13 April 2018
The JCCBI management team is pleased to welcome to its ranks Anne Belhumeur, an accomplished civil engineer with 25 years of experience in construction project management. Since January 15, she has been heading up projects for the Honoré Mercier Bridge and Melocheville Tunnel.
Anne spent the first decade of her career designing plans for buildings and large-scale structures. She then worked for ten years as a controller in different positions. For five years, she has led teams that are responsible for major projects.
During her time at Aéroports de Montréal, where she worked for seven years as Assistant Director, Project and Construction Management, Anne oversaw many major projects, such as the redevelopment of the airport road network, the construction of a new boarding lounge, and the deployment of a new commercial sector.
Anne likes to get involved in each stage of a project, from planning to construction. She gets great satisfaction from helping to develop varied and complex projects that require many types of expertise. She particularly likes visiting teams at work sites to see close-up how projects are moving forward. Managing and staying on top of budgets and timetables are additional challenges that make her daily work more stimulating.
When asked why she chose to become an engineer, she says it’s because bridges have always fascinated her. For a long time, she thought she would become an architect but realized that bridge design and construction was her true calling. She then enrolled in the civil engineering program, with a specialization in structural engineering, at École Polytechnique de Montréal.
Anne started her career as a structural engineer in the bridge construction sector. She has therefore returned to her first love at JCCBI, where she has joined an organization that maintains key bridges and is a major project authority.
Anne has built a solid track record while maintaining her fascination with managing important infrastructure. Her advice for future engineers: “Be passionate and curious and love what you do. Engineering gives you so many opportunities. It’s up to you to seize them.”