CEA Board Executive

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Graduating from the University of Alberta, Ryan spent the first half of his career in public sector, with the City of Edmonton and the last 15 years in the Consulting Engineering Industry. Currently as the Edmonton Engineering Branch Manager for McElhanney Ltd. 

Ryan stays involved in large and small projects, from the planning and design of major infrastructure to site servicing and traffic impact assessments. Ryan has previously served on the Board of Directors for McElhanney Engineering Services Ltd. and is a lead for Transit, Highways and Planning within his firm. Ryan works to empower staff to push outside their experience and comfort zone to solve problems and respond to client needs, an approach he will apply to his term as President while working alongside the CEA Board. 


Past President

Ryan Gidluck, P.Eng., PMP, is the Vice President of Morrison Hershfield’s Infrastructure Team. Ryan graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with a degree in Civil Engineering in 1996 and has over 20 years of engineering experience. Ryan has been fortunate to take on many interesting roles in a wide variety of engineering projects from preliminary engineering studies up to mega projects. During his career, Ryan has managed the design, procurement and construction of transit infrastructure, roads and bridges, buildings, storm-water ponds, underground and overhead utilities and intelligent transportation systems. Ryan is an active member of the Project Management Institute, Engineers Without Borders and the Consulting Engineers of Alberta.



Jason Maurer is Vice President of Operations at Scheffer Andrew Ltd. and is responsible for offices in Edmonton, Calgary and Medicine Hat.  He received a Bachelor of Engineering Degree from Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, ON in 1995 after first obtaining a Civil Engineering Technology Diploma form NAIT. Jason brings extensive experience in the land development, civil, and transportation engineering fields working throughout his more than 25-year career as a consulting engineer and also as a development manager for a private land development company. He has led and been involved with many multi-disciplined teams from concept engineering and land use planning through to construction completion and final acceptance. His experience includes green field developments as well as upgrading of existing infrastructure and infill projects. 



Cheryl Heseltine is the Alberta Assessment & Remediation Discipline Lead for Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solutions (Wood). Cheryl has a degree in Geology from Acadia University, a Masters in Soil Chemistry from the University of Guelph and is a member of the Alberta Institute of Agrology (AIA). She has over 30 years of experience as a soil chemist, and is particularly interested in brownfield redevelopment. Her current assignments include managing interdisciplinary teams responsible for environmental assessments and planning associated with regulatory compliance and approvals. Based in Wood’s Calgary office for the majority of her career, Cheryl had the opportunity to work in the Edmonton office for six years, returning to Calgary in 2020.  


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