|Diversified project management and engineering experience in the environmental area, in the oil and gas and electric utility industries and self-employment. Principal strengths include excellent organizational abilities and communication skills, supported by perseverance in problem solving. Committed to the continual monitoring of new technology, business trends and opportunities through formal education, industry contacts and informal research.
Managed environmental compliance audit program including scheduling, hiring of consultants, ensuring protocols current, etc. (TransAlta, 1997/’98) Participated on compliance audit team and as lead auditor (TransAlta, 1998). Responsible for data collection and manipulation for the corporate Greenhouse Gas Action Plan (TransAlta, 1997/’98). Responsible for compiling various internal and external corporate environmental reports including Canadian Electricity Association’s Environmental Commitment and Responsibility Program (TransAlta, 1997/’98). Experienced at researching environmental technologies from a technological and economic perspective in both an academic and corporate setting (M.Eng. course projects, 1994 – ’98, TransAlta, 1997, various projects for Alberta Research Council, 2001 – ongoing).
Administered a wide variety of projects (with respect to project type, cost and design involvement). Coordinated a range of personnel, including engineers, drafters, consultants, specialists, purchasers, suppliers and inspectors. Having been presented with a specific problem or situation, have a strong ability to investigate the situation thoroughly, and describe in an organized fashion, the problem, the investigation undertaken, the actions being recommended to solve the problem and the reasons for recommending those actions (M.Eng. course projects, 1994 – ’98, Contract work for TransAlta, 1999).
Supervised an engineer, earth scientist and industrial hygienist (TransAlta, 1997/’98). Lead Auditor for environmental compliance audit of hydro generation facility (TransAlta, 1998). Former crew chief for a motorcycle roadracing team (1998/’89). Chairman of the Board of Vertigo Mystery Theatre (second largest theatre in Calgary by number of subscribers) (2001 – 2003) during its $7.8 million capital campaign for its move from the Calgary Science Centre to below the Calgary Tower.
Designed a wide variety of electrical engineering projects such as PLC Systems (Shell, 1986/’87), RTU systems for pipeline SCADA (Shell, 1987/’88), and 138/25kV substations (TransAlta, 1990 – ’93, High Time Industries, various projects since 2000). Involved in projects at all stages from preliminary study stage to project implementation; including design, cost estimating, drawing preparation, construction supervision and start-up. Designed and had CSA-approved a residential/commercial decorative wall sconce (Northern Lights Manufacturing Inc. (NLMI), 1998/’99). Preparing Operating Procedures for Interconnection Agreements (AltaLink, 2001 – present).
Designed piping and environmental projects related to the day-to-day operations of oil fields, gas plants and compressor stations. Undertook special projects at these facilities as required (Shell, 1988 – ’90).
Committed to continual learning through formal education and personal research. Completed Master of Engineering while working full time (1994 – 1998). Pursuing PhD (Fall 2003 – current).
Started NLMI, a company that designs and manufactures light fixtures from scratch and took it to the point of having a wall sconce CSA and UL approved within a year (NLMI, 1998/’99). The sconce was featured in the Fall/Winter 1999 Better Homes and Gardens® Kitchen & Bath Products Guide and NLMI was one of only ten manufacturers to be represented in the Calgary Robinson Lighting Spec. Room.
Jay Gee Projects Ltd. (March 2000 - present)
Northern Lights Manufacturing Inc. (July 1998 - June 2000)
TransAlta Utilities Corporation (May 1990 - July 1998)
Shell Canada Limited (May 1986 - May 1990)