Congratulations Karen Savage, winner of the Meritorious Achievement Award at the 2022 ACEC-BC Awards!

A huge congratulations to the President of Horizon Engineering, Karen Savage, P.Eng., FEC, for winning the Meritorious Achievement Award at the 2022 ACEC-BC Awards! The Meritorious Achievement Award recognizes an individual for outstanding contributions to the consulting engineering profession, the industry, and the community. Congratulations to all the other nominees!

Karen Savage, P.Eng., FEC, President and founder of Horizon Engineering, began her career as a construction manager after receiving a Bachelor of Applied Science in civil engineering from the University of British Columbia.

After 10-years of working in construction and consulting engineering, Karen took the leap to create her own company, Horizon Engineering, a geotechnical firm where she built a culture supporting team members to access more flexible working arrangements. She is described by one of her nominators as “synonymous with boldness, humility, and new ways of thinking”. Horizon Engineering was at that time, and for decades to come, the only ACEC-BC member firm led by a woman.

A passionate professional, Karen’s extensive and unrelenting service to the engineering profession is evident through professional service with ACEC-BC, Engineers and Geoscientists BC, Engineers Canada, and many other community and academic organizations. Beginning early in her career and continuing today, Karen supported the engineering community to the betterment of technical practice, and to push for meaningful culture change to support diverse participation in the profession.

Trailblazer, champion, mentor, and expert are just some of the words used to describe Karen by her nominators.

RAM’s Geotechnical Engineering team, Horizon Engineering Inc., has provided services for over 5000 projects. We provide a full range of geotechnical consulting services to our clients. Areas of expertise include subsurface investigation and characterization, site specific seismic ground response assessment, liquefaction potential assessment, foundation selection and design (e.g. soft soils, pile foundation, etc.), slope hazard assessment, and slope retention design.

At RAM, we are dedicated to addressing the need for more women to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Over the past decade, the number of women in the engineering profession in Canada has steadily grown. Despite this increase in the representation of women in engineering – both within the profession and in university engineering programs – women are still under-represented in this field. RAM is committed to increasing the representation of women in the profession so that it is more diverse and inclusive.

Interested in learning more about RAM’s Women-in-Engineering initiative? Head over to our careers page.