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Stantec Welcomes Seasoned Leader in Water and Wastewater Treatment

Parul Dubey on November 28, 2018 - in News, People

Fairfax, VA , NYSE, TSX: STN- In response to continued growth in the Mid-Atlantic region, Stantec’s Water practice welcomes a strategic hire to its Fairfax, Virginia office. Nicolle Boulay joins Stantec as Sector Leader for Water in Virginia, bringing nearly 20 years of experience in water and wastewater treatment plant planning, design, and construction across the Washington, DC metro area.


Focused on increasing the group’s growth and performance in the region, Boulay will leverage her in-depth understanding of water and wastewater treatment practices with her results-oriented and collaborative approach to deliver project excellence – from the design phase to implementation.


“We’re thrilled to have Nicolle join us as the newest member of our leadership team,” said Matt Travers, Stantec’s Regional Business Leader for Water in the Northeast. “Her experience and knowledge in water treatment — leading some of the most impactful projects in the region — make her a particularly valuable asset to us and will further reinforce Stantec as a leader in the industry.”


During her career, Boulay has established a proficiency as a leader, manager, and process engineer for large-scale water and wastewater treatment plant design and construction projects. Prior to her role at Stantec, Boulay served as Program Manager for Loudoun Water’s Potomac Water Supply Program, a $400 million water supply and treatment program serving the utility’s Central Water Supply System. In previous positions, she has supported the design and construction of such advanced facilities as the Lake Gaston Water Treatment Plant, a greenfield ultrafiltration membrane facility in Chesapeake, Virginia, as well as delivering unique solutions for clients navigating water treatment challenges, including her work enabling EPA compliance for the Washington Aqueduct during the lead crisis in 2004.


She received her bachelor of science degree in civil engineering from Bucknell University and her master of science in environmental engineering from Virginia Tech. Highly active in the industry, Boulay has been involved in the Water Environment Federation and the American Water Works Association, serving as committee chair for several committees and holding board level positions. This past August she was awarded the George Warren Fuller Award by the Chesapeake Section of AWWA, recognizing distinguished service to the field. Boulay is also an accomplished industry expert, having been published in leading industry publications and presenting at conferences across the country. 


Stantec is a global leader in the water industry as ranked by Engineering News-Record. The firm’s experience includes over 900 treatment plants, from some of the most complex facilities in the world to those supporting small, remote communities. With experts around the world focusing on innovative, fit-for-purpose solutions, the Stantec team offers expertise in such areas as advanced treatment process and technology, automation/information management, biosolids management, nutrient management and recovery, odor control, and water reclamation and reuse. Locally, the firm is currently the primary project designer, as part of a design-build team with PC Construction and Hazen and Sawyer, for the first phase of Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission’s $250 million Piscataway Water Resource Recovery Facility Bio-Energy Project in Prince George’s County, Maryland.


About Stantec


Communities are fundamental. Whether around the corner or across the globe, they provide a foundation, a sense of place and of belonging. That’s why at Stantec, we always design with community in mind.


We care about the communities we serve—because they’re our communities too. This allows us to assess what’s needed and connect our expertise, to appreciate nuances and envision what’s never been considered, to bring together diverse perspectives so we can collaborate toward a shared success.


We’re designers, engineers, scientists, and project managers, innovating together at the intersection of community, creativity, and client relationships. Balancing these priorities results in projects that advance the quality of life in communities across the globe.


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