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Robert Woolgar joins Stantec as Senior Hydropower Engineer

Brings extensive experience to WaterPower and Dams Sector in Eastern Canada

Robert Woolgar, P.Eng., FEC, has joined Stantec as senior hydropower engineer specializing in client engagement, organizational effectiveness, and management in the WaterPower and Dams Sector.  Robert brings more than 21 years of experience, including river management, ice dynamics, dam safety, energy planning, and hydraulic studies. His expertise also includes managing and building multi-discipline groups of engineers in the waterpower and dams sector. Robert will work from Stantec’s St. John’s, NL office.

Throughout his career, Robert has developed leadership and technical skills by working on diverse projects across Canada, with key projects in Atlantic Canada and Manitoba. Robert has been involved in energy planning and optimization studies, dam safety assessments, hydraulic design, and project management for small hydro and large hydro projects.

“Following Stantec’s acquisition of MWH last year, the WaterPower and Dams Sector has seen growth in Atlantic and Eastern Canada,” says David Rupay, Stantec’s WaterPower and Dams business sector lead for Canada. “Our clients want to work with consultants who have hands-on experience in planning and executing projects, and Robert’s new position in St. John’s will allow us to meet those requirements.”

“I’m excited to join Stantec’s diverse, multi-disciplinary team in Atlantic Canada and bring my expertise in the local market,” says Robert. “I feel this new role will open an opportunity to build close client relationships and succeed collectively with our clients in the local market, while supporting overall sector growth.”

As a Professional Engineer working in Atlantic Canada, Robert’s previous positions included project delivery manager for Atlantic Canada, renewable power business unit manager for Newfoundland and Labrador, and St. John’s office hydraulics lead.  Robert’s most recent position was the deputy project manager on the Muskrat Falls Generation Project.

Robert is from Conception Bay South, Newfoundland and Labrador, and a graduate of Memorial University’s Civil Engineering Program.  He also completed a Masters Certificate in Project Management at the University of Winnipeg.

Stantec, which acquired MWH in May 2016, has nearly 100 years of waterpower and dam experience including feasibility studies, detailed design, and construction management.

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