and protect this precious resource for future generations. By 2025 we’re hiring 2,000 people (like you) to join our team. Grow with us, H2O+U.

Your Opportunity

We are looking for a talented Senior Project Manager focused on the planning and engineering design of water/wastewater infrastructure projects who wants to be part of a purpose-driven organization that’s focused on helping our clients, colleagues and communities thrive. Our people are Stantec’s most valuable resource, and in joining our team you will be able to leverage your career experiences and expertise within a culture that values inclusion, celebrates shared success, and applauds ambition.

Our Water and Wastewater experience includes over 900 treatment plants, from some of the largest and most complex in the world to those supporting small, remote communities. With expertise in advanced treatment, automation/information management, nutrient recovery, odor control, operations and management evaluation, process review and optimization and reclamation and reuse; we’re always looking at what’s next in the industry and bring innovative approaches to even the most complex projects. Our designs have satisfied discharge limits that push the boundaries of existing solutions, and our experts continue to conduct research in the application of developing technologies, such as treatment for removal of emerging contaminants.

Does working with clients on great projects, with a talented team of professional’s appeal to you? Apply now and you can join some of the best technical people in the world and work on projects you can be proud of!

Your Key Responsibilities

  • Manage water/wastewater treatment or sewer/water conveyance projects up to $5M in size, with medium risk and/or complexity.

  • Develops project management plan for projects; establishes goals and objectives for unique and complex projects.

  • Responsible for successfully establishing projects to achieve budget, schedule, and contractual obligations.

  • Assists business leaders in project revenue forecasting.

  • Oversees proposals including development of the scope and level of effort of comparable size.

  • May have local business development, client service, and account management responsibilities.

  • Provides input into practice improvement initiatives.

  • Undertakes decisions and recommendations governed by general policy and project management governance.

  • Exercises initiative in adapting and applying procedures to address unusual problem situations and resolve most conflicts.

  • Assists Project Staff in resolving complex problems and decision making

  • In partnership with Project Technical Leads, accountable for the quality and delivery of projects.

  • Will supervise local staff and responsible for providing mentoring and coaching for future leaders, including development of succession plans for key positions.

  • Growing internal and external networks to enhance Stantec’s reputation and identifying additional talent to join our team.

  • Developing client relationships to facilitate project activities.

  • Promoting collaboration and teamwork across business lines and geographies.

  • All other duties as required and assigned.


Your Capabilities and Credentials

  • Accountable for making decisions on large projects.

  • Inspire project teams to higher levels of achievement.

  • Demonstrate a willingness and ability to collaborate across the enterprise.

  • Demonstrates commercial management skills including contract knowledge/ negotiation ability and risk management.

  • Consistently engages employees in discussions on job satisfaction and engagement.

  • Provides ongoing recognition and feedback to employees and teams.

  • Identifies opportunities that leverage employee's/team's strengths.

  • Recognizes differences of opinion; looks for win-win solutions.

  • Looks for opportunities to collaborate across business lines and geographies.

  • Works effectively to understand, lead, and support change

Education and Experience

  • Education: Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in Engineering

  • Experience: Minimum of 10 to 12 years related experience in project management, preferably for water/wastewater projects.

  • Licensure: Licensed Professional Engineer (PE) in the State of Ohio required

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) is a plus.

  • Strong project management skills, with experience in organizing, planning, and executing projects from pursuit through closeout, involving internal personnel, subconsultants, contractors, and vendors.

  • Demonstrated successful experience in client service management.

  • Demonstrated successful experience in leadership, including defining and setting the direction for a team, project, and office; strategy development; change management; and corporate stewardship.

  • Demonstrated successful experience in decision making, including making sound defensible business decisions; and identifying, assessing, evaluating and solving complex problems.

  • Demonstrated proficiency in problem solving, and risk management.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Travel to other offices as well as to project sites may be required.

This position will be based in Columbus, OH and is eligible for relocation assistance.

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. At Stantec, we live our corporate values every day.

  • Stantec was ranked the 5th most sustainable company in the world and the 1st in North America by Corporate Knights for our 2020 performance.

  • In February 2021, Stantec announced a pledge to be carbon neutral for 2022 and achieve operational net-zero by 2030.

  • Stantec is the only engineering design firm that has been rated a Climate Leader with an A- score by CDP for the last three years.

  • Stantec has been named by Forbes as one of the World’s Best Employers and America’s Best Employers for Women. Additionally, the American Indian Science and Engineering Society selected Stantec as one of the Top 50 workplaces for Indigenous STEM professionals

Join us and redefine your personal best.

Primary Location : United States-Ohio-Columbus

Other Locations : United States-Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh, United States-Ohio-Toledo, United States-Ohio-Cincinnati, United States-Ohio-Cleveland, United States-Indiana-Indianapolis

Job : Civil Engineer

Organization : BC-1734 Water-US North Central

Employee Status : Regular

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Travel : No

Schedule : Full-time

Job Posting : May 19, 2022, 11:39:27 AM

Req ID: 2100023L

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