Nick Wright, A.Sc.T.

“In consulting, the ceiling is undefined”

From modelling ambulances and robotic arms to pipefitting (with piano teaching on the side), Nick Wright held a variety of jobs before starting in the consulting engineering field.  Since starting with Engcomp in 2005, Nick’s career in consulting has grown with the company. Nick credits the variety of experiences with providing him a solid foundation to have the interest and confidence to tackle a range of projects varied in scope and geography.  Nick admits to not knowing much about consulting prior to entering the field but is a strong advocate now. When asked about the benefits of working in the consulting engineering field, Nick responded, “in consulting, the ceiling is undefined”.

His genuine interest in relationships as a paramount part of his career is evident.  Mentioning client relationships, Nick commented that understanding a client’s expectations and criteria for success are critical.  He humbly credits his excellent team at Engcomp as well as everyone he’s worked with for inspiring and supporting him in his consulting career.  “Anybody that I’ve bumped into, I’ve learned something from.” On the topic of mentorship, Nick mentioned the benefits of entering the consulting field as a young professional as likely having access to a community of mentors, both within an individual firm and in the larger ACEC-SK community.  This community of support can be important to navigate and flourish in the consulting environment, which Nick mentions can be challenging due to the high expectations of consultants and minimal room for error. When asked about the most interesting technical project of his career, Nick described the Monroe Creek Crossing Bridge at the Seasbee Gold Mine which required designing a bridge out of two old railcars.  Cool!

Interests of “Non-technical Nick” include his passions for his family, music, and volunteering.



Nick has provided leadership on Indigenous engagement within ACEC-SK, including his role in initiating ACEC-SK’s well-received Indigenous Awareness training offered in March 2021.  “My first exposure to Indigenous awareness was training with John Lagimodiere. It called to question my preconceived notions which were unfair and disappointing.  When we were challenged to create a corporate Indigenous Strategy it also became a personal journey.  All the people I meet are motivating and important. It’s such an opportunity.”

Nick speaks with absolute humility and sincerity surrounding the topic of Indigenous engagement and offers a motivating excitement with the opportunities for improvement: “Reconciliation is a journey, and Step One is one step forward”.  Revisiting the discussion of the importance of relationships, Nick suggests that his plans for future involvement with Indigenous engagement will focus on relationship-building, both with Indigenous community members through ongoing work with the Saskatoon Tribal Council and Reconciliation Saskatoon as well as other non-Indigenous colleagues who may be on the same journey.