Principal Design Engineer
Brett’s interest in engineering started at a young age on the family farm, where building and fixing things were just a part of everyday life. Brett has been exposed to roadbuilding since he was a child, as his father was a lead grader operator and foreman for a prominent Saskatoon roadbuilding company. Brett started his working career for that same roadbuilding company in 1999 and has been building and designing roadways and parking lots ever since.
Brett’s career path in the municipal engineering field began during his university years. In the summer of 2004, he joined Catterall & Wright as a Field Engineer, gaining hands-on experience in the field, working on a range of projects from parking lot rehabilitations to municipal sewage lagoons. In 2005, Brett achieved his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Saskatchewan. This educational achievement provided him with a solid foundation in civil engineering principles, theories, and practical skills necessary for his return to Catterall & Wright as a Project Engineer.
Since 2010 as a Partner and a Principal at Catterall & Wright, Brett has played a crucial role in the firm’s overall management and strategic direction. He oversees corporate finances, Human Resources and the establishment of operational policies and procedures. He has completed extensive project management and executive training, enabling him to effectively lead teams, manage projects, and provide clients high-quality engineering and consulting services.
Brett’s role goes beyond business management and strategic planning, as he continues to be involved with all areas of Municipal Engineering. Whether it’s a roadway and parking lot assessments, construction and rehabilitation, residential, commercial, and industrial land development, stormwater management systems, water distribution systems, sewage collection systems, sanitary force mains, roadway construction and design, sewage lagoon construction and design, or servicing and planning, Brett remains actively engaged. His multidisciplinary knowledge and understanding enable him to provide valuable insights and guidance throughout the project lifecycle. His areas of practice and expertise have also lead him to provide several third-party expert opinions and forensic study for cases brought before the Provincial Court system.
A notable project that Brett has been involved with for the City of Saskatoon includes The Saskatoon Interchanges Project from 2016 to its 2019 completion. The multi-million-dollar project was a critical transportation priority for the continued growth and development of Saskatoon’s East Side. The project was the recipient of the 2021 Brian Eckel Awards, Award of Excellence, Transportation Category with ACEC-SK.
Brett’s commitment to his profession and his active engagement in professional associations and community initiatives include:
Brett is a registered Professional Engineer in the Province of Saskatchewan (APEGS) and maintains Permission to Consult in the field of Municipal Engineering. Brett is a Canadian Technical Asphalt Association (CTTA) member and a voting representative with the Association of Consulting Engineering Companies – Saskatchewan (ACEC-SK).
Brett and his wife Arlie also keep busy with their two children and their farm near Vanscoy, providing all sorts of home-grown meat and poultry to fill your freezer. Check out Farm One Forty’s website for more details.
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