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Marinus Scheffer, BSc, MSc, PEng

Position: Principal⁄Senior Engineer
With Scheffer Andrew Ltd.: Since 1999
Credentials: Licensed Professional Engineer in Alberta and British Columbia, B.Sc. in Civil
Engineering (with Distinction) from the University of Alberta (1968), and M.Sc. in Civil Engineering (Transportation) from the University of Berkeley, 1972.
Experience: In 1968, Rien began his professional career with Stanley Associates Engineering
Ltd., and by 1976 had become the Senior Transportation Engineer for the Calgary office. In 1976 Rien started his own private engineering consulting firm, Scheffer Consultants Ltd., which focused primarily on transportation and land development projects. The firm merged with J.R. Andrew Associates in 1999 to form Scheffer Andrew Ltd.

Rien’s primary fields of practice are transportation and land development engineering. He has had extensive experience in the planning, design and construction of roadways, highways, freeways and interchanges throughout western Canada, traffic planning and impact studies for three levels of government and numerous private developers, and in engineering for residential, commercial and industrial subdivisions throughout Alberta.

On numerous occasions, Rien has provided presentations and expert evidence to hearings, boards and courts in Alberta and British Columbia. Rien is a member of several professional associations, including: Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta; Association of Professional Engineers of British Columbia; Institute of Transportation Engineers; the Roads and Transportation Association of Canada, and the Urban Development Institute.

Patrick D. Hallonquist, P. Eng.

Position: Principal/Senior Engineer
With Scheffer Andrew Ltd.: Since 1999
Credentials: B.Sc. in Civil Engineering, with Distinction, U of Alberta (1988)
Experience: During his 20 years experience, Patrick has been involved in a wide range of projects in the areas of land development, municipal works, and transportation studies. He has also been instrumental in establishing the CADD system and drafting standards for the company. He specializes in engineering design for Site Development projects, and provides expertise in computer modelling for stormwater management studies.

Jason MaurerJason Maurer, P.Eng

Position: Vice President, Operations
With Scheffer Andrew Ltd.: Since 2011
Credentials: B. of Eng., Civil Lakehead University (1995), Civil Eng. Tech Diploma, NAIT (1993)
Experience: Jason has over 15 years of experience in the land development and municipal engineering fields as a consulting engineer as well as a development manager for a private developer. He has experience in planning, design and construction of residential, commercial and industrial developments, as well as evaluation and upgrading of existing infrastructure for both municipal and industrial projects.

Mike Gourley, BES, RPP, MCIP

Position: Branch Manager
With Scheffer Andrew Ltd.: Since 2008
Credentials: B.E.S. with Honours, U of Waterloo (1978), Courses in Planning Law, Land Economics, Appraisal of Real Property and Environmental Risk Management, U of Alberta
Experience: Mike has 30 years of experience working in public sector, private sector and land planning and development consulting. His area of practice includes planning services, highest and best use studies, industrial park development, and acquisition / disposition advisory services. He has a strong transportation background, with an emphasis on rail transportation and the development of industrial facilities. Mike is full member of the Canadian Institute of Planners, Alberta Association Canadian Institute of Planners and the Urban Development Institute. He also served as a Director for the City of Edmonton Management Association.

Valentina Klyashitsky

Position: Office Manager/Financial Officer
With Scheffer Andrew Ltd.: Since 2001
Credentials: Diploma in Business Administration, major in Accounting, NAIT (2001)
Experience: Valentina supervises administrative and financial departments. She has extensive experience in the preparation of Progress Payment Certificate and Budget Certificates for clients.