Sean Barnes, District Manager
PCL Constructors Canada Inc.
1991, Construction Engineering Technology
Red River College alum Sean Barnes doesn’t need to look far for examples of his career-related legacy.
Having served in a range of engineering and project management capacities for construction firm PCL Constructors Canada Inc. over the last 25 years, Barnes can proudly point out evidence of his handiwork in all corners of the province.
“Being in the industry for as long as I have, I now point out projects around Winnipeg to my children and say, ‘When Daddy was younger, he worked on that project,’” says Barnes, who graduated from RRC’s Constructing Engineering Technology program back in 1991.
“Whenever we visit family in Stonewall, and we pass over the interchange at Highway No. 7 and the perimeter, the kids say, ‘Daddy is this your bridge?’ And I can say yes.”
The list of projects that Barnes has played a part in since signing on with PCL — the largest general contractor in Canada as well as in Manitoba, and the seventh-largest contracting firm in North America — is pretty staggering, indeed. When he started with the company in 1985, he was involved with the terminal expansion at the Winnipeg International Airport. In the years since, he’s personally managed over $1.6 billion worth of projects, including civil work for the province, Manitoba Hydro and the mining industry in northern Manitoba. He has also worked on remote, winter road and air accessible projects in First Nations communities, as well as commercial and institutional projects in Winnipeg and other parts of the province. Read More →