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Stantec Senior Project Manager in RICHMOND, Virginia

Senior Project Manager - ( 240001E9 )


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 Water/Wastewater Senior Project Manager and Client Account Manager, based out of our Richmond, VA office that wants to be part of a purpose-driven organization that is 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 in pumping stations, water treatment and wastewater treatment infrastructure within a culture that values inclusion, celebrates shared success, and applauds ambition.

Stantec is at the forefront of the water industry, delivering thousands of projects for hundreds of communities globally. Our purpose is to conceive and develop the most impactful water projects that improve the health, quality of life and sustainability of the communities we live in and serve. We are always looking at what is next in the industry and bring innovative approaches to even the most complex projects. Stantec is working with multiple utilities in the Mid-Atlantic area to develop innovative, sustainable, and efficient solutions to their needs. Want to work with great clients on impactful projects alongside some of the industry’s top changemakers? Join our growing team and apply today.

Your Key Responsibilities

DO: Project Delivery

  • Serve as Sr. Project Manager or Project Technical Lead for water infrastructure projects including pumping stations, conveyance, wastewater treatment and water treatment with responsibility for reviewing and sealing of projects

  • Provide technical leadership for projects in the Greater Richmond region and occasionally for projects in other parts of the Mid-Atlantic, country and world, performing a variety of tasks to plan, execute and deliver the completed project

  • Plan, organize, and manage the production of project deliverables to ensure on time delivery, technical quality and within budget

  • Prepare technical evidenced proposals as project issues arise with clients, contractors, equipment suppliers/vendors or reviewing agencies

  • Execute multiple concurrent projects efficiently

  • Work with more junior engineers to perform hydrologic and hydraulic analyses, design calculations, write engineering reports, and select design criteria

  • Conduct alternative analyses to support business case evaluations for project decisions

  • Effectively apply industry standards as well as client standards and requirements

  • Work with project teams to coordinate permits for projects, which may require meetings with clients, contractors, utility companies, and reviewing and permitting governmental agencies

BUILD: Supervise and Mentor Young Professionals

  • Mentor developing professionals to guide their career development objectives

  • Review team’s work and provide technical guidance on design approach and challenges

  • Perform on technically complex projects and act as a technical resource by providing guidance to other team members

  • Recognize when technical problems develop and initiate guidance for corrective actions

  • Provide technical support to the Business Center Practice Leader to further the growth of Stantec’s Greater Richmond, Hampton Roads, and the larger Mid-Atlantic business

  • Conduct work in a safe manner and promote health and safety within the office and outside of the office while visiting clients and job sites

WIN: Support Business Development Activities

  • Assist the Business Center Practice Leader and other Client Account Managers with developing new work in the Mid-Atlantic. Lead and assist with proposals and with preparing the technical aspects for project interviews conducted by clients

  • Develop positive relationships with clients in the Greater Richmond, area, earn their confidence and become their trusted adviser

  • Participate in local and national professional associations including the Virginia Section of the American Water Works Association and the Virginia Section of the Water Environment Federation. Actively participate by seeking leadership roles in the organization and presenting at conferences


Your Capabilities and Credentials


  • Skilled leader and team player capable of building relationships both internally and externally

  • Skilled communicator in both oral and written communications

  • Skilled at building consensus and cooperation with staff at all skill levels

  • Skilled at inspiring, motivating and holding team accountable for delivery for innovative design solutions.

Technical Expertise:

  • Experienced in the design of water treatment plants and wastewater treatment plants

  • Experienced in the design of stormwater pumping stations, wastewater lift stations and potable water pumping stations

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in Civil, Mechanical, Chemical, or Civil/Environmental Engineering from an accredited institution

  • Master of Science in Civil/Environmental, Mechanical, or Chemical Engineering from an accredited institution preferred

  • Licensed Professional Engineer, preferably licensed in Virginia; Or the combination of education and experience to qualify for licensure within one year of hire

  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in water infrastructure design projects

  • Possess a valid driver’s license with good driving record.

Typical office environment working with computers and sitting at a desk. Field work may include exposure to the elements including inclement weather.

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.

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-Virginia-Richmond

Other Locations : United States-Virginia-Fairfax, United States-Virginia-Virginia Beach, United States-District Of Columbia-Washington

Organization : BC-1951 Water-US Northeast

Employee Status : Regular

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Travel : Yes, 10 % of the Time

Schedule : Full-time

Job Posting : Apr 18, 2024, 8:48:12 AM

Req ID: 240001E9

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