Congratulations to our new 2016 Principals and Associates

June 8, 2016

Len Murray, President & CEO, is pleased to announce the following Principal and Associate appointments.


Simon Douglas, P.Eng. Since joining KCB’s Power and Transportation Group in 2005, Simon, a Senior Civil Engineer, has managed large multi-disciplinary teams and demonstrated strong technical, engineering, client and leadership skills in his role as KCB’s Project Manager for the BC Hydro Site C project.
Rick Friedel, P.Eng., P.E. Since joining KCB in 2003, Rick has completed long-term assignments in our Mining Environmental Group (MEG) offices in Canada, South America and Australia. Rick returned to BC in 2011 to start up a group in Vancouver to support the company’s oil sands work and shortly thereafter was promoted to Manager of the MEG Engineering team.
Tim Keegan, Ph.D., P.Eng. Tim is a Senior Geotechnical /Geological Engineer and Manager of our Edmonton office. Tim has over 30 years domestic and international design, construction and operations experience for roads, railway, water resource and tailing dams, environmental, pipeline and mining projects. He leads our design projects, regulatory approvals, and construction management for railway infrastructure across North America, and for geohazard/ground-hazard risk management programs.


borton-web Brian Borton, P.Eng., P.E. Brian has worked on a wide variety of projects throughout North America and, since joining KCB in 2003, he has gained extensive structural design and analysis experience as well as project and design management experience on civil infrastructure projects including bridge, hydro and heavy industrial projects.
Kate Patterson, M.Eng., P.Eng. Since Joining KCB in 2007, Kate has gained extensive experience as a civil engineer, technically specializing in climate and hydrology assessments, hydrotechnical design, erosion estimation and protection, tailings staging, sedimentation pond design and cover design. She has excelled in project management and coordination for a number of projects from conceptual studies to existing mines.
Robert Cross, M.Eng., P.Eng. Rob has extensive experience in the transportation, hydroelectric and mining sectors. He joined KCB in 2009 after receiving his M.Eng. in Geological Engineering and has since worked on projects in North America, South America, Africa, and Asia. Rob’s entrepreneurial spirit led him to Toronto in 2012 to take on the role of office manager at our new location there.
Chris Gräpel, M.Eng., P.Eng. Chris is a Civil/Geotechnical Engineer with over 20 years of experience in dams, water resources, mining and transportation (highways and railways) engineering and construction. He joined KCB in 2012 and has worked in both our Edmonton, Alberta and Lima, Peru offices. Chris is currently responsible for the Edmonton Civil Projects group, and the expansion of our services with the Alberta government, City of Edmonton, mining and utility clients.
Robert Cheetham, P.Eng. Rob is a Senior Civil Engineer with over 20 years of international experience in the civil, water resources, river engineering and floodplain mapping, hydrological and hydraulic analysis and surface water management for private and municipal clients. Rob is responsible for managing and coordinating projects for the City of Calgary, TransAlta and SaskPower, developing conceptual and feasibility designs, preparing design documentation and reports, and providing support during construction.