AECOM, the world’s premier infrastructure consulting firm, announced that Darren Sokoloski has been named vice president of public-private partnership (P3) advisory services for its Canada business. Sokoloski is based in the Vancouver region and is a seasoned infrastructure executive with a strong track record of building teams and delivering major projects. He will work with AECOM’s clients and partners throughout the country to foster an integrated owner-advisory team.
“We’re very pleased to have Darren join AECOM,” said Marc Devlin, AECOM’s regional chief executive, Canada. “As the leader of our P3 advisory practice, we will be able to leverage his extensive industry experience and business network to expand our footprint in Western Canada while also having him fully engaged in our work in other parts of the country.”
Sokoloski’s career spans progressive roles at Acciona Infrastructure, Bilfinger Berger Project Investments, Macquarie Capital Markets Canada, General Hydrogen and Ballard Power Systems. He has also built and managed his own infrastructure and renewable energy consultancy practice. In these roles, he has been involved in major infrastructure projects across Canada such as the Site C Dam Main Civil Works, North Shore Wastewater Treatment Plant and Port Mann/Highway 1 projects in British Columbia; the Walterdale Bridge and Calgary Ring Road in Alberta; Windsor Ontario’s Herb Gray Parkway; and the Saint John New Brunswick Safe Clean Drinking Water Project.
“I’m delighted to be joining a world class company like AECOM and to be working with a team of professionals who have established a compelling and highly valuable service offering for owners in the infrastructure sector,” said Sokoloski.
Sokoloski’s career highlights include his work as country director and president with Acciona Infrastructure where he oversaw all lines of business and rebuilt the company’s Canadian operations. At Bilfinger Berger, Sokoloski was the prime point of contact and leader on P3 project tenders for transportation, water, social infrastructure, regulated utilities and power sector contracts. Finally, during his time at Macquarie, he guided teams to secure P3 projects, managed client and partner relationships, directed qualifications development and bid submissions, handled commercial negotiations and oversaw due diligence.
Sokoloski earned a Master of Business Administration from the S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University in New York and the Smith School of Business at Queen’s University in Canada and a Bachelor of Engineering, Mechanical Engineering First Class from the University of Victoria. He is licensed as a Professional Engineer by the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia.