Principal Design Engineer
Phil is from small town Saskatchewan; he grew up in Birch Hills. After high school, he went to SIAST at Palliser Campus in 2002 gaining his Computer Aided Design & Drafting (CADD) diploma. Earned a Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering from the University of Saskatchewan in 2008.
Phil’s career at Catterall & Wright began in 2005 when he joined the company on a work term as a field engineer assisting with surveying, data collection, inspections, and working closely with contractors. This firsthand experience helped him develop a solid foundation in engineering principles, project management, and problem-solving. Phil’s progression to a project engineer in 2008 allowed him to gain expertise in managing municipal engineering projects overseeing the entire process from the conceptual stage to design and construction, right thru to the warranty inspections. Areas of practice and expertise include residential, commercial, and industrial land development, storm water management systems, water distribution systems, sewage collection systems, sanitary force mains, roadway construction and design, servicing, and infrastructure studies.
Phil has contributed to several noteworthy projects in the province, such as Saskatoon Recovery Park and Prince Albert Aquatic and Arenas Recreation Centre. Among the award-winning ventures, the Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan project received the Award of Merit in the Integrated Design category at the Premier’s Awards of Excellence in Design in 2021. Additionally, the Biggar Revitalization Project, which involved a community-driven four-phase plan to rejuvenate Biggar’s Main Street, was recognized with second place at the Saskatchewan Municipal Awards in 2022.
In 2010, Phil became partner at Catterall & Wright. Phil’s role as a partner and principal encompasses managing people, projects, and business development while prioritizing practical and cost-effective services for clients. As one of the Senior Engineers within the Land Group, Phil provides guidance, mentorship, and support to help employees develop their skills and achieve their professional goals.
Phil is a registered Professional Engineer in the Provinces of Saskatchewan (APEGS), Manitoba (APEGM), Alberta (APEGA), British Columbia (EGBC), and Ontario (PEO) and maintains Permission to Consult in the field of Municipal Engineering. Phil is a member with the Association of Consulting Engineers of Canada – Saskatchewan (ACEC-SK). Phil’s spare time is spent on his acreage with his family, tinkering in the garage, building large-scale complex Lego machines and golfing.
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