As Senior Vice President, Water, Doug provides leadership, technical support and guidance for water supply, water treatment and water resource recovery projects across Canada. He provides advice on technical standards and guidelines for water treatment design and construction services, as well as recruitment and business development. Doug joined Associated Engineering in 1988 and with more than 30 years of experience, Doug is a recognized leader in water supply and treatment.
Doug has held a variety of roles within the company over the years including Process Designer, Project Engineer, Project Manager, Manager of the Water Group in Calgary, Corporate Water Technical Leader, Vice President, Water Engineering, and a director on the Senior Board of Directors. He has participated in and led master planning, piloting, design, construction, commissioning, and project management of some of the largest water treatment plants in Canada, including the Glenmore and Bearspaw Water Treatment Plants in Calgary and the R.C. Harris and R.L. Clark Water Treatment Plants in Toronto. He brings technical expertise in pumping systems, conventional water treatment, membrane filtration, dissolved air floatation, high rate ballasted flocculation, ultraviolet disinfection, and residuals management.
As an active volunteer, Doug has participated on technical, professional and industry organizations including the American Water Works Association, Western Canada Water, Consulting Engineers of Alberta, and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada.
Chris is responsible for providing technical support and guidance to staff and clients on infrastructure projects. He also provides advice on infrastructure standards and guidelines, as well as recruitment and business development. Previously, Chris was Division Manager, Central Alberta Infrastructure, based in our Edmonton office.
Chris is a Senior Civil Engineer with more than 30 years of experience specializing in the planning, feasibility studies, design, project management, contract administration, and construction of roads, utilities, water, wastewater and stormwater services. Chris is a specialist in infrastructure renewal using trenchless technologies, such as tunnelling. In addition, he brings a breadth of experience on projects for the public and private sector, including commercial and residential land development, marinas, and recreational facilities. Chris also has extensive experience developing infrastructure for Federal facilities.
Kent provides leadership support and guidance to staff and clients on transit systems, transportation planning, traffic engineering, intelligent transportation systems (ITS), and roadways and highways design projects. Previously, Kent managed our Transportation Division in our Edmonton office.
Kent has almost 30 years of experience specializing in client and project management, planning, public consultation, stakeholder engagement, design, and construction of new, rehabilitation, and maintenance projects ranging up to $1 billion in construction value. Since joining our Edmonton office in 2014, he has helped to grow our Transportation Division, overseeing the delivery of key projects including Edmonton’s Capital Line LRT Extension, St. Albert Transportation Master Plan, St. Albert Transit Centre and Park & Ride, and Alberta Transportation’s Highway 43 Functional Planning and Design.
John provides technical support and guidance to staff and clients on water resource management, stormwater management, and river engineering projects. Previously, John was Manager of the Water Resources Group in our BC operation.
John is a Senior Civil Engineer with over 30 years of experience specializing in hydrology, hydraulics, stormwater management, watershed management, flood control, dyking, drainage, and river engineering. His experience includes planning, modelling, analysis, design, construction, and commissioning. He has a strong interest in best management practices for stormwater management and climate change adaptation and mitigation. He is a recognized specialist in flood control and use of geographical information systems to enhance project deliverables. He was a co-author of the Dike Design and Construction Guide, Best Management Practices for BC.
John is a Provincial Director of the Canadian Water Resources Association and sits on the National Executive Board.
As Vice President, Water Resource Recovery, Dean provides technical support and guidance to staff and clients on wastewater management projects. Prior to taking on this role, Dean was a Water Resource Recovery Specialist in our BC operation.
Based in Victoria, Dean is a Senior Environmental Engineer with more than 20 years of experience in wastewater management and water resource recovery and reuse. He specializes in nutrient removal, greenhouse gas management, and resource recovery projects. His experience encompasses planning, pilot testing, treatability studies, treatment system performance reviews, wastewater treatment simulation, effluent dilution-dispersion modelling, design, and climate change vulnerability assessments. Dean’s experience includes municipal wastewater treatment as well as high-BOD/COD food processing and industrial wastewater treatment. Dean also brings expertise in public consultation and triple bottom line + risk evaluations.
Dean is active with the Water Environment Research Foundation and the BC Water and Waste Association. He is also currently an Adjunct Professor in Civil (Environmental) Engineering at the University of British Columbia. Dean chairs Associated Engineering’s Carbon Neutral Committee.
As Vice President, Water Solutions, Garry provides technical guidance and advisory services to staff and clients on water treatment plant design and optimization.
Garry is a Senior Process Engineer with more than 30 years of experience on water and wastewater treatment projects for municipal and industrial clients. He specializes in small water systems, and is passionate about systems optimization to maximize the potential of water treatment assets. Garry’s experience includes project management, feasibility studies, planning, pilot testing, design, construction, start-up, commissioning, training, process optimization, and troubleshooting. Garry has authored and presented many papers on water supply and treatment, both locally and internationally. Garry is also an instructor/trainer for water and wastewater operator certification and training programs.
