Klohn Crippen Berger congratulates Newest Principals & Associates for 2022

August 24, 2022

We are pleased to welcome our newest Principals and Associates for 2022.

They join the list of our Principals and Associates for 2022.


Kate Patterson, P.Eng., M.Eng., P.E.

Kate is a Senior Civil Engineer with over 15 years of experience in mine waste management with a focus in tailings and water strategic planning and design. Joining KCB in 2007 as a new grad, she has worked on all aspects of tailings, water resource and environmental projects including baseline environmental studies, from concept to detailed design, impact assessment/mitigation and closure.

Andrew Witte, P.Eng., M.Eng.

Andrew is a Senior Geotechnical Engineer with over 17 years of consulting on a variety of mining, infrastructure, municipal, and industrial-related projects. His more recent experience has focussed on the geotechnical aspects of mining projects, specifically the design, construction, safe operation and closure of earth and rock fill embankment dams. He has specialised northern engineering experience in Canada, USA, and Russia.



Daniel G. Bertrand, P.Eng.

Daniel has over 33 years of civil and geotechnical engineering experience with a focus on heavy industrial foundations and major earth embankments for mining and water storage projects. He has worked in a variety of industries – oil sands and conventional mining, power generation, transportation, municipal, and industrial; and in geotechnically challenging environments – remote and rugged, marine, and highly seismic – in Canada and internationally. He joined KCB's Alberta Group in 2019.

Younger Muñoz, Eng.

Younger is a Senior Geotechnical Engineer and tailings subject matter expert with over 25 years of experience in mining and engineering projects. He is based in our Peru office and his experience includes water and tailings dam design; cycloned sand dams; liquid-solid fluid and slurry transportation; and other geotechnical- and hydraulic-related projects for dams.

Ross Waters, ME, RPEQ, CPEng, P.Eng.

Ross is a Civil / Geotechnical Engineer specialising in embankment dams. He has over 12 years of experience including design of tailings storage facilities, water dam remediations, construction monitoring of large earth dams, site investigations, dam safety reviews and geotechnical laboratory research. He has worked in remote and challenging sites including Australia, Canada, Mongolia, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, and South America.