Marion Houlbrook, AScT

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Marion Houlbrook, AScT

Project Manager

  • Classification: Applied Science Technologist
  • Discipline: Bioscience Technology
  • Position: My current position is Senior Project Manager with SNC-Lavalin Environment, since 2000.
  • Post Secondary: Biological/Environmental Science Diploma, Dean's Honour Roll, NAIT, 1994
  • High School: Grade 12, Honour Roll, Clarenville High, Clarenville, NL, 1991

Career Experience

My career path has included working in industry, a laboratory, and environmental consulting, with my membership in ASTTBC being a vital part of that path. My consulting work has focused on contaminated sites investigation/remediation. I gained extensive experience working in the field in the early years. After starting a family, I moved into project management, which keeps me home a bit more. Since then I have worked my way up to regional client manager for two major oil companies.

Why I Became A Technology Professional

  • I grew up being an environmental advocate: starting the school Environmental Group, organizing community cleanups

    It only made sense to make my passion my profession. Environmental Techs were in high demand and I saw that as a great career path.

Career Highlights

  • Come By Chance Oil Refinery, Newfoundland - Process Operator
  • Norwest Labs, Edmonton, AB - Lab Technician (microbiology and toxicology)
  • Methanex Corporation, Medicine Hat, AB - Environmental Tech (emissions monitoring)
  • Keystone Environmental, Richmond, BC - Environmental Technologist
  • SNC-Lavalin, Burnaby/Kelowna, BC - Senior Project Manager

Professional & Community Activities

  • • Buoyant Buddies Breast Cancer Survivor Dragonboat team
    • Active Participant in Breast Cancer/BC Cancer Agency Fundraising Initiatives (Run for the Cure, Relay for Life, Weekend to End Breast Cancer)
    • Children's Worker, Salvation Army