Patrick Aylard, AScT

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Patrick Aylard, AScT

Project Manager

  • Classification: Applied Science Technologist
  • Discipline: Civil Engineering
  • Current Employer: City of Kelowna
  • Position: Civil Engineering Technologist
  • Post Secondary: Okanagan University College
  • High School: AL Fortune

Career Experience

I started my career with 7 great years at a multi-national engineering consultant working mostly on infrastructure capital projects. I then moved on to coordinating the engineering, approvals and construction of a large residential development in the Okanagan. After 4 years there my family was ready for a change and we seized an opportunity to relocate to Uganda, Africa to work with Engineering Ministries International. I spent 3 years leading teams of engineers and architects around East Africa through designs of agricultural facilities, schools, university campuses, outreach centers, sewer and water systems for those in need. Our family returned back to Kelowna in 2013 and I joined Westbank First Nation as a Civil Engineering Technologist in their Development Services department. I also continue to work part time for Crossroads Relief and Development as a Technical Field Rep on a large irrigation project for rural farmers in Northern Kenya. This part time opportunity allows me to travel back to Africa a couple times per year and continue helping in the developing world.

Why I Became A Technology Professional

  • I grew up on a on a produce farm in the North Okanagan with an innovative Dad and a fascination of how things work. This fascination combined with a brain wired to enjoy practical solutions; order and efficiency lead me to a career in engineering.

Career Highlights

  • Project Technologist with Earth Tech (now AECOM)
  • Project Tech/coordinator/site super/and a few other titles for a Kelowna Developer
  • Civil Engineer with Engineering Ministries International East Africa in Uganda
  • Civil Engineering Tech with Westbank First Nation
  • Technical Field Rep with Crossroads Relief and Development bringing water to farmers in Kenya

Professional & Community Activities

  • Play basketball and hockey
    Coach youth baseball and basketball