NEM 2023 Interview Series: ACEC-Ontario

In this article excerpt, Bruce G. Matthews, P.Eng., the Executive Director of ACEC-Ontario, provides insight into the world of consulting engineering as part of National Engineering Month Ontario (NEM) events. He discusses the different career paths available to consulting engineers, the demand for infrastructure in the next 10 years, and the activities of professional engineers who accept accountability for engineering work. Consulting engineers can be from any engineering discipline. Consulting engineering firms hire fresh graduates and co-op students and have established professional development programs. Career progression within a consulting engineering firm usually involves taking on larger responsibilities from design specification to project management and eventually business management.