Scarborough, ME Construction and power industry veteran William Birney has joined Stantec’s power practice as a senior principal and director of engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) projects. Birney will work across the U.S. and Canada to manage project risk, professional standards, and quality assurance of Stantec power’s growing EPC project portfolio.
Birney brings strategic business development experience to his role, with proven success growing top line sales in the power and heavy industrial sectors across the US east. Over the last four years with his previous employer, he helped to organically grow a significant footprint in the southeast with over 240 construction personnel working on numerous high-profile project sites.
“In his new role at Stantec, Bill will help us continue delivering exceptional quality, consistency, and innovation throughout our EPC work in the power industry,” says Dave Bernier, Stantec Vice President and Regional Business Leader for Power in North America. “His construction and large project experience will help us develop a ‘win strategy’ for EPC projects while mitigating potential risk and executing our work with the high level of quality that our clients expect. His detailed understanding of power plant systems, regulatory drivers, and contracting, as well as his extensive client network, will be great assets as we continue to penetrate the marketplace and expand our group across North America.”
As an accomplished practitioner with extensive market knowledge, Birney brings 29 years of experience in the power generation and heavy industrial sectors. Combined with his project management skills, Birney has found success in producing high margin results with a focus on operational agility and performance. His project experience includes hydropower, dams and levees, and wind power, as well as biomass, solar, and substations.
Birney is a graduate of Maine Maritime Academy with a B.A. in Power Engineering Technology. He also holds numerous certifications and licenses, engages in professional associations and community involvement, and has pursued continuing professional education and development.