When he isn’t working, you might find Bruce rowing, boating, motorcycling, or vacationing in the Canadian Rockies. At work, he’s a civil engineer and a vice president. Bruce’s major responsibilities include construction management services on major water resource projects, most specifically on the construction of dams and hydroelectric power plants.
For example, on the San Roque multi-purpose project in northern Philippines, Bruce worked as the owner’s lead construction engineer. His responsibilities? Overseeing the contractor’s construction activities. While at the project, he was also involved with the delivery of social commitments to the local population on behalf of the owner. That included resolving resettlement issues, managing land acquisition, and overseeing local infrastructure improvements including construction of roads and bridges to the surrounding villages.
For the project’s four years, Bruce and his family lived in the camp town nearby—all while Bruce and his team monitored the construction of a 650-foot-high earth and rockfill dam, a 345 MW power plant, and the associated appurtenant structures.
It’s only one of the projects Bruce has worked on, but it’s one he is most proud of. It wasn’t just his participation in the construction of a major civil work, it was also about their involvement with the local population: helping to resolve their concerns related to the project and assisting in community improvement endeavors.