You have experience with other firms as a Project Manager. What’s different about Stantec?
With the resources we have available, it’s a lot more feasible to get projects done at Stantec. The key thing about Stantec is we are the right size. That’s our winning feature. We have a very positive culture built on mutual respect. Everyone has a stake in the success of the project. When everyone has a seat at the table, they are all accountable for the project’s success. It is so much easier to experience success when everyone is contributing, and is recognized for their contributions.
What makes you excited about coming to work every day?
This is always what I wanted to do. Problem solving and design, they’re in my DNA. And for the first time in my 14-year career, everything I need to be successful is there. I’ve always known to be successful you have to have the people and processes combined to build the right product, and I finally have it at my fingertips. Now, my standard as far as employers go has been set very high – and that’s awesome.
What would you say to someone thinking about joining Stantec?
Need a challenge? It’s here. We work on very high profile, complex projects that push you to show what you’ve got to bring to the table. If you are creative and know your stuff, you will get the respect and support of your colleagues and leaders. The culture and environment is worth its weight in gold. It’s going to be challenging, but you have what you need to accomplish amazing things.