Stantec promotes Dave Sauve to head of transportation, North America

06 April 2023 2 min. read
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Stantec, an Edmonton-headquartered design and engineering consultancy, has promoted Dave Sauve to leader of the transportation business line in North America. He is based in Toronto.

Sauve, who has been at the company since 2004, succeeds Brian Norris, who held the role for over three years. Norris moves on to serve as head of the program and construction management business, which expects to see further growth amid heightened infrastructure investment in the US and Canada.

In his new role, Sauve will oversee the transportation practice’s financial performance, talent attraction and development, resource management, client relationships, and project delivery. The transportation practice has more than 2,500 employees and is the largest practice in the infrastructure segment, which represents 29% of Stantec’s business. The infrastructure segment grew revenue by 27% in 2022 to reach $1.3 billion.

Sauve was most recently leader of infrastructure innovation and major projects, focusing on digital solutions and innovation development programs. He oversaw the development of infrastructure software and digital products, including in smart mobility and urban mobility.

Stantec promotes Dave Sauve to head of transportation, North America

Sauve is a professional civil engineer and urban planner with broad experience in leadership, governance, and delivery of P3 and alternative project delivery infrastructure projects.

Prior to joining Stantec nearly 20 years ago as a civil engineer, Sauve was a senior real estate consultant at Sypher Strategic Advisors and a real estate analyst at JLL. He has an MBA from York University, a master’s degree in urban planning from Queen’s University, and bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Queen’s University.

“Dave is passionate about leading and inspiring teams to deliver strong top and bottom-line results. He has demonstrated success across our four pillars of people, excellence, growth, and innovation,” said Susan Walter, EVP for infrastructure at Stantec. “I am confident that Dave will bring the thoughtful and strategic approach needed to achieve our goals in Transportation, creating success and opportunity for our teams.”

Stantec provides design and engineering services across buildings, environment, transportation, water, energy, mining and metals, community development, and the federal sector. The firm has 26,000 people globally and saw revenue growth of 22.6% to reach $4.5 billion in 2022.