With more than 20 years of technical background, Mark’s domestic and international project management experience is an invaluable asset to any work site. Mark leads multi-disciplined technical projects and teams of engineering, production, and quality professionals to assure focus and control on every project.
Mark has overseen a US $79.1 million dollar grain terminal project on Poland’s Baltic Sea; designed, implemented, and monitored electrical control systems for manufacturing plants and equipment; and was the QA engineer for constituents of the four-year, billion-dollar Confederation Bridge Project, a 12.8 km pre-cast concrete bridge that connects the provinces of Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick across the Northumberland Strait. He has planned and delivered more than 40 projects for a major international oil company active in the Eastern Canadian offshore, including heli-deck lighting upgrades on remote, unmanned platforms, and field-wide shutdowns for extensive process improvement.
“It seems like a pretty straightforward thing, to understand what your client wants. But it’s not always that simple. It takes a good engineer to ask the right questions, dig a little deeper into the clients’ goals, and help them understand what’s possible in terms of cost, speed, modern or green design, or long-term value. That’s how we can contribute long before designs are started and construction gear shows up. By getting a grasp of the context, we have the opportunity to come up with something really solid or unique.
My work changes every day. We take something from concept through to completion and then you get to do it all over again. From one project to the next, we sharpen our instincts… it’s a cumulative experience that goes beyond the formulas and metrics of our profession. Engineering is not just about math and science, but also about intuition.”