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Stantec Project Manager, Water Distribution in MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota

Project Manager, Water Distribution - ( 240001G2 )


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.

At Stantec, we create opportunity by inviting, embracing, and celebrating differences and together we shape a culture where everyone can bring their whole selves to work. By 2025 we’re hiring 2,000 people (like you) to join our team. Grow with us, H2O+U.

Your Opportunity

Stantec is seeking motivated individuals to manage projects in our successful Water business in Minnesota and our North Central region. Stantec offers industry leading benefits, opportunities for growth and advancement, supportive team members, and challenging projects that make a difference in our communities, our industry, and the world.

The selected individual will lead and support drinking water distribution projects. The projects will be in various phases from planning and data gathering through design, construction, and startup.

At Stantec, we believe that truly transformative work is born from a culture that values diversity. It’s our diversity of thought and expression that sets us apart as an employer—it is through our combined creativity, innovation, and expertise that we do our best work for our clients and have a lasting impact on our world. Stantec’s leadership sees our people as our most valuable resource and is committed to the health, wellbeing, and safety of our team. We have adopted a flexible work environment, including remote work as appropriate, so that our team members can deliver their best both in and outside the office.

Your Key Responsibilities

The candidate will lead and support projects related to drinking water distribution systems. This includes distribution system modeling (WaterCAD and other applicable software), preparation of drinking water comprehensive plans, planning and design of water distribution and storage infrastructure (pipelines, booster pumps, elevated and ground storage tanks, pressure zones, and other related infrastructure). The candidate will serve in both the project management and engineering design roles.

Additional responsibilities include:

  • Leading teams to deliver successful projects for our clients in the Water business. You will engage internally throughout the organization with staff at all levels, and externally with clients, members of business and professional organizations, regulatory agencies, subconsultants, and other firms.

  • Developing and managing the approved scope, budget, invoicing, and schedule on 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.

  • Identifying appropriate resources and skill sets to achieve project objectives as well as managing contract terms, tracking and managing costs and schedule, and implementing measures necessary to stay on schedule and within budget.

  • Actively support proposal pricing strategies, cost proposal preparation, contract legal and risk reviews, and related marketing efforts needed to develop winning proposals.

  • Embracing Stantec’s internal policies and practices, including risk management, project management, and quality management.

  • Maintaining and enhancing our relationship with clients, approval agencies and industry professionals by providing exceptional service.

  • Providing mentoring and training for future leaders to support their career growth, including supervising junior staff.

  • Promoting collaboration and teamwork across engineering disciplines, business lines and geographies.


Your Capabilities and Credentials

  • Proven project management and technical skills applicable to drinking water distribution projects.

  • Experienced in organizing, planning, and executing mid to large projects from pursuit through closeout, involving internal personnel, subconsultants, and vendors.

  • Ability to make sound defensible business decisions, and identify, assess, evaluate, and solve complex problems.

  • Experience with a wide variety of process system designs.

  • Demonstrate ability to communicate technical information internally and externally in clear, concise manner.

  • Excellent client relationship and strong verbal and written communication skills.

  • Experience in team building, leading and collaboration.

Education and Experience

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in a scientific, engineering, or construction management related technical discipline.

  • Minimum 12 years’ relevant professional experience, with at least 5 years of experience managing and/or coordinating projects.

  • Licensed Professional Engineer (PE) is required, or ability to obtain PE license within 6 months.

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.

Join us and redefine your personal best.

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-Minnesota-Minneapolis

Organization : BC-1734 Water-US North Central

Employee Status : Regular

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Travel : No

Schedule : Full-time

Job Posting : Apr 2, 2024, 11:33:48 AM

Req ID: 240001G2

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