Workplace Project Manager - Stantec


Stantec / Chicago, IL / Website


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The Stantec community unites approximately 22,000 employees working in over 350 locations across six continents. We collaborate across disciplines and industries to bring buildings, energy and resource, environmental, and infrastructure projects to life. Our work—engineering, architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, surveying, environmental sciences, project management, and project economics, from initial project concept and planning through design, construction, and commissioning—begins at the intersection of community, creativity, and client relationships.

Our local strength, knowledge, and relationships, coupled with our world-class expertise, have allowed us to go anywhere to meet our clients' needs in more creative and personalized ways. With a long-term commitment to the people and places we serve, Stantec has the unique ability to connect to projects on a personal level and advance the quality of life in communities across the globe. Stantec trades on the TSX and the NYSE under the symbol STN. Visit us at or find us on our other social media channels.


Our Buildings practice keeps people at its heart, recognizing that our shared journey forward is shaped by the meaningful and responsive places we design. From iconic designs to monumental groundbreakings, join us to bring transformational building solutions to life. Every day we apply our expertise, creativity, and passion to propel communities into the future—join us!

Your Opportunity
Join a Top 10 global design firm in our Chicago practice that provides Architecture, Buildings and Interior Design services with a long history and deep commitment to the workplace sector. Our Chicago office is seeking a Senior Project Manager to support our Workplace projects.
The successful candidate will be a senior contributor helping lead clients through the planning and creation of award-winning and fiscally responsible designs. Your experience ensures that you appreciate and promote great design, are quite familiar with construction plans, specifications, FF&E, estimates and building codes. You will lead the development of integrated design proposals, while leading and mentoring others in project management processes and collaborating with team members to contribute to the final deliverables as required by the project.

Your Key Responsibilities
Responsible for managing complex tasks on multiple, large scope, highly complex projects.
Effectively participates and helps to win work through outreach and in interviews for potential projects.
Responsible for project pursuits and client relationship management.
Develops work plans for proposals and coordinates consultants for RFP responses.
Plans, organizes, and directs the work throughout the life of the project to successfully deliver the project to the client.
Keeps the Principal in Charge and Design Principal informed of progress on project expectations, deadlines, and deliverables and understands the limits of the decision-making responsibilities of the role and respects the boundaries of the Principal in Charge’s and Design Principal’s responsibilities.
In conjunction with the Principal in Charge and the Design Principal, leads the client and project team to assure that the project design meets the design intent, client budget, schedule, and program.
Identifies out of scope work and obtains client approval immediately.
Records and documents all client decisions within the Stantec-required format(s) and communicates them to the team.
Assists in the negotiation and development of project agreements and proposals.
Develop and manage project budget, schedule, and overall work plan to realize target financial performance.
Mentors Assistant Project Managers and motivates project teams.
Assures that Project Management Framework tasks are completed in a timely fashion according to Stantec requirements and properly documented.
Leads project coordination and owner/site meetings with internal team members and/or external consultants, owner and contractor and sub-contractors.
Communicates client decisions and direction with the entire project team on a regular basis.
Manages and tracks change orders, applications for payment by contractors and other contractual modifications impacting budget and schedule.
Works with Operations Manager in determining project staffing needs and recommending personnel.
Directs client invoicing and effectively manages collections.


Your Capabilities and Credentials
Passion and experience in the interiors sector, specifically Workplace.
A proponent of excellence in design and execution
Strong networking and relationship building skills to lead to future opportunities.
Extensive project experience supports in the ability to win work during proposal response.
Capable of simultaneously supporting the Principal in Charge and the Design Principal on multiple projects.
Excellent understanding of accessibility codes, life-safety codes, building construction systems, means and methods, materials, and industry associated standards.
Proactively takes appropriate action without requiring continued direction or guidance.
Effectively manages multiple deadlines and priorities.
Team player with the client, entire project team, consultants, and contractor.
Must have good driving record and valid driver’s license.
Excellent negotiator and communicator.
Requires understanding of Microsoft Office Suite, Newforma; Prefer experience with Revit, AutoCAD, SketchUp.

Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree in Architecture or related field & Registered Architect or Interior Designer. Minimum of 7-8 years of experience in interiors project management with a strong background in the workplace sector. WELL, LEED Green Associate or LEED AP preferred.

Typical office environment working with computers and remaining sedentary 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.

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