Sonia Powell

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Sonia Powell Sonia Powell
Director General, Workplace Solutions
Real Property Branch
Public Services and Procurement Canada

11 Laurier Street
Gatineau, QC J8X 4A6
Tel: 613.851.8536

Sonia Powell is the Director General for Public Services and Procurement Canada’s Real Property Services Branch Workplace Solutions service line. Sonia is accountable for delivery of the $185M annual fit-up program and for modernizing the Government of Canada workplace under the WP2.0 GCworkplace fit-up standards.

Sonia started her career in Acquisitions Branch in 1993 as a procurement officer in marine procurement. She subsequently joined Real Property Branch as a project manager. She held project management positions in Transport Canada and National Defence, managing infrastructure and environmental projects before returning to PSPC in 2011.

Sonia held various positions in RPB NCA Operations from 2011 to 2016 including leadership positions as the Regional Manager, NCA Geomatics; Project Director, AFD Real Property Team; Senior Director NCA Professional and Technical Services; and, Acting Director General NCA Operations. She has been a champion of several change initiatives and has led a number of successful organizational realignments.

Sonia has received a number of awards recognizing her work in the real property community. She holds a position on the Real Property Institute of Canada (RPIC) Board of Directors and is Chair of the 2016 RPIC Real Property National Workshop.

Sonia is an engineer with a degree from Memorial University of Newfoundland, with a specialization in Naval Architecture. She also holds a certificate as a functional specialist in real property.

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