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Stantec Technical Specialist – Nature Based Solutions in Leeds, United Kingdom

Redefine your personal best.

Have you ever thought about joining a multidisciplinary team where you get to work in a diverse, welcoming, and fun environment, on amazing projects, whilst continuing your personal development journey? Look no further than Stantec, where we are working in partnership with water companies, regulators and with a wider stakeholder community to develop effective and sustainable water supply and wastewater treatment solutions driven by the environmental needs of our inland waters and seas. We are flexible on location for the right candidate so If this sounds like something that appeals to you, we have an exciting opportunity for a Nature Based Solutions (NBS) technical specialist to join our growing catchment management team.

Key to our growth is continuous development of our expertise in NBS as an alternative to and / or to complement hard engineering. Through integration with other experts in urban and natural catchments, we work with a range of stakeholders to help clients and communities develop the solutions that deliver wider benefits from a natural and social capital perspective. This is a great opportunity for an experienced and imaginative technical expert to join an expert team in a role that will provide plenty of scope for technical development and career progression.

Together we will identify NBS opportunities and develop flow and water quality solutions for the natural and urban landscapes. You will provide technical expertise in the specification, design and the delivery of NBS, particularly integrated constructed wetlands (ICWs), to minimise pollution risk and / or improve the status of rivers, lakes and reservoirs.

We have an expanding project portfolio of sustainable water and wastewater management projects designed to meet community needs including reducing carbon and improving biodiversity. We are already identifying and developing NBS opportunities, but we also see a high growth potential over the next 5 – 10 years. The successful candidate will have a great opportunity to influence our projects and make a real difference to people’s lives and the communities we live in.

About You

You will be degree qualified (or equivalent) in science, geography, mathematics, or engineering with significant experience NBS and catchment based sustainable solutions. You will also be a chartered member of a relevant professional institution or working towards this. Ideally you will also:

  • Be a recognised technical expert in NBS

  • Have a desire to share this with others, including demonstrable experience in the specification and design of NBS in urban and rural landscapes.

  • Have an in-depth understanding of the relevant legislation, including emerging guidance and the barriers to NBS adoption, together with pragmatic ideas on how these could be overcome.

  • Have experience in working with different stakeholder groups to support delivery and ensure long-term maintenance and thus performance.

  • Have proven business development success for sustainable NBS.

  • Be experienced in wider natural capital assessments and blended financing options to enhance ecosystem service delivery - would be an advantage.

We are proud of our ethos – “design with community in mind”. We have an open, friendly and professional environment where ideas are shared, and opportunities seized. We know our continuing success and development depends on yours, so we go all the way when it comes to giving you the support you need to be the very best. If you want to work on exciting and diverse projects that really make a difference to people’s lives – then a career at Stantec could be the one for you!

We offer a competitive salary, agile and flexible working arrangements, industry leading training, great projects and lots more!

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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