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As a Senior Design Technician with over 34 years of experience in the civil engineering industry, John has a broad range of civil engineering experience including Project Management, Project Scheduling, Detailed Engineering Design, Business Development, Human Resource Management and Corporate Management.

John’s project experience includes single family subdivisions, multi-family, multi-use, commercial and industrial projects for multiple private and municipal developments.

John Vairo, CTech

A project engineer with 20 years of experience in civil engineering, Will has worked as a project engineer and project manager on a wide variety of land development and capital works projects.

These include single family subdivisions, townhouse developments, commercial developments, institutional, and capital works utility upgrades for storm sewers, sanitary sewers, watermains, and roadworks.

Will also has experience in project management, storm sewer, sanitary sewer, and watermain design, hydraulic analysis, and erosion and sediment control design.

Will Bodnar, P.Eng., QEP

A project engineer with over 10 years’ experience in civil engineering, streetlighting, and erosion and sediment control.

Derek has worked on all manner of civil engineering projects including multi-phase high-rise tower sites in dense urban areas around Metro Vancouver, rural subdivisions in the Cariboo, commercial warehouses on Vancouver Island, and everything in between.

Derek has worked as a designer and project manager on municipal capital works, residential, commercial, industrial, institutional, and mixed-use projects.

Derek Rempel, P.Eng., QEP

Gordon is a British Columbia Land Surveyor with over 20 years of local experience in all aspects of legal and construction surveying.

Gordon’s vast technical experience working in both field and office settings had led to him to partnership and a director position at HY Engineering Ltd.

His primary responsibility is to oversee the company’s strata survey operations (HY and Associates Land Surveying Ltd.) with focus on preparation of legal, 3-dimensional air space, and strata plans.

Gordon Yu, BCLS

Curtis is a British Columbia Land Surveyor with experience in residential, commercial, and mixed-use developments.

Since joining H.Y. as a summer student in 2013, he has worked as an assistant, crew chief, CAD technician, senior technologist, project manager and survey manager.

His wide range of experience and roles has provided him a solid understanding of all aspects of Land Surveying.

Curtis Van Hove, BCLS

Lori is a Certified Planning Technician with over 20 years of experience in urban and rural land development and has completed numerous projects as both the Development Planner and the Project Manager.

Lori is active in the Planning Services and Project Management of large-scale neighbourhood areas, infill projects, urban and rural residential subdivisions, land use density calculations, and property rezoning approvals.

She is also very involved in attending various types of Municipal Council Meetings, as well as engaging with the public through neighborhood consultation meetings with the surrounding residents.

Lori is also the Managing Partner for the Planning and Administrative Departments, and she is active in the Business Development facets of the Company.

Lori Joyce, CPT

Jay brings extensive experience in financial and executive leadership to his role as Chief Financial Officer at H.Y. Engineering. He leads the company’s financial strategy, which includes driving operational efficiency and supporting the company’s continued growth and success. Jay is also responsible for managing all aspects of the company’s legal functions including complex transactions, compliance, litigation, employment, and corporate governance.

Prior to joining H.Y. in 2017, Jay served as a Director of Finance for a private investment holding company where he was responsible for tax planning, restructuring within the group as well as the execution of strategic mergers and acquisitions.

Jay is a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia.

Jay Lim, CPA, CGA


Fahad is a Registered Professional Planner (RPP) with the BC Institute of Planning and Canadian Institute of Planners.

He brings over 11 years of diverse experience in the fields of real estate and land development, sales, and urban planning.

His experience in managing a wide range of projects from single-family subdivisions to multi-family developments, provides him with a thorough understanding and working knowledge of all aspects of the development process, including acquisition, planning and design, regulatory approvals, construction, occupancy, and post-occupancy.

Fahad Abrahani, RPP, MCIP, CPT

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At H.Y. Engineering and H.Y. Surveying, we are committed to providing an inclusive, accessible environment, where all employees and clients feel valued, respected, and supported.

We are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we live, and to creating an environment where every employee  can  reach their potential.