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Stantec Waste Management Leader - North America in United States

Waste Management Leader - North America - ( 2100033B )


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 Leader to fully develop Stantec’s Waste Management Sector in North America and to support our goal to be a Top 5 player in the Waste Management space. Stantec has been providing waste management and solid waste services to clients for more than 60 years. Our team of practitioner’s span across Canada, the US, the United Kingdon and New Zealand. This senior level position will be an integral part of our Water and Environmental Services leadership team and will oversee our North American growth strategy, while working collaboratively to support business operations and project delivery. Our people are Stantec’s most valuable resource, and in joining our team you will be able to leverage your strategic planning focus, industry knowledge, client and partner relationships and people management skills to pursue and win work that transforms our communities and inspires our people, within a culture that values inclusion, celebrates shared success, and embraces ambition.

Your Key Responsibilities

Strategy and Business Development

  • Set the vision and lead the development and execution of a client-focused strategic growth plan for our Waste Management business.

  • Understand market drivers and changes and develop innovative solutions to address these changes to increase Stantec’s revenue and market share in this sector.

  • Identify growth initiatives that position Stantec to win market share in new or emerging markets that are consistent with the vision and strategic plan.

  • Drive the development of business development sector plans and national/regional accounts plans, as appropriate.

  • Develop and manage the marketing and business development plan for the sector, including implementation of strategies and tactics for growing the sector.

  • Develop and implement “win” strategies, including client contact, proposal preparation, and preparation of and participation in client interviews.

  • Provide leadership in winning and contracting Master Service Agreements (MSAs), overseeing preparation of pre-qualifications packages, and leading teams of technical and marketing professionals in responding to requests for proposals (RFPs, as well as sole sourced opportunities) for the waste management sector.

  • Prioritize waste management strategic pursuits and collaborate through the Go / No-Go process with the involved Business Lines, Business Centers, and Operations personnel, working in conjunction with Water and Environmental Services Business Line leadership.

  • Create and maintain relationships across Stantec’s practices and geographies to promote cross-selling of services.

  • Assist in providing input to the annual business plan and budget for the business line.

  • Work directly with other leaders to help meet net revenue, gross margin, and operating income targets in the groups.


  • Build, grow and develop a team of high performers through recruitment & retention of waste management subject matter experts (SME’s) and practitioner within the practice.

  • Drive Stantec’s Safer Together culture, prioritizing the health and safety of our employees.

  • Demonstrate a commitment to our code of business conduct and ethics policies.

Technical Consulting

  • Personally, pursue and lead transformational projects within the waste management sector as needed to support the execution of the growth strategy.

  • Provide exceptional technical service to our clients.


Your Capabilities and Credentials

  • Results-oriented, with a proven track record of developing strategic plans that have generated year-over-year organic growth of greater than 10%.

  • Strategic leader and thinker, with a proven ability to innovate.

  • A positive and optimistic attitude, and highly motivated in maintaining a competitive edge in the Waste management marketplace.

  • A leader and coach who can apply their skills to complex problems.

  • Established working relationships with pertinent organizations and municipal governments engaged in waste management work.

  • Ability to create and maintain relationships across Stantec’s practices and geographies

  • Attention to detail and can manage projects and business development activities simultaneously, working under pressure to meet deadlines.

  • An entrepreneurial orientation with strong understanding of the business development challenges of a consulting services provider.

  • Able to drive on behalf of Stantec.

  • Travel: 20% travel expected

Education and Experience

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from an accredited institution, Masters or PhD degree in Engineering preferred.

  • Professional Licensure.

  • Minimum 20 years of experience managing pursuits and delivery for waste management projects or an equivalent combination of education (e.g., advanced degree) and experience.

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. At Stantec, we live our corporate values every day.

  • Stantec was ranked the 5th most sustainable company in the world and the 1st in North America by Corporate Knights for our 2020 performance.

  • In February 2021, Stantec announced a pledge to be carbon neutral in 2022 and achieve operational net-zero by 2030.

  • Stantec is the only engineering design firm that has been rated a Climate Leader, with an A- score by CDP for the last three years.

  • Stantec has been named by Forbes as one of the World’s Best Employers and America’s Best Employers for Women. Additionally, the American Indian Science and Engineering Society selected Stantec as one of the Top 50 workplaces for Indigenous STEM professionals.

Join us and redefine your personal best.

Primary Location : United States-Georgia-Atlanta

Other Locations : United States, United States-Florida, United States-Colorado, United States-Texas

Job : Business Development Management

Organization : BC-1755 Water-US South

Employee Status : Regular

Job Level : Manager

Travel : Yes, 25 % of the Time

Schedule : Full-time

Job Posting : Dec 13, 2021, 1:51:28 PM

Req ID: 2100033B

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.

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