At Stantec, we approach every water and natural resource project we undertake-whether at the local, regional, or watershed level- thoughtfully, and execute it with excellence across all project phases. We partner with our clients to design fit-for-purpose solutions that address their communities' unique needs throughout the water infrastructure lifecycle. Our experts lead their fields and guide our work with scientific rigor, an innovative spirit, and a vision for growth. We're a place where you can apply your passion and collaborate with top talent on work that's critical to our clients, our communities, and the industry at large.
We have an immediate opening within our Water practice in the Chicago market for a Senior Project Manager/Team Lead experienced with managing clients and leading a team of design and delivery professionals on the planning, development, design and construction administration/management of environmental, infrastructure, and capital improvement projects in water, wastewater, and stormwater management. This position will be based out of our Chicago office. Typical assignments/projects include assessment and design of water and wastewater treatment facilities, plan/design water distribution and storage systems, sanitary collection facilities, technical reports development to document analyses and designs, manage clients, internal task assignments, project financial management, and client business development.
Your Key Responsibilities
Develops goals, objectives and project management plan for unique and complex programs/major projects of major financial impact.
Implements and delivers on Operating Unit strategic objectives.
Responsible for successfully establishing programs/major projects to achieve budget, schedule, and contractual obligations. Lead and manage preparation of documents including construction plans, specifications, opinions of probable construction cost, etc.
Assist with and lead business development activities and qualifications and proposal submittals including due diligence, positioning, proposal preparation and interviews.
Assist with Marketing activities and initiatives to establish market presence, brand recognition, and a local network.
Undertakes decisions and recommendations governed by general policy and project management governance.
Assists Project Managers in resolving complex problems and decision making.
Account management responsibilities and Client development.
Provide day-to-day leadership and oversight of team members and their work; coaches and mentors staff, provides in-depth technical knowledge as needed.
Fosters opportunities to collaborate across business lines and geographies.
Lead and manage preparation of documents including construction plans, specifications, opinions of probable construction cost, etc.
Staff Management; provide immediate supervision and guidance to a unit or group of employees, assigning tasks, reviewing work at frequent intervals for accuracy and completeness, and maintaining schedules.
Interface directly with clients and manage all aspects of projects to meet contractual obligations, budgets, and schedules.
Project quality assurance | quality control.
Your Capabilities and Credentials
Results oriented individual who excels in a multi-disciplinary environment.
A proven record of strong project planning and delivery experience.
Commitment to establishing and maintaining professional standards, quality and health and safety.
Strong leadership, management, business development, communication and team building skills.
Demonstrated skills to create and implement innovative and effective client solutions and integrated deliverables in alignment with business objectives.
Proven experience in building relationships with clients, business leaders and team members.
Desire to succeed, be enthusiastic and possess a high degree of integrity.
Established business development abilities within the State of Illinois and surrounding states.
Demonstrate a proven history of Client management & interaction.
Demonstrate desire and ability to provide team leadership and facilitation skills.
Ability to determine, assign, and monitor project team responsibilities.
Demonstrates general contracts knowledge, negotiation skills and contractual risk assessment and management.
Disciplined analytical approach to project execution, problem solving and risk mitigation.
Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
Self-motivated, collaborative, open to learning and advancing, and adaptive to various project environments.
Proficient with Microsoft Office suite.
Preferred proficiency of Civil 3D, and HydroCAD software.
Ability to work and excel in a demanding fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.
Consistently foster positive employee engagement and inspire project teams to higher level of achievement.
Education and Experience
Bachelor of Science degree from an ABET accredited program in Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering or related degree. Master of Science degree preferred.
Registered Professional Engineer (PE) in the State of Illionois.
Minimum of 15 years of experience in the water industry.
Minimum of 7 years of experience successfully managing projects as Project Manager.
A valid driver's license and safe driving record.
Demonstrated knowledge of wastewater and water treatment technologies, Water distribution, SSES work, and general knowledge of Program Management and construction management.
Demonstrated success managing multiple projects/clients on a daily basis.
Extended hours and overnight travel as needed to meet project/client's needs.
Must be able to work on construction sites as needed to manage projects. This may entail working in all weather conditions and/or on uneven terrain.
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.