He is an active volunteer with Western Canada Water and the American Water Works Association. In recognition of his technical achievements and volunteer efforts in the water industry, the AWWA presented Garry with the George Warren Fuller Award.
A graduate of the University of Alberta, Mike’s career has taken him to Denmark and New Zealand, before settling back home in Edmonton. Mike joined Associated in 2005 for three years, and then returned to the company in 2010 as a Structural/Bridge Engineer. Over the years, he has taken on roles of increasing responsibility, most recently, Division Manager, Transportation in Alberta North. His 20 years of experience includes the analysis, design, management, and assessment of a wide variety of transportation structures, including pedestrian, roadway, heavy rail, and LRT bridges.
Mike’s resume includes award-winning projects such as the NU Girder Bridge Design and Detailing Manual, Saline Creek Drive Pedestrian Bridge, and the Dunvegan Bridge Deck Replacement. He also led the design of the erection scheme for an elegant 280 metre-long, three-span stress ribbon bridge — only the second application of a stress ribbon structure in Canada. Mike has presented his projects at local, national, and international conferences. He is the Chair of the Transportation Association of Canada Structures Committee and Vice-Chair of Section 8 Concrete Structures of CSA S6: Canadian Highway Bridge Design Code.
Jim has over 30 years of experience delivering highway infrastructure projects in Alberta. He has effectively managed large teams of engineering and technical professionals on complex multi-year transportation projects. Jim has been a key project team member on many large-scale infrastructure and transportation projects in the capital value range of 20 million up to 550 million. Recently, he has played a key role on major projects in southern Alberta, including the West Calgary Ring Road, Deerfoot Trail Improvements, the Flanders Avenue Interchange, Crowchild Trail Short-Term Improvements, and ongoing service to the City of Airdrie, including the QEII/40th Avenue Interchange.
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.
David is a Senior Project Manager and Bridge Engineer with 18 years of experience specializing in the delivery of transportation and bridge projects. His experience encompasses various delivery models, including design-bid-build, design build, P3, program management, and construction management. Having worked on complex projects exceeding $1 billion, David brings expertise in business case development, project scoping, project delivery evaluation, and risk management.
As National Practice Lead, David provides leadership and support for the company's pursuit of major and alternative delivery projects, collaborating with management and senior techical leaders across the company.
David originally joined Associated Engineering in 2015 as the Manager of the Bridge group in Calgary. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering and a Master’s of Business Administration. David is an active volunteer with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA) and the Consulting Engineers of Alberta (CEA). In 2017-2018, he held the position of President of CEA.
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.
Sutha is a Process Design Engineer with over 30 years of extensive experience in modelling, design optimization of biological and physical-chemical processes for treatment of water and wastewater for both municipal and industrial uses. His high level of technical knowledge allows him to quickly identify problem areas in the treatment process and focus on optimum, innovative, cost-effective solution.
Sutha has worked with many water treatment systems as a process specialist. He has been involved in many process optimization studies, pilot testing, and water treatment troubleshooting. Sutha has also participated in the design of many projects involving innovative process and disinfection technologies to meet the more stringent water quality guidelines.
José is a Senior Wastewater Process / Environmental Engineer with over 25 years of national and international experience in academic, municipal, and consulting roles. His project experience extends across Portugal, the United States, and Canada and includes many aspects of wastewater management, such as system planning, facility design and operations, technology demonstration, effluent receiving environment assessments, biosolids management and resource recovery.
Dana serves as strategic advisor, specializing in Community Resilience at the Associated Engineering group of companies.
A specialist in disaster recovery, disaster risk reduction, and community resiliency planning, Dana recently served as the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo’s Recovery Team Leader for the Recovery Task Force, following the devastating 2016 Fort McMurray Wildfire. As Managing Director of the Alberta Emergency Management Agency, he led the province’s response to the 2011 Slave Lake Wildfire, and as Deputy Minister of Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development, Dana led the environmental remediation approach for the 2013 Southern Alberta Flood and all wildfire operations in Alberta.
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.
Helen Chan is the Manager of our Strategic Advisory Services group in British Columbia. Helen is passionate about helping organizations tackle challenges that arise from our changing climate, regulations, and economy. Helen and her team translate corporate goals into practical and implementable solutions by engaging stakeholders at every level (from executive leadership to operations). Integrated business solutions are tailored to accommodate the organization’s systems, processes, and culture.
Helen has 25 years of experience working in the consulting and municipal sectors. Helen’s advice is drawn from her diverse and extensive experience including providing technical engineering expertise, policy and strategic planning, and project management and the delivery of a multitude of infrastructure capital projects.
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.