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Meet the 2023 Young Professional Award Winner

Katherine Miller

The Young Professional Award recognizes a young professional who has demonstrated excellence in consulting business practices, outstanding achievements in their applicable fields, and leadership in the community.

Katherine Miller, P.Eng.

Rail and Transit Project Manager, Mott MacDonald

Recognized for her global leadership in advancing equity in the transportation sector, Katherine Miller, P.Eng., is described by colleagues as an indispensable leader with seemingly boundless energy and relentless determination. As an engaged member of ACEC-BC, she served as Chair of the Young Professional Group Lower Mainland Committee, Chair of the YP Conference program and as a member of the Transportation Conference Organizing Committee.

After completing her degree in Civil Engineering from the University of British Columbia in 2012, Katherine joined Hatch Mott MacDonald where she established herself as a strong technical practitioner with a focus on light rapid transit, heavy rail, roadways, and other transport infrastructure. Focussing on practice in Canada, she has contributed to program delivery and studies supporting rail expansion in BC and Alberta.

In her current role with Mott MacDonald, Katherine has a dual focus of Project Manager and Project Engineer, a role that highlights her capacity to manage incredible detail, with large numbers of people and tasks in progress at any given time. She was described to us by her client as having an unmatched style of efficiency, detail, adherence to timelines, and excellence in overall communications.

In addition to her technical practice, Katherine has demonstrated a deep commitment to her community through participation in fundraising efforts and through advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion in engineering practice. Inside her organizations, she has led national diversity and inclusion committees, organized events, and ensures that she is a visible, technical leader through conference presentations.

About the Award

Core to the strength of our industry is the diversity of our people and our commitment to engage, develop, and recognize the contributions of practitioners at all stages of their career.

ACEC-BC benefits from the active participation of young professionals across the province, who work with us to inform and advise, and whose leadership by example shows us all how to build an inclusive community.

Each year, we recognize an outstanding Young Professional member of our Association who has made significant contributions to our industry through technical performance, community leadership, and professional service.

Learn more about the ACEC-BC Young Professionals Group here.

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