About Giffen Consulting Ltd.

Who We Are

Giffen Consulting Ltd. is a Vancouver, Canada based organization providing design, engineering, project and construction management services to a range of sectors, including mining, utility, wastewater and heavy industrial.

We deliver effective, timely and innovative solutions resulting in successful project delivery—from conception to completion. What sets us apart from other consultancies is our ability to deliver flexible project management strategies tailored to the needs of our clients.

project management

Some of Our Key Staff Include:

Joel is a registered Applied Science Technologist with over a decade of international experience leading and designing comprehensive projects of all project levels in the mining, pulp and paper, electro-chemical and chemical industries.

Prior to founding Giffen Consulting Ltd. in 2017, he worked as a Design Lead at NORAM Engineering and Hatch, where he had the opportunity to work around the globe and forge some of his most valued relationships with clients.

Trevor is an associate of Giffen Consulting Ltd. and owner of WaterChemEng Ltd. He is a registered chemical engineer with more than 20 years of experience with many different treatment and conveyance projects. Trevor moved to consulting engineering in 1998 and steadily progressed from smaller local projects to large international projects serving in the roles of project engineer, process engineer, design manager, project manager and onsite construction/commissioning manager.

Trevor spent the last several years working for a general contractor managing construction work, performing field work, conducting construction engineering and managing engineers and the design for design build projects. This steady progression has left Trevor with the reputation as a highly effective team builder and leader with a myriad of professional references including clients, contractors, consulting engineers and past co-workers.

Kieran is a Project Manager and Mechanical Engineer with over 10 years' experience of Capital Project delivery within the port, mining and minerals sectors. Kieran has experience around the world executing both greenfield and brownfield projects with Tier 1 EPC and EPCM contractors and has worked as a Consultant and Owners Representative.

Kieran has broad technical engineering and construction experience ranging from bulk civil works and concrete placement to complex mechanical and electrical system design, installation, and commissioning.  Kieran has an in-depth knowledge of contracting strategy and sub-contractor management from the bid-evaluate-award cycle to contract closeout and has overseen dozens of contracts with budgets of less than $100k to budgets over $100M.

Henry is Professional Engineer with 13 years of successful civil engineering experience in driving strategic execution and maximizing value delivery of heavy civil earthworks construction projects. Henry gained his experience working for clients in oil & gas, maritime, mining, energy, and utilities industries.

Henry has experience in application of project management techniques in cost, quality, stakeholder and risk analysis, scheduling and resourcing, procurement, and contract administration. Henry is excellent in AutoCAD Civil 3D, STAADPro, TEDDS, MathCAD, Navisworks, MS Project.

Dan is Professional Engineer with more than 25 years of experience in many projects related to mechanical design, installation, operation, testing, commissioning and maintenance in the Industrial plants with power and process piping, Commercial, Institutional and Multi-Unit Residential building HVAC, firefighting, compressed gas and air, water conditioning and water cooling systems. Prior to joining Giffen Consulting, Dan worked for Technical Safety BC, BC Hydro, Sacre-Davey Engineering and Photon Controls.

Sean is an associate of Giffen Consulting Ltd. and owner of Secor Cost Consulting. A Professional Quantity Surveyor and Technologist with more than 10 years of experience working in the mining and metals industry,

Sean is skilled in cost estimation, quantity surveying, project controls, cost management, scheduling, and engineering. He has completed large mining and infrastructure projects around the world for several Tier 1 companies from the concept stage to feasibility and onto construction.

Lisa’s extensive experience has primarily focused on green and brown field mineral processing plants, from conceptual design through to construction assistance.
Lisa brings more than 30 years of experience in design, supervision and coordination for the production of layout, general arrangement and detail drawings.

She is also skilled in the preparation, review and handling of project specifications.

Lisa’s responsibilities have also included multi-discipline design coordination of projects across multiple offices.

Nancy is a mechanical designer with more than 25 years of drafting experience. She has excellent AutoCAD skills in both 3D and 2D CAD applications and prepares drawings for mining, oil and gas, and wastewater treatment facilities.

