Natural Resources Program Leader

Georgia, USA

Natural Resources Program Leader - ( 230003S5 )


Grounded in safety, quality, and ethics, our experts lead their fields and guide our work with rigor, a creative spirit, and vision for growth. We draw from more than 20 technical specialties around the globe and are committed to fostering an inclusive community of diverse talents, backgrounds, and expertise. We’re a place to apply your passion and collaborate with top environmental talents on work that’s critical to our clients and the communities they support. Join a team that has the environment down to a science.

Your Opportunity

An opportunity exists for a highly motivated individual to become the Natural Resources Program Leader for the Gulf Coast Region (Location: Georgia) and support the national initiatives across the US and Canada. Reporting directly to the Regional Sales Leader, Environmental Services. This new position is responsible for growing the natural resources team across the region, leading business development activities and accountable for sustaining and growing the net revenue of the Environmental Business Centers pertaining to the Natural Resource Business. The Environmental Business includes the following Sectors: Oil & Gas, Power, Commercial/Manufacturing, Infrastructure/Transportation, Mining and Federal. The Program Leader will primary focus is on growing teams across the region and provide technical leadership for strategic projects for Environmental Services business; working collaboratively with the Energy, Community Development, and Water Business Lines in client development to strengthen client relationships that are beneficial to Stantec and find new opportunities with these clients; support sales for procurements on strategic opportunities; provide proposal management; and lead profitable growth of our Environmental Services Business.

The ideal candidate will have prior experience providing permitting (including agency coordination) with the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and state agencies in the region (for example, Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, Florida, Mississippi, and Kentucky) and across the US, wetland delineation and/or mitigation, due diligence, project management and technical service in water/water quality, impact assessments, National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), listed species etc. Types of projects may include but are not limited to: natural gas pipelines, Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) facilities, solar facilities, other energy-related projects, mitigation/conservation banking, water resources, roadways, and residential and commercial permitting. In addition, this candidate will be responsible for managing major projects, leading project teams, and sponsoring individual projects across the region. The Regional Leader will be responsible for growth of the Natural Resource business and develop technical teams in region to support project work.

Your Key Responsibilities

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Consistently demonstrates a commitment to the Health and Safety culture within the BC and Stantec.

  • Grow natural resource teams in geographic areas across the region and develops a robust, profitable, and risk-smart natural resource business in the Gulf Region for Environmental Services.

  • Provide strategic and tactical leadership of the business.

  • Create the delivery platform that thrills clients through a strong focus on improved project performance– people, processes, culture and deepen capabilities in consulting, designing, and sustaining services.

  • Collaborate with other National, Regional and Sector Leaders to grow the Environmental Services Business in NA.

  • Increase our capabilities with experienced project managers and SMEs.

  • Manage key client relationships.

  • Provide sales and proposals management.

  • Create and support strategic project management.

  • Effectively lead, challenge and inspire staff to work together by being a visible leader of our Environmental Services business and being accessible to our staff.


Your Capabilities and Qualifications:

  • Strong client base and understanding of the Environmental Services consulting and engineering business and global Environmental Services business.

  • Entrepreneurial orientation with understanding of the business management challenges of a consulting services provider.

  • Significant experience building and maintaining productive relationships with a client base.

  • Proven ability to identify, recruit and hire technical staff to meet project needs and foster a team environment to work together cohesively as a team.

  • Demonstrated ability to champion both technical and customer service excellence with conviction and purpose.

  • Proven project management and technical skills applicable to the delivery of Environmental Services projects.

  • Ability to organize and prioritize work to meet multiple and varied deadlines.

  • Strong written, verbal, analytical and interpersonal skills.

  • Possess the highest degree of integrity.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree in environmental science, biological resources or closely related field required.

  • Professional Wetland Scientist (PWS), Certified Wildlife Biologist (CWB) or Professional Certified Ecologist (CE), or Certified Ecological Restoration Practitioner (CERP), Certified Environmental Professional (CEP) preferred but not required.

  • Minimum 15 years of progressively responsible experience with technical specialization and expertise in the environmental compliance, natural resource assessments and studies, and permitting.

  • Experience in managing and providing environmental consulting services to project developers in support of project siting, design, and permit applications is essential.

  • Local, state, and Federal compliance and environmental permitting experience required.

  • Strong written and oral communication.

  • Positive, flexible, & team-oriented approach.

  • Self-motivated and strong initiative.

  • Detail oriented, resourceful

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. Ability to lift and move items and equipment up to 50 lbs.

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.

Benefits Summary: Regular full-time and part-time employees have access to medical, dental, and vision plans, a wellness program, health saving accounts, flexible spending accounts, 401(k) plan, employee stock purchase program, life and accidental death & dismemberment (AD&D) insurance, short-term/long-term disability plans, emergency travel benefits, tuition reimbursement, professional membership fee coverage and paid family leave. Regular full-time and part-time employees will receive ten paid holidays in each calendar year. In addition, employees will be eligible to accrue vacation between 10 and 20 days per year and eligible for paid sick leave (and if more generous, in accordance with state and local law).

Temporary/casual employees have access to 401(k) plans, employee stock purchase program, and paid leave, in accordance with state and local law.

The benefits information listed above may not apply to union positions because benefits for such positions are governed by applicable collective bargaining agreements.

Primary Location : United States-Georgia

Other Locations : United States-Florida, United States-Georgia-Atlanta

Organization : BC-1726 EnvSvcs-US Gulf East

Employee Status : Regular

Job Level : Manager

Travel : Yes, 25 % of the Time

Schedule : Full-time

Job Posting : Sep 20, 2023, 7:20:40 AM

Req ID: 230003S5

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

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