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Stantec Civil, Structural, Architectural Discipline Lead - Industrial Water in United States

Civil, Structural, Architectural Discipline Lead - Industrial Water - ( 210002L7 )


Many of the world’s top engineers and scientists come together in our Water business because they view a community’s interaction with water a bit differently—as a single holistic system, rather than unconnected networks divided by jurisdictional boundaries. Working throughout the hydrologic cycle, we are delivering sustainable solutions to make sure water is where it should be and available when needed. Our experts guide our work with scientific rigor, an innovative spirit, and a vision for growth. Every day, we help communities improve, reuse, and protect this precious resource for future generations. By 2025 we’re hiring 2,000 people (like you) to join our team. Grow with us, H2O+U.

Your Opportunity

Are you ready to grow? We are looking for a Civil, Structural, Architectural (CSA) Discipline Lead, to support our growth within the Industrial Water Sector at Stantec

Discipline Leaders hold a unique position in our water group, their role is to guide our engineering disciplines in the advancement of skills, innovation, and quality as it relates to the delivery of our work. They facilitate our communities of global and national level engineering discipline leads ensuring workflows leverage the right level of expertise and always mitigate risk. The management and governance of engineering technical data and standards is at the core of the role, always fostering a culture of quality.


The Industrial CSA discipline provides an overarching structure and organization within the Water Business Line for practitioners of industrial instrumentation, controls and automation engineering and associated services. The Discipline seeks to intelligently utilize natural processes to solve complex problems facing the communities we serve.

The Industrial CSA discipline supports the Water Business Line (practice and delivery) as well as other business lines by providing technical leadership and specialized project delivery services related to the evaluation, planning, design, construction, and management of CSA systems, including:

  • Industrial buildings for enclosure of equipment, machinery and/or their associated processes utilizing all types of construction including but not limited to structural steel, reinforced concrete, and masonry construction.

  • Heavy industrial support structures for equipment and their associated piping systems.

  • Shallow and deep foundation design for industrial buildings, equipment support structures, piping support systems, field-erected steel tanks, and pre-engineered metal buildings.

  • Design of underground reinforced concrete structures for water retention.

  • Analysis and review of existing structures as required for additions and modifications.

  • Forensic engineering for review of structural failures of various construction types and materials.

  • The market focus for the Industrial CSA discipline is primarily private sector and industrial clients. The Industrial CSA Water Delivery Group also supports other business lines, principally, mining, power, oil, and gas.

Your Key Responsibilities

The Discipline Lead implements the vision of the Industrial Water Sector and works collaboratively with the Sector Leadership, Water Delivery Group and Business Line in allocating the right resources, and mapping teams to appropriate skills and advancement and executing projects.

The Discipline Lead’s responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Quality & innovation:

  • Set and provide oversight of discipline-specific professional standards and quality assurance practices for deliverables management.

  • Monitor compliance with our independent and peer reviewer design delivery frameworks to ensure the discipline-specific resources are allocated early on in pursuit and project planning and scoping and hold appropriate levels of expertise.

  • Control the suite of applications used by the discipline (e.g., design tools, software applications) and co-ordinate advancement and learning around the futureproofing of the engineering teams as they pursue Digital (BIM enabled) Delivery.

  • Reviews, approves, and drives compliance with standard processes for delivering engineering design work.

  • Identify opportunities to differentiate the Industrial CSA discipline group through showcasing advancement.

  • Control the collation of Intellectual Property data and the implementation of a comprehensive knowledge sharing platform.

  • Facilitate the capture and communication of lessons learned at project close out or through project feedback.

  • Maintain best practice guides and has overall responsibility for development of centralized resources for standards (guide specifications and standard details) as they apply to the discipline-specific engineering group.

  • Coordinate software disciplines-specific software licensing in collaboration with IT and with partner business lines (where applicable).

Project Management & Execution:

  • Execute projects as either a discipline lead, Project Discipline Lead, Project Manager and/or in a senior technical capacity on significant projects in the region, or corporately.

  • Collaborate with other Regions to promote work sharing and the import and export of personnel as required to successfully deliver projects throughout the business.

  • Ensure participation in project risk scoping and appropriate ownership of technical lessons learnt at project close out.

  • Delegate tasks under the Discipline Lead’s responsibility to staff qualified to assist completion of these efforts.

Health & Safety:

  • Organize technical learning as it relates to Stantec’s Health and Safety Framework” and instill a culture of delivery efficiency through the application of the framework.

People Management:

  • Maintain a culture of learning and collaboration across the Industrial CSA discipline group in a drive for quality and consistency across the engineering pool.

  • Actively maintain internal and external networks to provide mentoring and coaching opportunities for team members.

  • Ensure career paths are managed and monitored to highlight progress of staff as we look at both succession planning and opportunities.

Business Development & Collaboration:

  • Map engineering groups to visual “heat maps” highlighting capacity, capability, and skills as they relate to regional groups.

  • Coordinate the implementation of appropriate Industrial CSA discipline-specific communities of practice and ensure the teams are engaged and planning around key platforms and areas of expertise.

  • Market Industrial CSA discipline-specific design and technical capabilities.

  • Pursue and lead significant projects within the CSA discipline

  • Maintain and enhance Stantec’s reputation with clients, approval agencies and industry professionals as an outstanding service provider.

  • Participate and volunteer in national standards communities and organizations.

Your Capabilities and Credentials

The successful candidate will possess the following:

  • A skill set that positions them at the highest technical level of their engineering field.

  • Results-oriented individual who excels in a multi-disciplinary environment.

  • Strong project planning and delivery experience.

  • An appreciation of Project Frameworks, policies and procedures, professional standards, quality program and health & safety policies.

  • Strong leadership, management, communication, and team building skills are essential.

  • Skills and knowledge to create, suggest and introduce innovative and effective client solutions and integrated deliverables that are aligned with the business objectives.

  • Proven experience in building rapport and trust.

  • Desire to succeed, be enthusiastic, and possess a high degree of integrity.

  • Superior and demonstrated communication, verbal, and written skills.

  • Ability to travel.


Education and Experience

  • A master’s degree in Civil or Structural or Architectural is strongly recommended, however a bachelor’s degree may be sufficient should the candidate possess a strong skill set and appropriate professional accreditation (PE., or P.Eng.).

  • Minimum of 15 years of relevant experience with a background in engineering consulting, preferably in the Industrial Water Sector, however experience with Power, Oil & Gas, and other industrial sector clients will also be considered.

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 : United States-Kentucky-Lexington

Other Locations : United States

Job : Structural Engineer

Organization : BC-2243 Water-Delivery-US

Employee Status : Regular

Job Level : Manager

Travel : Yes, 10 % of the Time

Schedule : Full-time

Job Posting : Oct 22, 2021, 5:15:11 PM

Req ID: 210002L7

Vaccine Policy: Beginning December 8, 2021, Stantec requires North America employees in many positions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 except those for whom a reasonable accommodation has been granted because a medical reason or a sincerely held religious belief, as required by law.

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