Ottawa, Ontario (May 3, 2021) – PCL Construction is pleased to announce that Paul Knowles has been appointed new vice president and district manager for PCL’s Ottawa district effective May 1, 2021.

Reporting to Todd Craigen, President, Eastern Canada, Paul will provide oversight to the district and will be responsible for operations throughout the Ottawa region. Paul has been with PCL for 23 years, joining PCL Edmonton in 1997 where he served in various capacities before transferring to Calgary in 2006 where he progressed from the role of senior project manager, to manager Special Projects to operations manager.  In 2017, Paul was promoted to the role of district manager in PCL’s Regina district. Paul has led many notable projects at PCL including the National Institute of Nanotechnology in Edmonton, the Keynote Development project in Calgary and the Conexus Head Office in Regina.

“I’m excited to be in Ottawa joining a district that is home to an amazing team of construction professionals,” says Knowles. “It’s an honor to take a leadership role with this talented team that continues to build upon Ottawa’s iconic footprint. Whether it is a major project, historical, or the smaller special projects that we are working on, our team has diverse skills, knowledge, and experience to complete our clients’ and partners’ visions with unsurpassed value and expertise.”

Paul holds a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering and a master of science degree in construction engineering management from the University of Alberta. He succeeds Kevin Skinner who is retiring. Thank you Kevin for your 33 years of service and dedication to PCL.


About PCL Construction

PCL is a group of independent construction companies that carries out work across Canada, the United States, the Caribbean, and in Australia. These diverse operations in the civil infrastructure, heavy industrial, and buildings markets are supported by a strategic presence in more than 30 major centers. Together, these companies have an annual construction volume of more than $8 billion CAD, making PCL the largest contracting organization in Canada and one of the largest in North America. Watch us build at