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Stantec Managing Leader, Buildings in Toronto, Ontario

The buildings that make up the landscape of our daily lives seem like permanent fixtures, fastened to a time and place. But what if that didn’t have to be true? What if our built environment — where we live, learn, play, and conduct business — carried us forward instead?

Our Buildings practice keeps people at its heart, recognizing that our shared journey forward is shaped by the meaningful and responsive places we design. From iconic designs to monumental groundbreakings, join us to bring transformational building solutions to life. Every day we apply our expertise, creativity, and passion to propel communities into the future— join us!

Your Opportunity

An exciting opportunity exists for the successful candidate to become one of the senior leaders in Stantec’s Greater Toronto Area (GTA) and Waterloo Buildings Practice, as the Business Center Managing Leader (BCML). We provide Architecture, Interior Design, and Buildings Engineering services to a variety of top-tier clients and we have cultivated a long history and deep commitment to design excellence and sustainability across many sectors.

The BCML is the recognized operational leader of the Business Center (BC), accountable for the attainment of the BC’s operational, financial, and health and safety (H&S) objectives. Working with the BC Sector and Discipline Leaders in a collaborative leadership structure, the BCML is responsible for the development of annual operating budgets and the preparation and implementation of the BC’s business plan, with a primary focus on achieving the BC’s financial and operating objectives and maintaining an engaged and passionate team of industry-leading staff and highly satisfied clients. The BCML is also expected to consult and/or participate in significant proposals and projects undertaken within the BC.

The successful candidate will play a vital role in driving critical business processes, ensuring operational excellence, and supporting Stantec’s growth in the Ontario market and the Buildings practice at large. Candidates should have the proven ability to articulate their vision to ensure business success and create an elevated level of engagement with all staff. The ideal candidate will possess a thorough understanding of market trends within the buildings industry. The BCML must be an accomplished leader with exceptional business acumen, be a professional architect or buildings engineer with at least 15 years of experience and have significant experience in a senior operational capacity.

The BCML reports directly to the Vice President/Regional Leader for the GTA and works closely with the Buildings Regional Business Leader for Ontario and Atlantic Canada.

Your Key Responsibilities

  • Support our strong design and people-oriented culture

  • Achieve and surpass operational and financial objectives

  • Develop the annual operating budget

  • Foster collaboration across business lines and regions

  • Work closely with our Project Managers to oversee asset management activities related to invoicing of Work in Progress (WIP) and ensuring timely payment of Accounts Receivable

  • Recruit, attract, grow, retain and inspire talented employees

  • Implement Stantec policies and strategies

  • Develop a strong culture of H&S and achieve all related leading and lagging H&S performance indicators

  • In partnership with the BC Sector Leaders, achieve marketing and business development objectives and associated costs

  • Proposal preparation/consultation and professional fee negotiation and scheduling

  • In collaboration with the architecture and engineering BC Discipline Leaders, achieve the technical quality and project management objectives of the business

  • Monitor and schedule project workload and allocation of resources for projects

  • Coach, mentor, and develop our people

  • Identify and develop future leaders

  • Work together with other leaders to represent Buildings and the company within the Ontario market and beyond

  • Achieve and maintain compliance with corporate policies and industry standards

  • Participate in various regional initiatives as required

Your Capabilities & Credentials

  • A results oriented professional with a tenacious desire to achieve operational excellence and lead a successful business

  • A thorough understanding of the Architectural and Buildings Engineering design industry and local market

  • Significant knowledge in the marketing, design, project management and contract administration of successful buildings projects

  • Strong leadership, financial management, communication and team building skills

  • Prior consulting and operational experience within the Architectural and Buildings Engineering industry

  • Established client and agency contacts are desirable

  • The candidate shall possess a strong work ethic and high degree of integrity and will excel in a multi-disciplinary design environment

Education & Experience

Bachelor’s degree in Architecture or Buildings Engineering required. Professional registration in buildings related field (OAA or P.Eng.). Minimum of 15 years of experience in the planning and execution of building projects.

Travel will be required 20% of the time to various Stantec offices in Southern Ontario, including Waterloo and Markham.

This description is not a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that may be required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may be assigned or may be changed over time.

Please submit a cover letter and resume by June 12, 2019:

  • Describe how you feel your experience and skills are suited for this position and how you will manage any gaps (in your skills and/or experience) or learning required.

  • Please describe the action plan for your first 90 days in the role.

Stantec is a place where the best and brightest come to build on our collective talents, do exciting work, and make an impact on the world around us. Join us and redefine your personal best!

Job: Architect

Primary Location: Canada-Ontario-Toronto

Employee Status: Regular

Job Level: Manager

Travel: Yes, 20 % of the Time

Schedule: Full-time

Req ID: 190001U1