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Stantec Principal, Mechanical Engineer in EDMONTON, Alberta

Principal, Mechanical Engineer - ( 210000GL )


The buildings that make up the landscape of our daily lives seem like permanent fixtures, fastened to a time and place. But what if that didn’t have to be true? What if our built environment — where we live, learn, play, and conduct business — carried us forward instead?

Our Buildings practice keeps people at its heart, recognizing that our shared journey forward is shaped by the meaningful and responsive places we design. From iconic designs to monumental groundbreakings, join us to bring transformational building solutions to life. Every day we apply our expertise, creativity, and passion to propel communities into the future— join us!

Your Opportunity

The Principal brings deep Mechanical Engineering experience and relationships in the A/E industry to contribute to the overall strategic and tactical leadership of the Stantec Mechanical Engineering discipline, building and leading the Mechanical Engineering practice in Edmonton, AB. This position will lead strategic projects, be client facing, responsible for business development, contribute to project delivery standards and work processes, provide quality control, workload forecasting, financial performance accountability and collaboration with other disciplines. The Principal contributes to differentiating Stantec from other competing firms and positions Stantec as innovators in the industry.

Your Key Responsibilities

Business Development/Marketing

  • Be the primary contributor to building Stantec’s Mechanical Engineering practice in Alberta North.

  • Develop strategic and tactical business development and marketing plans for the Mechanical Engineering practice and align with Business Center and regional Buildings group goals and strategies and brand position priorities.

  • Sustain and grow top line revenue helping to achieve growth objectives in Alberta North and work collaboratively with the Regional Business Leader, Business Center Managing Leader and other Mechanical Engineering leads in Canada West to achieve key operational performance metrics.

  • Develop and maintain industry relationships and visibility with current and prospective clients, sub-consultants, and partner firms in the local and regional A/E industry.

  • Assist with the development of the annual business plan and budget for the business center and working with the leadership team to achieve key performance indicators.

  • Develop presentation materials and present to clients and at strategic industry events.

  • Represent the firm through published articles, public speaking engagements and attendance at industry and community events, meetings, and conferences.

  • Develop project proposals.

  • Assist the marketing department with the development of mechanical engineering marketing materials and content.

People and Practice Management

  • Hire and lead a team consisting of HVAC and Plumbing project managers, designers, and CAD/Revit production staff.

  • In collaboration with BC leadership and other discipline leaders and Principals, develop annual budgets for sales, topline revenue, training, utilization and project performance for the Mechanical Engineering group.

  • In conjunction with others stakeholders, identify and forecast staff needs and assignments based on current and projected workload and SME requirements.

  • Hold project team members accountable for delivery standards and best practices.

  • Responsible for managing the financial performance, quality control processes, and project delivery for Mechanical Engineering projects.

  • Ensure compliance with best practices, including Stantec PM Frameworks

Project Involvement

  • Work with PM's and SME’s on key projects to develop and deliver client drawings, specifications, presentations, reports, and other deliverables.

  • Successfully manage projects of significant scope, complexity and revenue budget.

  • Apply buildings engineering and project management knowledge while leading cross-functional resources to meet project requirements within established timeframes and budgets.

  • Meet technical, contractual, schedule, budgetary and client service objectives for projects.

  • Apply strong engineering skills, experience and knowledge to the design and oversight of the design for building projects.

  • Manage and plan the production resources and workflow to produce the design documentation, drawings, and calculations required for engineering projects.

  • Act as a QC reviewer on Mechanical Engineering projects

Technical Leadership

  • Maintain awareness of operational, technical or regulatory changes within Mechanical Engineering and AEC overall, disseminate such knowledge to staff and firm, and integrate into existing processes and standards.

  • Maintain and update Mechanical Engineering specifications, technical documentation and standards in collaboration with other Sr. Mechanical technical resources in Stantec.

  • Oversee Mechanical Engineering design delivery process and best practices and coordinate with other disciplines.

  • Provide oversight for Mechanical Engineering staff’s education and certification process & balance firm, studio and staff needs.

  • Learning/Maintaining and Expanding Technical and Managerial Skills:

  • Maintain current knowledge of technologies and trends impacting Stantec's core service offerings and markets and continually strengthens skills.


Your Capabilities and Credentials

  • Bachelors' degree in Mechanical Engineering plus 15 years related professional experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience and/or demonstrated skills.

  • Experience successfully delivering Mechanical Engineering consulting to Architects and Owners in diverse markets including healthcare, commercial, data center, higher education, life sciences, civic and government.

  • PE license required.

  • LEED professional certification preferred.

Education and Experience

  • Training and professional experience in project management.

  • Client consulting experience in a consulting engineering environment.

  • Proven track record of hiring, developing, managing, and retaining top talent.

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.

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-Alberta-Edmonton

Job : Mechanical Engineer

Organization : BC-1147 Buildings-CA Alberta North

Employee Status : Regular

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Travel : No

Schedule : Full-time

Job Posting : Mar 2, 2021, 1:12:32 PM

Req ID: 210000GL

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