EllisDon Appoints Brian Connolly as New Vice President Civil, Western Canada

Mississauga, ON, December 15, 2021 — Today, EllisDon announces the appointment of Brian Connolly to the role of Vice President Civil, Western Canada.

Brian has over 20 years of combined Civil, Infrastructure and Buildings experience split between Ireland, England and Canada, working on some of Europe’s largest infrastructure projects, including the €112M M6 Motorway Dublin to Kilbeggan, the €210M M50 South Eastern Motorway and the €300M Ringsend Wastewater Treatment Plant. Brian has also worked across multiple contract platforms including Public-Private-Partnership (P3), Design-Build, Bid Build and Construction Management contracts.

For the past three and half years, Brian has been focused on one of EllisDon's largest light rail transit (LRT) projects, the Valley Line LRT located in Edmonton, Alberta, as a Construction Manager.

“Brian's efforts on the Edmonton Valley Line LRT have proven to be invaluable and we believe his natural leadership is in full alignment with the EllisDon core values,” says David McFarlane, Senior Vice President, Western Canada. “Brian combines a strong technical acumen with problem-solving and planning capabilities to successfully deliver construction projects and to lead our Western Canada team.”

Brian is an enthusiastic, dynamic, and highly experienced professional who possesses excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate and negotiate concisely and effectively with clients, sub-contractors, municipalities, and suppliers alike. Brian enjoys being a part of, as well as managing and motivating, a successful and productive team and thrives in highly pressurized environments. EllisDon is excited to see the future of Western Civil under his leadership.

"I am honoured to be given the opportunity to step up into this role and to be trusted with leading the EllisDon Western Civil team on our next step in becoming the industry leader in the Alberta and British Columbia markets,” says Brian Connolly, Vice President Civil, Western Canada. “Over the last three years the team has shown great innovation, perseverance and resilience to establish a foothold into the market here and I know they all share my motivation to build on our current relationships to create something even more successful and sustainable for 2022 and beyond.”

Western Civil focuses on transit, infrastructure, environmental and small Civil projects and operates out of EllisDon's already established hub centres in Western Canada with plans to expand further west into British Columbia. Western Civil will lean on their self-performing concrete form, place, and finish capability for increased competitiveness across the region.

To learn more about EllisDon’s Construction Leadership team, click here:

For the full Press Release, click HERE.