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Stantec Project Manager in Knoxville, Tennessee

Project Manager - ( 240002G2 )


Join a team that has been partnering with our clients for more than 100 years to develop more than 55,000 MW of new hydropower and 60,000 MW of hydropower plant upgrades. When it comes to hydropower, we design with the next generation in mind. We operate with the strength of a $4B company paired with the agility of a specialized energy group, to deliver some of the most iconic and cutting-edge hydropower and pumped storage projects around the world. This proud legacy has fostered a culture of innovation and safety, leading our team to design the world’s most impactful hydropower and dam projects—projects vital to both local and global communities.

Your Opportunity

The role of a Project Manager is to manage the design and delivery of large projects and maintain relations with current and future clients within our Energy business line. This opportunity specifically is on our Hydropower Generation team. Candidate must be a hands-on problem solver willing to work through issues as they arise with staff, clients, offices, disciplines, and projects. They must also foster effective working relationships between colleagues, associates, clients, and officials.

Stantec takes a measured approach to workplace flexibility and choice for employee’s workplaces. Our goal is to strike the optimal balance between providing flexibility, sustaining successful teams, and optimizing productivity for the benefit of our employees, projects, and clients. We value a vibrant, healthy, enriching workplace culture that considers employee well-being and work-life balance so our people can bring their best to work every day. The preferred location for this position will be within or adjacent to the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) service area, but the position will have flexibility to work from home or at a Stantec US office and may require some domestic and possibly international travel.

Your Key Responsibilities + As a Project Manager, you will be responsible for managing and delivering successful Hydropower Generation projects in the Energy operation. As a Project Manager, you will interact internally throughout the organization with staff at all levels as well as externally with clients, members of business and professional organizations, subcontractors, and other firms. Specific responsibilities of a Project Manager include, but are not limited to, the following: + Working in a manner to protect the health and safety of Stantec employees, clients, and the public by following company health, safety and security guidelines and policies. + Maintaining and enhancing our reputation with clients, approval agencies and industry professionals as an outstanding service provider. + Representing Stantec in client quarterly performance review meetings and responding to requests for updates and clarifications. + Managing multiple projects simultaneously. + Establishing project objectives, procedures and performance standards and leading multi-disciplinary teams on proposals, planning studies, feasibility through final designs, and construction services for Hydropower Generation projects. + Identifying appropriate resources and skill sets to achieve project objectives as well as managing contract terms, tracking, forecasting, and managing costs and schedule, and implementing measures necessary to stay on schedule and within budget. + Leading by example with active support of internal policies and practices, including risk management, project management, and quality management. + Growing internal and external networks to enhance Stantec’s reputation and identifying additional talent to join our team. + Engage team members with competing objectives to influence project execution outcome. + Identify, assess, and implement improvement or recovery opportunities that will promote successful project delivery. Provide mentoring and coaching for future leaders, including development of succession plans for key positions. + Developing client relationships to facilitate project activities. + Promoting collaboration and teamwork across business lines and geographies.


Your Capabilities and Credentials

  • 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.

  • Ability to create and foster a collaborative team and promote a positive work environment for all team members.

  • Experienced change agent, able to guide cross-functional teams through complex change from concept to execution.

  • Comfortable with ambiguity and ability to cope with rapid change.

  • 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 will be required.

Education & Experience

  • Minimum 8 years’ relevant experience in project management, preferably for Hydropower Generation projects is required.

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or sciences is required.

  • Licensed Professional Engineer (PE) is preferred.

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) is preferred but is not required.

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

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.

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-Tennessee-Chattanooga

Other Locations : United States-Tennessee-Nashville, United States-Tennessee-Knoxville

Organization : BC-2241 Energy-US East

Employee Status : Regular

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Travel : Yes, 25 % of the Time

Schedule : Full-time

Job Posting : Jun 14, 2024, 1:06:04 PM

Req ID: 240002G2


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