(OTTAWA) October 28, 2021 – The Association of Consulting Engineering Companies-Canada (ACEC) is pleased to announce that the 2022 Allen D. Williams Scholarship has been awarded to Siobhan Robinson, M.A.Sc, P.Eng., of Kerr Wood Leidal. Ms. Robinson was announced as the scholarship co-winner during the Canadian Consulting Engineering Awards virtual celebration which took place Thursday evening.
A desire to improve the health and quality of life of the communities in which she works is what drove Siobhan to become an engineer. She is proud of her profession and loves telling her daughter about her work. As a project engineer with a focus on water supply and treatment at Kerr Wood Leidal, her technical and interpersonal skills are best evidenced by the high demand for her participation in projects by clients and internal project managers. She brings an abundance of innovation in her solutions, with refreshing new ways to solve both the hard technical problems and the soft communication components essential in engineering. Her successful management of projects of increasing size and complexity resulted in her rise within the firm at an early stage in her career. A talent in assessing the strengths and gaps within the corporate structure has allowed Siobhan to take a prominent role in the business development and project management of the firm’s Water and Supply and Treatment Sector group.
A desire to improve the experience of her colleagues is also a key motivator for Siobhan. Her natural interest in increasing morale, retention, and engagement drives her to improve the work environment at her firm. She encourages those around her to grow personally and professionally and seeks opportunities to positively affect others by engaging in education and outreach activities. A tireless volunteer in industry associations, she has served in a variety of capacities with ACEC-Canada, ACEC-BC, the BC Water and Waste Association, and Science World’s Scientists and Innovators in the Schools program.
Siobhan is recognized by her firm’s leadership as a dedicated consultant, a tireless and passionate volunteer and a leader who is committed to serving those who follow her into the profession. These qualities made her a standout candidate to the scholarship jury.
Siobhan’s dedication to the consulting engineering profession and her community are the reasons why she was selected as the recipient of the 2022 Allen D. Williams Scholarship.
The scholarship commemorates Allen D. Williams, past ACEC Chair and founder of Williams Engineering Inc. It provides the recipient with funding to cover registration, airfare and accommodations to attend the annual conference of the International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC).