The Association of Consulting Engineering Companies – Canada (ACEC) is a not-for-profit organization that has been the voice of Canadian consulting engineering companies since 1925. ACEC operates through 10 provincial and 2 territorial member organizations, independent non-for-profits that advocate for its members.
Siobhan Robinson, a Project Engineer in the Water Supply & Treatment Sector with Kerr Wood Leidal, began volunteering with ACECBC almost a decade ago. Steadily she worked her way up to lead first the provincial Young Professionals committee then the national committee – the Young Professionals Network (YPN). She advocated for young professionals to have a voice at the Board table. As a result of her efforts, a formal voting Director position was established on the Board to be held by the current Chair of the YPN, enabling ongoing young professional participation at the Board level.
Consequently, Siobhan was named the 2022 co-winner of the Canadian Consulting Engineers (CCE) Allen D. Williams Scholarship award for her involvement and contributions. The award recognizes Siobhan for advancing the engineering industry and demonstrating leadership qualities.
“I believe that ACEC increases the sustainability of our industry by helping to both make it a great place to build a career and by encouraging pride in our important work. I will forever be grateful to ACEC for the relationships that I have forged and the opportunities I have been given to help set the strategic direction of the association and help make ACEC more relevant and valuable to young professionals – the future of our industry.” Siobhan shared.
The scholarship covers costs associated with attending the annual FIDIC conference and enrollment in the FIDIC Young Professionals Management Training Program (YPMTP).
We are proud to call Siobhan one of our own and look forward to her long and happy career with Kerr Wood Leidal.