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Stantec Senior Project Manager, Power in Lake Mary, Florida

Senior Project Manager, Power - ( 210002IU )


Join a team that does more than generate and deliver electricity through its work; join a team that powers growth and advances communities. Seeing beyond the project at hand, you will work with us to advance the industry and build your career. We operate with the strength of a $3B company and have the agility of a specialized power group, and work on some of the most challenging and cutting-edge projects around the world. Whether helping to define microgrids, pushing the boundaries on clean energy or grid modernization, you’ll find yourself working with leaders in transmission & distribution, thermal generation, and renewable energy in one of the world’s top 10 design firms, broadening your skills and developing your career.

Your Opportunity

The role of a Senior Project Manager is to manage the design and delivery of large multi-disciplined projects and maintain relations with current and future clients within our Power business line. Candidate must be a hands-on problem solver willing to work through issues as they arise with staff, clients, offices, disciplines, and projects. They must also foster effective working relationships between colleagues, associates, clients, and officials.

Your Key Responsibilities

  • Act as primary point of contact between Stantec and the client

  • Responsible for the entire project lifecycle from the preparation of project plans, to implementing the project execution by management of work in progress (WIP), cost control, schedule, management of the coordination of the project engineering and technical support staff and management of project scope, including negotiation of scope changes with the client.

  • Certify Stantec’s Project Management Framework is followed, including project reporting, earned value management, financial project management, and quality control/quality assurance procedures.

  • Leadership building to coach, mentor, motivate and supervise project team members to meet project goals

  • Ensure that proper Stantec Design Practices are followed as they relate to their Practices/Disciplines deliverables, and they act as a primary point of contact for the Stantec Project Practice/Discipline Team Members. On larger projects, a Project Engineer may be assigned to coordinate engineering activities and report directly to the PM.

  • Responsible for management of work in progress (WIP), cost control, schedule, management of the coordination of the project engineering and technical support staff and management of project scope, including negotiation of scope changes with the client.

  • Assist with preparing proposal estimates and detailed project plans for all phases of projects.

  • Stantec’s Project Manager acts as an internal quality control check for the project prior to document release to client by performing project audits to verify compliance with quality review and independent review requirements. Be the driver for consistent use of QA/QC processes and procedures.

  • Interact extensively with clients, including developing new and existing relationships. Maintain personal relationships with clients to expand business opportunities.

  • Assists in dispute, negotiation, arbitration, or litigation, as needed.

  • Proactively use, promote, and manage the Stantec Pipeline for business development pursuits.

  • Promote the completion and responses to client surveys

Accountability & Complexity:

  • Assignments/projects are complex in nature and require the application of broad engineering knowledge in multiple disciplines. Plan conduct and direct complex assignments with a high degree of independence.

  • Responsible for the development and implementation of major initiatives/programs and projects that help shape the future direction of the organization.

  • Review and evaluate technical work of other professionals.

  • Must be willing and able to travel to industrial worksites to support project work.

Leadership & Teamwork:

  • Provide advice, direction, coaching and mentoring to other professionals and technical staff.

  • Participates in decisions made concerning the selection, training, evaluation, discipline, and advancement of staff.

  • Exhibit leadership in one or more of the following specializations: business development, technical expertise, design, project management/client management or operations management.


  • Manager communicates and explains facts, practices, policies, procedures, and context on project/program development to internal and external clients.

  • Possess effective negotiation skills to define contract terms.


Your Credentials and Capabilities

  • Broad general knowledge of electrical industrial and utility power projects, including strong familiarity with other disciplines required for completion of such projects, including Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, environmental remediation of construction sites, Surveying and Geomatics, and permitting as well as electrical disciplines such as Protection and Controls, load studies, short circuit analysis, harmonic analysis, grounding studies and design, cable thermal studies, voltage profile studies, arc flash analysis, and SCADA systems.

  • Continue professional development to keep abreast of emerging technologies, methods and best practices

  • Originality in providing innovative, practical, and economical solutions.

  • Demonstrate broad technical knowledge and experience in multiple areas of specialization and/or business operations management within the organization.

  • Thorough knowledge of organizational directives, programs, standards, and administrative procedures is required.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of renewable energy project design and development, including wind and solar, is desirable.

Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in applied science or engineering with additional training in industrial and/or electrical utility engineering preferred

  • Minimum of 12-15 years of related experience and a professional license in their discipline or a PMP registration

  • Experience on Utility or Power projects is required

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-Maine-Portland

Other Locations : United States-Pennsylvania-Wyomissing, United States-Florida-Tampa, United States-Colorado-Denver, United States-Florida-Lake Mary, United States-Oregon-Portland, United States-Washington-Bellevue, United States-Florida-Jacksonville, United States-Massachusetts-Quincy, United States-New Jersey-Wall Township, United States-Georgia-Alpharetta

Job : Project Manager

Organization : BC-1988 Power & Dams-US East

Employee Status : Regular

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Travel : Yes, 20 % of the Time

Schedule : Full-time

Job Posting : Oct 21, 2021, 6:37:56 AM

Req ID: 210002IU

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