Mélinda Nycholat, P.Eng.
Defence Construction Canada
Judge: 2019 WIN Awards
Finalist: 2018 WIN Awards Outstanding Leader
Ms. Nycholat joined DCC in 1988 at the Canadian Forces Base in Gagetown, New Brunswick as a project engineer. Since then, she has served the Corporation in various capacities of increasing responsibility and locations across the country. She has overseen various major construction projects for DCC, was the Manager for one of its permanent Site Offices in Nova Scotia, served as Area Manager for the Western Region, and later became the national Director for Contract Services in Ottawa. She is currently the Vice-President Operations for Procurement and has overseen the development of various forms of project delivery procurements including P3s, Construction Management, Modified Design Build and Integrated Project Delivery. Ms. Nycholat holds a bachelor of civil engineering from the Université Laval and completed Queen’s Executive Program in 2009. She sits on the board of directors of the Canadian Public Procurement Council, is an owner representative on the Canadian Construction Documents Committee, and sat on the Steering Committee of the Institute for BIM (Building Information Modelling) in Canada for 7 years.