Julie DiCicco was honoured by the Association of Consulting Engineering Companies - New Brunswick (ACEC-NB) with the Young Professional Award. The award is presented to an individual "to recognize the achievements of young professionals who demonstrate excellence in their field of expertise, the business of consulting engineering and dedication to their community."
Julie is an environmental engineer with experience in providing services to Indigenous communities, water and wastewater engineering and asset management. Her specific experience includes First Nation housing studies and development; petroleum retail studies and development; shoreline rehabilitation; construction management of multi-million dollar projects; climate change vulnerability assessment and adaptation planning; as well as design of wastewater infrastructure and associated maintenance and management plans. She specifically develops innovative solutions to First Nation challenges related to housing and water and wastewater management. In 2016, Julie led Dillon's first community-wide climate change vulnerability assessment and adaptation plan projects in the Atlantic provinces. She is also involved in the Building Regional Adaptation Capacity and Expertise (BRACE) program, administered by Natural Resources Canada, that works to help increase adaptation and climate change education through workshops, training, internships and other knowledge exchange activities.
At Dillon, Julie is helping to lead the Early Career Development program which offers unique learning and development opportunities within the company. She is also the co-captain of New Brunswick's first provincial dodgeball team and is credited to bringing competitive Dodgeball to New Brunswick.