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Meet Stantec

Stantec provides professional consulting services in planning, engineering, architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, environmental sciences, project management, and project economics for infrastructure and facilities projects.  

Stantec’s Greater Victoria clients range in size and diversity: from CFB Esquimalt, Island Health, Seaspan, BC Hydro, Victoria Airport Authority, Greater Victoria Harbour Authority, Capital Regional District, City of Victoria; to Vancouver Island municipalities, small independent local businesses and private individuals.

For this edition’s profile, we interviewed Dave Duncan, Vancouver Island Office Leader and B.C. Regional Leader. 

How would you describe Stantec?

We support public and private sector clients in a diverse range of markets at every stage, from the initial conceptualization and financial feasibility study to project completion and beyond.

The global Stantec community collaborates across disciplines and industries to make buildings, infrastructure, and energy and resource projects happen—there isn’t a consulting problem we can’t solve.

How would you describe Greater Victoria’s consultancy sector?

Consulting in Greater Victoria is very competitive, with very knowledgeable consultants. We work well with other consultancies, partnering where we can on opportunities that provide the best value to the client.   

What is one of the best parts about doing business in Greater Victoria?

People live in Greater Victoria because they want to be here, which becomes a strategic advantage for Stantec. Some very experienced professionals with unique and specialized skills live in Victoria, which provides Stantec will recruitment opportunities, supporting our growth and diversity.

What is the best thing Stantec is doing for Greater Victoria?

Large organizations like Stantec bring with them ethics standards, structure and stability, a wealth of resources, and people with wide and deep expertise. Their trusted global reputation also helps attract and retain skilled professionals to the region. 

Did you know? Stantec has permanent offices in over 150 locations across North America. The firm presently employs over 15,000 professional and technical staff.

What is it like working at Stantec?

The people here at Stantec are innovative, energetic and passionate about what they do. We do go great work on thought-provoking and challenging projects—the type of work we do draws the best. We are continually challenged to push the envelope, supported and mentored through strong leadership and industry-leading professionals. We are continually learning—no two jobs are the same.

Our employees are the strength and future of Stantec, and we take care of them. We have well-developed programs to support our employees, ranging from on-the-job training to research and development grants. The more skilled and experienced our people are, the better and bigger our projects. The better and bigger our projects, the more skilled and experienced our people become. 

Did you know? Stantec has three Vancouver Island offices: Victoria, Sidney and Saanichton, with over 175 staff.

What is Stantec proudest of?   

We are a large company, and we are very proud of our nearly 40 years in the region. We have helped build Greater Victoria, with projects that include:

  • The CRD’s 17-kilometer cycling and pedestrian trail, a multi-year and phased project constructed largely within the E&N rail corridor, which is already attracting over 200,000 visitors annually.
  • The 850-metre pedestrian passage along the Ogden Point Breakwater for the Greater Victoria Harbour Authority.
  • Renovation of Crystal Garden, built in 1924, which required renovation of 4,392 square meters to allow Crystal Gardens to function as a banquet facility and trade show centre.


The Future  

Greater Victoria and Vancouver Island is growing, with billions of dollars in construction expected over the coming years. During times of such growth, business owners and leaders want the peace of mind that comes with demonstrated experience, a trusted reputation, industry credentials, and local knowledge. It only makes sense that a company like Stantec sees growth in its future as well.


For more information about Stantec check out their Chamber Directory Listing or their website.


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