Program & Project Management

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The best surprise? No surprises.

Escalating costs, schedule delays, and scope creep are just a few of the surprises your projects may encounter. Our job? Seamlessly integrating our business, technical, and project management experts into your team to help you achieve predictable and successful project outcomes. No surprises necessary.

Stantec’s Program Management group represents owners and provides independent project management solutions to public and private sector clients undertaking multi-project capital program or stand-alone, mega-capital projects. Our team specializes in strategy, planning, implementation, management, operational readiness, and control solutions in the aviation, buildings, energy and resources, transportation, and water markets.

Providing services consistent with Project Management Institute and Construction Management Association of America best practices, we recognize that true value is measured in delivering customized solutions that adapt to each client’s need. It’s critical that a well-managed process be established for delivery, whether that’s regulatory reporting, program governance, small business outreach and utilization support, or other unique services.

Every project comes with challenges. Our team’s creative, collaborative approach to planning and controls heads off most problems from the start and provides early warnings on the rest. We’re passionate about creating a sense of certainty from the outset—you can meet your objects with confidence, and without crisis. 

Predictable project outcome

Projects, when successfully delivered, can strengthen your organization and the communities you serve.

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We’ve all seen it, projects full of unforeseen challenges like escalating costs, schedule delays, claims or worse. But did you know, your project could be delivered… without surprises?

Through experience, we know that you need to focus on doing the “right” project. But equally important, is ensuring you’re doing the “right project right”. Projects aligned with your business objectives, following a robust plan, implemented with the right amount of control by the right team of professionals.  Trusted advisors with a blend of business, technical and project management expertise to help you achieve a more predictable project outcome.

Are you certain that your project is aligned with your business objectives? Have you spent the right amount of time and money planning your project and defining your scope? Do you know how to identify and manage your key project risks? And during implementation, will you get timely and predictive reporting so you can make fully informed decisions?

At Stantec, our Program and Project Management team partners with clients to address these challenges… and more.

We start by conducting a project health assessment , no matter what stage of development you’re in. Then we recommend the appropriate project strategy, planning, and implementation services to help you achieve a predictable project outcome.

With independent and objective project management advice from Stantec, our clients have completed thousands of major capital and operational readiness projects across a diverse range of sectors. What was our part in those successes?

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Marek Krynski of project engineering of the Courtice Water Pollution Control Plant shared:

“Integrating themselves with our project team, Stantec often acted as a bridge among the owner, consultants, and contractor, helping us resolve issues and keep the project moving forward.”

Also, judges from the Consulting Engineers of Alberta Showcase Awards said

“This project demonstrates how to manage complexity and achieve predictable results that meet or exceed expectations.”

And finally, Mary McNeil former president and ceo of the BC Cancer Centre said:

“Without a doubt in my mind, this project was a success because of Stantec’s project manager’s skills.’

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Let’s be honest - a successfully managed project is key to your long-term career success, not to mention the success of your organization and the communities it serves.  Delivering a complex project without surprises doesn’t mean there won’t be challenges - but Stantec’s project management approach can head-off most problems and provide early warnings if action is required on the rest, meaning you won’t have to manage under crisis. 

So take control with Stantec Program & Project Management. A partner who’s committed to your success - to helping you achieve more a predictable project outcome.

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We fully integrate into our client’s organization so we can deliver projects with trusted results
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200+
Specialists
$195
Billion
$35
Billion

Of owner project management services
Program and Project Management Specialists
Total value of programs managed
Currently managed project value
Expert Spotlight

David Haywood, Senior Vice President, Program Management Business Leader

Our industry is one of the noblest callings anyone can undertake—we get the privilege of changing the world for the better every day.
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Peter Brayford, Senior Principal, Program Management (Canada)

Do good work, build relationships, and the rest takes care of itself.
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Gavin Gilchrist, Vice President, Program Development

Stay curious and ask yourself why you are doing something—always look at things from the perspective of others.
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Josh Storey, Senior Principal, Program Management Lead, Buildings (US)

Every project has its share of challenges. I believe the true measure of leadership is displayed in how those challenges are resolved.
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Donna Rothwell, Senior Principal, Client Solutions

Capital and operational readiness advisors provide objective insight and facilitate solutions for successful project outcomes.
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Jeff Schulz, Vice President, Water Program Management

The most rewarding experience for me is working as an extension of our clients’ staff to help them achieve success for their programs.
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Melissa McDaniel, Principal, Program Controls Manager

My goal is to implement user friendly controls systems that track all of my clients' desired metrics.
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David  Haywood

Senior Vice President, Program Management Business Leader

Peter Brayford

Senior Principal, Program Management (Canada)

Gavin Gilchrist

Vice President, Program Development

Josh Storey

Senior Principal, Program Management Lead, Buildings (US)

Donna Rothwell

Senior Principal, Client Solutions

Jeff Schulz

Vice President, Water Program Management

Melissa McDaniel

Principal, Program Controls Manager

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