(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 Lindsay Bolton, P.Eng., of CBCL Group. Ms. Bolton was announced as the scholarship co-winner during the Canadian Consulting Engineering Awards virtual celebration which took place Thursday evening.
Intelligent, confident, inquisitive and a highly capable young engineer are some of the qualities used to describe Lindsay by her nominators. Viewed by the leadership at CBCL Group as an employee who consistently outperforms expectations, she rose from junior engineer to the firm’s Lead for Water Resources and Climate change. She headed CBCL’s response to a five-year - nationwide - federal standing offer - for climate change adaptation services and played in key role in the firm’s successful nationwide #1 ranking in four (4) of the six (6) regions under consideration, a significant milestone for CBCL who are committed to becoming a national leader in climate change resiliency services.
Lindsay is an active participant in many professional organizations, including ACEC-New Brunswick, the Atlantic Canada Water and Wastewater Association, and the Canadian Water and Wastewater Association. She is involved in regional and national technical working groups to remain informed on the rapidly changing climate science innovations and the implications of climate change on engineering design best practices. She also sits on the climate change sub-committee for the federal framework on floodplain mapping hosted by Natural Resources Canada.
Lindsay is also incredibly passionate about advancing diversity and inclusion in the consulting Industry. She has been a member of the APEGNB Diversity and Inclusion committee since 2017. As the Chair of ACEC-NB’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee, she was instrumental in the completion of their Women in Consulting Engineering Study, one of the only reports on the career experiences of women in consulting engineering.
Her leadership, technical capability, willingness to help others, and aptitude for business development and mentoring are some of the reasons she was selected for recognition by the scholarship jury.
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).