About Us


Stuart Lerner

Chief Operating Officer, Stantec

Stu has more than 30 years of experience in transportation infrastructure engineering, and is an acknowledged leader not only within Stantec, but throughout the industry. A visionary, Stu keeps a watchful eye on the future of community infrastructure, promoting solutions that embrace sustainability, such as building to accommodate autonomous vehicles and the other game-changing innovations that will change the way our cities and towns live, work and play.

Stu formerly led Stantec’s Transportation business, including the Company’s transit, road, rail, bridge, and non-motorized transportation activities in North America.

Through his involvement in hundreds of projects, from planning through construction, delivered via design-build, public-private partnerships, and conventional design-bid-build, Stu has become an expert in managing complex projects to meet demanding project completion timelines.

A leader in the industry, Stu has served in multiple professional organizations, spoken at numerous professional events, and been published in several industry publications. He has a bachelor of civil engineering from Lehigh University and a master of science in civil engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology.