Chuck joined KCB in 2007 as an Associate in the Calgary office, following KCB’s acquisition of his former company Mack, Slack & Associates. Chuck was promoted to Principal and Manager of the Infrastructure group in 2011 and Manager of the Calgary office in 2020.
Chuck’s experience is in surface water projects related to dams, reservoirs, river engineering, hydraulic structures, hydrology, irrigation and drainage, mine water management, floodplain studies and environmental impact assessments, primarily across the western Canadian provinces and northern territories. His experience includes concept development, detailed design, tendering, construction contract administration and resident engineering during construction.
Chuck’s key projects include the award-winning Bow River Weir and Harvie Passage projects for Alberta Transportation in Calgary, rehabilitation of the Women’s Coulee Diversion System, near High River, flood control dykes in Drumheller, Canmore, and Calgary, and rehabilitation of many water supply dams in Alberta.
He has worked on mining projects across western and northern Canada, involving mine water management facilities, the design of drainage and erosion protection features and tailings placement planning.
Chuck has a B.Sc. in Civil Engineering from the University of Saskatchewan and is a registered professional engineer in Alberta and Saskatchewan
Chuck has never had a paying job outside of the engineering field in over 40 years. He started working during his high school summers as a survey technician with the Prairie Farm Rehabilitation Administration, where Charlie Ripley - one of the founders of KCB – started his career in the 1940s.