O’Meara & Associates – Biographies


Tim O'Meara

Tim O’Meara, B.Eng.

Tim O’Meara is the founder and principal consultant of O’Meara & Associates.

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A Mechanical Engineer, Mr. O’Meara graduated from McGill University in 1985, and was a member of the Quebec Order of Engineers from 1988 thru 2013.

Upon graduation, Mr. O’Meara worked as an engineer for process control systems and instrumentation, both for large building systems and for process industries.

Mr. O’Meara continued his career, working as a project manager for mechanical – electrical construction projects for process industries at HMI Construction. He developed a specialty in developing and managing Lump-Sum Turn-Key projects, completing mid-sized facilities in pulp & paper and effluent treatment.

In 1999, Mr. O’Meara joined the Turnkey projects division of SNC-Lavalin as Director of Projects, later becoming Vice-President of projects, then Senior Vice-President of projects. While at SNC-Lavalin, he was also President of Spectra Telecom, a joint venture of SNC-Lavalin and Telesystems.

He completed projects in pulp & paper, district cooling, power generation and wireless networks.

In addition to his project work, Mr. O’Meara was also responsible for proposals and estimating, project controls and other corporate functions within the LSTK division of SNC-Lavalin. He sat on the Boards of Directors of various SNC-Lavalin divisions.

In 2005, Mr. O’Meara left SNC and founded O’Meara & Associates.

Geographically, Mr. O’Meara has worked throughout the Americas, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Europe.

He is fluent in both French and English.

Chatel, Yves

Yves Châtel Eng. M.Sc. PMP

Yves Châtel has been working with O’Meara & Associates as Principal Consultant, Project Management, since 2012.

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A Civil Engineer, Mr. Chatel graduated from École Polytechnique de Montréal in 1980, and also holds a Master’s Degree in Project Management from the University of Quebec at Three Rivers.

He is a Member of the Quebec Order of Engineers and is a Certified Project Management Professional from the Project Management Institute.

As an entry level engineer, Mr. Châtel was a construction manager for Quebec Cartier Mining at Mont Wright, Quebec, involved in the construction of the open pit mine, tailings facility and various infrastructure projects.

Joining SNC-Lavalin in 1983, we was Area Manager and later resident engineer for the Potline “D” expansion for Reynolds Aluminum (Later Alcoa) at Baie-Comeau, Quebec.

After 2 years in commercial and residential construction, Mr. Châtel returned to SNC-Lavalin as construction manager for the $550 M. Aluminerie de Bécancour Potline Expansion. Working out of the SNC corporate office, we then prepared bids and project plans for major industrial projects for a titanium dioxide plant and conversion of the General Motors facility at Ste-Thérèse, Québec.

In 1994, he co-founded Devonyx, specialized in process simulation, training and plant commissioning. Sold to SNC-Lavalin in 2005, he rejoined to SNC-Lavalin as Vice-President, Project Controls.

In 2005, he joined Alcoa as Director of Major Projects, carrying out studies on major plant upgrades in North America and Africa.

Geographically, Mr. Châtel has worked throughout North and South America, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Australia and Europe.

He is fluent in both French and English.

Chinn, Allan

Allan Chinn, B.Com

Allan Chinn graduated from McGill University in 1977 with a Bachelor of Commerce, majors Management Information Systems and a minor Industrial and Labour Relations.

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Since graduation, Mr. Chinn has worked with several engineering consulting firms, and has over 35 years of experience in supply chain management, specialising in procurement methodology, change management processes, corporate compliance systems, commercial risk management and claims negotiation.

In 1977 Mr. Chinn joined SNC Inc. working on construction projects in Latin America, Labrador, Quebec, and Ottawa. In 1987 he joined DGB Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of SNC, which specialised in turnkey traffic control and spectrum management systems. As the Manager of Procurement he was responsible for DGB’s procurement operations on projects which were being executed in the Middle East, Hong Kong and Mexico.

In 1990 Mr. Chinn joined Hatch & Associés as the corporate Manager of Procurement, Quebec Region. Mr. Chinn oversaw the procurement operations, developed corporate procurement methodology, and supervised all procurement activities on projects for the Quebec region.

By 1992 Mr. Chinn joined SNC-Lavalin. Mr. Chinn continued to work on projects and also assumed the role of Manager Procurement Methodology, establishing training programs for personnel, organising corporate symposiums and workshops, updating procedures and methods, and supervising the implementation of procurement systems. As part of his corporate function he also participated in a committee of senior managers whose task was to review proposals for projects in excess of $200 million evaluate the project risks and recommend mitigation strategies.

