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Your local engineering & surveying experts

Get the local support you need.

From planning and environmental assessments to survey and engineering, we have the right personnel for your project. McElhanney has been in BC for more than 110 years and opened its first Okanagan Valley location in 2001. Since then, we’ve partnered with First Nations, provincial ministries, cities, regional municipalities, districts, utility companies, vineyard and orchard owners, land developers, and others to deliver high-quality projects in our communities.

We offer you:

Diverse, Multidisciplinary Expertise:

From subdivision plans to active transportation corridor design, our local team can meet your project needs, no matter their size and scope. With one point of contact coordinating all disciplines, your projects are streamlined, so there’s no need for multiple contracts. We’ve used this approach to deliver local projects such as the Meadows Subdivision & Meadows Drive Upgrades, Sutherland Avenue ATC, Highway 97C Corridor Improvements, and more.

Local Knowledge and Context:

You will get more than six decades of local multidisciplinary project experience in the Valley. Our relationships with contractors, familiarity with the history and status of local projects, and longstanding relationships with local government staff allow us to provide reliable advice to you: our clients.

Resourceful, Responsive Team:

With access to 1,000+ technical experts across McElhanney, including over 30 local Okanagan Valley team members, we get boots on the ground quickly. This depth of expertise means you get the answers you need when you need them, and the right people and equipment to complete your project on time and on budget.

Are you in Penticton, Kelowna, and Vernon? So are we.

We’ve been offering survey, engineering, planning, environmental services, and more in the Okanagan Valley for more than 20 years. Contact our offices in Penticton, Kelowna, or Vernon to discuss your next project.

Learn more about our Okanagan team:

A full suite of services in your backyard

With 110+ years of experience, our professionals have the experience necessary to get your job done right.


Engineering Survey

Is your project road, land development, vineyard, industrial, or utility infrastructure design and construction? We offer a full range of survey services. Our surveyors have worked on some of the largest utility projects in Western Canada using state-of-the-art satellite positioning, terrestrial scanning, precise monitoring, and remote aerial and bathymetric mapping equipment. To learn more about these projects, visit our portfolio or reach out to your local surveyors.

Land Survey

From conceptual design, to application coordination, to final registration at Land Titles Office, we offer complete land survey services. Our expertise includes subdivisions and consolidations, phased and building strata surveys, strata conversions and amendments, air space surveys, land acquisition surveys for road dedication and utility rights of way, and accretion and natural boundary adjustment surveys. Visit our geomatics page to learn more.

Contact your local surveyors:

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Jonathan Austin, ALS, BCLS – Branch Manager

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David Sereda, BCLS – Project Land Surveyor

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Civil Engineering

Between our three local offices, we have expertise in transportation planning and design, municipal roadway and underground infrastructure, stormwater management, and more. Our local experience in land development engineering projects means we understand the local regulatory processes.

We also provide water and wastewater services such as floodplain management and control, water quality treatment, supply assessment, potable water transmission and distribution, and sewage collection and treatment. Visit our engineering page to learn more about these services.

Transportation Engineering

Our transportation team provides a full range of services for roads, highways, trails, and transit systems. We set our work apart by beginning with the end in mind, and having in-depth design guideline knowledge to take projects through every design stage, tendering, construction supervision, and contract administration.

Structural Engineering

Our structural engineers provide designs for industrial, institutional, commercial, and high-end residential structures. In the Okanagan Valley, we specialize in all these fields.

Visit our engineering page to learn more about these services.

Contact your local civil engineers

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Dan Miller, PEng – Branch Manager

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Lee Peltz, PEng – Division Manager

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Our planning team leverages our relationships with key government decision makers and understanding of the Okanagan Valley to facilitate timely and efficient municipal approvals. With over 25 years of experience, we know how to respond to development trends and provide creative solutions to complex problems. Visit our digital public engagement page to learn more about how great communication planning will bring meaningful engagement to your project

Contact your local planner

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Brad Elenko, MCIP, RPP – Senior Planner

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Ruibin Li, RPP, MCIP – Planner

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As recognized leaders and trusted advisors for industry, private, and municipal clients, we strive to protect ecological integrity and integrate natural assets, while balancing our clients’ needs. Visit our environmental page to learn more.

Here in the Okanagan, we specialize in riparian setbacks, fisheries assessments, and environmentally sensitive development permits for lands with endangered species, wetlands, and waterways. Visit our portfolio to learn more about our environmental services projects.

