For more than 32 years, James has specialized in project management, project engineering, and process engineering. He has an expansive and unique knowledge of food and beverage, bioprocessing, biofuels, agri-business, industrial gases, and the specialty chemicals industries. Working with engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) firms and as a consultant to the owner, James has successfully executed projects from concept and feasibility through construction and start-up.
He’s served in roles including lead process engineer, field engineering manager, project engineer, and project manager. He ran the field engineering management for the construction of a hydrogen production facility in Northern Alberta for a year, project managed and led the process engineering for a carbon dioxide storage facility in Virginia for Dominion Energy, and served as the owner’s project engineer for a biodiesel facility in Tennessee. Most recently, he’s led a team of subject matter experts for a renewable natural gas facility.
Stantec's client-focused and entrepreneurial culture is a perfect match to James’s chemical process engineering background and his passion for team building, customer focus, and continuous improvement. He enjoys being part of a global company network that provides new opportunities for both Stantec's employees and clients, and this supports his interests in travel, meeting new people, and learning about other cultures. He’s also a passionate hiker and mountain biker, enjoying the physical and mental challenges of new adventures.