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MEMBER PROFILE

Marcia Lim, P.Eng.
ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEER MARCIA LIM, P.ENG.,
PROMOTES COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT IN THE
ENGINEERING FIELD

Written by: Jaismine Wadhwa, OSPE Intern and Student at McMaster's Master of
Engineering and Public Policy program

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arcia Lim, P.Eng., is a Senior Environmental Engineer at Wood. Wood Group
is a worldwide company, traded out of the London Stock Exchange; a global
leader specializing in project, engineering and technical services in the areas of
Energy, Industry and Infrastructure.
Lim graduated from Carleton University with an Environmental Engineering
degree and has been working in the consulting field for over 19 years. Lim mainly
works as a client-based project manager for government contracts in the infrastructure
discipline.
Lim started out as a student member with OSPE while attending Carleton
University, and later switched to a full membership. In 2017, Lim participated in
OSPE's Engineering Professional Success, a pilot project designed to increase the
retention and advancement of female engineers by introducing mentorship between
colleagues. This project directly supported the 30 by 30 initiative, created by Canadian
Engineers, that aimed to have women make up 30% of the engineering field by the
year 2030. This initiative has been supported by many universities and engineering
regulators.
Lim's participation as a mentor in the Engineering Professional Success project was
well fitting, as her motivation in the workplace centers around development as a
community. Along with being a mentor for OSPE's Engineering Professional Success
project, Lim participates in a mentorship program for Wood Group; where she is a
mentor for junior and intermediate staff, as well as a mentee. However, her biggest
support comes from within, Lim describes herself as self-motivated; "I have internal
drive that pushes me all the time, I always have to be achieving something," says Lim.
When asked about what motivates Lim regarding her work as an Environmental
Engineer, Lim had a lot of insight. She explained that engineers have a unique role in
society where their work directly impacts the masses. She further detailed her work
with Wood Group, where the company is frequently contracted for provincial and
municipal projects. Recently, she worked with the Eglington LRT (a 7-year project),
where she was involved in the initial phases of purchasing properties, as well as audit
sampling for their tunneling work. She also expressed gratitude at the feeling of seeing
a project go from the initial phase to completion.

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THE VOICE

Summer 2019

Lim's participation as a mentor
in the Engineering Professional
Success project was well
fitting, as her motivation in
the workplace centers around
development as a community.
I HAVE INTERNAL DRIVE
THAT PUSHES ME ALL THE TIME,
I ALWAYS HAVE TO BE
ACHIEVING SOMETHING.
- Marcia Lim, P.Eng.

As for the future, Lim is looking
to enter the field of operational
management, while maintaining her
relationships with her mentors and
mentees. She envisions a future for
the engineering field that is full of
community development with more
female engineers at the table.



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