Klohn Crippen Berger Congratulates 2023 Associates

June 20, 2023

We are pleased to announce our new Associates for 2023.


Maggie Mackay, P.Eng.
Maggie joined the Fredericton office as a hydrotechnical engineer in 2019. She has 12 years of experience in dam safety studies, mine water management, municipal flood studies, construction water management, and dam breach assessments in Canada and internationally. She has worked in the mining industry in various roles, from supporting to hydrotechnical lead and project manager, and has experience in tailings water management and dam safety assessments.
Robert Beaumont, P.Eng.
Robert joined KCB’s Power & Transportation Group in the Vancouver office in 2014. Rob has twelve years of engineering experience in the energy and mining industries. He has extensive experience with the design, analysis, review, and inspections of large mechanical equipment, including gates and guides, lifting beams, large valves, hoists, gantry cranes and rails, generators, and turbines. He has considerable experience completing designs, calculations, drawings, specifications, manuals, procedures, and reports. Rob is proficient in the provision of on-site technical assistance, project management, project coordination, contractor monitoring, and dam safety services.
Blair Lawrence, P.Eng.
Blair joined KCB’s Power & Transportation Group in the Vancouver office in 2013. Blair has over 14 years of electrical engineering experience, focused on hydroelectric design, technical support, submittal review and site construction monitoring. He has experience working with utility building power supplies, equipment condition assessment and mine site power supplies. Prior to joining KCB, he worked in the utility industry in New Zealand for 4 years on both technical and non-technical projects. He is currently working as the Electrical Contract Package Manager on the Site C Clean Energy project in the Peace River country in British Columbia, coordinating contractor submittal reviews and design changes, and providing engineering design support to the associated construction activities.
Sachin Patel, P.Eng.
Since joining KCB in 2018, Sachin has worked from both the Calgary and Saskatoon offices primarily on projects in the mining sector. He has a diverse geotechnical background, with over 10 years of experience including performance monitoring of active tailings storage facilities, large scale geotechnical site investigation programs, mine cut-off walls, R&D of cementitious materials, ground improvement, dam breach studies, retaining walls, geohazards, linear infrastructure, ICI and residential developments, and municipal subdivisions.
K. Ward Algar, P.Eng.
Ward originally joined KCB in 2011 as an E.I.T in the Calgary office. Since then, he has enjoyed a diverse twelve-year career with KCB, and has grown into a Team Lead role within the Resources Group. Over his time at KCB, Ward has worked on a variety of projects spanning the hydropower, mining, and oil sands industries. Some of the key clients that he has worked with from an engineering design and Project Management perspective include TransAlta, Water Security Agency, ArcelorMittal, Teck Metals Ltd., Twin Metals Minnesota LLC, Canadian Natural Resources Limited, Shell Canada Energy, Syncrude Canada Limited, and Suncor Energy Services.
Jeffrey MacLean, P.Eng.
Jeffrey started his career with KCB as a Student Engineer completing two co-ops in 2009 and 2010, after graduating from the University of Waterloo in 2011 he joined the KCB Calgary office as a Geological Engineer. Jeffrey has over 12 years of experience in the mining industry working on dam breach assessments, earth fill dams, soil liquefaction assessments, pitwalls, dry stack tailings, waste dumps, site investigation planning, geological and geomorphological mapping, core logging and rockfall hazard risk assessment.
Jarret MacDonald, P.Eng.
Jarret joined the Calgary office in 2012. He is a geotechnical engineer with over 13 years of experience. Jarret spent his first few years with KCB at CNRL’s Albian Sands Jackpine Mine where he gained valuable experience in instrumentation and construction monitoring, as well as executing geotechnical site investigations. Since then, he has acted as the project manager and geotechnical lead for the design of several tailings and mine waste structures in the oil sands. More recently, Jarret participated in the design of a water retention dam in southern Alberta. In 2021, Jarret became a Team Lead for the Alberta Business Unit Resources Group.