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Get to Know McElhanney’s Energy & Resources Services

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Whether you are in the project scoping, development, or operation phase of your project, our professionals can get you there. No job is too small or too onerous for our local teams; we are ready to dig into your challenges!

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Knowledge.

Our team brings decades of Western Canadian energy and resources experience – we know what it takes to get your job done right. , we’ve worked on countless local projects including LNG Canada, Coastal GasLink, and the Site C Clean Energy Project.

Experience.

For 110+ years, McElhanney has worked in every corner of the province. We also have a higher than average number of staff with over ten years with the company, providing you with a team who know the challenges you face and the solutions required to fit your needs.

Good Judgement.

We live in a world where innovation is occurring faster than implementation. While we encourage our staff to challenge the status quo, especially when we know it will benefit you, our internal training programs focus on good listening, trusted relationships, and sound judgement.

Trust Our Senior Energy & Resources Professionals 

McElhanney offers you recognized experts in engineering, surveying, mapping, LiDAR, UAV, GIS, planning, and environmental services. Having worked with several energy and resource clients, our professionals have the experience necessary to get your job done right. This includes our ability to draw from our experience in other market sectors (i.e. municipal and transportation infrastructure) to apply best practices and technology.

Engineering

We know your projects require specialized engineering. Our engineering expertise is extensive and we are ready to help you with various specialized components for your next project. We also offer civil, geotechnical, and hydrological engineering to provide comprehensive service to any resource-related project. This includes access infrastructure, workforce accommodation, and other engineering services required to meet regulatory and corporate social responsibility targets and obligations. Our Engineering page offers a full list of services.

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Brendon Masson, PEng – Division Manager
Prince George Engineering

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T: 250-561-2229
E: rteetaert@mcelhanney.com

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Robert Teetaert, Eng L, AScT, PL Eng – Division Manager
Prince George Engineering

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T: 403-776-9685
E: bmasson@mcelhanney.com

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Justin Todd, PEng – Division Manager
Fort St. John, Engineering

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T: 778-844-0133
E: jtodd@mcelhanney.com

Surveying

Our company began with a lone surveyor – surveying is in our blood and we know what it takes to survey your remote project site. From boundary and topographical surveys, to engineering support and wellsite and pipeline surveys, we have a proven track record providing experienced personnel to meet all your project requirements. Visit our Geomatics page for a full list of services.

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Shauna Goertzen, BCSL, CLS – Division Manager
Prince George Surveying

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T: 250-561-2229
E: sgoertzen@mcelhanney.com

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Robert Yates, BCLS – Branch Manager
Vancouver Geomatics

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T: 604-683-8521
E: ryates@mcelhanney.com

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Sandy Ross, BCLS, CLS, CEC – Branch Manager
Fort St. John

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T: 778-844-0135
E: sross@mcelhanney.com

Mapping

Your mapping projects need the best technology to ensure accuracy. In addition to traditional and GPS-based surveying methods, we have a fleet of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs; drones) and LiDAR / air-photo collection systems to meet your topographic mapping and terrain modelling needs. Our GIS services allow for efficient data and asset management, while our geospatial and geological data services provide professional maps, cross-sections, imagery, and 3D models for any stage of energy and resource planning. Visit our GIS and Remote Sensing page to learn more.

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Andrew McIntosh, GISP – Project Manager
GIS, LiDAR Mapping, Geological Data Services

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T: 604-683-8521
E: amcintosh@mcelhanney.com

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Steve Bennett, CST – Division Manager
Fort St. John, Geomatics

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T: 778-844-0138
E: sbennett@mcelhanney.com

Environmental Services

Involving an integrated environmental team early in your project gives you better cost control and project design and reduced regulatory risk. Our environmental team, comprising of professional biologists and environmental engineers, understand the requirements of regulatory agencies and provides a range of services including environmental assessments, regulatory permitting, and environmental monitoring during construction, as well as complex wildlife studies. Projects may include stream diversion for bridge or culvert installations, pre-clearing bird nest surveys, or amphibian salvages. We also have considerable experience conducting pre and post development Phase I, II and III Environmental Site Assessments. To discover more about these services, please visit our Environmental Services page.

