Bob is a Mechanical Engineer with more than 20 years of experience in hydraulic analysis and design. Bob specializes in computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and hydraulic transient analysis for pipelines, tanks, and pumping stations. As Associated Engineering’s National Practice Leader in fluid dynamics, he provides advice, advanced analysis, modelling, and technical support on a wide variety of projects across Canada. He has conducted 3-dimensional CFD analysis to optimize design layout to achieve acceptable flow conditions His analysis and design advice has helped to improve layout and design of pumping stations and tanks. Bob has helped to improve mixing and eliminate stagnation of fluids in reservoirs.
For operating facilities, Bob’s analysis has helped to optimize flow conditions over a range of flow rates while minimizing modifications to structures. Bob’s analysis is often used to determine what physical modelling should be undertaken, or to complement physical modelling.
A Civil Engineer, Jason has more than 20 years of experience in the consulting, construction, education, and research sectors. Jason specializes in trenchless engineering and construction, including horizontal directional drilling, tunnelling, micro-tunnelling cured-in-place-pipe relining, pipe bursting, auger boring, and pipe ramming. As National Practice Leader, Trenchless Technologies, Jason provides advice on feasibility studies, designs, risk management, constructability, tendering, and construction.
Prior to rejoining Associated Engineering in 2012, he served 3½ years as an Assistant Professor and Senior Sustainability Scientist in the Del E. Webb School of Construction at Arizona State University, where he taught soil mechanics and researched trenchless methods.
An active volunteer, Jason served on the Board of Directors for the North American Society for Trenchless Technology (NASTT); and is an instructor for their Lateral Sewer Rehabilitation, Horizontal Directional Drilling, and Pipe Bursting Best Practices Courses. Jason co-authored the NASTT Good Practices Manual for trenchless rehabilitation of lateral sewers. In 2010, Jason received NASTT’s Trent Ralston Award for Early Career Achievement in the field of Trenchless Technology.
Rob has over 25 years of experience in consulting, encompassing environmental earth science, hydrology, and natural resource management. As National Practice Leader, Contaminated Sites, Rob plays a leadership role in business development and strategic planning on company-wide growth of the contaminated sites practice. He has managed or led more than 400 contaminated sites investigations in Northern Canada, BC, Alberta, and Saskatchewan. Rob has directed the remediation of a wide range of industrial and commercial properties. He has completed several senior reviews and performed technical advisory roles for several Phase I and II ESA projects across Western Canada.
Owen has over 20 years of experience in asset management of public infrastructure for clients across Canada and the UK. He has helped many clients to develop corporate standards, policy and frameworks related to asset management. His asset management approach considers risks, level of service, and whole-life costing. Owen brings an owner’s perspective to his projects gained from previous roles as a manager within a water utility responsible for strategy development, capital program management, engineering standards, and other operational roles.
Owen’s experience includes a Climate Change Risk Assessment for Anglian Water’s 6000+ water and wastewater facilities, as well as asset management planning across 12 business units for The City of Calgary. The Canadian Network of Asset Managers (CNAM) awarded The City of Calgary and Associated Engineering with the Tereo Award for developing the City’s asset management plans and instituting business improvement in asset planning across Calgary.
Owen was involved in developing ISO 55000 - the international standard on asset management systems released in January 2014.
Corinna is a Senior Biologist with 18 years of experience specializing in terrestrial and landscape ecology. Her key areas of focus include environmental assessment, environmental planning, mitigation and post-construction monitoring. Corinna has led and managed projects with multi-disciplinary teams throughout Western Canada.
She has project experience in a variety of client sectors, including transportation, mining, renewable energy, civil infrastructure, and urban and rural development. With a proven track record in supporting projects through regulatory permitting processes, Corinna is familiar with permitting process as required by the BC Environmental Assessment Act, Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, Navigation Protection Act, Fisheries Act, Species at Risk Act, and BC Wildlife Act and Water Act.
