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Stantec Internal Digital Practice Lead in Burlington, Massachusetts

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.

Your Opportunity

Join the Stantec Water Business Line team that is a leading Water, Wastewater, and Water Resources services provider in North America. With over 2,200 water sector employees and $750M in Gross Revenue, the Stantec Water Business Line ranks in the Top 3 of relevant ENR categories in North America. We operate with the strength of a $3B company paired with the agility and scale to deliver some of the most iconic Water, Wastewater, and Water Resources projects on the continent while “Designing with Community in Mind” and serving the cities and towns we live in.

The Water Internal Digital Practice Leader works in conjunction with the Water Business Line Leadership, Water Discipline Leaders and other management team members, Functional Service Teams (FSTs) such as IT, Digital Services, Legal, and other teams across Stantec to manage and evolve the technology and processes associated with design, delivery and execution of our work.

The Internal Digital Practice Leader supports requirements for software, digital tools, and digital expertise – executing and evolving the business objective to be technology forward in our design and delivery. The initial focus of the Internal Digital Practice Leader will be to work with BL Leadership and Disciplines to develop a strategic and tactical plan for the Digital Future while optimizing technology initiatives within Water to implement that plan. The Internal Digital Practice Leader will evaluate existing systems teams within the BOU and establish appropriate go-forward strategies and controls to efficiently execute these systems for internal execution while maximizing cross-company collaboration and sharing.

This position can be located in any Stantec North American location.

Your Key Responsibilities

Job Scope

  • Develop the strategic, tactical, and transformational plans to create efficiency in the delivery of our consulting and design work in the One Water marketplace.

  • Develop and support the budgeting process, establish KPIs and return on investments of the plan’s initiatives for Water.

  • Work with the Discipline Leadership team and other management team members in Water to identify the digital and technology priorities for internal staff and project teams.

  • Collaborate on planning to ensure that technology discussions and initiatives are aligned within the BOU and Digital Future plan and coordinate with Business Lines, IT and Digital Innovation, the External Digital Practice Leader and Innovation Leader for Water on best practices and opportunities.

  • Identify and develop leads from the Regions within Water to ensure alignment and communication of Internal Digital Practice initiatives to all staff.

  • Ensure IT and Digital Innovation teams are collaborated with and engaged appropriately to maximize their team’s engagement within the Water Digital Practice, while adhering to and enforcing company standards for technology implementation and IT requirements for security.

  • Provide supervision and oversight of digital practice personnel in the Water Digital Practice team.

  • Work within a team environment to create innovative project delivery tools, activities, processes and workflows that increase efficiency and improve quality in alignment with the Digital Future plan.

  • Promote standardization of processes throughout project delivery in alignment with the Digital Future plan.

  • Core focus to provide consistency of product and process in support of Water design delivery excellence.

Essential Functions/Major Responsibilities

  • Works with IT and Digital Innovation to orchestrate and manage both software and hardware; purchase, implementation, release, and rollout of BIM/CAD products, as well as other Business owned software and hardware in areas such as visualization, computation, and analytics. This will include Stantec developed solutions for Project Delivery such as mTools, CoMs, insight Analytics, IPS, etc.

  • Works with BL Delivery, IT, and Digital Innovation to develop training and messaging in support of managed design, drafting, and modeling software for Enterprise software included in CAD Allocation, and in support of Stantec developed solutions for project delivery.

  • Proactively work with project teams to identify and implement best practice software and technology solutions that are appropriate for each project.

  • Plans and implements additions, deletions, and major modifications to supporting infrastructure (specifically regarding BIM and CAD technologies); ProjectWise, BIM 360, Revit Server, etc.

  • Stays informed on best practices for IT collaboration, CAD/BIM and Engineering software, as well as all hardware relative to innovative project delivery.

  • Stays informed of changes in the marketplace to software, hardware, technology, and competitor updates in this field. Constantly review key competitors (and other industries) similar initiatives.

  • Oversees automation and customization of BIM/CAD productivity software and associated content: templates, families, block libraries, etc. for quality control and consistency.

  • Creates written technology evaluations and budgets for future technology adoption that aligns with corporate and BL goals. Manages implementation of approved projects within budget.

  • Participates in all programs relating to performance evaluations and career development planning for Internal Digital Practice Team members.

  • Reports on the company’s current IT, Technology hardware and software state with regards to implementation, productivity, etc.

  • Supports Business Line development and regular training by Digital Practice Members of all Digital Technology and BIM/CAD related products/process used.

  • Provides annual goals and quality reviews of Internal Digital Practice team members or support groups and BIM/CAD professionals to improve the quality of the team.

  • Active involvement in the greater Digital/BIM/CAD community.

  • Supports project standards coordination with clients (internal and external).

  • Oversees administration of best practice, software, and hardware support as it relates to Water Internal Digital Practice.

  • Closely collaborates and communicates with digital practice teams from other Business Lines and the Innovation Office on shared initiatives and lessons learned.

Your Capabilities and Credentials

  • Proven ability to create and innovate.

  • Knowledge of the unique technology needs of the Water consulting and engineering practice.

  • Knowledge of application development, quality assurance, computer-aided drafting, BIM, technical and engineering applications specific to the A/E industry.

  • Demonstrated ability to hire, inspire, manage, and develop staff members.

  • Ability to think strategically and act tactically.

  • Deep understanding of technology project management and ability to lead and deliver on complex projects of strategic significance.

  • Understanding of technology-related disaster planning and business continuity requirements.

  • Strong analytical skills.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Excellent problem-solving skills.

  • Ability to independently manage multiple priorities.

  • Very Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work within all levels of an organization including C level leadership.

  • Ability to drive on Company business with an acceptable driving record.

  • Education and Experience

  • Bachelors' degree, preferably in Engineering or Information Technology, plus 8 years related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Experience with successful implementation of business-critical, enterprise-wide projects of strategic significance.

  • Experience creating, setting and managing capital and operating budgets in excess of $5M annual.

  • Technical certifications relevant to the position.

  • Experience with Lean, Agile and ITIL a plus.

Working Conditions

  • Ability to travel that 20% of the time.

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.

Job: IT Generalist

Primary Location: United States-Massachusetts-Burlington

Employee Status: Regular

Job Level: Manager

Travel: Yes, 20 % of the Time

Schedule: Full-time

Req ID: 200001JM