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Stantec Project Manager - Wastewater/Water Treatment in WATERLOO, Ontario

Project Manager - Wastewater/Water Treatment - ( 210001MA )


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

The role of the Project Manager would be leading the project team on a range of small to large water and/or wastewater treatment facility projects. You may be involved in various aspects of a project from planning phase through design, construction and commissioning.

As a Project Manager, you should also possess a high level of technical expertise and should be able to evaluate, select, specify, and engineer systems or products for a project. You will perform a variety of tasks which may include calculations, field work, coordination of tasks and personnel, and mentoring junior staff. The projects assigned may have complex features that will require the application of mature knowledge and experience. You will lead the analysis of proposed projects to ensure reliability, resource efficiency and cost-effectiveness.

You could be located in our Waterloo office and would have the opportunity to work on projects across the GTA and southwestern Ontario.

Your Key Responsibilities

  • Typical projects or assignments may include water and wastewater treatment plants, pumping stations, water reservoirs, treatability and feasibility studies, and municipal class environmental assessment projects.

  • Acts as the primary point of contact for the project, including the management of existing client relationships. Lead project coordination meetings with internal team members and/or external consultants, owners, contractor, subcontractors, and vendors.

  • Provides technical leadership for water and wastewater treatment process and/or process mechanical facility projects, including providing guidance and mentoring to project staff.

  • Supervises the work of other staff, including setting the priorities for their scope of work, their budgets and their schedules for completing the work.

  • Review and conduct alternative analyses to support business case evaluations for making project decisions.

  • Evaluate, select, specify all engineered water and wastewater treatment systems or products for a project.

  • Manage all financial aspects of the project including monitoring budget, invoicing, generating invoice support materials, calculating estimates to complete and following up with clients on outstanding accounts receivable.

  • Lead the preparation and coordination of water and wastewater treatment project construction documents including contract drawings, specifications, and construction cost estimates.

  • Interface directly with clients and management regarding status of water and wastewater treatment project scope, schedule, and budget

  • Coordinate and participate in constructability reviews.

  • Conduct quality assurance and quality control on own projects and projects of peers.

  • Remain current on regulatory policy and rule changes and may establish working relationships with regulatory officials.

  • Assist in the preparation of proposals including developing water and wastewater treatment project scope, budgets, design approach, participate in client interviews and supporting negotiations for project contracts.

  • Support marketing and business development professionals in positioning for potential water and wastewater treatment projects.


Your Capabilities and Credentials

  • Demonstrated efficient project management/technical leadership of assigned tasks on multiple concurrent projects.

  • Understanding of client expectations, budgeting, proposal writing, and producing high quality deliverables.

  • Technical expert in many relevant areas of design and understanding of various design and construction methods.

  • Strong knowledge of water and wastewater treatment processes, hydraulics, process mechanical, regulatory compliances, and industry standards.

  • Requisite knowledge, interpretation, and application of design and construction codes.

  • Strong understanding of all phases of project document production and the relationship between drawings and specifications. Ability to lead one or more teams of design professionals and technicians that comply with the contract agreement as well as exercise rigid cost control to implement the approved design within established budget restraints.

  • Advanced understanding of water and wastewater treatment engineering concepts and ability to communicate ideas to others.

  • 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 work well in a team environment without direct supervision.

Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Civil or Environmental Engineering and a licensed Professional Engineer with a minimum of 10 years of experience in water and wastewater treatment infrastructure related fields.

Typical office environment working with computers 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 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.

Primary Location : Canada-Ontario-Waterloo

Job : Civil Engineer

Organization : BC-1656 Water-CA Ontario West

Employee Status : Regular

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Travel : Yes, 20 % of the Time

Schedule : Full-time

Job Posting : Jul 5, 2021, 8:26:03 AM

Req ID: 210001MA

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