Plumbing & Fire Protection Project Engineer, Buildings

Job Description

Posted on: 
February 10, 2024

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 Project Engineer performs basic technical and project management duties under the supervision of a Senior Project Engineer or Project Manager. Understands and identifies project requirements and performs independent technical work on basic tasks within one’s own discipline. Provides guidance to Designers on completion of duties.


  • Develops advanced systems designs within own discipline with minimal supervision
  • Prepares project deliverables per the client’s intent and scope of work in Stantec 's proposal.
  • Follows Stantec’s quality management process; reviews project deliverables before submitting to QA/QC reviewer;
  • Provides QC review and approves small scale projects as requested by the technical authority.
  • Actively participates in the engineering/professional community to build personal knowledge and professional growth (e.g. attend meetings / seminars / conferences and/or write articles for trade magazines.)
  • Performs duties to assist or act as the project manager as follows:
  • Gives input or creates plans to complete tasks within the project timeline and budget, identifies required precursors from other disciplines in a timely fashion.
  • Fully understands and advises clients of Stantec’s service offerings.
  • Meets or exceeds utilization goals and adheres to project budget.
  • Identifies and reports potential roadblocks and competing client and co-worker priorities that may inhibit the ability to maintain the project scope, schedule, and budget.
  • Develops understanding of Stantec’s accounting and project management systems.

Job Requirements

Your Capabilities and Credentials

  • Possesses advanced knowledge of engineering practices within own discipline and basic knowledge of practices and principles of other disciplines.
  • Able to conceptualize basic building systems within own discipline in entirety including interactions with varied disparate components.
  • Possesses comprehensive knowledge of nomenclature, design techniques, materials, details, system components, construction techniques, related engineering systems, and building codes.
  • Able to read, analyze, and interpret technical documents, specifications, technical procedures, and government regulations.
  • Proficient in applicable software (i.e. CAD and Revit).
  • Strong communicator who effectively conveys scope and coordination items to clients, vendors, and co-workers.
  • Adept at writing comprehensive reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
  • Displays effective organization and time management skills with projects, reports and other duties; effectively manages multiple priorities and is punctual and dependable.

Education and Experience

  • Accredited engineering degree or equivalent experience required.
  • Minimum 4 years related industry experience preferred.
  • Registered professional engineer (PE) license or other professional certification based on area of expertise preferred.

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