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Stantec Senior Environmental Project Manager in Overland Park, Kansas

Senior Environmental Project Manager - ( 240000KZ )


Grounded in safety, quality, and ethics, our experts lead their fields and guide our work with rigor, a creative spirit, and vision for growth. We draw from more than 20 technical specialties around the globe and are committed to fostering an inclusive community of diverse talents, backgrounds, and expertise. We’re a place to apply your passion and collaborate with top environmental talents on work that’s critical to our clients and the communities they support. Join a team that has the environment down to a science.

Your Opportunity

We are seeking an exceptionally talented and enthusiastic individual for a Senior Environmental Project Manager – Utilities & Renewables position within our Wisconsin Environmental Services team. The location of this position is flexible, and candidates will be able to work out of Stantec’s Green Bay, Madison or Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Columbus, Ohio, Chicago, Illinois, St, Louis, Missouri or Kansas City, Kansas office locations. We are looking for a passionate individual ready to assist our project teams with the management and implementation of electric utility and utility scale renewable energy projects (solar and wind). Qualified candidates will have a minimum of 10 years of experience managing and leading projects. Specifically, electrical and renewable energy routing and siting, CA/CPCN application development and expert witness testimony. Work with existing electrical transmission utilities and renewable energy developers in either Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan and Illinois are a plus. Additionally, this person will have a strong marketing and business development skillset that can be applied to these types of projects. This is a full-time (40-hour work week) position.

Your Key Responsibilities

  • Grow and assist in leading our Great Lakes Utilities and Renewable Energy Sectors with a focus on electric transmission and distribution and renewable energy developments.

  • Provide leadership and project management on a wide variety of electric utility and renewables projects.

  • Participate in marketing and business development activities within Stantec’s Great Lakes Utilities and Renewable Energy Sectors.

  • Assist with sustaining and growing regional and national clients with a focus on electric utilities and renewable energy.

  • Within the Midwest, identify electric transmission and renewable energy environmental permitting projects, programs and opportunities while leveraging Stantec relationships for environmental services with existing federal, state, and private sector clients.

  • Assist with building, growing, and developing a team of high performers, recruit and retain specialist staff within the practice.

  • Develop in-house sector expertise, best practices, and research and development initiatives.

  • Actively participate in regional and national industry groups to advance the Stantec brand within the US energy and environmental services sector.


Your Capabilities and Credentials

  • Demonstrated experience with various Midwest state agencies and federal agencies including state Departments of Natural Resources, state Public Service Commissions, US Forest Service, US Fish and Wildlife Service, Wisconsin Department of Transportation and US Army Corps of Engineers.

  • Experience in marketing, management and implementation of complex electric utility and renewable energy projects in Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Michigan.

  • Ability to work well under pressure and to prioritize and balance sometimes heavy workloads to achieve goals while keeping up with a highly mobile and changing environment.

  • Demonstrated experience with performing or managing staff performing wetland and stream delineation and assessments, vegetation inventories, wildlife surveys and habitat assessments, sound and glare modeling, endangered resource reviews, vegetation management plan development, GPS data collection and mapping support (including ArcGIS online mapping and date collection applications).

  • Experience with preparation of PSCW applications.

  • Demonstrated ability to provide expert witness testimony during the PSPW hearing process.

  • Ability to work well with others, manage large utility scale projects and market existing and new clients.

  • Experience balancing and organizing multiple projects, reviewing, and documenting project progress, developing communication plans, and reviewing and updating scope and progress for projects.

  • Demonstrated ability to validate and accurately analyze information and make sound decisions that have considerable business impact.

  • Demonstrated ability to interface effectively and collaborate with clients, peers, management, and vendors to successfully meet shifting needs.

  • Ability to motivate self and others to overcome obstacles and achieve goals.

  • Must have strong verbal and written communication skills, and be client focused to understand and appropriately respond to client’s business needs.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint. Working knowledge of GIS and Sharepoint filing systems a plus.

  • Must demonstrate the ability to integrate work across relevant areas, develop the business and services to enhance customer satisfaction and productivity, manage risks and safety appropriately, manage information, and provide exceptional service to internal and external customers.

  • Must demonstrate effective resource planning, results delivery, and staying current with relevant technology and innovation.

  • Strong ethics, influence and negotiation, leadership, ability to effectively manage stress and engage in continuous learning.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in an environmental or natural resource related field. Master’s degree preferred.

  • Ten or more years of experience in electric transmission and/or utility scale renewable energy project management and business development, routing and siting, CA/CPCN application development and expert witness testimony.

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.

Benefits Summary: Regular full-time and part-time employees have access to medical, dental, and vision plans, a wellness program, health saving accounts, flexible spending accounts, 401(k) plan, employee stock purchase program, life and accidental death & dismemberment (AD&D) insurance, short-term/long-term disability plans, emergency travel benefits, tuition reimbursement, professional membership fee coverage and paid family leave. Regular full-time and part-time employees will receive ten paid holidays in each calendar year. In addition, employees will be eligible to accrue vacation between 10 and 20 days per year and eligible for paid sick leave (and if more generous, in accordance with state and local law).

Temporary/casual employees have access to 401(k) plans, employee stock purchase program, and paid leave, in accordance with state and local law.

The benefits information listed above may not apply to union positions because benefits for such positions are governed by applicable collective bargaining agreements.

Primary Location : United States-Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Other Locations : United States-Kansas-Overland Park, United States-Illinois-Chicago, United States-Ohio-Columbus, United States-Wisconsin-Fitchburg, United States-Minnesota-Minneapolis, United States-Wisconsin-De Pere, United States-Wisconsin-Cottage Grove, United States-Missouri-St. Louis

Organization : BC-1937 EnvSvcs-US Great Lakes WI

Employee Status : Regular

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Travel : Yes, 20 % of the Time

Schedule : Full-time

Job Posting : Feb 27, 2024, 7:12:31 AM

Req ID: 240000KZ


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