April 5, 2019
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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!

The Yellowknife office has a vibrant and dynamic environment with excellent opportunities for professional growth. We are a multidiscipline team working across the North in multiple sectors for a variety of clients. Our projects vary in size ranging from small commercial developments to light industrial, government, community and private sector facilities.

Up here work-life balance truly exists. Whether you’re interested in an adventure filled with fishing, skiing, hiking and snowmobiling, or just looking to live in a beautiful, small urban centre, Yellowknife could be the place for you.

Build your career AND enjoy your life!

Your Opportunity

Your role as a senior contributor on our professional consulting services team is to work independently on large or small projects of high complexity, and as a leader of a team or project through all phases of a project lifecycle including many exciting (commercial, institutional, recreational, industrial, and health care) projects. You may lead the development of integrated proposals using your specialized knowledge of mechanical systems, means and methods, materials, and industry standards while leading and mentoring others and collaborating with team members to contribute to the final deliverables. Consideration will also be given to applicants in Whitehorse.


Your Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for small to large projects of various complexity in remote communities across the North.
  • Evaluate, select, specify, and engineer all mechanical engineered systems or products for a project.
  • Engage in the development of a design through sketches, digital models, diagrams, and other visual formats.
  • Utilize BIM technologies in the development of three dimensional models of a building’s mechanical systems and provide markups and guidance for junior engineers.
  • Prepare and revise documentation in various phases including site plans, floor plans, diagrams, and details.
  • Lead project coordination meetings with internal team members and/or external consultants, owner and contractor, sub-contractors, and vendors.
  • Participate in client project requirement meetings, value analysis, and basic cost estimating.
  • Lead the preparation and coordination of the project specifications with construction documents.
  • Conduct field reviews of projects during construction to verify conformance with construction documents and provide letters of professional assurance to the applicable authorities having jurisdiction.
  • Conduct quality assurance and quality control on own projects and projects of peers.
  • Assist in the development of new standards and specifications for the electrical group.
  • Develop project scope, budgets, and design approach for all sizes of projects.
  • Develop proposals for small to mid-size projects.
  • Oversee and manage multiple projects.

Your Capabilities and Credentials

  • Requisite knowledge and application of National Building Code and other applicable building and energy codes.
  • General understanding of all phases of project document production and the relationship between drawings and specifications.
  • Strong knowledge of mechanical systems, means and methods, materials, and industry standards.
  • Ability to check the work of others for accuracy and completeness and manage time to meet project budget and schedule.
  • Ability to participate and collaborate in project team setting and to engage in creative and critical thought.
  • Thorough understanding of engineering concepts and ability to effectively communicate ideas to others.
  • Experience in construction administration – conducting site field reviews; responding to contractor’s queries; reviewing shop drawings; preparing site instructions and contemplated change notices.
  • Willingness to travel.
  • Advanced oral and written communication skills.
  • Presentation and interview skills are preferred.
  • Project management experience is a definite asset
  • Requires understanding of Microsoft Office Suite, Revit, AutoCAD; Prefer experience with AGI 32, Visual Lighting Software.


Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Engineering & Licensed Professional Engineer eligible for registration with the Northwest Territories. Minimum of 8 years of experience. LEED Green Associate or LEED AP preferred.

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.

Company Info

The Stantec community unites approximately 22,000 employees working in over 400 locations across six continents. Our work—engineering, architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, surveying, environmental sciences, project management, and project economics, from initial project concept and planning through design, construction, and commissioning—begins at the intersection of community, creativity, and client relationships. With a long-term commitment to the people and places we serve, Stantec has the unique ability to connect to projects on a personal level and advance the quality of life in communities across the globe. Stantec trades on the TSX and the NYSE under the symbol STN. Visit us at or find us on social media.

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