Reece is an Engineering Design/Drafting Technologist with 8 years experience in the process, resource and utility industries. Reece is able to handle multiple projects simultaneously while producing high quality technical drawings and 3D models using industry standard software. He holds a diploma Engineering Design and Drafting Technology.

Some of Our Key Staff Include:

Joel is a registered Applied Science Technologist with over a decade of international experience leading and designing comprehensive projects of all project levels in the mining, pulp and paper, electro-chemical and chemical industries.

Prior to founding Giffen Consulting Ltd. in 2017, he worked as a Design Lead at NORAM Engineering and Hatch, where he had the opportunity to work around the globe and forge some of his most valued relationships with clients.

Trevor is an associate of Giffen Consulting Ltd. and owner of WaterChemEng Ltd. He is a registered chemical engineer with more than 20 years of experience with many different treatment and conveyance projects. Trevor moved to consulting engineering in 1998 and steadily progressed from smaller local projects to large international projects serving in the roles of project engineer, process engineer, design manager, project manager and onsite construction/commissioning manager.

Trevor spent the last several years working for a general contractor managing construction work, performing field work, conducting construction engineering and managing engineers and the design for design build projects. This steady progression has left Trevor with the reputation as a highly effective team builder and leader with a myriad of professional references including clients, contractors, consulting engineers and past co-workers.

Kieran is a Project Manager and Mechanical Engineer with over 10 years' experience of Capital Project delivery within the port, mining and minerals sectors. Kieran has experience around the world executing both greenfield and brownfield projects with Tier 1 EPC and EPCM contractors and has worked as a Consultant and Owners Representative.

Kieran has broad technical engineering and construction experience ranging from bulk civil works and concrete placement to complex mechanical and electrical system design, installation, and commissioning.  Kieran has an in-depth knowledge of contracting strategy and sub-contractor management from the bid-evaluate-award cycle to contract closeout and has overseen dozens of contracts with budgets of less than $100k to budgets over $100M.

Henry is Professional Engineer with 13 years of successful civil engineering experience in driving strategic execution and maximizing value delivery of heavy civil earthworks construction projects. Henry gained his experience working for clients in oil & gas, maritime, mining, energy, and utilities industries.

Henry has experience in application of project management techniques in cost, quality, stakeholder and risk analysis, scheduling and resourcing, procurement, and contract administration. Henry is excellent in AutoCAD Civil 3D, STAADPro, TEDDS, MathCAD, Navisworks, MS Project.

Dan is Professional Engineer with more than 25 years of experience in many projects related to mechanical design, installation, operation, testing, commissioning and maintenance in the Industrial plants with power and process piping, Commercial, Institutional and Multi-Unit Residential building HVAC, firefighting, compressed gas and air, water conditioning and water cooling systems. Prior to joining Giffen Consulting, Dan worked for Technical Safety BC, BC Hydro, Sacre-Davey Engineering and Photon Controls.

Sean is an associate of Giffen Consulting Ltd. and owner of Secor Cost Consulting. A Professional Quantity Surveyor and Technologist with more than 10 years of experience working in the mining and metals industry,

Sean is skilled in cost estimation, quantity surveying, project controls, cost management, scheduling, and engineering. He has completed large mining and infrastructure projects around the world for several Tier 1 companies from the concept stage to feasibility and onto construction.

Lisa’s extensive experience has primarily focused on green and brown field mineral processing plants, from conceptual design through to construction assistance.
Lisa brings more than 30 years of experience in design, supervision and coordination for the production of layout, general arrangement and detail drawings.

She is also skilled in the preparation, review and handling of project specifications.

Lisa’s responsibilities have also included multi-discipline design coordination of projects across multiple offices.

Nancy is a mechanical designer with more than 25 years of drafting experience. She has excellent AutoCAD skills in both 3D and 2D CAD applications and prepares drawings for mining, oil and gas, and wastewater treatment facilities.

Reece is an Engineering Design/Drafting Technologist with 8 years experience in the process, resource and utility industries. Reece is able to handle multiple projects simultaneously while producing high quality technical drawings and 3D models using industry standard software. He holds a diploma Engineering Design and Drafting Technology.