Stantec System

Assistant Project Manager, Buildings

2 months ago(12/1/2017 2:32 PM)
Job ID
# of Openings Remaining
Experience (Years)
Program & Project Management

Your Opportunity

Stantec is seeking an Assistant Project Manager to be based in Philadelphia, PA.  Successful candidate will primarily support Buildings and Transportation projects.


Our Program & Project Management group pioneered independent project management in North America over 40 years ago, helping to define it as an over-arching profession distinct from architecture, engineering, and construction management. Exciting opportunities are available to join this passionate and talented group of professionals as we continue to set high standards for performance, innovation and service. This is a place where great ideas and rewarding careers call home. We help solve capital project challenges through the use of formal strategic and program/project management processes, enabled by project planning and management technology. Our professionals focus on managing program activities, expectations, and risk, while leading, supporting, and/or advising clients throughout all stages of the project life cycle. Our track record for success allows you to set the pace of your career.


We focus on the healthcare, higher education and other institutional clients.   We act on behalf of our clients assembling project teams and providing leadership to a successful completion – on-time and within budget. Client satisfaction, value and quality are essential aspects of our business model. Good is not good enough! 


We seek individuals with previous experience planning, designing, building and/or managing the development of facilities. Our approach to project management is proactive and entrepreneurial.  We believe that there is no substitute for strong leadership coupled with clear and concise communications. The development team must understand the Project’s mission as well as the expected deliverables and timeframes.  A comprehensive development work plan, which outlines all of the required activities, approvals and contingencies is necessary to insure success.  We support the Owner to challenge assumptions and make timely decisions in the context of a complete development plan that forecasts the opportunities as well as the pit-falls.  Longstanding relationships with our clients, our project teams, and regulatory agencies foster a level of trust and respect unmatched in the industry.

Your Duties

As an Assistant Project Manager (APM), you will report through a Project Director or Project Manager on one or various projects.  This will allow huge growth potential as you will be exposed to clients, design and construction team members, program and project management processes, and strong project leaders.  You will have the support and mentorship of our leadership and expert Programs and Project Management team.


You will need to be detail-oriented, organized, dependable, resourceful, and able to perform well under the pressure of deadlines.  This challenge requires ambition to broaden your education and an eagerness to gain the knowledge and tools to advance your career. As an APM, you will need to demonstrate professionalism in all forms of communication, attire, attendance, and work independently and as part of a team. This is an opportunity to excel in Stantec’s work environment, and to do so you will need to remain open to others' ideas and exhibit a willingness to expand your capabilities. 

Your responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Perform project management activities as assigned by and in support of Project Manager / Director;
  • Conducts budget and schedule management;
  • Participate in activities of Design Team consisting of the Architect, Engineers, Equipment Planner and other consultants;
  • Deliver day-to-day project tracking and communication with the client and project team;
  • Prepare and distribute meeting notes to the project team;
  • Provide direction to the Construction Team on behalf of the owner;
  • Develop, track, update, forecast and modify the project schedule and budget throughout all phases of the project;
  • Review and track all contracts, invoices, and payments to all contractors, consultants, and equipment vendors;
  • Support the preparation of Monthly Reports to Owner;
  • Assist in plan reviews and inspections with the Authorities Having Jurisdiction;
  • Participate in the negotiation of contracts of all parties to the project
  • Assist in move-in activities;
  • Review all invoices and change orders associated with the project;
  • Assist in resolving disputes and claims;
  • Reports to Project Manager / Project Director

Your Capabilities and Credentials

Minimum Qualifications:

  • New college graduates considered, requiring strong Co-op and/or Internship experience within Engineering, Architecture, and Construction firms
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture, Engineering, Construction Management or similar
  • Strong computer skills and literacy in scheduling, word processing, presentation and spreadsheet software;
  • Understanding of and ability to read plans and specifications;
  • General understanding of design and construction process and requirements;
  • Good interpersonal skills;
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Good organizational skills and problem solving abilities.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 1–3 years’ experience along a Junior / Associate Project Manager career track; may include Architecture, Engineering, or Construction Management background.

Submit your Resume for this job

Sorry the Share function is not working properly at this moment. Please refresh the page and try again later.
Share on your newsfeed

Connect With Us!

Not ready to apply or not sure if we currently have an open position that would be your perfect fit? You can still connect with us so we can keep you updated on opportunities that match your skills and experience.

Staffing and Recruitment Agencies
Stantec appreciates the interest from the staffing industry, however, unsolicited resumes submitted to Stantec or any Stantec employee without a current and valid staffing agency contract in place with Stantec will not be eligible for any search fees. At this time, Stantec is not welcoming any additional inquiries for agency partnerships.