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Susan O’Bryan, BSc, RPBio, PBiol, Biologist
Regulatory

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T: 250-561-2229
E: sobryan@mcelhanney.com

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Tyler Garden, RPBio
Construction

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T: 250-561-2229
E: tgarden@mcelhanney.com

Take confidence in our Industry-Certified Standards

Safety Imperative: Work safe. Home safe.

The safety of your crews and team members is McElhanney’s top priority. We are committed to a proactive and systematic approach to health, safety, and the environment.

Quality Commitment

Our quality management system has been certified to ISO 9001:2015 standards for the provision of engineering, surveying, mapping, planning, and environmental services. We are also certified to Engineering & Geoscientists British Columbia Organizational Quality Management (OQM) standards. McElhanney has in place an Energy Safety Canada COR (BC, AB & SK) certified HSE Management System (HSEMS) and an internal responsibility system.

Indigenous Partners

We have a long history of partnership and respect with First Nations groups in Western Canada. We consistently seek to find meaningful ways to partner with indigenous and local communities, businesses, and individuals to promote economic development and sustainability.

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Let us be your local boots on the ground

Given the vastness of Western Canada, we recognize remote projects pose added risk and often struggle with a lack local expertise. With 25+ offices in BC and Alberta, McElhanney can provide the local knowledge and experience you and your clients need. As professionals, we believe it is our role to offer the best possible service to you; our clients. In many cases, offering the best service means collaborating with other firms. We welcome opportunities to partner and collaborate with you.

Demonstrated Experience

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New Aiyansh, BC

Avanti Kitsault Mine Project

Client: Avanti Kitsault Mine Ltd. | Services Provided: Traffic Impact Survey & Environmental Assessment / Management Plan

Benefit to the Client

Facing a variety of scopes, Avanti Kitsault Mine Ltd. needed a multi-disciplinary consultant whom they could trust to complete a diverse set of projects. McElhanney leveraged our professional experience from multiple disciplines to offer our services on several projects, eliminating the need for Avanti to hire multiple consultants. Our team was nimble and when last minute requests came from Avanti, we were on-site the next day – ready to deliver and help keep projects on schedule.

Since 2012, McElhanney has completed several engineering projects for Avanti Kitsault Mine Ltd. (Avanti). From 2012 – 2018, our multi-disciplinary teams have taken on every project challenge as their own.

For example, in 2012, Avanti hired McElhanney to complete a traffic impact study for the proposed Kitsault Molydemum Mine Project. McElhanney completed a corridor assessment of both Highway 16 and Nass Highway; traffic counts with help from local Nisga’a residents; and identified potential hazards along proposed haul routes. In conjunction with the mine re-opening, our team also prepared an environmental management plan (EMP) for road upgrades associated with a Special Use Permit application.

In 2014, McElhanney was also retained by Avanti to prepare an EMP in support of federal regulatory applications, provincial standards, and the Nisga’a Lisims Government for the replacement of the Nass River bridge structure on the Kinskuch Forest Service Road. The load rating of the existing bridge structure had been downgraded and was not rated to hold the anticipated loads associated with construction and development of the Kitsault Mine Project. McElhanney’s EMP addressed the environmental values of the sites, construction considerations, and best practices to implement during the replacement of the superstructure of the bridge.

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Coastal GasLink Pipeline

Client: Coastal GasLink | Services Provided: Surveying, Mapping & Engineering

Benefit to the Client

Facing a variety of project scopes, CGL needed a consultant who understands the importance of timely delivery of products and solutions. By using the right technologies, effectively scheduling resources, and identifying concurrent activities, the data McElhanney provided to CGL allowed for efficient decision-making, budgeting, and project timelines.

