Virginia Borkoski


Former CIOB Trustee, Member of Client Steering Group, CIOB Client Champion

Virginia’s career in advancing the built environment spans over 35 years, including 25 years leading from the client-side, and additional private sector executive level experience.  Her expertise in the management, planning, design, contracting and construction of transportation megaprojects reflects her passion for improving mobility and enhancing the public transit experience.

Virginia has been responsible for delivering transit projects worldwide including the Fulton Center, NYC; Government Center, Boston; Eglinton Light Rail, Toronto; Doha Metro, Qatar; and most recently Réseau Express Métropolitain (REM), and Société de Transport de Montréal (STM), Ligne Bleue now underway.

In her current role at SNC-Lavalin/Atkins as SVP, National Transportation Market, Canada & Global Practice Lead, Future of Transport, Virginia is responsible for driving successful financial business results while leading strategic growth. Her focus is on a new level of client centricity across the Rail & Transit, Roads & Bridges and Ports & Airports markets in Canada.

Virginia is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Building (FCIOB) and was elected to two terms as Trustee through June 2023. She is a Chartered Construction Manager, and was elected the first woman Chair, Qatar Centre. She is also a Chartered Architect, Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA); former Director, Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS) International Foundation Board, and Founder and Past President, Toronto Chapter.

Virginia holds an MSc in Transportation Management, New York University, and MSc and BArch, Pratt Institute.  She has been a featured speaker at international conferences on transportation infrastructure project delivery.