Selena Wilson receives the 2016 Young Engineer Achievement Award from Engineers Canada.

Riverite receives engineering accolades

A Timberline alumni has been presented with the 2016 Young Engineer Achievement Award from Engineers Canada.

Selena Wilson has worked with McElhanney since 2005 following graduation from UBC and has been manager of their Prince Rupert branch since 2013. She was born and raised in Campbell River, attending Oyster River, Southgate and Timberline schools before graduating in 1998. She spent a few years after graduation travelling before she was introduced to Engineering while participating in a course called the BEST (Better Employment Strategies and Techniques) program at Camosun College.

During her college and university years, she worked for McElhanney Consulting Services at their Campbell River and Surrey offices during the summer.

During her post graduate years, she continued working for McElhaney at the Surrey and Vancouver offices on many of the mega projects leading up to the Olympics, such as the Sea to Sky/Horshoe Bay Interchange, the Golden Ears Bridge project and the Highway1/Port Mann Bridge project.

In 2013, Wilson moved to Prince Rupert to expand McElhaney’s Prince Rupert Branch as manager. Wilson and her husband Trevor Murray welcomed their daughter Jayda Rose Murray on May 16, 2015. The 2016 Young Engineer Achievement Award is the fourth professional award for Wilson. In October 2015, she received the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia Young Professional Award, in 2014, she received the Allen D. Williams Scholarship and in 2013, she was presented with the Young Professional Award from the Association of Consxulting Engineering Companies British Colubmia.