Knight Piésold Canada began operations in Vancouver, BC in 1975 and opened an office in North Bay, ON in 1994. We have more than 160 employees supporting full-cycle project development in the mining, renewable energy, water resources, and civil infrastructure industries.
In the mining industry, we have worked on hundreds of surface and underground mining projects in BC, ON, across Canada, and globally. We provide specialized expertise in geotechnical engineering, waste and water management, hydrology, hydrogeology, rock mechanics, environmental baseline studies, and environmental and social impact assessments. In the renewable energy industry, we have been at the forefront in BC for over 25 years for hydropower development and are sought after for renewable energy expertise for local and international projects. We provide comprehensive renewable energy development services, from project identification, environmental studies, and permitting to detailed engineering, construction, and operational monitoring.
We have been recognized provincially and nationally for technical excellence on projects we have worked on. In 2019, we received an Award of Merit at the Association of Consulting Engineering Companies British Columbia (ACEC-BC) Awards for Engineering Excellence for the 11 MW Azambi Hydroelectric Project. We have also received awards of merit and awards of excellence for projects, including the Box Canyon Hydroelectric Project, Capilano Break Head Tank and Energy Recovery Facility, Kokish River Hydroelectric Project, East Toba and Montrose Hydroelectric Project, Upper Stave Hydroelectric Project, Mount Milligan Waste and Water Management Plan, and McNair Creek Hydroelectric Project.
The company has an Integrated Management System that is fully certified to ISO 9001 (Quality Management), ISO 14001 (Environmental Management), and ISO 45001 (Occupational Health and Safety Management) standards. The Vancouver office is also certified to the Organizational Quality Management Program of Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia (EGBC).
In addition, we have been named as one of BC’s Top Employers for the eighth time and twice as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers. Visit the 2021 BC’s Top Employers for benefits we offer to our employees.