Contact our environmental experts

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Gina Le Bel, RPBio – Biologist

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Wayne Hallstrom, MSc, RBiol – Project Scientist

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Landscape Architecture

Our landscape architects cover a diverse spectrum of projects in the public and private sectors.  We use a multidisciplinary approach to adapt a balance between built and natural environments while modifying the landscape for human use and enjoyment through design, planning, and management.

Contact our local team

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Dan Miller, PEng – Branch Manager

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From data collection to final deliverable, McElhanney’s custom mapping products can help you identify key features of your project area, including sensitive areas, important boundaries, routes, and more. We can transform your project data into presentation-ready, interactive maps.

Contact our local team

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Demonstrated experience

Explore some of the work we’ve completed in the region over the past decade. To view more of our Okanagan Valley projects, click here.

Sutherland Ave. ATC ‘2’ Lake Ave. to Ethel Street, Kelowna, BC

Services Provided

Transportation and utility upgrading, watermain, sanitary sewer & storm sewer improvements, roadways improvements, multi-use path bridge crossing.

Benefit to the Client

Our Kelowna team managed and completed a fast-tracked design and tender schedule for the City of Kelowna. Significant additional works were successfully designed and constructed concurrently with the original project scope. Despite the additional works, the project was delivered on schedule and budget.

Ethel Street ATC – Phase 5, Kelowna, BC

Services Provided

Transportation engineering, detailed design, project procurement / tendering services, construction and contract administration.

Benefit to the Client

After the existing watermain was found to be in poor condition due to significant corrosion and pitting, McElhanney’s designs allowed the City of Kelowna to obtain the IHA approvals needed to facilitate 400m of 250mm diameter watermain replacements while remaining on schedule.

Riverside Townhomes, Penticton, BC

Services Provided

Topographic survey, legal survey, phased strata development application coordination, civil design drawings, construction administration, and more.

Benefit to the Client

Our multidisciplinary team allowed us to complete various project components in-house, thereby eliminating the need for the City and the Client to hire additional consultants. Our established relationships with the Client and the City also allowed us to streamline approvals and design changes.

Crystal Heights & Apex Strata, Lake Country, BC

Services Provided

Construction & Legal Surveys

Benefit to the Client

Our experience working with developers, architects, and construction personnel on large multi-phased strata developments resulted in the efficient delivery of survey services required throughout conceptual phasing design, strata unit pre-sales, construction, and final registration.

28th Avenue and 31st Street Improvements, Vernon, BC

Services Provided

Design, Tendering, Inspection and Construction Administration.

Benefit to the Client

28th Avenue and 31st Street required a revitalization of the streetscape and deep underground services. Our team delivered a project that created a safer pedestrian environment including safer vehicle turning movements, trees and benches. The City and local business provided praise for the improvement to the public and business for this core downtown area.

Outdoor Public Skating Rink, Penticton, BC

Services Provided

Topographic survey and construction layout, sanitary and water servicing, storm water management, parking lot grading.

Benefit to the Client

As Activate Penticton was gathering public and corporate donations to operate an outdoor rink at no cost to the City of Penticton or the public, our team wondered how we could contribute to this revitalization project. McElhanney Cares was an obvious solution!

To view more of our Okanagan Valley projects, click here.

Local in the Okanagan Valley

& everywhere in western Canada

Over 20 disciplines are available for you.

With 30+ offices in Western Canada, our teams are ready to get to work on your next project. We’ve been offering survey, engineering, planning, environmental services, and more in the Okanagan Valley for more than 20 years.

Join our team

Think the Okanagan Valley could be the right fit for you? Get to know our team, explore our culture, and check out our current career opportunities below.

Kelowna, BC

Penticton, BC

Vernon, BC

Visit our careers page to view our full list of job postings.

– Jenny Lines, Project Management Division Manager

“The Okanagan region is a unique part of Canada and McElhanney’s presence is continually growing here. Our offices are full of staff who care about their work, coworkers, and clients, and who strive to make a difference in our community. Our people have made an impactful difference in my career and the enthusiasm of our Young Professionals group is contagious. Away from work there is never a shortage of things to do in the Okanagan; my free time is spent riding my horse, exploring the region via running or biking, or enjoying the many local wineries. It is truly one of the best places in Canada!”

Ready for more?

Learn more about McElhanney’s service offerings, locations, and career opportunities beyond the Okanagan Valley.