OUR TEAM

Principal, Civil Engineer

Corey Brown

M.Eng. P.Eng., AScT
Principal, Senior Engineer

Mike Achtem

P.Eng., PMP, CCA
Principal, Civil & Environmental Engineer

Josh Bartley

P.Eng
civil project engineer

james rees

P.ENG.
project manager/ civil designer

Justin Eagle

 
Director, Environmental Services

BRAD HARROLD

P.Geo., RG (Wash), PMP
Field Review & Site Surveys

Dave Aylesworth

Civil Engineering Technologist
Civil and Environmental Engineer

joshua anderson

EIT

COMPTROLLER

Clea Achtem

CGA CPA
Senior civil design technician

nicholas liberty

AScT

Senior Design Technologist

Jason Skjerven

AScT, PTech

project engineer & grant writer

julia barron

EIT

Civil project Engineer

jared smylie

EIT

CIVIL & ENVIRONMENTAL PROJECT ENGINEER

AMANDA FILICE

EIT

JUNIOR ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGIST

INDERJOT NOTTA

Junior Grant Writer

SARAF NAWAR

Gladia Joy
OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR & HUMAN RESOURCES SPECIALIST

GLADIA JOY

CIVIL ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGIST

KYLE ANDERSON

Principal, Civil Engineer

Corey Brown

M.Eng. P.Eng., AScT
Corey is a member of the Old Masset Village Band, which forms part of the Haida Nation on Haida Gwaii. He is a member of the Sta’staas Eagle Clan and is the nephew of the current serving hereditary Chief 7idansuu. Corey is a registered member of the Aboriginal Professional Association of Canada. After receiving a Diploma in Civil Engineering Technology from Camosun College, in Victoria, BC Corey completed a civil engineering Degree at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Ontario followed by a Master of Engineering Degree specializing in Environmental Fluid Mechanics at the University of British Columbia. Corey has been working with clients on Vancouver Island since 2008 in civil and environmental engineering. Since founding Gwaii Engineering in March 2017, Corey has grown the business significantly, including the addition of three partners. Gwaii Engineering is a registered member of the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business and is currently registered under the Procurement Strategy for Aboriginal Business. Although Gwaii is a relatively new venture, Corey has established the business as a strong and proud aboriginal owned and operated consulting firm that aims to create capacity within First Nation communities on Vancouver Island and throughout BC. Gwaii Engineering will continue to build strength through their relationships effectively creating long-lasting partnerships within these communities.
Principal, Senior Engineer

Mike Achtem

P.Eng., PMP, CCA

As a registered Professional Engineer with a degree in Applied Science from Queens University, Mike has extensive experience consulting on land development and municipal infrastructure projects throughout British Columbia dating back to 1992.

Mike is a certified Project Management Professional as well as a Certified Contract Administrator with the Master Municipal Construction Association.

Taking a value added approach to all his projects, Mike is dedicated to providing clients with a results oriented blend of cost and functionality. Current clients include First Nations, Municipalities, Property Managers, Mining and Forestry Industries, Federal and Provincial Governments, Law Firms, Land Developers and Builders. 

Principal, Civil & Environmental Engineer

Josh Bartley

P.Eng
Josh is a registered Professional Engineer and graduate of the University of British Columbia, with a degree in Civil Engineering with Environmental Option. He previously completed a Civil Engineering Technology Diploma. Working in the industry since 2001 on construction, civil and environmental engineering projects, Josh’s experience has progressively built on the application of innovative solutions to infrastructure, land development, and environmental challenges. Josh approaches projects from both a creative and technically sound perspective and strives to work closely with stakeholders to develop value-added relationships. He believes that a successful project balances environmental and socioeconomic impacts with financial gains of all stakeholders, and that for our industry to continue to prosper we must consider our actions within a framework of sustainability.
Director, Environmental Services

BRAD HARROLD

P.Geo., RG (Wash), PMP

Brad is a registered Professional Geoscientist and Certified Project Manager with more than 26 years of diverse geo-environmental consulting experience throughout British Columbia. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Simon Fraser University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Royal Roads University.

