Stantec Project Manager Specialist in Chicago, Illinois

Join a team that has been partnering with our clients for more than 100 years to improve the quality of life around the world. When it comes to hydropower, dams, locks and navigation projects, we design with the next generation in mind. We operate with the strength of a $3B company paired with the agility of a specialized waterpower and dams group, to deliver some of the most iconic and cutting-edge projects around the world. This proud legacy has fostered a culture of innovation and safety, leading our team to design the world’s most impactful waterpower and dam projects—projects vital to both local and global communities.

Your Opportunity

Stantec is seeking highly qualified applicants to help manage projects in our successful WaterPower and Dams (WP&D) business operations in the eastern US. Our existing WP&D operation has a multidisciplinary staff that specializes in the planning, design, construction and rehabilitation of WP&D including:

Dams and Locks – Conventional Hydropower – Pumped-Storage Hydropower

Your Key Responsibilities

As a Project Manager, you will be responsible for managing and delivering successful projects in the WP&D operation. As a Project Manager, you will interact internally throughout the organization with staff at all levels as well as externally with clients, members of business and professional organizations, subcontractors, and other firms. Specific responsibilities of a Project Manager include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Working in a manner to protect the health and safety of Stantec employees, clients and the public by following company health, safety and security guidelines and policies.

  • Maintaining and enhancing our reputation with clients, approval agencies and industry professionals as an outstanding service provider.

  • Managing multiple project simultaneously.

  • Establishing project objectives, procedures and performance standards and leading multi-disciplinary teams on proposals, planning studies, feasibility through final designs, and construction services for WP&D projects.

  • Identifying appropriate resources and skill sets to achieve project objectives as well as managing contract terms, tracking and managing costs and schedule, and implementing measures necessary to stay on schedule and within budget.

  • Leading by example with active support of internal policies and practices, including risk management, project management, and quality management.

  • Growing internal and external networks to enhance Stantec’s reputation and identifying additional talent to join our team.

  • Providing mentoring and training for future leaders, including development of succession plans for key positions.

  • Developing client relationships to facilitate project activities.

  • Promoting collaboration and teamwork across business lines and geographies.

Your Capabilities and Credentials

  • Minimum 10 years’ relevant experience in project management, preferably for hydropower and dam projects.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in civil, mechanical or electrical engineering.

  • Licensed Professional Engineer (PE).

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) is strongly preferred.

  • Strong project management skills, with experience in organizing, planning, and executing projects from pursuit through closeout, involving internal personnel, subconsultants, contractors, and vendors.

  • Demonstrated successful experience in client service management.

  • Demonstrated successful experience in leadership, including defining and setting the direction for a team, project, and office; strategy development; change management; and corporate stewardship.

  • Demonstrated successful experience in decision making, including making sound defensible business decisions; and identifying, assessing, evaluating and solving complex problems.

  • Demonstrated proficiency in problem solving, and risk management.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Travel to other offices as well as to project sites will be required.

Job: Project Manager

Primary Location: United States-Illinois-Chicago

Organization: BC-2241 WaterPower & Dams-US Great Lakes

Employee Status: Regular

Job Level: Manager

Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

Schedule: Full-time

Job Posting: Nov 7, 2018, 1:47:57 PM

Req ID: 180002EI