AECOM’s Canada region appoints Faisal Siddiqui as senior director of highway engineering in British Columbia

AECOM, the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, today announced the appointment of Faisal Siddiqui as senior director, highway engineering for British Columbia. In this role, he is responsible for leading the local highway engineering team including structural and bridge engineering, road safety and traffic engineering, intelligent transportation systems, geomatics and surveys, as well as highway construction management and contract administration.

“We are thrilled to have Faisal join AECOM. His profound understanding of public sector challenges is a strong addition to our local transportation business,” said Bruce McCuaig, senior vice president and regional business line leader for Transportation in AECOM’s Canada region. “He understands what’s required to manage and deliver innovative and safe transportation infrastructure that not only improves mobility, but also addresses today’s pressing resilience, sustainability and social equity issues.”

Prior to joining AECOM, Mr. Siddiqui spent 17 years with the B.C. Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure (BCMoTI) where he led the development of the multi-year Trans-Canada Highway four-lane program between Kamloops and the Alberta Border. He also led the design and implementation of rapid transit services along Highway 97 between West Kelowna and the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan Campus. Most recently between 2018 and 2022, he managed design projects under the ministry’s Provincial Capital Program which varied between $50-100 million annually while also working as a senior engineering manager and director of highway design and geomatics engineering.

“I joined AECOM because of its global reputation for helping clients solve their complex infrastructure challenges and the firm’s commitment to leave a positive lasting impact on communities they serve and our planet,” said Mr. Siddiqui. “I’m looking forward to leading and growing the highway engineering team in BC and partnering with clients to deliver transformational highway projects that help communities thrive.”

Mr. Siddiqui is licensed by the Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia (EGBC) and is a member of the Institute of Transportation Engineers. He has led or been a member of several award-winning project teams that have been recognized with the following industry honours:

  • Premier’s Award for promoting Innovation and Excellence for Reconnecting Communities After 2021 Atmospheric River Emergency
  • 2022 ACEC BC Award of Engineering Excellence for Tank Hill Interim Detour Design
  • 2022 ACEC BC Lieutenant Governor’s Award of Engineering Excellence for Tank Hill Interim Detour Design
  • 2023 ACEC Canadian Consulting Engineering Award of Excellence for Tank Hill Interim Detour Design
  • Deputy Minister Award of Teamwork for Rural Highway Safety and Speed Review

About AECOM 

AECOM is the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, delivering professional services throughout the project lifecycle – from advisory, planning, design and engineering to program and construction management. On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, new energy and the environment, our public- and private-sector clients trust us to solve their most complex challenges. Our teams are driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world through our unrivaled technical and digital expertise, a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion, and a commitment to environmental, social and governance priorities. AECOM is a Fortune 500 firm and its Professional Services business had revenue of US$14.4 billion in fiscal year 2023. 

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