Rob is a senior hydrogeologist providing senior technical review and project management services for municipal and mining Environmental Assessments and Environmental Impact Studies, land development projects, infrastructure construction dewatering, and environmental monitoring and compliance for construction projects.
Rob was a former shareholder and senior hydrogeologist at Gartner Lee Limited and manager of the Greater Toronto Area Water and Natural Resources team at AECOM before joining PECG in 2013 to establish the Toronto office. Rob’s experience brings together in-depth knowledge of fractured bedrock and Quaternary hydrogeology, with an understanding of the environmental permitting process and the ability to devise clever, innovative solutions to solve problems. Rob is well respected by permitting agencies and has extensive experience working with various stakeholder groups to permit difficult projects. Rob has managed environmental approvals and hydrogeological peer review studies for several high-profile water supply infrastructure and construction dewatering projects. Predicting and mitigating the influence of construction and mining dewatering on groundwater flow, and the supported sensitive natural features and groundwater resources, are a particular focus of Rob’s work.
Rob’s experience in the nuclear waste sector has also led him to present key results of his work to the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission, Ontario Geological Survey, and U.S. Geological Survey in support of Ontario Power Generation’s Deep Geological Repository Environmental Assessment.
Jason Cole M.Sc., P.Geo.
Permits To Take Water (PTTW)
Pumping Test Analysis
Site-Specific Water Budgets
Jason is a Professional Geoscientist (P.Geo) specializing in hydrogeological investigations in support of design and permitting for large infrastructure, land development and mining projects. His work focuses on characterizing the geological and hydrogeological conditions through monitoring well installations, hydraulic testing, and groundwater/ surface water interaction assessments, to both understand how the project may impact the natural environment and how the groundwater conditions will affect design, construction and permitting.
Through Jason’s diverse project experience, he has also led teams of environmental professionals in watershed management planning and environmental baseline studies.
Jason has both a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master of Science degree specializing in Physical Hydrogeology from the University of Waterloo.
When he is not working, Jason enjoys backpacking, walking his dog Abbey, cooking and travelling the globe with his wife.
Bobby Katanchi M.Sc., P.Geo.
Environmental Site Assessment (ESA)
In-situ Chemical Oxidation
Permit to Take Water (PTTW)
Record of Site Condition
Bobby Katanchi is a Senior Hydrogeologist and Project Manager with experience in conducting hydrogeological investigations, municipal and provincial permitting, environmental contaminant characterization and implementing of remedial strategies. Throughout his tenure at AMEC Foster Wheeler and WSP, Bobby has experience providing technical review and project management services for municipal Environmental Assessments (EAs) and Environmental Impact Studies, land development projects, infrastructure construction dewatering, and environmental monitoring and compliance for construction projects. Bobby has extensive experience with a wide variety of clients supporting them through the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) Permit to Take Water and City of Toronto discharge permitting approval process. In addition, his experience includes characterization and remediation of petroleum hydrocarbons, polychlorinated biphenyl (PCBs) and dense non-aqueous phase liquids (DNAPL) including perchloroethylene (PCE), trichloroethylene (TCE) and vinyl chloride.
Bobby has, during various career-related roles as a Consultant, Researcher, Technical Lead, Hydrogeologist and Entrepreneur, successfully supervised and managed multiple projects under aggressive time and budget constraints. He has worked at and project managed, as an environmental consultant, various projects for land developers, industrial and commercial land owners and municipal governments and agencies.
In his spare time, Bobby acts as the Marketing Director of Ontario for Water Without Boards, a non-profit organization, that helps communities around the world address issues of international importance related to water, environment and health.
Dennis Tseng M.Sc., P.Eng.
Senior Geotechnical Engineer
Soil & Rock Tunnelling
Shallow & Deep Foundation Systems
Roads, Bridges & Earth Retaining Structures
Slope Stability Investigation & Assessment
Ground Improvement Techniques
Instrumentation and Monitoring
Chi Cheng (Dennis) Tseng is a senior geotechnical engineer specializing in geotechnical investigations for shallow and deep foundations, deep excavation, soil and rock tunnelling, land development, roads, bridges and pavements, watermains, sewers, slope stability investigation and assessment, and in-situ and laboratory tests. He oversees and manages the Geotechnical Team at PECG and all geotechnical projects.
Dennis has over 20 years of geotechnical experience in Ontario and Asia. He has a broad range of experience in foundation design, project costing, scheduling, specification, inspection and quality control in numerous major projects, including highways, subways, high speed railways, high-rise buildings, bridges, tunnels.
Dennis has a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Taiwan’s Cheng Kung University and a Master of Science degree specializing in Geotechnical Engineering from the University of Michigan.
During his free time, Dennis enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, hiking and relaxing on great beaches.
Corinne Hanlon M.Sc.
