Our Team
Jeff DiBattista Past Managing Partner, Engineer PhD | PEng | PE | MBA | ICDD | FCSCE | LEED® AP

As Managing Partner at DIALOG, Jeff was responsible for keeping DIALOG at the leading edge of design, collaboration, innovation, and technology. During the past two decades, he has designed or led countless projects as a structural engineer that have had positive community impact—including university buildings, schools, hospitals, mixed-use developments, cultural facilities, bridges, and light rail transit systems. Additionally, Jeff led and supported the Management Team, with a commitment to the highest standards of professional excellence. At the heart of that work is his belief that open, honest, and collaborative communication is the key to delivering effective results for our clients and communities.

Jeff is a past president of Consulting Engineers of Alberta and has served on numerous professional associations and industry boards. He is currently a director with the Global Design Alliance. In 2016, Jeff was honoured as a Fellow with the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering.

Jeff was a partner at DIALOG for over 20 years. He remains active and fully engaged with design teams and clients on various projects across our studios.

What’s your favourite DIALOG project?
I fell in love with Edmonton’s 100 Street Funicular while leading the project through the design phase. Today, seeing people from all walks of life enjoying it makes my heart sing.

What’s your favourite mode of transportation?
Trains and bicycles.

What’s one quote you live by?
“Don’t tell me how it can’t be done, tell me how it can be done.”

I love to imagine an inspiring vision of the future, and then craft a plan to bring that vision to reality. I have the good fortune to do that every single day.

Master of Business Administration, Sloan Fellows Program in Innovation and Global Leadership
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Doctor of Philosophy, Structural Engineering
University of Alberta

Master of Science, Structural Engineering
University of Alberta

Bachelor of Applied Science, Civil Engineering
University of Waterloo

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