Steven Oosterhof recognized with national CSCE Young Professional Engineer Award
Steven Oosterhof, a structural engineer and principal in our Edmonton studio, has been recognized by the Canadian Society of Civil Engineers (CSCE) with a national award. Steven was awarded the Young Professional Engineer Award, a well-deserved recognition of his outstanding accomplishments so far. And he’s only getting started!
It’s a real honour to be recognized by the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering. I have a lot of respect for the CSCE’s role as a technical society promoting the practice of civil engineering, so to receive an award of excellence from the organization is pretty special to me. I’m also incredibly grateful for the amazing people that have helped shaped my early career – I have been very fortunate to be surrounded by people who believe in me, and who have given me the opportunity to be involved in meaningful research, teaching, and engineering design work. – Steven Oosterhof
Since earning both a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering in 2008 and a doctorate in structural engineering in 2013 from the University of Alberta, Steven’s accomplishments are already impressive. He has been involved with some of Edmonton’s high profile projects of recent years, including ICE District, Enbridge Centre, the Edmonton Clinic Health Academy and an expansion of the TELUS World of Science. Just this month, we announced that he is one of the newest principals to join DIALOG’s leadership team.
Beyond his work, Steven is deeply involved in the engineering community. He serves on the Consulting Engineers of Alberta’s Edmonton Buildings Committee as Chair and has maintained a strong relationship with his alma mater, delivering guest lectures, judging student competitions and providing input to ongoing research programs. Steven is also active through the Alberta Science Network, visiting elementary schools to share his excitement for science and engineering.
Steve has some advice to share with young professionals starting their career:
I think a lot of us became engineers because we wanted to build things. But as I progress through my career, I’ve begun to realize that if all we’re doing is building “things,” we’re missing the point. We have the opportunity not to just build things, but to build communities–to improve the quality of life for people through the spaces we create. So my challenge to young professionals entering the field is to find the connections between the work that you do and the people it affects, and then find your opportunity to make decisions that will build better communities.
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