Sandra is a Biologist and Senior Environmental Scientist with over 17 years of experience in aquatic and terrestrial ecosystem assessment, wildlife inventory, environmental impact assessment, impact mitigation planning, and environmental monitoring. She has significant experience collaborating with provincial and federal agencies, as well as with developers, private property owners and local governments.
Sandra has managed and completed several environmental impact assessments for development on First Nation reserves throughout Alberta, British Columbia, and Saskatchewan. She works closely with property stakeholders, including First Nations and local governments to ensure compliance with regulations and permitting requirements for development in and around environmentally significant areas.
As Manager of the Northern Alberta Environmental Sciences Division, Sandra is responsible for maintaining and developing client relationships, communicating on all aspects of project needs, and ensuring quality control of project deliverables and proposals. She is an effective project manager and has considerable experience working with and coordinating multi-disciplinary teams.
Sandra is a member of the College of Applied Biology Credentials Committee in British Columbia, and has recently joined the environmental committee of the Consulting Engineers of Alberta.
Tom is the Division Manager of the Buildings Engineering Division in our Vancouver office. He is a Senior Building Structural Engineer with 30 years of experience in the design of structures, including higher education, K-12 education, municipal, healthcare, commercial, industrial, retail, parking structures, sports facilities, residential, structural evaluations, building expansions, and rehabilitation projects. Tom is responsible for the project management, client interaction, consulting and review of projects from inception through construction.
Shane is a member of our Strategic Advisory Leadership Team. He is focused on helping build our Strategic Advisory Services Practice that supports a growing demand for optimized infrastructure and asset consulting services across various sectors. Shane embraces the nexus between climate, resilience, assets, data, and business outcomes. He has worked in a wide range of industries and advised clients in developing and implementing valuable strategies that integrate sustainability and resilience while balancing risk, level of service, and value.
Shane’s well-rounded credentials, combined with over 20 years of experience as both a consultant and asset owner, provide a unique perspective into the complex challenges faced by organizations today and in the future. He aims to build strong relationships and guide clients in navigating the ever-changing environment and help maximize value for organizations, assets, and communities.
Helen is the Manager of our Strategic Advisory Services group in British Columbia, and is a Civil Engineer with 20 years of diverse experience in the consulting and municipal sectors. Previously as Manager of our Energy group, Helen has participated in delivering district energy systems, hydraulic and heat recovery systems, biomass projects, and waste-to-energy projects. Helen was the project manager for Metro Vancouver’s Lulu Island Wastewater Treatment Plant Effluent Heat Recovery Conceptual Design and Hydraulic Energy Recovery from Water Transmission System. She also provided project management support on Metro Vancouver’s Waste-to-Energy Capacity project.
Helen’s success in delivering projects comes from her experience in the municipal sector and her practical approach to problem solving. From her work in the municipal sector, she has experience in corporate strategic planning, policy and bylaw development, RFP and ToR development, development cost charges development, and capital program planning, Helen also has technical expertise in hydrologic and hydraulic modelling, as well as experience in master planning, design, tendering, and contract administration.
A Senior Environmental Scientist, Rebekka has more than 18 years of experience as an environmental professional across BC, Northern Canada, and Washington State. Rebekka leads the delivery of customized software and GIS solutions for managing and reporting environmental information. She also leads the Environmental Management Group, which provides contaminated sites and sediment and erosion control services. Rebekka’s broad experience with collection and analysis of data, development of field protocols, assessment of environmental impacts, investigations of contaminated sites, and reporting lends to seamless and effective management of these multi-disciplinary groups. Rebekka has managed several large-scale, multi-year projects, and coordinated multi-disciplinary project teams. Her approach is to work closely with clients to determine project objectives, and collaborate with the project team to deliver on client expectations.
Nicole is an Environmental Scientist with ten years of experience in water quality assessments and project management. Her areas of expertise include source water protection planning, water quality investigations and statistics, and environmental studies for waste discharge authorizations.