Stantec System

Business Center Managing Leader

US-TX-Dallas | US-TX-Houston | US-TX-Austin | US-TX-San Antonio
1 week ago
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Water and Wastewater Engineering

Your Opportunity

Our Water sector, which brings together many of the world’s top engineers and scientists, sees water a bit differently—as a single holistic system rather than as unconnected networks divided by jurisdictional boundaries. We use this perspective to help communities tap into water’s potential. Throughout the life cycle of capture, use, reuse, and discharge, our team optimizes every facet of a water system. Whether a project calls for planners, designers, construction managers, or facility operators, we have the right experts to provide creative, yet practical, water solutions. Through our cost-effective strategies, we’re helping communities increase their water efficiency and protect their water resources for future generations. Join our team as we create new ways to tap into water’s vast potential.

Your Duties


Stantec is looking for a Business Center Managing Leader (BCML) for our Water Business Line in the South Central US Region. Our Water team provides comprehensive planning, design, engineering, and construction observation services for all phases of water projects. Join our team and help us as we assist communities deal with the challenges of having either too much water or not enough! 



An opportunity exists for a highly-motivated individual to become the BCML for the Water Business Center (BC) within the Texas South Central Region. The BCML is responsible and accountable for the BC’s operations/financial management and providing support to the Business Center Sector Leader (BCSL) and Business Center Discipline Leader (BCDL) regarding delivery of professional services throughout the state of Texas. The BCML implements effective business strategies and motivates other Team Leaders and Project Managers within the BC to deliver on targeted objectives. The BCML is expected to maintain contact with key clients by taking part in business development activities, contributing to proposals and projects, reviewing client agreements, etc. The BCML reports directly to the Regional Leader (RL) and personal utilization targets for the BCML will be set in consultation with the RL. It is preferred that this person be based out of the Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, or Austin office.


The specific roles and responsibilities of this opportunity are: 

  • Overall fiscal and operational responsibility/performance for the group.
  • Manage recruiting and staff training within the BC.
  • Identify and actively manage business development and enhancement opportunities.
  • Participate in/lead proposal preparation /consultation.
  • Implement /manage continuous improvement of systems and technology.
  • Lead by example, encourage innovation, and provide opportunity.
  • Maintain client engagement while upholding personal utilization targets.
  • Establish /maintain Stantec's position as one of the top three professional services firms in the region for Water. 
  • Prepare an annual BC strategic business plan outlining the vision, focus, and priorities for implementation, and to set specific goals for performance and/or growth for the BC, as well as prepare the annual budget. 
  • Ensure that Health and Safety key performance indicators are achieved and take the lead on developing a Health and Safety culture within the BC.  
  • Ensure the delivery of the BC’s employee compensation, career development and performance reviews, and bonus allocation processes in conjunction with the other BC leaders.  
  • Ensure compliance with Stantec's policies, practices, and procedures by all staff within the BC.

The BCML leads and manages the BC and attracts and retains key leaders and staff. The BCML employs efficient resource management, manages operations, ensures the effective delivery of professional services, and drives financial performance. The BCML sustains and grows the net revenue, gross margin, and operating income for all Water services in the region, while collaborating with other Stantec leadership within Texas and across North America.

Your Capabilities and Credentials

The ideal candidate will possess strong operational /financial management, project management, leadership, team building, people management and communication skills and will be a results-oriented individual.  The preferred candidate will have at least 15 years of professional experience and have a thorough understanding of the Water market in Texas. You have a desire to succeed, are enthusiastic, and possess the highest degree of integrity.




  • 15 years of experience with water infrastructure project planning or design preferred
  • 10 years management experience with profit and loss responsibility preferred
  • Engineering degree and TX PE license
  • Relationships with major Texas water agencies (preferably throughout the state, and specifically in the Dallas / Fort Worth area)
  • Strong professional references
  • Proven / verifiable leadership skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Successful track record leading operations, developing clients and delivering projects in the water infrastructure market

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