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Stantec Waterloo Transportation Lead in WATERLOO, Ontario

Waterloo Transportation Lead - ( 2100016A )


We create great places and the connections that get people and goods moving—whether by car, bus, train, plane, or their own two feet. Working within the context of the communities we serve, we provide planning, engineering, and infrastructure management services that fit the needs of our clients and improve the overall transportation experience. Join our team and help us keep communities connected.

Your Opportunity

Reporting to the Business Centre Operations Lead and Business Centre Practice Lead, the Waterloo Transportation Lead is the “seller/doer” responsible for leading the pursuit and delivery of excellent work to our transportation infrastructure clients from our Waterloo Office.

In this role, your primary objective is to expand the Transportation Infrastructure Group within the Kitchener-Waterloo area. The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated track record of building and maintaining client relationships with local municipalities to pursue, win, and deliver new design projects.

Your Key Responsibilities

People Leadership

  • Collaborate with local and Business Center (BC) leadership to ensure the proper staffing of all projects including hiring, staff transitions, and labor sharing

  • Support the BC with developing, attracting, engaging, and retaining top talent

  • Foster employee connectedness by interfacing frequently with employees

  • Participate in regular office and BC meetings to communicate the vision, business strategy and progress against applicable action plans

  • Support the overall talent management lifecycle including career development, employee engagement, succession planning, coaching, and mentoring, diversity and inclusion, and local leadership development for group

Client Focus

  • Responsible for exceeding client expectations through strong project management

  • Achieve minimum client- and proposal-specific marketing and business development (M&BD) sales goals, including internal cross-selling initiatives

  • Lead and participate in pursuits and campaigns for major BC opportunities

  • Work with BC and local leaders to drive the client relationship strategy and drive strong results in the client satisfaction survey within the BC

Business Development and Collaboration

  • Lead and/or conduct business development efforts, including client relationships, developing leads, and securing contracts

  • Work with Business Center (BC) Leadership to identify BC priorities and strategic opportunities in the geographic market

  • Actively contribute to the growth of the BC through business development, key pursuit, and sales strategy

  • Expand our reach and client base utilizing strong marketing, business development, and sales account management plans

  • Assist in the development and implementation of the marketing and business development (M&BD) plan for the BC

  • Participate in Go/No Go Review process

  • Partner with BC and local leaders to drive collaboration on pursuits across geographies and business lines

  • Utilize, maintain, and monitor the opportunity pipeline to optimize business development plans and employee utilization rates

  • Ensure local marketplace reputation through established relationships and support of leadership

Project Focus

  • Lead delivery of project pursuits

  • Directing roadway design staff, and managing multi-discipline project teams

  • Financial management of projects including budget forecasting, resource management, change-order management, and client invoicing

  • Developing proposals, budgets and schedules, and on-going business development and liaison with clients

  • Collaborating with BC Leaders and other Project Managers to identify staffing, equipment, and training requirements

  • Supporting the Stantec Quality Management System, and promoting Stantec’s Environmental Health & Safety program


  • Collaborate with local and Business Center leadership to establish, nurture and support cross-discipline project design processes, communication, and best practices

  • Inspire, motivate, and hold team members accountable for project delivery, QA/QC, discipline excellence and technical quality, documents quality and best practices in the execution of work

  • Collaborate with the Business Center and local leaders to gather feedback and ensure that the integrated design process is delivering high quality results, making course corrections when necessary

  • Collaborate with local area leadership, including Project Managers, to ensure the team meets its operation goals and adheres to the PM Framework

Leadership Influence

  • Act as a highly regarded leader, thought partner and a source of counsel and advice for the team

  • Proactively identify opportunities to reinforce and further develop Stantec’s high- performance culture with a focus on innovation, speed, and productivity

  • Foster a success-oriented, accountable environment within the group

  • Uphold a corporate culture that promotes ethical practices, encourages individual integrity, and focuses on the customer and service delivery

  • Provide support through ongoing collaboration with Business Centre Operations Leader (BCOL) and Business Centre Practice Lead (BCPL) regarding resolution of operational issues identified within the group and the BC


Capabilities and Credentials

  • A track record of establishing and maintaining client relationships in the local area

  • Strong ability to develop business and promote business relationships

  • Strong ability to motivate staff and promote teamwork within and across offices

  • Excellent organization, coordination, management, and leadership skills

  • Results oriented individual who excels in multi-disciplinary environment

  • Strong project planning and delivery experience

  • Excellent verbal and written communication

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and relevant design software

  • Must have valid driver's license and good driving record

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Civil Engineering or related field

  • Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) licensed with the Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO)

  • Minimum of 15 years of experience in Civil Engineering or related field

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

Primary Location : Canada-Ontario-Waterloo

Job : Civil Engineer

Organization : BC-1650 Transportation-CA Ontario West

Employee Status : Regular

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Travel : Yes, 10 % of the Time

Schedule : Full-time

Job Posting : Aug 26, 2021, 10:09:02 AM

Req ID: 2100016A

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