Mr. Chinn left SNC-Lavalin in 2010 and has subsequent to then been providing his services as a consultant to clients offering training, peer reviews and audits, project start-up assistance, staffing and claims management services. 

Mr. Chinn has international project experience and sector experience in mining and metals, pulp and paper, offshore oil development, aluminium smelters, pharmaceutical, nuclear refurbishment and petrochemical projects. Mr. Chinn’s international background also includes liaison with export credit agencies (ECA’s), and development banks (IDB & AfDB). Mr. Chinn is proficient with computer systems and has directed the development and implementation of materials management and e-procurement systems throughout the course of his career.

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Pierre Dubuc, Eng

A Civil Engineer, Mr. Dubuc began his career with Quebec Cartier Mining (US Steel) responsible for design, specifications, drawings and site supervision for the construction of various facilities for the iron ore mining, concentrator and port installations. He then took on the role of Director of Engineering, Responsible for engineering, procurement and construction of those same facilities.

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Mr. Dubuc continued his career, working as a Deputy Project Director for Met-Chem Canada (US Steel) on projects in Guyana and Guinea.

Mr Dubuc joined SNC-Lavalin in 1984, where he took on the role of Area Manager and then Construction Director for the greenfield aluminum smelter at Becancour, Quebec. He then took on multiple roles as Area Manager/Construction Director/Project Director on large scale projects, including a steel plant in Algeria, Canadian Electrolytic Zinc. Lauralco Aluminum Smelter (Canada), Alusaf Aluminum smelter (South Africa), Goro Nickel (New Caledonia), Mozal Aluminum Smelter (Mozambique), Iron Ore of Canada, Gladstome Smelter Expansion (Australia), Simandou (Guinea), and Mina de Cobra (Panama).

Still at SNC-Lavalin, Mr Dubuc then assumed the roles of Senior Vice-President of Projects for the Mining and Metals division in 2008. He was responsible for the delivery of projects throughout the various Mining and Metallurgy (M&M) offices in Canada, Brazil, Chile, Peru, Australia and SouthAfrica. Corporate responsibilities included review of proposals, development of project execution models, project start-ups, project reviews, project sponsorship vis-a-vis clients and staffing of key personnel.

Geographically, Mr. Dubuc has worked throughout the Americas, Middle East, Africa, Australia and Europe.

He is fluent in both French and English.

Levent Ersoy, Ph.D

A Mechanical Engineer, Mr. Ersoy completed his Ph.D at the Technical University of Nova Scotia (merged later with Dalhausie University, Halifax, NS) in 1998.

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Upon completed his undergraduate degree, and concurrent to completing his master’s studies, Mr. Ersoy worked as a production engineer at an electronics firm in Turkey.

In 1998, upon completing his Ph.D in Canada, he joined Canatom (Now SNC-Lavalin Nuclear). At Canatom, he worked as a systems engineer, for Qinshan CANDU Nuclear Power Plant project, preparing engineering documents and specialized study reports. . He was also involved in  thermodynamic and pressure systems design work.

From 2000 thru 2008, Mr. Ersoy worked with the Thermal Power Group of SNC-Lavalin. Here he assumed  a range of roles, including Thermal Engineer, Proposal Technical Manager, Process Group Leader, Commissioning Engineer and Performance Test Coordinator. In his last role, Mr. Ersoy was the Project Technical Director for the 1200 MW Combined Cycle Power Plant at Hadjret en Nouss, Algeria.

During his stay at SNC-Lavalin Thermal power, he worked on powers plants ranging in capacity from 50 thru 4000 MW.
Returning to his native country, Turkey, Mr. Ersoy founded LERSOY Enerji Ltd., an expert engineering consulting company,specializing in thermal power plant feasibility, design, commissioning and execution/witnessing of performance acceptance tests.

Geographically, Mr. Ersoy has worked throughout the Americas, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Europe.

He is fluent in Turkish, English and French.

Giovanni Mastroianni , Tech.

Mr. Mastroianni has been associated with O’Meara & Associates as Lead Estimator, since 2015.

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A Mechanical Engineering Technologist, Mr. Mastroianni graduated in 1984 from Dawson College.

