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Marinus SchefferMarinus 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.

John AndrewJohn R. Andrew, MCIP, RPP

Position: Principal/Senior Planner
With Scheffer Andrew Ltd.: Since 1999
Credentials: Masters Degree in Environmental Studies (Urban and Regional Planning) from York University, 1977.
Experience: John has been a professional planner in Alberta for 30 years, having worked for the City of Edmonton, the Yellowhead Regional Planning Commission, the provincial government, and for three private consulting firms.

In 1995, John started an independent planning consulting practice which he combined with Scheffer Consultants in 1999 to form Scheffer Andrew Ltd. John has extensive experience in the preparation and amendment of development plans, municipal plans, zoning/land use bylaws, and subdivisions. John has also been involved in several transportation/utility corridor planning projects, and has prepared several lake management plans. He and his staff prepared, for Alberta Municipal Affairs, a workshop for new Subdivision and Development Appeal Board members and has presented it numerous times throughout the Province.

John and his staff did the planning for Stage 8 of the Griesbach Neighbourhood in Edmonton, a LEED Neighbourhood pilot project. John has provided expert testimony to various appeal boards in Alberta, and has conducted many public consultation programs for major projects. John taught in the program for planning technicians at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology and currently teaches a course on Planning & Zoning for the Edmonton Real Estate Board.

Pat HallonquistPatrick 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 GourleyMike 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.

Les CanningLes Canning

Position: Senior CADD Technologist
With Scheffer Andrew Ltd.: Since 2003
Credentials: NAIT diploma in Engineering Design & drafting 1985. AutoCAD training Oct 2006 & May 2008
Experience: Les has over 20 yrs experience in the design and drafting of subdivisions, commercial sites and arterial roadways. He has experience with projects for Municipalities, private developers and large plant sites. Les also has experience in the related field work and survey layout. Duties include training/mentoring new employees, AutoCAD manager and CADD standards for the Edmonton office.

 

Tammy CarignanTammy Carignan, P. Eng.

Position: Land Development Engineer
With Scheffer Andrew Ltd.: Since 2002
Credentials: B.Sc. in Civil Engineering, U of Alberta (2001)
Experience: Tammy has been involved as a design engineer in a wide range of land development and municipal work projects. She is currently the project manager for the firm’s projects in Edmonton. Tammy is a member of The Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA), the Urban Development Institute (UDI) greater Edmonton chapter and the Western Canadian Water and Wastewater Association.

Michelle DunbavinMichelle Dunbavin

Position: Senior CADD Technologist
With Scheffer Andrew Ltd.: Since 2001
Credentials: Diploma in Engineering Design & Drafting Technology, with honours, NAIT (1986)
Experience: Michelle has experience in drafting and design of land development projects, transportation design, urban planning, public works and water resources and the drafting of construction drawings using MicroStation for numerous projects in the city of Edmonton and various other projects across Alberta. She is currently the Drafting Supervisor for the Edmonton office.

 

ryanRyan Henschel, C.E.T., NCSO

Position: Manager of Construction Services/Corporate Safety Officer
With Scheffer Andrew Ltd.: Since 2008
Credentials: Civil Engineering Technology, NAIT (2006); currently enrolled in Bachelor of Technology, NAIT
Experience: Ryan is responsible for the scheduling and supervision of the Edmonton area construction projects, including field surveys. Ryan is also in charge of the safety program. His responsibility includes; development and review of hazard assessments, developing and presenting safety meetings, working with branch safety officers to ensure compliance with Scheffer Andrew Ltd.\'s safety program and Provincial and Federal legislation, and overseeing all aspects of Scheffer Andrew Ltd.\'s safety program.

Thang HoThang Ho, P. Eng.

Position: Project Engineer
With Scheffer Andrew Ltd.: Since 2005
Credentials: BSc in Civil Engineering, U of Alberta (2002)
Experience: Prior to joining Scheffer Andrew Ltd., Thang worked as a technologist for the City of Edmonton Drainage Services Branch. Thang’s current responsibilities include preparing preliminary engineering servicing studies, detailed design of industrial/commercial and residential development projects, storm water management studies and water network analyses.

 

Hans KlaverHans Klaver

Position: Senior Construction Advisor
With Scheffer Andrew Ltd.: Since 2001
Credentials: Courses in Civil Engineering, NAIT
Experience: Hans has over 30 years of experience in surveying, construction supervision and inspection of many land development, infrastructure renewal and municipal projects, primarily in the Edmonton area. Hans has received commendations from the City of Edmonton for the work he has done supervising infrastructure renewal projects in the Boyle Street, McCauley and Forest Heights neighborhoods.

 

Vala KlyashitskyValentina 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. 

 

Darrin PenneyDarrin Penney, P. Eng.

Position: Senior Engineer
With Scheffer Andrew Ltd.: Since 1999
Credentials: B.Eng., Memorial University (1988)
Experience: Darrin has 20 years of experience in the design and management of municipal and land development projects, including infrastructure renewal projects. During the past 5 years he was responsible for the design of a number of arterial roadway projects in the City of Edmonton funded through private development as well as through the City itself. Darrin is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta.

Aime StewartAime Stewart, RPP, MCIP

Position: Senior Planner
With Scheffer Andrew Ltd.: Since 2004
Credentials: B.Sc. with First Class Honours in Geography, U of Alberta (1985), Applied land Use Planning Certificate with Distinction (2006)
Experience: Aime is responsible for providing planning services for various municipalities in Alberta which also includes the processing of subdivision and development applications. For the private sector, Aime is responsible for design, rezoning, subdivision and statutory document preparation in order to obtain planning approvals for a development and liaison with the municipality to facilitate the review and approval process. She is a full member of the Canadian Institute of Planners and is an active member of the Alberta Development Officers Association.

Jolanta Wandzel-Mrugala, M.Sc.

Position: Transportation Project Specialist
With Scheffer Andrew Ltd.: Since January 2013
Credentials: M.Sc. in Civil Engineering from the Krakow University of Technology, Poland, 2005
Experience: Jolanta has more than seven years of experience in the civil engineering and transportation fields while acting as a consulting engineer in the United Kingdom and as a transportation specialist in Canada. Jolanta has  experience in feasibility studies, detailed design (including traffic accommodation strategies, and construction processes), finance, resource and program management, and health and safety aspects of design and construction works. She specializes in traffic analysis, impact assessments and design of roadway projects.