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Stantec Senior Climate Risk Professional in Calgary, Alberta

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Your Opportunity

Stantec is seeking a Senior Climate Change Professional to champion the continuous growth of our climate risks, adaptation and resilience markets. As a senior practitioner, you will be an integral part of our team and will actively participate as an advisor and mentor with multi-disciplinary regional and national teams, leading projects to assess the impacts of climate change on the built environment and the risks on infrastructure, public services and community. This role requires effective communication and leadership from initial client contact to understand client needs, developing a scope and strategy and delivering our work to meet our client’s objectives.

Your Key Responsibilities

  • Serve as a key member of the practice team to drive profitable growth of Stantec’s multi-disciplinary Climate Services business across Canada, the United States, and globally.

  • Capitalize on existing client relationships to expand Stantec’s profile and market share in the Canadian and international climate risk and resiliency markets (through a combination of excellence in technical delivery and business development).

  • Initiate, participate, and manage projects to identify the nature of risks and severity of impacts to the built environment in a life cycle process.

  • Perform assessments of the vulnerabilities of various assets including infrastructure, facilities, and buildings to climate change and detailed risk assessments.

  • Participate in capacity development and training for climate risks assessments to audiences of varied technical and non-technical backgrounds, and of various sizes from small groups of less than ten people to large audiences of more than 50 people.

  • Make recommendations on risk mitigation and future climate adaptation measures, including adjustments for designs or operations.

  • Work with a team of climate scientists to interpret climate data and apply it to risk assessments of infrastructure, buildings, or facilities.

  • Contribute to rapidly expanding climate services market and identify new opportunities, prepare effective technical and financial proposals, and take an active role in the development of new business with new and existing clients.

  • Collaborate with other Stantec practitioners from multiple offices around the global organization and actively support cross-selling other services to existing clients.

Your Capabilities and Credentials

  • Recognized with industry experience leading climate risk and resilience projects.

  • Track record of successful business development for projects in climate risk, resilience or adaptation.

  • Ability to facilitate climate risks workshops and stakeholders’ engagement.

  • Working knowledge of ISO 31000, ISO 14090, Climate Lens Assessment and PIEVC.

  • Understanding of risk management principles including broader challenges that can extend beyond climate considerations.

  • Skilled with client engagement, relations and proposal preparation.

  • Effective managing all aspects of a project (human resources, financial resources, project timelines, deliverables, communications with client and stakeholders).

  • Ability to manage staff remotely, prioritizing activities, and assigning tasks to meet project targets, budgets, and deliverables.

Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree or higher in science, engineering, or related field.

Minimum of 8 years of experience, which must include a minimum of 5 years of relevant consulting experience in the climate change services market.

Experience with engineering design and/or operations of assets and/or infrastructure in the public and private sectors.

Experience writing technical reports.

Experience preparing and delivering presentations to different audiences (technical and non-technical; small and large groups).

Experience with CDP and TCFD reporting requirements.

A professional license is considered an asset.

Typical office environment working with computers and remaining sedentary for long periods of time. Fieldwork may include exposure to the elements including inclement weather. Ability to lift and move items and equipment up to 50 lbs. Willingness to travel for project work and business development opportunities.

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 a positive contribution to the world around us. Join us and redefine your personal best.

Job: Environmental Scientist

Primary Location: Canada-Alberta-Calgary

Employee Status: Regular

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

Schedule: Full-time

Req ID: 210000MX

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