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Stantec Process Engineer/Project Manager - Industrial Water in WALNUT CREEK, California

Process Engineer/Project Manager - Industrial Water - ( 220001TJ )


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

Stantec's growing Industrial Water practices is seeking a highly moti-vated Project Manager / Intermediate Process Engineer to join our team. The candidate will support project proposals and application processes for industrial water in mining, power, oil & gas, Hitech, phar-maceutical, pulp & paper, manufacturing, and food & beverage throughout the US and Canada.

The Project Manager / Intermediate Process Engineer will be responsi-ble for preparing new proposals, managing new and existing projects, developing solutions to project challenges, and managing a multi-disciplinary staff for successful completion of projects. The individual will interact internally throughout the organization with staff at all levels as well as externally with clients, members of business and professional or-ganizations, subcontractors, and other firms. The candidate will partici-pate in business development activities such as networking with exter-nal clients and internal staff and participating in industrial water confer-ences to support the Industrial Water Leaders.

Candidate should be able to identify, evaluate, select, specify, and engineer systems or products for a project, and will perform a variety of tasks which may include inspection, troubleshooting, calculations, de-sign sketches and concepts, estimating, calculating savings, report preparation and field work. Candidate should be comfortable present-ing single source solutions.

Project management skills include communication, financial and schedule tracking as well as development of related interim plans to address challenges. Projects assigned may be broad, varied, and di-verse in scope. You will analyze proposed projects to ensure safety, re-liability, resource efficiency and cost-effectiveness. Business develop-ment/application activities ranges from intentional listening to client needs and identifying related solution opportunities to high level busi-ness strategies and implementation planning. All Stantec industrial wa-ter project managers perform as seller-doers, routinely developing de-tailed proposals for a wide variety of project settings.

Your Key Responsibilities

  • Performs business development/application tasks and collaborates with staff to increase project wins and develop long lasting client relationships. Routine tasks include:

    • Participate in business line teams to manage and develop proposals
    • Client facing for business development contact, meetings, walk-downs, and presentations
    • Scope of work documents and estimates
    • Division of responsibility (DOR) matrices
    • Collaboration with multiple business lines to develop opportunities
    • Quality reviews
  • Assists senior engineers/designers with developing and managing the pro-ject scope, budget, staffing, and schedule.

  • Performs complex engineering design tasks on assigned industrial water and wastewater-related projects through collaboration with a wide range of technical disciplines. Routine technical tasks include:

    • Design basis documents
    • Engineering calculations including water, heat, and material ba-lances
    • Equipment sizing and selection
    • Engineering drawings such as block flow diagrams (BFDs), process flow diagrams (PFDs) and piping and instrumentation diagrams (PIDs)
    • Engineering reports
    • Feasibility studies
    • Presentations to clients, regulatory agencies and/or project stake-holders
    • Quality reviews
  • Engages in the development of a design through sketches, electronic models, diagrams, and other visual formats.

  • Lead in management of others in developing and coordination of the pro-ject construction specifications.

  • Conducts and/or coordinates quality assurance and quality control on as-signed projects and facilitates independent technical review projects by others.

  • Reviews contractor/vendor submittals for adherence to Contract Docu-ments and industry standards.

  • Assists with the management of the design and construction of projects.

  • Involved in the permitting process of projects, which may require meeting with clients, contractors, interested stakeholder parties, reviewing agency personnel.

  • Coordinates with the regulatory review to seek final approval.

  • Assists in the development and updates of project design standards and guidelines; prepares abstracts and technical papers/presentations.

  • Manage a team of design professionals and technicians

  • Management of projects of varying complexity within multidisciplinary teams

  • Mentor and supervise staff and develop high-performing project teams

  • Assist with business development pursuits including identifying customers, proposal preparation and participation in interviews

  • Interact with clients and management regarding status of project scope, schedule, and budget

  • Apply and share experience/knowledge of design expertise

  • Lead and manage preparation of construction documents including plans, specifications, return on investment, and construction cost estimates

  • Research and understand issues related to regulatory and other drivers that impact individual projects

  • Ensure that projects' needs are met in a timely and effective manner

  • Performs other duties of a similar nature and level as assigned.

  • Coordinate with marketing to maintain social media presence including LinkedIn posts, webinars, and blog posts


Your Capabilities and Credentials

  • Have the ability to work well in a team environment without direct supervi-sion

  • Possess strong interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal, along with the ability to prioritize multiple tasks

  • Possess a hard-working and positive attitude

  • Ability to perform mass & energy balance and process equipment sizing calculations and coordinate with other engineering disciplines including stress/structural, instrumentation & controls, and electrical.

  • Ability to quickly assess industrial water process for core plant functions

  • Ability to translate industrial water process into clear diagrams such as BFDs, PFDs, and PIDs.

  • General understanding of all phases of project document production, cli-ent procurement procedures, and regulatory approval processes.

  • Ability to participate and collaborate in project team setting and to en-gage in creative and critical thought.

  • Ability to effectively discuss project issues with clients, contractors, equip-ment suppliers/vendors, funding agencies and reviewing agencies; to de-liver technical presentations in public forums in conferences and technical symposia.

  • Possesses excellent time-management skills, thorough understanding of task assignment and schedule, budgeting and efficient use of time and available resources.

  • Understanding of local and regional jurisdictional codes, legal and design requirements in relevant jurisdictions.

  • Proficient in Microsoft (MS) Office Suite and Adobe.

  • Experience with other software, such as Fathom, ASPEN, BioWin, Mem-brane Modeling Software desirable but not required.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Chemical, Mechanical, or Civ-il/Environmental Engineering from an accredited institution.

  • Master’s degree preferred.

  • Minimum of 10 years of industrial water process experience.PE license.

  • PMP certification desirable, but not required

Typical office environment working with computers and working at a desk for long periods of time. Field work may include exposure to the elements including inclement weather.

This description is not a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibili-ties 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 no-tice.

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.

Primary Location : United States-California-Walnut Creek

Other Locations : United States-California-Pasadena, United States-California-San Diego

Job : Process Engineer

Organization : BC-1840 Water-US Pacific

Employee Status : Regular

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Travel : Yes, 25 % of the Time

Schedule : Full-time

Job Posting : May 12, 2022, 6:07:46 PM

Req ID: 220001TJ

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