His project experience includes contaminated sites assessment, remedial planning, remediation, environmental compliance, waste audits and geotechnical assessment. He has completed project work throughout British Columbia as well as Alberta, Saskatchewan, Yukon, Washington, and Oregon. Clients have included municipal, federal and provincial governments, First Nations and numerous industry sectors including oil and gas, forestry, mining, land developers, banks, law firms and other businesses.

He works with clients to manage and administer projects, including developing project scope, establishing key deliverables and associated cost and project controls. He possesses a comprehensive understanding of environmental and contaminated sites legislation, procedures, and protocols in British Columbia.

civil project engineer

James Rees

p.eng.

James is a registered Professional Engineer and graduate of the University of British Columbia, with a degree in Civil Engineering. He previously completed a Civil Engineering Technology Diploma at Camosun College. James has been working with clients on Vancouver Island since 2008, providing civil engineering design, construction services and project management for municipal linear infrastructure projects, as well as residential and institutional building projects such as schools, recreation centers, and seniors care homes.James’ technical strengths include the design, analysis, and modeling of sanitary and water distribution systems.

His previous work experience includes Engineer of Record duties for several water districts on the island. In this role James produced master planning documents and project prioritization reports, performed feasibility studies for new developments, and reviewed/approved waterworks and as-built drawings of new infrastructure related to new development.

Senior civil design technician

nicholas liberty

AScT

Nick is a member of the Nipissing First Nation and Mattawa/North Bay Algonquin First Nation, and has Ojibwa lineage originating in The Robinson Huron Treaty Territory in Northern Ontario. 

He is a Civil Design specialist with over 10 years of industry experience throughout Ontario, BC, and New Zealand utilizing Civil 3D in land development, local government infrastructure, mining and environmental services. Nick has completed his Certified Engineering Technologist Designation (C.E.T) through the Civil Engineering Technician Program at Georgian College in Barrie, Ontario and through the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians (OACETT). He currently holds an Applied Science Technologist (AScT) designation with the Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of British Columbia (ASTTBC) and is working towards a Limited Licence with the Professional Engineers of Ontario

CIVIL PROJECT ENGINEER

JARED SMYLIE

EIT

Jared is a registered Engineer-In-Training with a Bachelor of Civil Engineering from the University of Victoria. As a member the Civil Engineering team, he prepares design drawings for a variety of projects. ⁠ ⁠ Originally from Toronto, Jared enjoys outdoor activities such as canoeing, soccer, and hiking.⁠ ⁠ 

Gladia Joy
Office Administrator & HR Specialist

Gladia Joy

Gladia holds a BSc & MBA in Human Resource Management, and is a member of CPHR BC & Yukon.⁠ Alongisde her role as an Office Administrator & HR Specialist, Gladia also assists with accounting & project management.

Gladia worked in Human Resources and Administration for 6 years in India before making the move here to Canada. ⁠
CIVIL & ENVIRONMENTAL PROJECT ENGINEER

AMANDA FILICE

EIT

Amanda is a registered Engineer-in-Training with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Civil Engineering from the University of British Columbia Okanagan with specialization in Water Resources and Environmental Engineering. She also has experience as a Survey and GIS Technician with the Regional District of the North Okanagan where she conducted site surveys and mapped assets in ArcGIS. Amanda is new to Victoria and is grateful to be working and playing on the Traditional Territories of the lək̓ʷəŋən and W̱SÁNEĆ Peoples.

PROJECT MANAGER/ CIVIL DESIGNER

Justin Eagle

Justin is a member of the Whitecap Dakota First Nation, located south of Saskatoon in an area formerly known as Moose Woods. The WDFN is part of the larger Dakota–Nakata-Lakota Nation whose traditional lands extend into both Canada and the United States.

After graduating from Camosun College with a Diploma in Civil Engineering Technology, Justin began working as a Civil Engineering Technologist with Gwaii Engineering. He a registered member of the Aboriginal Professional Association of Canada.

