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Management Consulting Economics Lead at Stantec Inc.

Management Consulting Economics Lead

Stantec Inc. Plano, TX (Onsite) Full-Time
Management Consulting Economics Lead - ( 220003QW )


Many of the world's top engineers and scientists come together in our Water business because they view a community's interaction with water a bit differently-as a single holistic system, rather than unconnected networks divided by jurisdictional boundaries. Working throughout the hydrologic cycle, we are delivering sustainable solutions to make sure water is where it should be and available when needed. Our experts guide our work with scientific rigor, an innovative spirit, and a vision for growth. Every day, we help communities improve, reuse, and protect this precious resource for future generations. By 2025 we're hiring 2,000 people (like you) to join our team. Grow with us, H2O+U.

Your Opportunity:

Management and Technology Consulting (MTC) is Stantec's industry leading management consulting team, recognized in providing asset and organizational performance, financial, economic, funding, planning, as well as business and operational technology consulting services to communities and utilities across North America. We partner with our clients to tackle complex problems and design fit-for-purpose solutions that address their unique needs. Our team is comprised of experts in their fields that guide our work with analytical 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 ensuring sustainable quality of life services in communities of all shapes and sizes that best balance their needs. The MTC team is also responsible for the business development and delivery of innovative solutions and consulting services embedded in broader engineering/infrastructure projects as well as stand-alone projects. We are seeking a candidate to provide thought leadership, delivery of strategic projects, and to drive growth of our economics, fiscal impact, and strategic planning service offerings across multiple industries.

Your Key Responsibilities:

* This position is an external client facing and leadership position with our Management Consulting Team to lead our economic services practice.

* As a Principal and economic service practice lead within the MTC Team, you will be responsible for the delivery of consulting services to local governments and other agencies in North America.

* The successful candidate will:
* Develop quantitative models and work products, with no oversight, to support client business challenges across multiple industries for a variety of highly complex issues; as well as direct and train junior staff in these areas.
* Serve as a primary member of multiple teams at client meetings, including interactive use of analytical tools and facilitating workshops; as well as direct and train junior staff in these areas.
* Work dynamically with project teams to identify best-fit solutions to complex business, strategic, infrastructure, and operational issues, that involve elevated risk.
* Lead or advise the project team in interactive meetings with our clients to identify and analyze issues affecting their organizations and key stakeholders.
* Maintain and grow client relationships and lead business development efforts in responding to client requests, RFQs, and RFPs.
* Serve as an independent reviewer of analysis prepared by peers or junior staff to ensure technical accuracy and appropriateness of methods and tools being utilized as well as solutions being evaluated.
* In some cases, serve as the project manager for client engagements, ensuring delivery of high-quality services on time and within budget.
* Meet performance goals and objectives as assigned, with respect to client-specific demands, stated delivery milestones, quality standards, project management framework, mentoring of junior staff, and all required training activities.
* Support business development for the MTC team and support business development in other geographies. Lead business development strategies/activities for economic and related services.
* Engage with clients and potential clients to understand their needs and problems and apply MTC solutions, solution history, and personal solution history to help Stantec grow.
* Lead the delivery of strategic economic, fiscal impact, business case, triple bottom line, and research projects, ensuring delivery of high-quality services on time and within budget.
* Work closely with regional leadership to identify and create/incubate opportunities for economic offerings across each region and across multiple business lines.
* Recruit, mentor, train, develop, and deploy technical talent. Working dynamically with project teams to identify best-fit solutions to business, strategic, infrastructure, and operational issues, that involve elevated risk/complexity.
* Engage in the strategic planning of the MTC team, focused on expanding economic analysis services, and new service offerings.
* Maintain and grow client relationships and lead responses to client requests, RFQs, and RFPs.
* Maintain and leverage knowledge of water industry, financial planning, local government, regulations, and economic trends.


Your Capabilities and Credentials:

* Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

* Experience working with, acquiring, and analyzing large data sets and performing large research studies.

