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Environmental Engineer
240001GE Requisition #

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

The role of the Project Manager would be leading the project team on a range of small to large water and/or wastewater treatment facility projects. You may be involved in various aspects of a project from planning phase through design, construction and commissioning.

As a Project Manager, you should also possess a high level of technical expertise and should be able to evaluate, select, specify, and engineer systems or products for a project. You will perform a variety of tasks which may include calculations, field work, coordination of tasks and personnel, and mentoring junior staff. The projects assigned may have complex features that will require the application of mature knowledge and experience. You will lead the analysis of proposed projects to ensure reliability, resource efficiency and cost-effectiveness.

This is a hybrid role with the option to be based in our Waterloo or London office and will support projects across Southern Ontario.

Your Key Responsibilities

  • Typical projects or assignments may include participating in the design and overseeing construction of water and wastewater treatment plants, pumping stations, water reservoirs, and conducting treatability and feasibility studies
  • Acts as the primary point of contact for the project, including the management of existing client relationships. Lead project coordination meetings with internal team members and/or external consultants, owners, contractor, subcontractors, and vendors.
  • Provides project leadership for water and wastewater treatment process and/or process mechanical facility projects, including providing guidance and mentoring to project staff.
  • Supervises the work of other staff, including setting the priorities for their scope of work, their budgets and their schedules for completing the work.
  • Reviews and conducts alternative analyses to support business case evaluations for making project decisions.
  • Leads and coordinates efforts for the evaluation, selection and specification of all engineered water and wastewater treatment systems or products for a project.
  • Manages all financial aspects of projects including monitoring budget, invoicing, generating invoice support materials, calculating estimates to complete and following up with clients on outstanding accounts receivable.
  • Leads and supports project teams in the coordination of water and wastewater treatment project construction documents including contract drawings, specifications, and construction cost estimates.
  • Interfaces directly with clients and management regarding status of water and wastewater treatment project scope, schedule, and budget.
  • Coordinates and participates in constructability reviews.
  • Oversees and ensures quality assurance and control on own managed projects and projects of peers.
  • Remains current on regulatory policy and rule changes and may establishes working relationships with regulatory officials.
  • Leads the preparation of proposals including developing water and wastewater treatment project scope, budgets, design approaches; participates in client interviews and supporting negotiations for project contracts.
  • Takes an active role in marketing and the business development for positioning for potential water and wastewater treatment projects.

Your Capabilities and Credentials

  • Demonstrated skills for the efficient project management/technical leadership of assigned tasks on multiple concurrent projects.
  • Understanding of client expectations, budgeting, proposal writing, and producing high quality deliverables.
  • Strong working knowledge in the movement and treatment of water/wastewater and understanding of various design and construction methods.
  • Strong knowledge of water and wastewater treatment processes, hydraulics, process mechanical, regulatory compliances, and industry standards.
  • Requisite knowledge, interpretation, and application of relevant design and construction codes.
  • Strong understanding of all phases of project document production and the relationship between drawings and specifications.
  • Demonstrated skills to lead one or more teams of design professionals and technicians that comply with the contract agreement as well as exercise rigid cost control to implement the approved design within established budget restraints.
  • Advanced understanding of water and wastewater treatment engineering concepts and ability to communicate ideas to others.
  • Demonstrated strong interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal, along with the ability to prioritize multiple tasks.
  • Ability to work well in a team environment without direct supervision.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Civil, Environmental or Chemical Engineering
  • Licensed Professional Engineer or ability to obtain within 12 months.
  • Minimum of 8+ years of experience in water and wastewater treatment infrastructure related fields. 

Typical office environment working with computers at a desk for long periods of time. Field work may include exposure to the elements including inclement weather. 

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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