Darrel J. Danyluk

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Darrel Danyluk, P.Eng. FCAE, FEIC, FCSCE, FEC, is a distinguished civil engineer, strong leader, and team builder in the engineering profession nationally and internationally. He has led organizations and businesses at the highest level always striving for technical excellence by creating respectful and nurturing environments.

Darrel Danyluk graduated from the University of Manitoba with a degree in civil engineering. His technical expertise developed from design and delivery of infrastructure projects in the water and transportation sectors with a large international consultancy. These civil engineering projects ranged from large municipal systems, with the complexity of regional servicing, to the challenges of major urban utility and transportation projects in Canada and internationally. His international experience began in Haiti, followed by infrastructure work in Central and South America, Africa, Europe, and Asia.

From 1972 to 2001, Mr. Danyluk was active in consulting at Reid Crowther a multi-disciplinary Canadian and international consultancy. His career advanced from his initial position as a field engineer to become the Chief Operating Officer and Chair of the Board. Upon leaving active consulting, he joined the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Calgary as a Distinguished Industrial Visitor, becoming the first executive director of the Calgary Centre for Innovative Technology and subsequently the project director on the University of Calgary / City of Calgary Urban Alliance initiative.

In 2002, in a volunteer role, he was appointed as an APEGA representative on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Council of Professional Engineers (CCPE) now Engineers Canada and elected as President in 2004.

At Engineers Canada, as Chair of the Public Infrastructure Engineering Vulnerability Committee (PIEVC), he led the development and testing of a risk assessment protocol that determines the vulnerability of civil infrastructure to the impacts of a changing climate. The use of this tool is expanding across Canada and internationally, and throughout its evolution he has actively contributed his technical and management expertise to PIEVC assessments and is currently a Special Advisor to the PIEVC Program.

In 2007, he became a Vice President and the Chair of the Standing Committee on Engineering and the Environment at the World Federation of Engineering Organizations (WFEO). In this capacity as the WFEO focal point he has been active at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) by participation on expert working groups, presenting papers at side events, and intervening in the policy discussions on the environment and by presenting an engineering perspective on adapting infrastructure to the impacts of climate change, disaster risk management, sustainable development practice guidelines for engineers, infrastructure in developing countries and sustainable development issues and solutions.