* Working knowledge of and interest in local government services is required.

* Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, including quantitative modeling and analysis required.

* Proficiency with PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Adobe Acrobat Pro and other business systems required.

* Experience with additional data analysis tools is a plus, including but not limited to Access, Power BI/Tableau, GIS, SQL, Python, R, etc.

* Excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills.

* Capable of presenting/sharing analyses in an interactive work setting while being able to make adjustments in a live setting.

* Self-starter capable of efficiently and proactively working independently as well as with a geographically dispersed team on multiple projects simultaneously.

* Strong sense of Team. Always willing to step in and take on additional responsibility for the good of the entire Team.

* Strong attention to details as deliverables are open to public review and scrutiny.

* Willing to travel as needed. Travel may be up to 20%.

Traits and Attributes of Top Performers:

* Advisory business development: Successful candidates will take the initiative to research and approach new clients and markets to drive growth. They will actively participate in and support sales and account management processes for existing and new clients.

* Intellectual curiosity : Top performers are driven to ask why things work or don't work currently and how we might address this-even if, or especially if, this thinking falls outside of conventional wisdom. We need bold thinkers willing to challenge assumptions and develop new solutions.

* Lifelong learners : This field provides ample opportunities to develop new skills and tools, and to combine left and right brain thinking to combine math, modeling, and an understanding of public perception to solve complex problems. There are little to no "routine" answers. The most successful candidates have a genuine desire to continually learn to solve our clients' problems and improve the communities we serve.

* Analytical problem solvers : Top performers understand (or are capable of quickly learning) how different factors, variables, and policies result in corresponding financial impacts. They understand how to make appropriate simplifying assumptions and how to model complex systems accurately.

* Collaboration and co-creation : Successful candidates will have the ability to work effectively with individuals of diverse cultures, disciplines and abilities in a cooperative and generative manner, to achieve a common goal.

* Creativity and adaptability : Top performers will have the ability to think about a task or a problem in a new or different way, to create strategies for disruption, breakthrough, and transformation.

* Strategic and systematic thinking : Top performers will be able to synthesize different sides of an issue by examining a range of options and outcomes, considering the interconnectedness of elements as parts of a whole system, and building intellectual frameworks to guide decisions, solve problems, support innovation, and inform analysis and action.

* Entrepreneurial mindset : Strong candidates will both seek and thrive on all opportunities and risks; Top performers will leverage tenacity and optimism to innovate, effect change, break orthodoxies and create new value for clients.

* Sincere desire to please our clients : Top performers seem to have an innate drive, beyond personal gain, for ensuring that our clients are pleased with our performance and our deliverables, and they realize that providing rigorous, error-free, and unbiased advisory services is a critical step in ensuring the client's long-term sustainability. Top performers draw on this deeper motivation, as it takes time and effort to drive change with our clients.

Education and Experience:

* Bachelor's Degree in business, mathematics, finance, economics, statistics, data science, planning, or related fields are required. Master's Degree is a plus.

* 15 years total post-undergraduate working experience in municipal management consulting, economics, cost-benefit analysis, research/policy, or feasibility/impact analysis and/or working for public agencies in these areas.
* Knowledge of and experience with regional input/output modeling, triple bottom line and cost-benefit analysis, economic feasibility/impact studies.
* Direct work experience/history with institutions or local government agencies in economic/fiscal impact initiatives and cost benefit studies.
* Elements of project management experience, including preparing and managing project scope, schedule, team activities, communication, and deliverables.
* Experience leading and managing complex projects simultaneously.

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-Washington-Seattle

Other Locations : United States-Texas-Plano, United States-California-Sacramento, United States-Florida-Tampa, United States-Washington-Bellevue, United States-Colorado-Denver

Organization : BC-2248 Water-US Management

Employee Status : Regular

Job Level : Manager

Travel : Yes, 20 % of the Time

Schedule : Full-time

Job Posting : Oct 31, 2022, 4:42:41 PM

Req ID: 220003QW

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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