Shannon Foster, AScT

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Shannon Foster, AScT

Civil Technologist

  • Classification: Applied Science Technologist
  • Discipline: Civil Engineering
  • Current Employer: Urban Systems Ltd
  • Position: Civil Engineering Technologist
  • Post Secondary: Bachelor of Science
    (UBC 2003)
    Diploma of Technolgy (Camosun College 2009)
  • High School: Handsworth Secondary, North Vancouver

Career Experience

I began my civil engineering career working for consulting firms in Prince George. I gained experience in design and operation of water treatment and sewage treatment infrastructure for First Nations, municipal governments, and private mining operations. After three years of living in Prince George, I moved to Vancouver, where I currently live and continue to work in consulting. My portfolio at Urban Systems includes design of water, sanitary, and storm projects for First Nations, municipalities, and private land developers.

Why I Became A Technology Professional

  • To safeguard the health of a community by facilitating safe drinking water, providing reliable sewage treatment, and safely and responsibly returning stormwater to the natural environment..

Career Highlights

  • Microbiology Laboratory Technician - Greater Vancouver Regional District (Burnaby)
  • Operations Assistant - Capital Regional District (Victoria)
  • Civil Engineering Technologist - R. Radloff & Associates Inc (Prince George)
  • Civil Designer - Allnorth Consultants Ltd. (Prince George, Vancouver)
  • Civil Technologist - Urban Systems Ltd (Vancouver, Surrey)

Professional & Community Activities

  • I am a council member of BC Women in Technology (BCWiT), which is a volunteer subcommittee of ASTTBC. I am actively involved in creating a network of female technologists in the Lower Mainland and promoting civil engineering technology as a career.