DON J MURPHY P. ENG.
BSc. in Civil Engineering 1962
University of Manitoba
1962-1965 Planning and Design Engineer, Winnipeg, Manitoba P.F.R.A.
Dept. of Agriculture Gov't of Canada
Five Reports Pembina River Project and Winkler Irrigation Scheme
Titterton Dam-Preliminary Engineering Report
Boyne River Project-Small Dams, Carmen-Norquay Reach
Joubert Creek Project-Grunthal Dam- Preliminary Engineering Report
1964-1965 Construction Engineer-Small Projects Manitoba
Mossy River Dam
Pilot Mound Dam
Stephenfield Dam-Spillway Repairs
1966-1968 Resident Engineer-Shellmouth Dam, Manitoba
Boston Horseshoe Conduit Contract
Final Earth fill, Closure and Riprap Contract
1968-1974 Regional Engineer-Manitoba D.I.A.N.D. ,Gov't of Canada
Major capital projects on Manitoba Indian Reserves. Schools, roads,
water and sanitation systems and utilities. Manage design process and
Coordination and supervision of the day labour Housing Program
Management of the northern winter freight resupply operation
Technical supervision of facilities operation and maintenance program
Supervision of an engineering and technical staff of 20 personnel
1974-1976 Project Manager-Manitoba Public Works Canada
Organization and management of a day labour construction unit to
construct large schools while employing and training Indian workers.
Coordination with Client and oversee design process and consultants.
Supervision of a technical staff of 12 plus 150 tradesmen and workers
1976-1979 Executive Director-Project Management Branch Dept. of Northern
Saskatchewan Prince Albert, Sask.
Implementation of a comprehensive infrastructure program throughout
Northern Saskatchewan primarily by day labour/own forces as below
Buildings and Municipal engineering Branch
Roads and Transportation Branch
Construction Branch( own forces road equipment)
Northern Housing Branch
Property Management Branch
Materials Management Branch
Management and supervision of a professional, technical and
construction staff of about 1000 personnel
Branch programs and Northern Housing and Construction Advance
Account budgets and cost center structure
1979-1983 Assistant Deputy Minister-Project Management Sector D.N.S.
Prince Albert, Sask
Overall sector responsibility includes all of the above with following
changes or additions. Combine Construction Branch with Roads and
Transportation. Establish new Equipment Branch
Sector Planning Secretariat
Executive Committee, Treasury Board liaison and approvals, Public
Accounts and Legislature Main Estimates, Ministerial briefings and
office liaison, Federal and Provincial inter-departmental coordination
1983-1984 Senior Manager-Southern Alberta, Indian and Northern Affairs
Canada, Calgary, Alberta
Responsible for the management and delivery of Education, Social
Services, Economic Development, Land, Reserves and Trusts,
Capital Management, Engineering and
Band Government services to the Indian Reserves of Southern
Alberta. Staff 150 py.
1984-1986 Director of Operations-Alberta Region, Indian and Northern Affairs
Canada. Edmonton, Alberta
Responsible for the management and delivery of all Departmental
Services as described above to the Indian people and Reserves
in Alberta Staff 500 py.
1986-1991 Regional Director-Engineering and Architectural Services, Western
Region, Public Works Canada Edmonton, Alberta
Responsible for the design, construction and project management of
all capital projects to federal client departments in the Western
Region, comprising Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and the
Delivery was via the following sectors Buildings, Land Transportation
Air Transportation, Marine and Indian Affairs.
Responsible for customer relations with all clients, the A&E services
being optional, and for management of staff levels and overhead cost
and fee revenue generation such as to deliver an annual corporate
contribution of 20%..
Annual sales $250 million Staff 600 py.
1991-1994 Regional Director A&E Services Pacific- Western Region P.W.C.
Same as above with the addition of British Columbia and the Yukon
Sales $ 350 million Staff 900 py.
1995 Chair of the Steering Committee and Project Leader for the planning
and development of a new national Project Business Management
System for A&E and Realty Services
Full time management in final year of development. Had chaired and
led this national initiative being developed and managed out of
Edmonton since inception in 1991 as part of Regional Director duties
Project consultant was S.H.L. SystemHouse in Edmonton. Project
Manager and several staff in Edmonton.Five person full time national
user group . Quarterly meetings of eight person national Steering
Committee. Project budget $5 million