Mission Statement

To promote a business environment that recognizes and rewards our members’ expertise and contributions to society.

Goals and Objectives

  • To create a strong business environment for Manitoba consulting engineering firms, their business partners and clients across all sectors.
  • To provide an authoritative and trusted voice on how consulting engineering firms and their business partners contribute to a strong social, economic and environmental quality of life in Manitoba.
  • To provide value to member firms of all sizes, service orientations and sectors through effective advocacy and association programs relevant to their needs.
  • To help consulting engineering firms in Manitoba attract, develop and retain qualified and diverse talent.

Strategic Priorities 2021 – 2022

1. Advocating for members

ACEC-MB influences provincial and municipal governments and crown corporations in Manitoba and collaborates with Manitoba stakeholders to create a public policy and business climate that creates opportunity and prosperity for consulting engineering companies, their business partners and clients across all sectors.
ACEC-MB promotes the use and mandating of business practices, including qualifications-based procurement and contracts, that offer consulting engineering firms and their business partners a fair and appropriate sharing of risk and reward.

2. Profile building

ACEC-MB increases the stature and influence of the association and its member firms amongst provincial influencers and decision-makers by showcasing the impact of consulting engineers’ contributions to Manitoba’s social, economic and environmental quality of life.
ACEC-MB increases the stature and influence of the association, its member firms, business partners and clients by leading provincial discourse on topics of common interest.

3. Providing value to members

ACEC-MB collaborates with ACEC Canada to deliver value to member firms through programs and services that support their business needs and those of their employees.

4. Increasing diversity

ACEC-MB encourages itself to concrete action toward diversity and inclusion of gender, backgrounds, perspectives and expertise within the leadership of ACEC-MB and promotes the need for, and the benefits of, diversity and inclusion in decision-making throughout the consulting engineering sector.

Mario Scerbo, P. Eng.

ACEC-MB President


Generally, a consulting engineer is retained when there is a specific project to be addressed, or where specialist expertise is needed to examine a particular opportunity or problem. Consulting engineers are also engaged to supplement in-house staff resources when the work at hand exceeds their capacity or range of expertise. They may be engaged to:

  • assist with the planning needed to increase the output or efficiency of operations;
  • conduct assessments of the technical and economic feasibility of a capital project;
  • develop conceptual designs and capital cost estimates for setting of budgets;
  • optimize component or system performance in existing or planned facilities;
  • develop new products, production facilities, structures, or systems;
  • assist in dispute resolution or advocacy through condition assessment, expert witness, site and environmental impact assessment.

Consulting engineers can make a valuable contribution to projects at all stages of development, from determining and defining the scope and setting preliminary budgets, through to commissioning of the completed works.

They have a valuable role to fill in:

  • concept development, preliminary, and detailed design;
  • providing the cost estimates for capital budgets, and the documentation needed to assist in securing financing;
  • assembling essential site information in the way of site services, geotechnical information for assessment of underground conditions and topographic features;
  • preparation of preliminary and detailed design documents and progressively more accurate cost estimates as the level of definition of the project increases;
  • preparation of tender documents and negotiating contracts for construction or other;
  • providing construction management services or managing construction contracts through to completion of the work, representing the owner’s interests during the course of construction;
  • and managing the commissioning of the operating systems of the project to prove functional performance of all components prior to paying out the contractor(s) responsible.

Guide for the Engagement of a Consulting Professional Engineer

Consulting Engineers Fee Guideline -2021


One of ACEC Manitoba’s prime purposes is to advance the business interests of its members and members companies through interaction with elected provincial and municipal officials and regulatory agencies. As such, ACEC Manitoba drafts and distributes position papers on timely issues critical to the well-being of the Manitoba consulting engineering industry. Please see below for PDF copies of our current position papers and reports.

Board of Directors

Mario Scerbo, P.Eng.
Associated Engineering
Past President
Brad Cook, P.Eng.
AECOM Canada Ltd.
Secretary Treasurer
Jerry Comeau, P.Eng.
Stantec Consulting Ltd.
Kevin Beechinor B.Sc.
Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solutions
David Fuchs, P.Eng.
Hatch Ltd.
President Elect/Vice President
Indra Kalinovich, Ph.D., C. Chem.
Dillon Consulting Limited
Neil Klassen, CET
AECOM Canada Ltd.
Danielle Leslie, E.I.T.
Stantec Consulting Ltd.
Ashley Morrissey, P.Eng.
Kerra Mruss, P.Eng.
Jeff O’Driscoll, P.Eng.
Associated Engineering
Hugh Williams, P.Eng.
KGS Group
ACEC-Canada Chair
Allyson Desgroseilliers, P.Eng.
Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solutions
Executive Director
Kerri Hiebert
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