He joined the Gwaii team in 2017 and has since gained experience in land development and environmental engineering. Justin manages junior design / drafting resources, and interns, and plays a key role in maintaining quality standards for many of our deliverables

Field Review & Site Surveys

Dave Aylesworth

Civil Engineering Technologist

Dave has over six years of Civil Engineering experience throughout Southern Vancouver Island. He has worked on projects large and small as a surveyor, field inspector, and construction contract administrator. With his background in various construction and trade jobs prior to his engineering career, Dave is able to provide a practical perspective and communicate cost-effective and direct solutions with clients, contractors, and municipal authorities.

COMPTROLLER

CLEA ACHTEm

CGA CPA
Clea graduated from the University of British Columbia and went on to earn her Chartered Professional Accounting designation (CGA CPA) in 2003. Since joining Gwaii Engineering at its inception, Clea has enjoyed managing the day-to-day financial accounting services for both Gwaii and its sister company, Islander Engineering. Her responsibilities include accounts payable and receivable, tracking assets and expenditures, managing payroll and benefits, and GST/payroll compliance. In her free time, she likes spending time with friends and family, reading and working in her veggie garden.
Environmental project manager

Eric Moses

Eric holds a BSc in Environmental Science from Royal Roads University and is working for us as an Environmental Project Manager. ⁠

He has eight years experience in environmental consulting, and has worked on a multitude of projects throughout his career, with a focus on environmental monitoring, field biology, and reporting. 

Eric is also on his way to receiving a Professional Agrologist designation through the BC Institute of Agrologists! ⁠
Junior Grant Writer

Saraf Nawar

Saraf is a Bengali Muslim immigrant who lived with her family in Sagitawah, home of the Woodland Cree Nation—colonially known as Whitecourt—before moving to Victoria in 2019 to pursue a BA in Sociology. 

With a special interest in social justice and equity work, Saraf is excited to join the Gwaii team as a Junior Grant Writer to support the Grant Writing Division. Saraf is grateful to be living on the traditional territories of the lək̓ʷəŋən and W̱SÁNEĆ Peoples.⁠
Civil Engineering Technologist 

KYLE ANDERSON

Kyle is of Cree, Saulteaux and Swampy Cree heritage and has been a Civil Engineering Technologist with us since 2020, while also completing his diploma through Camosun College. Kyle has tended to the environmental aspects of land development contracts around the city of Victoria. His responsibilities include the timely collection of soil and water samples and preparing them for composite analysis, and writing technical reports pertaining to environmental site evaluation. He is also responsible for design drawings on AutoCAD Civil 3D for Civil infrastructure, as well as topographical survey, lay out survey and as-built survey for rural and urban development projects.
Junior Engineering Technologist

Inderjot Notta

Inder moved to Victoria in 2016 from India and took the Civil Engineering Technology course at Camosun College. After moving back to India briefly after the completion of his diploma in 2019, Inder has since been working in Civil Engineering here in Victoria. He will be working primarily as a CAD drafter and looks forward to learning & gaining experience with us at Gwaii!
Civil and Environmental Engineer

Joshua Anderson

EIT

Joshua Anderson is a registered Engineer in Training with a Bachelors Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Victoria. Environmental Engineering was a large part of many classes at the University of Victoria. This has provided the opportunity to bring sustainable and environmental engineering concepts into his projects. His previous work experience includes hands on construction experience as a pipe layer, civil drafting and design, site investigation, environmental monitoring, soil sampling, and project management. Joshua first joined Gwaii as a coop student in 2020 and has since become a full-time employee expanding on his drafting design and land development experience.

project engineer & grant writer

julia barron

EIT

Julia is a registered Engineer-in-Training with a Bachelor of Engineering from the University of Victoria. She is Gwaii Engineering’s lead grant writer, heads the company’s capacity building and mentorship programs, and acts as a project engineer on Indigenous projects. She is a non-Indigenous ally and grateful to call Victoria her home on the Traditional Territories of the lək̓ʷəŋən and W̱SÁNEĆ Peoples.

Senior Design Technologist

Jason Skjerven

ASCT, PTECH

Jason holds an Applied Science technologist (AScT) and Professional technologist (PTech) designations. Graduating from the northern alberta institute of technology with a diploma in civil engineering technology. Jason has over 20 years experience in BC and Alberta and relocated to Vancouver island in the spring of 2020. Having worked as a civil designer focused on community development throughout his career, he brings a depth of experience to projects of all sizes. 

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