Catherine DallaireOttawa, Ontario, Canada, Canada
Policy • Strategy • Infrastructure Advisory • Benchmarking • Asset Management • Transformation

My varied skillset gives me the platform needed to excel at providing access to facts and information that facilitate objective decisions on public services and public assets. The results of my prior engagements have documented my ability to increase visibility of key operational challenges and improve decision making in Government organizations while acting as a catalyst for realizing future state objectives.

Widely recognized as an exceptional collaborator with strong interpersonal skills and sincere passion for my chosen profession, I have a natural ability to cultivate cooperative working relationships with senior executives and multi-disciplinary teams. In addition, I have expertise in facilitating numerous workshops with staff at all levels and can incorporate local business needs, risk tolerance levels and functional & data requirements into project deliverables.
Manager, Innovative Delivery Strategies Directorate
Public Services and Procurement Canada - Services publics et Approvisionnement Canada
Mar 2020 - Current
Instructor, Infrastructure Protection and International Security
Carleton University
Sep 2019 - Current
The Infrastructure Protection and International Security program brings together the core principles of critical infrastructure engineering and multi-hazard threat risk assessment with an awareness of the policy framework and options for protection of national critical infrastructure systems. • Taught a master’s level course on the management of critical infrastructure to engineering and policy students. Topics explored include the integration of security considerations within management frameworks and risk assessment methods used in industry. Equipped the students to balance infrastructure cost, risk, and performance.
Manager, Infrastructure Advisory
KPMG Canada
Dec 2016 - Mar 2020
- Provided subject matter expertise in internal audits that verified the design and implementation of asset maintenance, environmental compliance, and capital project delivery controls for a large metals and mining company.• Developed a level of service framework that established the links between the client’s strategic goals and performance measures used across different departments to enable data driven decision making.• Analyzed stakeholders’ business objectives, recommended a planning methodology, and oversaw the development of a solution that addressed the client’s business problem of prioritizing portfolio investments.• Commended by project team lead for technical research, economic analysis, and writing support provided to a socio-economic study of healthcare solutions used in aging and mobility reduced populations.
Asset Management Consultant
Opus International Consultants
Jan 2014 - Dec 2016
Headquartered in New Zealand, OPUS is a multinational firm with three subsidiaries in Canada specializing in the provision of engineering and management services for all phases of a physical asset’s lifecycle.• Routinely partnered with clients to complete strategic asset management gap assessments.• Successfully bolstered the defensibility of clients' utility rate increases by utilizing a risk-based approach to prioritizing the capital investments and operating programs recommended by the engineering consulting teams.• Influenced client's business case for increasing utility operating budget by 150% by quantifying the gaps in maintenance practices to extend service life of assets, maintain compliance, and mitigate liability risks.• Reporting to Senior Strategic Asset Management Consultant, successfully enhanced another subsidiary’s service offering by integrating infrastructure and utility management principles to its engineering deliverables.
Asset Management Consultant
Nov 2007 - Jan 2014
AECOM (NYSE: ACM) is a global provider of architecture, design, engineering, and construction services for public and private clients.• Developed a municipal council-approved $1.4M five-year corporate strategy to improve management practice, derived from interviews with each service area and analyses of business processes, applications, and datasets.• Requested by other business region to provide subject matter expertise in utility management consulting by leading workshops with client’s operations and management staff to bridge and quantify stakeholder needs.• Led program reviews to address inefficiencies and gaps in the care of assets. Facilitated workshops for municipal utility superintendents to ensure buy-in and implementation of recommendations.• Saw to the integration and coaching of new members on a national benchmarking project team.
Naval Communicator, Naval Reserve
Royal Canadian Navy, Naval Reserve
Mar 2000 - Aug 2020
The Naval Reserve, headquartered in Québec City, is made up of 24 Naval Reserve Divisions located across Canada. Its goal is to help generate trained individuals and teams for Canadian Armed Forces operations including domestic safety operations as well as security and defence missions, while supporting the Navy's efforts in connecting with Canadians.Awards◆ Awarded Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal (October 2012) for dedication to the Canadian Forces ethos and volunteering in the community.◆ Awarded unit Sailor of the Year Award (April 2011) for leadership exercised in managing department training events and for having a positive influence on shipmates.◆ Recognised as the top performer in the Operations Department (April 2010) for taking charge of junior member training and enabling their career progression.
Sauder School of Business
Master of Business Administration (MBA), Finance
University of Alaska Fairbanks
Université de Sherbrooke
Civil Engineering
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