• US Federal Government Programs and Compliance Leader

    Stantec Laurel, MD 20726

    Job #1907590213

  • US Federal Government Programs and Compliance Leader - ( 2100025X )


    Grow with the best. Join a smart, creative, and inspired team that accomplishes operational excellence. Bringing together individuals with diverse backgrounds, talents, and expertise, our 22,000 team members in over 350 locations worldwide are vital to making our company stronger.

    At Stantec we build communities. Our US Federal clients secure and enhance our communities. Together we live, work, and raise our families in these local, national, and international communities. We are active within the communities we serve and seek those who serve our communities, especially veterans. We place special emphasis on those who have served our nation, because they uniquely understand the effort required to help communities prosper.

    Your Opportunity

    Stantec is looking for a US Federal Government Programs practice and compliance leader to join our Federal Programs leadership team and support our continued growth with our US federal client accounts coordinating with all service lines and business markets for Stantec. Stantec markets include Infrastructure, Environmental Services, Water, Energy and Resources, and Buildings. The position will lead and manage our team responsible for the administration and support services to our US Federal programs and contracts to ensure compliance with Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), Cost Accounting Standards (CAS), and other applicable federal regulations.

    The services include prime contracts management, financial management and accounting support and reporting, maintaining federal business system compliance (e.g., procurement, estimating/pricing, accounting, government property, etc.), federal compliance and audit support, federal rate structure, cost accounting, disclosure statements, and cybersecurity/CMMC requirements and compliance.

    This role can be located in a variety of locations.

    Your Key Responsibilities

    The US Federal Government Programs and Compliance Leader will lead and manage the team responsible for ensuring compliance with US Federal Government contracting regulations, including but not limited to FAR, DFAR's, and CAS. Further details of these responsibilities:

    • Collaborate with the applicable business line leadership and account managers, as well as other functional service teams (finance, legal, HR and IT) to lead and support cross business line collaboration and overall compliance with Stantec's US Government approved business systems.

    • Develop and lead an inspired and motivated team.

    • Lead regular communications and team meetings with federal, regional, and business unit leaders and marketing and business development.

    • Create communications, reports and analysis to support Stantec executive business and operational leadership on key issues and support required from the company.

    • Manage overall performance, policies and procedures, and compliance of Stantec's federal contracting system and processes:

      • Accounting System and CAS Compliance
      • Overhead Rate Structure, Rate Development and Compliance, including Forward Pricing Rate and Incurred Cost proposals preparation
      • Timekeeping
      • Estimating and Pricing
      • Procurement
      • Overall FAR Contract clause compliance
      • Firm Registration for Federal Work
      • Service Contract Act and Contractor Manpower Reporting
      • Small Business Program and Reporting
      • CMMC Compliance, accreditation, an reporting
      • Government Property management.
    • Hands on participation in cost and pricing negotiations with clients and direct support of information requests and audits by our government clients including DCMA and DCAA.

    • Financial management, budgeting, forecasting, and reporting federal operational performance and overall management of internal operating budgets. Assist in annual business planning process and forecasting.

    • Implements industry best-practices and processes while balancing internal constraints.

    • Identify, develop, and implement key metrics to drive higher levels of performance.

    • Track and report on JV and LLCs Governance, JV financial statements, and corporate reporting requirements.

    • Track changes in regulations and laws that impact the federal business including contract and acquisition law, small business participation, etc.


    Your Capabilities and Credentials

    • Proficient in understanding and the application of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), Department of Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS) and agency supplements thereto. Working knowledge of Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), Organizational Conflict of Interest, International Traffic in Arms (ITAR), and applicable export/import laws and regulations.

    • Demonstrated success in managing a large AEC companies' business management systems, practices, and team.

    • A results-driven leader with demonstrated capabilities to positively motivate staff to maximize results and continually improve to achieve stronger organizational results.

    • Strong interpersonal skills, emotional intelligence, and team building skills allow you to successfully lead and develop a diverse, multidisciplinary workforce.

    • Excellent communication skills (written, verbal and presentation), with a demonstrated ability to influence and build effective relationships built on trust and open communication.

    • Influences client success through acting as a seasoned advisor, willing to provide consultation on complex issues, discuss opportunities and threats and offer innovative solutions.

    • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment, prioritize accordingly and manage resources effectively.

    • An appreciation for the level of quality our clients expect.

    • An entrepreneurial orientation with a strong understanding of the business systems and government approvals we operate within.

    • Ability to embrace, initiate, facilitate and lead change in a dynamic and complex environment.

    • Experience operating within a collaborative environment of highly skilled professionals including internal networking across a large enterprise as well as demonstrated experience building and developing successful relationships.

    • Ability to utilize Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

    Education and Experience

    • Minimum Bachelor's degree in business, finance, or a related area from an accredited institution.

    • Minimum of fifteen (15) years of related work experience including federal business management, contracting, CAS and FAR compliance, procurement, pricing, and financial reporting.

    • Registered professional or accredited in contract management, federal compliance, etc., is a plus.

    • Position will primarily work in an office setting.

    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.

    Primary Location : United States-Illinois-Chicago

    Other Locations : United States-California-Sacramento, United States-Florida-Tampa, United States-North Carolina-Raleigh, United States-Maryland-Laurel, United States-Texas-Austin, United States-Texas-Houston, United States-California-Irvine, United States-Kentucky-Lexington, United States-Arizona-Chandler

    Job : Regulatory Affairs and Compliance

    Organization : BC-1885 Federal Program-US

    Employee Status : Regular

    Job Level : Manager

    Travel : Yes, 10 % of the Time

    Schedule : Full-time

    Job Posting : Sep 3, 2021, 12:41:03 PM

    Req ID: 2100025X

    Vaccine Policy: Beginning December 8, 2021, Stantec requires North America employees in many positions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 except those for whom a reasonable accommodation has been granted because a medical reason or a sincerely held religious belief, as required by law.

    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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