Chaitan Sandhu, C.PEng, PMP

Sr. Geotechnical Engineer/Dam Lead Western Canada,

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💥 A dynamic and well connected Senior Civil- Geotechnical Engineer, Approved Lead Verifier by AECOM’s Technical Practice Networks of Global Excellence for Geotechnical Engineering & Hydropower, Dams and Levees (SME) and a PMI & AECOM certified project manager with more than 15 years of progressive and multifaceted experience in business/strategy development, client relationships, planning, analyses, design & construction for Energy, Mining, Industrial, & Infrastructure sectors across Canada (Arctic, Atlantic, Eastern, Central & Western Canada),USA, Brazil, Mexico & India

💥Core Strengths: Maverick, Mentor, Affable, Optimism, Confidence, Courage, Commitment, Consistency, Communication

💥 Values: Family, Health, Authenticity

💥 Received several outstanding commendations for providing engineering services to a highly satisfied clientele across Canada, USA and abroad including Judicial Commissions, Utilities, Federal, Provincial and Municipal Governments, Engineering Contractors, Industrial Clients, Unconventional Oil Gas firms, Major Canadian Railways & Mining firms

💥 Professional Engineer
👉British Columbia
👉North West Territories
👉 Nova Scotia
👉 Quebec (NR)

💥Active Member
👉Canadian Dam Association
👉Association of State Dam Safety Officials
👉Canadian Geotechnical Society
👉Project Management Institute
👉Canadian Permafrost Association
👉Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum
👉Society of Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration
👉 Canadian Rock Mechanics Association
👉 Tunneling Association of Canada

💥 Leadership roles served:
Geotechnical Practice Lead for Dams -Western Canada, Staff Lead, Geotechnical Lead, Technical Advisor, Engineer of Record, Program Manager, Project Manager, Owners Engineer, Supervisory Construction Engineer

💥Direct/decisive roles in winning and delivering high profiled pursuits/projects. Experienced through various project lifecycle stages/types of project delivery systems

💥Judge -PMI Manitoba Project Of the year 2018

💥 Expertise Entails
👉 Business Plans
👉Analyses, Design, Construction, DSR/ safety Audit, Decommissioning of Water, and Tailings Dams
👉Risk, and Reliability Based Design
👉 Vulnerability of earthwork assets to failures in the future
👉Design/Analyses/Construction - Tunnels in Rock/Soil
👉Mining - Open Pit/Underground
👉Emergency Flood Mitigation
👉Permafrost Engineering
👉Design of Floodway/Nav Canals/Highway in problematic Canadian Clays
👉Static/Dynamic Foundation Design
👉Energy -Renewable, Nuclear, Oil & Gas