Upon completing his college program, he joined Robert Mitchell, a major supplier of spooled piping as estimator, then Chief Estimator. He then worked for HMI Construction as a estimator/sales rep., quoting and selling jobs for industrial piping and mechanical projects.

In 2000, he joined SNC-Lavalin. In his first position he worked for Securiplex as a Technical Sales Specialist for fire protection systems.

In 2006, he moved to the construction group, preparing estimates for major turnkey capital projects.

In 2008, he became a Material Control and Procurement Supervisor for a major power plant built by SNC-Lavalin in Algeria, then a $6 B. Aluminum smelter and power plant in the United Arab Emirates.

In 2010, he returned to the construction group as lead estimator on major turnkey industrial projects.

Geographically, Mr. Mastroianni has worked on projects in North and South America, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Australia and Europe.

He is fluent in French, Italian and English.

Nigel Hall, B.Sc.

A Quantity Surveyor, Mr. Hall holds a B.Sc. degree in Cost Engineering from Newcastle University in the United Kingdom.

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Mr. Hall joined Faithful & Gould as a cost estimator/Analyst, responsible for estimating, planning and scheduling, and cost control functions.

Joining SNC-Lavalin in 1982 as Senior Project Estimator/Cost Analyst, responsible for definitive estimate preparation, establishment and maintenance of cost report system; Settlement of construction claims; progress payment evaluations, and contract close-outs.

He then joined Via Rail as Project Manager, responsible for all construction work in the Ontario region.
After a stint with LCO, A Montreal-based QS firm, he joined Irving Oil as Project Controls Manager, responsible for estimating, planning and scheduling and cost control requirements for both the refinery and commercial distribution divisions.

Returning to Faithful & Gould in 1996, he worked as Project Controls Manager on an Oil & Gas project for Exxon/Mobil in Texas, then as Operations Director in Alberta, Canada.

In 2006, he opened the Western Canadian office of LCO as Partner and Vice-President.

In 2009, he worked with LCO and O’Meara & Associates at the Alcoa-run Alumina Refinery Expansion at Sao Luis, Brazil. There he completed assignments including estimating and later as Contract Close-out Manager, overseeing the final settlement of large unit-rate contracts.

Since joining O’Meara & Associates in 2010, he has completed multiple project controls and estimating mandates, for customers in Canada, the USA, Iceland, Brazil and Africa.

Geographically, Mr. Hall has worked throughout the Americas, Europe, Africa and Asia.

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Andrew Hara (Harasimowicz). P. Eng.

Andrew Hara has been working with O’Meara & Associates since 2015.

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A Mining engineer, Mr. Hara (Harasimowicz) graduated with an honors degree from the Academy of Mining and Metallurgy, Krakow-Poland, and is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario.

Upon graduation, Mr. Harasimowicz worked in the Polish mining industry as a planning engineer, foreman and a mine safety specialist in very challenging mining environment.

After coming  to Canada, in addition to a position in mine research, Mr. Harasimowicz worked in a number of mines across Canada.  He held positions of increasing responsibility, including project engineer, mine foreman, Chief Mine Engineer, and mine superintendent with a number of Falconbridge mines.

In 1995, Mr. Harasimowicz became Director of Mining with Noranda. He assisted operations in improving mining processes that enhanced productivity and profitability. He oversaw the importation and development of new technologies to enhance performance. He acted as a technical advisor and Chairman of the NTC Mining Steering Committee.

Mr. Harasomiwicz provided direction and assistance in the development of new projects and worked closely with the exploration and business development groups in the evaluation of new deposits and projects.

As an independent consultant since 2002, he has advised owners of a range of mining and tunneling projects globally, carrying out operational, project review and due diligence mandates.

Geographically, Mr. Harasimowicz has worked throughout North and South America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia.

He is fluent in both Polish and English.

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G. Russell Hubbard

Russ Hubbard has been working with O’Meara & Associates as Principal Consultant, Construction, since 2012.

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A  Mechanical Engineer, Mr. Hubbard attended the University of Colorado

Upon entering the work force, Mr. Hubbard successively held positions including project designer, project engineer and Project Office Engineer, completing a variety of facilities in the mining industry working in the USA, Canada and Peru for both owners and consulting engineers.

As a Construction Engineer with Parsons and Fluor, he completed important projects in Mexico and Chile.  Subsequently, as a consulting engineer, he undertook major mandates as engineering manager and construction manager of major facilities expansions in Mexico and Utah.

