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Principal-in-Charge - Healthcare Mechanical Engineering

Salary: $103,915 per year - estimated ?
Location: Dolan, KY
Company: Stantec Inc.
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Principal-in-Charge - Healthcare Mechanical Engineering - ( 2300000A )


The buildings that make up the landscape of our daily lives seem like permanent fixtures, fastened to a time and place. But what if that didn't have to be true? What if our built environment - where we live, learn, play, and conduct business - carried us forward instead?

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

The principal brings deep healthcare mechanical engineering experience and relationships in the A/E industry to contribute to the overall strategic and tactical leadership of the Stantec mechanical engineering discipline, building and leading the healthcare mechanical engineering practice in the Sacramento area. This position will lead strategic projects, be client facing, responsible for team growth, staff development and business development, contribute to project delivery standards and work processes, provide quality control, workload forecasting, financial performance accountability and collaboration with other disciplines. The principal contributes to differentiating Stantec from other competing firms and positions Stantec as innovators in the industry.

Your Key Responsibilities

Business Development/Marketing - approximately 20% of time

  • Be the primary contributor to building Stantec's Mechanical Engineering practice in the Sacramento and/or Northern California Area.

  • Interface regularly with additional architectural, mechanical engineering and electrical engineering leaders in Northern California to thrive and contribute within the California integrated design practice

  • Develop strategic and tactical business development and marketing plans for the healthcare mechanical engineering practice and align with Business Center and regional Buildings group goals and strategies and brand position priorities.

  • Sustain and grow top line revenue helping to achieve growth objectives in the Sacramento Area/Northern California and work collaboratively with the Regional Business Leader, Business Center Practice Leaders, and other Mechanical Engineering leaders in US West to achieve key operational performance metrics.

  • Develop and maintain industry relationships and visibility with current and prospective clients, sub-consultants, and partner firms in the local and regional A/E industry.

  • Assist with the development of the annual business plan and budget for the business center and working with the leadership team to achieve key performance indicators.

  • Develop presentation materials and present to clients and at strategic industry events.

  • Represent the firm through published articles, public speaking engagements and attendance at industry and community events, meetings, and conferences.

  • Develop project proposals.

  • Assist the marketing department with the development of mechanical engineering marketing materials and content.

People and Practice Management - approximately 20% of time

  • Hire and lead a team consisting of HVAC and Plumbing project managers, designers, and CAD/Revit production staff.

  • In conjunction with other stakeholders, identify and forecast staff needs and assignments based on current and projected workload and SME requirements.

  • Hold project team members accountable for technical excellence, delivery standards, and best practices.

  • Responsible for managing the financial performance, quality control processes, and project delivery for Mechanical Engineering projects.

  • Ensure compliance with best practices, including Stantec PM Frameworks Project Involvement.

Project Design and Delivery - approximately 50% of time

  • Work with PM's and SMEs on key projects to develop and deliver client drawings, specifications, presentations, reports, and other deliverables.

  • Successfully manage projects of significant scope, complexity, and revenue budget.

  • Apply buildings engineering and project management knowledge while leading cross-functional resources to meet project requirements within established timeframes and budgets.

  • Meet technical, contractual, schedule, budgetary and client service objectives for projects.

  • Apply strong engineering skills, experience and knowledge to the design and oversight of the design for building projects.

  • Manage and plan the production resources and workflow to produce the design documentation, drawings, and calculations required for engineering projects.

  • Act as a QC reviewer on Mechanical Engineering projects.

Technical Leadership - approximately 10% of time

  • Maintain awareness of operational, technical, or regulatory changes within Mechanical Engineering and AEC overall, disseminate such knowledge to staff and firm, and integrate into existing processes and standards.

  • Maintain and update Mechanical Engineering specifications, technical documentation, and standards in collaboration with other Sr. Mechanical technical resources in Stantec.

  • Oversee Mechanical Engineering Design delivery process and best practices and coordinate with other disciplines.

  • Provide oversight for Mechanical Engineering staff education and certification process & balance firm, studio and staff needs.

  • Learning/Maintaining and Expanding Technical and Managerial Skills:

  • Maintain current knowledge of technologies and trends impacting Stantec's core service offerings and markets and continually strengthens skills.


Your Capabilities and Credentials

  • Outstanding client service skills with ability to lead practice members in consistently delivering an exceptional standard of service to every client.

  • Strong managerial skills with ability to hire, engage, develop, and retain top-tier talent.

  • Strong business acumen with ability to identify, develop and map strategy, prepare, interpret, and manage budgets, and analyze business results.

  • Business development skills with ability to identify and develop prospects, nurture key relationships, cross-sell services, negotiate, and engage business.

  • Comprehensive understanding of building project components, project management and delivery systems; ability to continuously evaluate and refine processes to increase efficiency and client satisfaction.

  • Ability to manage clients, projects, fee, scope, and teams to achieve budget, schedule and deliverable objectives while meeting key stakeholder critical success factors.

  • Familiarity with, and ability to produce, project-related documents and documentation standards required of a Project Manager.

  • Ability to integrate design elements with other disciplines to deliver a coordinated design.

  • Strong knowledge of applicable codes and standards.

  • A commanding knowledge of technical issues supporting delivered design services.

  • Deep technical understanding and working knowledge of buildings systems, including HVAC and Plumbing.

  • Strong knowledge of healthcare, higher education, military and/or life science communities including architects, engineers, contractors, and facilities, both stakeholders and key decision-makers.

  • Deep understanding of and ability to apply sustainable design principles within projects.

  • Outstanding consulting skills with ability to present a credible, engaging image in keeping with Stantec's high service standards.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and polished presentation and public speaking skills.

  • Fundamental understanding of NFPA 99, ASHRAE 170, and the FGI Guidelines as they specifically apply to hospitals, ambulatory surgical centers, and medical office buildings.

  • Deep knowledge of healthcare plumbing and medical gas systems.

  • Experience to identify and manage items of risk that may occur on projects.

  • Ability to identify and manage potential unanticipated scope.

  • Passion to integrate design elements with other disciplines to deliver a coordinated design.

  • Dedication to apply sustainable design principles within projects while maintaining the process driven requirements of healthcare facilities.

  • Successful history of collaboration with contractors in various construction delivery processes such as Design assist, Design-Build, and IPD.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelors' degree in Mechanical Engineering plus 15 years related professional experience.

  • California Professional Engineering License required

  • 10 years of HCAI (formerly OSHPD) experience preferred.

  • Professional Engineering license required. Project Management Professional certification a plus.

  • LEED AP Credential required.

  • Obtained ASHRAE Healthcare Facility Design Professional (HFDP) certification.

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.

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. #DesignYourPlace

Primary Location : United States-California-Sacramento

Other Locations : United States-Nevada-Las Vegas, United States-Arizona-Chandler

Organization : BC-2045 Buildings-US Pacific

Employee Status : Regular

Job Level : Manager

Travel : Yes, 10 % of the Time

Schedule : Full-time

Job Posting : Jan 17, 2023, 10:25:34 AM

Req ID: 2300000A

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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