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US West Regional Lead, Port & Marine Terminals

Stantec Consulting International Ltd.
Los Angeles, California, US
Closing date
Sep 26, 2023

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US West Regional Lead, Port & Marine Terminals - ( 220002G4 )


Our Port and Marine Terminals group is currently made up of teams spread across North America, including Vancouver, Montreal, Halifax, Boston, and Tampa. The group provides services for all phases of a project's life cycle, from planning through decommissioning including detailed design, construction, and operation. Our many achievements include container terminals, oil and gas facilities, dry bulk ports, marinas, coastal structures, wharves, jetties, naval facilities and cruise terminals. Stantec was recently ranked as a Top 10 Marine and Port Facilities engineering firm by ENR.

Your Opportunity

Due to a large backlog of work and a growing sector, Stantec is seeking new leaders in our Ports and Marine Terminals practice. The role of Principal for Ports & Marine Terminals will be responsible for leading our projects and implementing the strategic business plan to grow the market sector across the US West region. The position requires the ability to build and nurture existing Stantec client relationships as well as acquire new client relationships in this market sector. This individual will work closely with the local and regional leaders along with the sector leadership to implement a full strategic plan.

This role is responsible for Business Development and Service Delivery, and acts as the Project Executive when necessary.

Come join our Transportation Ports & Marine Team and work alongside others who share your passion to support communities through exciting and unique ports & marine projects.

Your Key Responsibilities

Responsible for project pursuits and client relationship management

Works collaboratively with Marketing to secure new clients and new work, including the preparation of proposals, interviews, and presentations

Directs contract negotiations with clients and consultants, and reviews and approves fee proposals

Leads the Project Kick-Off workshops to ensure plans are in place for revenue and quality targets

Responsible for the overall performance of projects including service, revenue, and quality

Responsible for the overall relationship with clients, and monitors client satisfaction (follows up and takes corrective action when needed)

Serves as the Project Manager and the Project Engineer (when appropriate) and may oversee other PMs, holding them accountable, and providing timely feedback

Contributes to the completion of plans and specifications for the construction, renovation or improvement of marine structures and port facilities

Ensures the coordination of engineering activities in the context of various local or out of region port projects

Develops our expertise and methodologies internally (design, technical and quality standards, etc)

Resolves conflict amongst the project team and is the final decision maker when needed

Rewards project team when appropriate and mentors to create "Bench Depth"

Works collaboratively with office and operational leadership to achieve effective staffing which supports the needs of clients and projects as well as appropriately balances the firm's resources.

Leads the recruitment of new Ports & Marine Terminals staff and contributes to performance reviews of existing staff.

Recommends proposed project team and approves removal of non-performers from the project.

Acts as an internal and external ambassador for the firm.

Responsible for financial performance of projects including A/R collections.

Engage with peer teams in Ports & Marine Terminals across the organization on projects where design skills are required, to support a positive learning curve for project delivery, project management and understanding Stantec's model overall.

Engage with Ports & Marine Terminals sector leadership across Stantec.

Support teams in various office locations as skills and talent permit


Identify opportunities for Industry and Community Outreach.

Partner with the Marketing team to develop regional campaign around the Ports & Marine Terminals sector for Stantec brand recognition through presentation/speaking opportunities, papers, public relations, awards, etc.

Contribute to and support Stantec client satisfaction/survey program.

Monitor and advise on market trends across the Pacific Coast.

Solicit and facilitate sharing of industry knowledge.


Identify/recommend/advocate resources and strategies needed to meet business goals for the following:

Identify training and professional development opportunities

Resource gaps

Strategic partnering with clients, developers, and consultants

Strategic hires


Your Capabilities and Credential
  • Strong understanding of the market in the western states.
  • Experience with responding to Requests for Proposals, Expression of Interests, Statement of Qualifications.
  • Demonstrated technical skills on major projects and in particular marine structures including wharves, piers, and jetties.
  • Strong business development skills, including significant experience building and maintaining productive relationships with a client base (such experience within a consulting organization along the Pacific Coast is considered a strong asset).
  • Exceptional leadership, communication, and team-building skills.
  • An entrepreneurial orientation with strong understanding of the business development challenges of a consulting-services provider.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent organization, coordination, and leadership skills.
  • Proven success in developing new clients and maintaining strong client relationships.
  • Familiarity with industry trends and industry leaders along the Pacific Coast.
  • Good driving record and valid driver's license required.

Education and Experience

Degree in Engineering with professional engineering registration/license.

10 years of experience in port and marine terminals design working with multidiscipline teams on a wide variety of Ports & Marine Terminals projects including a variety of marine structures. Experience with the planning and/or design of container terminals will be asset.

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.

Pay transparency laws require employers to provide the following information for positions that may be in the following jurisdiction(s):

Salary Range(s):
  • $128,200 - $192,300 (CA, CO, WA locations only)

The final agreed upon compensation is based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. At Stantec certain roles are bonus eligible.

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

Primary Location : United States-California-Los Angeles

Work Locations :

Los Angeles CA

Organization : BC-2073 Transpt-US Pacific

Employee Status : Regular

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Travel : Yes, 20 % of the Time

Schedule : Full-time

Job Posting : Jul 14, 2022, 9:25:46 AM

Req ID: 220002G4

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
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