McElhanney has provided survey, mapping, and engineering services to the Coastal GasLink (CGL) Pipeline since 2012. Our multi-disciplinary, innovative, and collaborative approach to the variety of services required has helped CGL complete this challenging and unprecedented project. Specifically, we’ve used modern survey and GIS technologies to provide timely deliverables and cost-effective solutions for CGL. Our local presence and history of servicing the communities through which the project passes has allowed us to provide local staff for the project and local knowledge for CGL.

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Blish Cove, BC

Kitimat LNG – Site Grading

Client: KM LNG General Partnership | Services Provided: Material Testing, Civil Engineering, Surveying, Aerial Photography And Lidar, Topographic Survey, Surface Water Management, Construction Inspection, Civil 3D Modelling, Site Material Inventory & Preliminary Site Grading

Benefit to the Client

By providing proper data collection, manipulation, and analysis, McElhanney helped KM LNG General Partnership complete proper site visualization that allowed for more accurate project schedule and budgeting estimates.

McElhanney provided a variety of survey and mapping services to aid in the excavation of over 4,000,000m3 of rock and marine clay at the LNG export facility at Bish Cove, near Kitimat, BC. Facing rugged coastal terrain with extremely high annual rainfall and challenge ground conditions, multiple options were investigated for disposal of surplus excavation materials, including uplands storage and ocean disposal. Our team also managed multiple stakeholders including land owners and the Haisla First Nation.

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Fort St. John

Site C

Client: Peace River Hydro Partnership | Owner: BC Hydro | Services Provided: Haul Road Design, Traffic Engineering, and Survey

Benefit to the Client

Partnering with Knight Piesold, McElhanney used our experience on large resource projects to quickly designer and iterate solutions for the bulk civil works for the Site C Dam. Our integrated teams developed design processes to quickly execute the designs.

Since 2015, McElhanney has executed and developed haul road planning and engineering services on the Site C Project, including the preparation of over 160 design packages for over 50 on-site haul roads. Working with our traffic engineers, we executed and developed material haul plans, maintenance plans, and design criteria for the project. Our nimble team worked with the consulting team to turn around design packages, in some cases on the same day as the request was received.

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Tatogga Lake, BC

Red Chris Mine

Client: Imperial Metals | Services Provided: Surveying

Benefit to the Client

Imperial Metals needed a survey consultant with experience through all stages of a project whom they could trust. McElhanney’s team of professional surveyors offered the knowledge in legal and engineering surveys to be able to respond to all of Imperial’s requests. Our team completed all assignments on time and on budget, and met all last minute requests.

Between 2004 and 2012, McElhanney was contracted by Imperial Metals to carry out a series of surveys from drill collar and topographical surveys to mining lease (mineral tenure), first order control, and high precision layout surveys to aid in the exploration and construction of the Red Chris copper / gold mine in Northwest BC. During construction, McElhanney provided up to four crews year-round to the project.

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Northwestern BC

Galore Creek Mapping & LiDAR

Galore Creek Mining Corp. | Services Provided: LiDAR, Air Photo, and Supporting Ground Survey

Benefit to the Client

The Galore Creek’s northern project location posed significant weather-related challenges for aerial mapping. To successfully complete the acquisition, McElhanney took a firm commitment to safety, communications, data quality, and flexibility. Our approach to aerial mapping and surveying allowed mine and related infrastructure design work to proceed as planned.

In August, 2019 McElhanney was contracted by Galore Creek Mining Corp. to carry out a LiDAR and aerial photo survey covering approximately 1350 km² of mountainous terrain in northwestern BC. McElhanney was responsible for all aspects of the project including LiDAR and aerial photo survey design and acquisition; LiDAR, orthophoto and GIS deliverables; supporting ground survey work required to ensure data accuracy; project communications and safety. Acquisition was completed from late August to mid-September. Galore Creek Mining Corp. is using the LiDAR data and orthophoto for environmental studies, access road design, mine, and related infrastructure design work.

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