Engineers and Geoscientists BC

Victoria Branch Dinner, Presentation, and AGM

Wednesday, June 12, 2024

5:30 PM–8:30 PM Pacific time

Sticky Wicket Pub
Strathcona Hotel
919 Douglas Street
Victoria BC

Eligible for 1.5 CE Hour(s) of Technical Learning

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Event Details


Engineers and Geoscientists BC Registrant Regular Price: $35.00 + GST

Non-Registrant Price: $35.00 + GST


For more information, please contact the Victoria Branch.

Event Presenter(s)

Eric Service
Project Management Technical Specialist, Major Capital Projects, Defence Construction Canada Esquimalt

Eric holds both a Mechanical Engineering Technologist diploma from Camosun College and a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Lakehead University. Eric has worked as an EIT at Burrmech Consultants and UVic in FMGT. Eric has also spent over 14 years at Defence Construction Canada (DCC), working on major capital projects including a Hazmat Facility, Firehall and EOC Centre, FMF Phase V, Hanger 7 at 19 Wing Comox, and currently on the A & B Jetty Projects since 2020.

Farouk Hamoud, P.Eng., PMP
Construction Coordinator, Major Capital Projects, Defence Construction Canada Esquimalt

Farouk holds Bachelor’s degrees in both Civil Engineering and Business Administration and currently works as a construction coordinator at Defence Construction Canada (DCC). Before joining DCC, Farouk worked at a Victoria structural engineering firm. He has volunteered with the Victoria Branch for over 10 years, beginning as a student volunteer, and currently, as the Vice Chair of the Victoria Branch.

Michelle Mahovlich, P.Eng., P.Geo., FCSSE

Michelle recently stepped down from her role as the Director of Engineering and Public Works for the City of Langford where she worked for the past 14 years. She currently has her own firm practising primarily in municipal engineering. Her 17 years of private sector work experience included both geotechnical and contaminated sites engineering work. Michelle holds a Bachelor of Science in Geology and a minor in Biology from McMaster University, along with a master's degree in Geological Engineering from the University of British Columbia. Prior to being first elected to the Board in 2020, Michelle served on Engineers and Geoscientists BC’s Investigation Committee as Vice-Chair and as an executive member of the Municipal Engineers Division. Michelle spends much of her volunteer time with the University of Victoria, Camosun College, and local school districts promoting women in STEM and is a strong proponent of ongoing professional development for her work team. She currently mentors five EITs/GITs working toward their professional designations. Michelle is an experienced volunteer with Engineers and Geoscientists BC and has served on the Board for more than 3 years, most recently as Vice-Chair before being acclaimed to her current position as Chair of the Board.

Nina Sutic-Bata, P.Eng.
Board Member BC Society of Engineers and Geoscientists

Nina brings more than two decades of experience in the field of municipal engineering discipline. She has fulfilled various roles within both consulting firms and municipal governments, including management of complex infrastructure projects and multidisciplinary teams. Beyond her professional endeavors, Nina has been active in the local community. She has served on the Local Area Planning Committee as the Vice-Chair within the residents’ association. Her commitment extends to mentoring within professional organizations, with over seven years of volunteering as a mentor for Engineers and Geoscientists BC.

About the Event

Please join the Victoria Branch Dinner Presentation for an update on the $743M A&B Jetty project at CFB Esquimalt. The 2024 AGM will also be held with keynote speakers Michelle Mahovlich, P.Eng., P.Geo., FCSSE, Chair, Engineers and Geoscientists BC Board. In addition, Nina Sutic-Bata, P.Eng., board member of the BC Society of Engineers and Geoscientists will provide some remarks. 

The original A and B Jetties at CFB Esquimalt have been around since WWII & the early 50’s and have both reached the end of their service life and suitability for the fleet of the future. The Canadian Navy and international Navy fleets new ships – Canadian Surface Combatants, Frigates, Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ships, Joint Support Ships – are all bigger than previous and existing ships and vessels; therefore, the Department of National Defence (DND) realized the existing A and B Jetties needed replacing to accommodate these modern ships and be resilient against tsunamis and other natural events. This original $743-million project to replace operational A&B Jetty is part of a program to realize those requirements to replace aging 70-year-old jetties. The project consists of three contracts: the design; demolition of old jetties; and construction of the new jetties with supporting infrastructure. The first presentation in 2021 covered the design and planning for work in the sensitive marine environment. B Jetty is nearing substantial completion, so this presentation will highlight progress to date and the remaining scopes of work to complete it. This presentation will also look at the final design of A-Jetty that connects perpendicularly to the base of B-Jetty, highlighting the similarities and differences of both A and B Jetties in their end states design and operation use.