Meet Tara Siemens Kennedy, Senior Project Specialist and Environmental Toxicologist, Environment, from SNC-Lavalin’s Burnaby office. She spends her spare time enjoying the great outdoors with her two kids, and her work time making sure our environment is protected.
SNC-Lavalin launched the Welder Community Development program in Secunda, South Africa in August this year. The intensive 1 month program was created to address the shortage of skills identified in the local community and aims to up-skill existing welders and improve their opportunity for employment. Welders are taught how to select, use and care for tools, interpret welding symbols and weld on various grades of steel in all positions that may be encountered on the job.
SNC-Lavalin is pleased to announce that it has been awarded an engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) contract from NEXA Resources for the Aripuanã polymetallic project in the state of Mato Grosso, in the Central-West of Brazil.
Currently Las Bambas is in operation, exploiting mineral resources from Ferrobamba deposit. The mine life has been projected until 2033.
Las Bambas has performed two translocations of Liolaemus sp. gr. Montanus, the first one in December 2017 and the second one in July 2018. These translocations require periodic monitoring to follow the progress of the liberated population and their offspring, generations' duration and population viability in the receiving site
Shortly after starting working at SNC-Lavalin, Nuri was invited to join a group of people from all different departments that were working out in the building during lunchtime. It was a great idea, and every week they’d meet and work out together, we’d either do aerobics, or just do some stairs or go for walks together.
When Mike Samilski’s grandma heard he wanted to be an engineer, she was over-the-moon proud. She was a draftsperson in an era when women in construction often struggled, and Mike remembers her working extremely hard to break into the business. “Reach for the stars and do whatever you can to move up,” she told Mike, even while close friends and family questioned his decision. After all, he already had a good job as a draftsperson. If you know Mike, you also know the naysayers spurred him on.
The “About” section on Shabnam’s LinkedIn account tells you a lot about the soft-spoken manager of HSQE and Innovation on the Canada Line project. “I've been privileged to live and work on two different continents with highly different cultures. What I've learned so far is how to be resilient, adopt and adapt,” she reveals.
The sheer scale and complexity of the Gorgon Project is unprecedented. The Greater Gorgon gas field, one of Australia’s largest natural gas resources, contains a staggering 40 trillion cubic feet of gas. Situated off the coast of Western Australia in a Class A nature reserve, and cyclone corridor – it required the expertise of a team with a reputation for delivering in challenging and remote environments. SNC-Lavalin were well placed to ensure the best outcome for their client and the local comm
At work and in life, Chris Johnson is all about new frontiers. The opportunity to influence an emerging engineering discipline, combined with the important purpose of protecting critical national infrastructure (railways, aviation, nuclear and other energy services), is why he sold his house in the UK and moved to Montreal in September 2018.
Jonathan Gouin started out in finance. He also spent many hours on various renovation projects with friends and family, always thriving on learning new skills. Although he had a B.Comm degree and a job to go with it, Jonathan’s love of the transformative process of moving an idea from a piece of paper to a tangible and creative result quickly won out.