With Kennecott Utah Copper, and later Rio Tinto Technical Services, as a Project Director EPC Projects, he carried out multiple expansion and modernization projects for mines in the USA and South Africa.
Since 2002, Mr. Hubbard has carried out independent consulting services for mining companies reviewing project cost estimates, schedules, execution plans, constructability reviews, etc. for Pre-Feasibility Studies, Feasibility Studies and Executions Reviews.

Geographically, Mr. Hubbard has worked throughout North and South America, and South Africa.

He speaks Spanish

Alain Langelier. B. Eng.

Alain Langelier has been working with O’Meara & Associates as Principal Consultant, Costing, since 2012.

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A Mechanical Engineer, Mr. Langelier graduated from Laval University in 1978, and was a member of the Quebec Order of Engineers from 1978 thru 2013.

Mr. Langelier successively held the positions of project engineer, project leader and head estimator for a Quebec-based construction firm, HMI Construction. He carried out mechanical/electrical projects in Canada, for municipal utilities, power generation and heavy industry.

Mr. Langelier joined SNC-Lavalin in 2000 as Estimating Manager, before becoming estimating manager(repetition) and then Senior Vice-President Estimating and Proposals for the Construction Division of SNC-Lavalin.

He specifically worked on a wide range of wastewater treatment, potable water treatment, heavy industry and electrical power plant projects.  He has been involved in various types of tender calls, such as Quebec, Canadian and international public works projects as well as industrial work based on drawings and specifications.

He particularly gained experience in relation with EPC projects as well as risk management and value engineering.  A proficient leader able to work under pressure, his interpersonal skills enabled him to optimize the work carried out by his teams and to successfully submit a large number of proposals in Canada and in other countries around the world.

Geographically, Mr. Langelier has worked throughout North and South America, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Europe.

He is fluent in both French and English.

Chantal Rougerie, MBA, ICD.D

Chantal Rougerie is the founder and principal consultant of Rougerie Consulting inc

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Chantal is an executive with comprehensive international project finance experience acquired over 30 years of deep involvement in key industries such as energy, mining and infrastructure with proven track record providing financial advisory services to public and private sector organizations engaged in project development and implementation.

Holding the ICD.D designation since 2013, she is currently serving on the Board of Université de Montréal including as member on the Standing committee on Property development and management as well as member of the pension plan investment committee. Her consulting work has brought her to contribute to M&A and partnership transactions at Desjardins Group.

Previously at SNC-Lavalin Capital, she was responsible for structuring and arranging financing covering various sectors in support of SNC-Lavalin Inc.’s business units for their projects and investments in more than 50 countries around the world. This expertise was first acquired with Canada’s official export credit agency, EDC, where she held several positions of increasing responsibility over more than 15 years mostly within the export finance group.

Chantal is a graduate of HEC Montréal and holds an MBA from Ottawa University.

She is fluent in English and French with basic understanding in Spanish.

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Ken Sutliff, M.Sc.

Ken Sutliff has been working with O’Meara & Associates as Principal Consultant, Processing, since 2015.

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Mr. Sutliff has been Project Director and Project Manager for both client and major international EPC companies. Mr. Sutliff also has extensive experience in operations and maintenance management of copper smelters and refineries.

Early in his career, Mr. Sutliff was converter general foreman for Kennecott.  As a senior metallurgical engineer, he directed highly successful productivity initiatives.  He also served as a process engineer at the corporate engineering center and was the Technical Manager at the Utah Copper smelter. After completing the Kennecott Refinery Modernization, he was copper operations superintendent at the refinery. He was also the Smelter/Refinery Manager at Copper Range.

Mr. Sutliff transitioned over to the projects side of the business.  Working both for owners and consulting engineers, including Bechtel and Akers-Kvaerner, he carried out multiple projects from inception thru commissioning. He was the Owners Engineering Manager for the Chino smelter Modernization; The Project Manager for the Kennecott Refinery Modernization, The Project Manager for the Cuajone Concentrator Expansion for Southern Peru copper, The Project Director for the Ilo Smelter Modernization for southern Peru Copper, and the Deputy Project director for Processing for the Olympic Dam Expansion for BHP Billiton.

As an independent consultant, Mr. Sutliff has completed multiple mandates from the development of major capital projects thru project reviews and implementation of project development systems.

Geographically, Mr. Sutliff has worked throughout North and South America and Australia.