Tia Hill, Associated Engineering

Why did you choose to go into consulting?    
In high school, I took a trip to Nicaragua which opened my eyes to the lack of clean drinking water and sanitation in developing countries. Soon after, I learned that several rural communities in Canada also do not have access to clean drinking water and sanitation which made the issue feel much closer to home. I knew that I wanted a career where I could apply my skills in science and mathematics, while working with communities to achieve sustainable drinking water and wastewater solutions. Consulting engineering seemed like a good fit to allow me to work on projects that keep the public safe and healthy, while protecting the environment. 

What’s an exciting project that you’re working on? 
The most rewarding project that I have worked on is a new water supply, treatment and distribution system to provide clean drinking water to a First Nation community that had been on a boil water advisory for several decades prior. 

What’s your favourite thing about working in consulting?   
My favourite part about working in consulting is the variety of projects that I am able to work on. Consulting engineering offers new challenges regularly and my career is constantly progressing. 

What excites you the most about the future of consulting? 
The potential that our Young Professionals have. I am excited to see them become the future leaders of the consulting engineering industry. 

What advice would you give a young person who was considering consulting engineering as a future area of expertise? 
I would tell young people who are interested in consulting engineering to have a positive attitude and always be willing to learn! 



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