Environmental Scientist (Hydrogeology)
Technical Report Writing
Corinne is an environmental scientist and a hydrogeologist-in-training. She has a diverse background in ecology, hydrogeology and geochemistry. Corinne has a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science from the University of Waterloo. While she specialized in ecology and geology in her undergraduate career, her graduate research focused on the environmental cycling of bromine and chlorine stable isotopes within the Nebraska Sand Hills Region. She has experience conducting hydrogeological and geochemical field work, and in technical writing.
Corinne enjoys staying active through dragon boat racing, spending time outdoors with friends and family, and playing a good board game.
Ryan Rolick M.Sc., G.I.T.
Environmental Scientist (Hydrogeology)
Hydrology and hydrogeology
Field work in technical terrain
Technical writing and data analysis
Ryan is an environmental scientist and hydrogeologist-in-training with a diverse background in geology, geomorphology, and hydrology/hydrogeology. Ryan holds a B.Sc. in Geography specializing in Environmental Geoscience from Simon Fraser University, and recently graduated from McMaster University with his M.Sc. in Earth and Environmental Science specializing in Hydrology. His graduate research focused on the thermal regimes and surface water-groundwater connections of alpine streams in Yukon.
Ryan has benefited from opportunities in various roles within industry and academia, including as a geophysical technician and structural geology lab/field assistant. He is skilled in both field data collection and desktop analyses.
In his free time, Ryan enjoys camping, hiking, biking, running, and anything else that gets him outdoors. He is also an avid reader and baker of bread.
Tomaso Marangoni M.Sc., E.I.T.
Evaluation of construction dewatering and permanent water drainage systems
PTTW and EASR applications
Short- and long-term discharge applications
Pumping test and single well response test (SWRT) execution and analysis
Phase One and Two ESA according to O. Reg. 153/04
Tomaso Marangoni is a Hydrogeologist with approximately 10 years of international consulting experience. Tomaso has extensive experience in aquifer management, aquifer recharge, numerical modeling, construction dewatering, and hydrogeological studies in support of site redevelopment in the Greater Toronto Area, contaminated groundwater and soil investigations, and surface water/groundwater interaction assessments. During his career, Tomaso has had the opportunity to be involved in a variety of roles in major projects such as the Environmental Impact Assessment of the new underground high velocity railway in the municipality of Florence (Italy).
Outside working hours Tomaso likes to remain active playing basketball and mountain biking.
Field drilling programs
Technical report writing
Hydrogeological/environmental field work
Ted has a strong engineering background from his undergraduate degree in Mineral Engineering at the University of Toronto. Through his consulting experience, he has gained strong knowledge for drafting and technical report writing in geotechnical investigations; and field experience for shallow and deep foundations, deep excavation, land development, roads, pavements, watermains, sewers, slope stability investigation and assessment, and in-situ and laboratory tests. His field experience also includes hydrogeological investigations, surface and groundwater sampling, environmental sampling, and material testing and inspection.
In his recent work experience as a Geotechnical Project Engineer, Ted benefits from the opportunity to coordinate and manage various projects from start to finish. He is certified as an ACI CSA-Based Concrete Field Testing Technician – Grade I.
In his free time, Ted enjoys travelling, camping, and playing a round of board games with friends. He is also a sports fan, especially in soccer, baseball, and hockey.
Andrew Wesley-James M.Env.Sc.
Junior Environmental Scientist
Water Quality Sampling
Hydrogeological/Environmental field work
Ontario Benthos Biomonitoring Network Sampling
Andrew is an Environmental Scientist with a diverse background and skills. He completed his undergraduate degree in Biology with a minor in Computing at Queen’s University and recently finished a Professional Masters of Environmental Science at the University of Toronto. He has experience sampling both Water Quality and Benthos in support of housing developments and mine projects in Ontario, British Columbia and Nunavut. Additionally, Andrew has been lucky enough to have applied his academic knowledge in the field while supervising borehole drilling and monitoring well installation according to O.Reg. 153/04. In the office, he has analyzed hydrogeological data and reviewed dewatering permits.
In his free time, Andrew enjoys BBQing, going to the gym, finding new trails to hike and cheering on the Toronto Raptors.
Adrian Lo B.Sc.
Environmental Scientist (Hydrogeology)
Hydrogeology and Geotechnical Assessment
Field Drilling Programs
Hydrogeology/Environmental Field Work
Technical Report Writing
Adrian is an environmental scientist and a hydrogeologist-in-training with a background in geotechnical engineering and hydrogeology. Adrian has a Bachelor of Science, with a specialization in Hydrogeology, from the University of Waterloo. On the geotechnical side, he has experience providing foundation recommendations for projects such as road development, concrete silos, and commercial buildings. He also has a strong hydrogeological understanding with extensive field and data analysis experience in projects related to mining, subdivisions, and Low Impact Development design.
He has a wide range of field experience that includes hydrogeological investigations, surface and groundwater sampling, rock coring, drilling, surveying, and soil identification.
In his free time, Adrian enjoys playing basketball, listening to music, going to concerts, and hiking.