WCW Member Profile – Bryan Weber, P. Eng.

Working-in-Water-logoWCW Member Profile – Bryan Weber, P. Eng. works for AECOM Canada Ltd., Winnipeg, Manitoba. His core function is managing and administering the Water Group’s 50 CI employees.

Bryan WeberName: Bryan Weber, P. Eng.
Company/City: AECOM Canada Ltd., Winnipeg, Manitoba
Position: Manager, Manitoba District, Community Infrastructure
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Core Function:

Managing and administering the Water Group’s 50 CI employees.

Born and raised:

Winnipeg, Manitoba

Education/Training:

Silver Heights Collegiate (Winnipeg)
University of Manitoba, B.Sc., Civil Engineering, 1975

Typical day on the job:

Staff meetings, technical meetings, client meetings, conference calls with other district managers, as well as lots of e-mails and phone calls.

What do you like about your current position?

I get tremendous satisfaction from helping develop young engineers into successful professionals. On the technical side I enjoy land development design, and seeing the designs come to fruition in the field.

History in the industry:

I started my career with UMA in 1972 as a rod person for summers while at the University of Manitoba, and worked my way up to instrument person, project engineer, chief engineer, and finally Community Infrastructure Manager. I’m proud to say that my entire career has been with UMA / AECOM.

Main challenges in current position:

Managing the changes within both the company and the marketplace. The transition from an employee-owned company to one that is publicly owned has certainly been challenging. The challenge though, has been rewarding.

Career highlights:

  • Gold Medal award upon graduating civil engineering at University of Manitoba.
  • 30-year membership award with Western Canada Water.
  • UMA Innovator Award with the Project Team for the City of Winnipeg Flood/Emergency Activity Manual in 2004. The Flood Manual is a GIS-based database of flood fighting procedures that assist the City in the preparations for protection from high water levels on the Red and Assiniboine rivers.
  • Participating in the Iron Ring ceremony for engineering graduates at the University of Manitoba since 1992. I have been Chief Warden of the ceremony for the past two years.
  • Being continuously involved in the development of the Whyte Ridge Business Park and Residential Community in Winnipeg, from its inception in 1979 to its conclusion in 2008.

Advice on having a successful career:

A successful career is the result of dedication, passion, and a strong personal and professional support group. One cannot succeed alone!

Leisure time away from work:

I enjoy spending time at our family cottage with my wife Carol and daughter Rachel. I also enjoy spending time golfing, curling, and flying my sailplane.

My hero:

My father, Tom Weber, is my hero. He was a Professional Engineer and retired as Director of Water Resources Branch for the Province of Manitoba after 43 years of service. He was both my personal and professional role model.

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