Sonia Johnson is the Director of Construction for Encore Renewable Energy. After graduating from college in 1998, Sonia started her career in the R&D division of a large multinational gas turbine manufacturer in Montreal. She had the opportunity to learn from some of the leading experts in the aero-derivative gas turbine sector, who were adapting the gas turbines for industrial purposes. She had the opportunity to travel to England to visit other offices and learn from their development practices to be able to better implement solutions back in Montreal.
Sonia relocated to Vermont in 2012 and subsequently entered the rapidly growing clean energy sector in the state. She worked for a locally based solar data monitoring provider, providing support to her customers and analyzing and proofing data before joining Encore in 2018 as Project Manager. In this role, she uses her strong organisational skills and experience with process implementation/improvement from working in a much more complex and larger company to help Encore gain efficiencies and leverage the extraordinary knowledge and skill set of her colleagues. Sonia moved her focus more towards the EPC side of the business during the last year, focusing on managing projects from finalizing designs through the construction phase. This role required working with landowners, Towns, Communities, Utilities, FInanciers, and subcontractors. Sonia has a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal, and a Certificate in Management from Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales.
Sonia is excited to be able to be part of the Encore team, helping landowners, businesses and utilities succeed in being an active part of the clean energy revolution and ensuring that we leave our environment in a better place for future generations.
Sonia, her husband Chris and 5-year old Kaisa enjoy exploring the outdoors as much as possible – from skiing in the winter to biking and swimming in the summer, camping and enjoying time spent soaking in the gorgeous Vermont landscape.