Program Manager

Vancouver, BC

Program Manager - ( 24000138 )


We are strategizing, planning, and implementing projects that help clients achieve their organization’s objectives. Join our award-winning program management team and bring transformational project solutions to life.

By managing capital programs and projects as if they were our own, our project management business, and technical experts work with clients to strategize, plan, and implement projects that help them achieve their organization’s objectives. Our award-winning team has managed thousands of projects across all sectors — hospitals, airports, and entire university campuses; infrastructure like mass transit and water-treatment facilities; and energy and resource assignments, from mines to wind farms.

Your Opportunity

Stantec is seeking a Program Manager within our Program & Construction Management group who has a background in large infrastructure programs, preferably Water / Wastewater.

The successful candidate will possess fifteen or more years of progressive experience in a program and project management role.

This is a key position requiring excellent communication skills and a willingness to work as part of a team to successfully deliver major capital projects. As a Program Manager in Stantec you will lead a team and ensure adherence to the mission and objectives of the assigned program. You will have leadership responsibility for an integrated program team composed of both client and consultant staff.

Duties of the Program Manager include client coordination, providing day-to-day guidance to multi-disciplined teams in a co-located Program Management Office (PMO) environment, typically located at a client facility. You will assist owners/clients with execution of the program, addressing strategy and delivery challenges and supporting internal client departments as may be required.

The Program Manager oversees all services provided by an integrated team, including but not limited to: general program and project management services (scheduling, cost controls, risk management, change management, document control, interface management, engineering management etc.), preliminary design, subject matter expert technical support on projects, regulatory and permitting support , technical studies to support planning and design efforts, procurement of design and construction, construction management, operations & maintenance liaison, operations and maintenance readiness, community outreach and communications, project and program delivery strategy, funding strategy and training/knowledge transfer. The Program Manager is responsible to track and manage delivery performance (cost, schedule, quality) on each Project and the overall Program. He or she will work collaboratively with an integrated consultant/client staff based in the client’s office within the Greater Toronto Area.

Your Key Responsibilities

  • Advising and assisting the client in the development, management and execution of the program.

  • Leading and overseeing the work of a multi-disciplinary client, consultant and sub consultant team.

  • Serving as a trusted advisor to the client and working as part of an integrated Client/Consultant Leadership Team.

  • Assisting the client with putting in place and implementing a robust governance structure to ensure adherence to a rigorous approach to project and program management.

  • Pro-actively identifying client needs and programmatic initiatives required to address potential program delivery risks and challenges.

  • Developing, negotiating, and managing consultant services authorizations for program management services.

  • Preparing or overseeing preparation of various reports for the client and the company.

  • Reviewing consultant and contractor submittals including technical and contractual documents.

  • Providing programmatic and technical support related to client governing bodies and various other departments.

  • Oversee the execution and review of all project controls activities including initiating, planning, scheduling, cost estimating, cost control, risk and quality review.

  • Provide innovative solutions to program and project processes and problems.


Your Capabilities and Credentials

  • Must be able to demonstrate strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a team environment.

  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to convey program and project delivery needs to the client and to formulate those needs into comprehensive proposals.

  • Must demonstrate organizational skills and ability to work on multiple projects and activities simultaneously.

  • The position involves work associated with critical infrastructure; therefore, a client background check is required.

  • Strong technical understanding of water and wastewater utility infrastructure, organizations and processes required.

  • Knowledgeable in relevant areas of construction and understanding of various design and construction contracting methods and processes.

  • Knowledge of local, provincial and federal building codes, construction principles, techniques and procedures, occupational hazards and safety precautions.

  • Technical knowledge and demonstrated experience of project controls processes and reporting on large infrastructure programs.

  • Ability to develop and maintain client and stakeholder relationships.

  • Demonstrated ability to manage large teams.

  • Ability to solve complex problems using sound professional judgment, creativity, and innovation.

  • Advanced understanding of alternative procurement methods

  • Positive attitude with strong relationship building skills.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, or related field required.

  • Minimum of 15 years of experience on projects showing increasing responsibility or aptitude for program management.

  • Experience with the management of a team involved in the planning, design and/or construction of large water/wastewater projects/programs.


  • MS in Engineering or MBA

  • PMP / PgMP (PMI)

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.

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Salary Range(s):

  • 139,100.00 - 208,600.00 Min/Max Pay Range for postings located in BC (Lower Mainland includes Vancouver & Burnaby)

The final agreed upon compensation is based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. At Stantec certain roles are bonus eligible.

Benefits Summary: Regular full-time and part-time employees will have access to health, dental, and vision plans, a well-being program, health care spending account, wellness spending accounts, group registered retirement savings plan, employee stock purchase program, group tax-free savings account, 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 time off.

Temporary/casual employees will have access to group registered retirement savings plan, employee stock purchase program, and group tax-free savings account.

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 : Canada-Ontario-Toronto

Other Locations : Canada-British Columbia-Vancouver

Organization : BC-1262 Transpt-CA PMCM

Employee Status : Regular

Job Level : Manager

Travel : Yes, 25 % of the Time

Schedule : Full-time

Job Posting : Apr 23, 2024, 2:28:39 PM

Req ID: 24000138


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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