Kirsten Merle, P.Eng. ,
APEGA Practice Standards Manager

    Kirsten joined APEGA as an engineer, admissions, in 2019 and moved into the Professional Practice Department as a professional practice advisor in late 2020. Now, as practice standards manager, she oversees the development and maintenance of APEGA practice standards, guidelines, bulletins, and regulatory-focused educational materials. She obtained her bachelor of science in materials engineering from the University of Alberta in 2002. Kirsten’s engineering experience of over 20 years includes design and project management in the oil and gas sector, forensic engineering, commercial structural steel, and quality assurance and quality control management. Two projects that stand out are overseeing the structural design and installation of a Buddhist temple shaped like a lotus flower and the Enoch Cree Nation’s K-12 school with a tipi entrance. Kirsten is a member of the Métis Nation of Alberta and is also a director-at-large with IndigeSTEAM, an organization that provides Indigenous-led and culturally relevant programming in STEM/STEAM for Indigenous youth.