Bret Hutchinson, Mechanical Engineer, Prince George

Bret Hutchinson, P.Eng

President, Mechanical Engineer: Bret has been providing mechanical engineering services in Prince George, BC since 2008; he is a professional engineer registered with APEGBC (Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC). Bret is a Mechanical Engineer that has worked as both an engineering consultant and industrial construction project manager. This enables Bret to understand how to solve analytical problems, recognize regulatory requirements, and contribute practical solutions to technical problems in an efficient manner. Bret’s previous experiences include engineering design, procurement, cost estimation, and construction management of industrial equipment and piping installations. His problem solving and people management skills allow him to quickly find the best solutions for our clients, motivate team members, and constantly find new ways to be more efficient in everything we do.

Bret Hutchinson Certifications

Professional Engineer registered with EGBC (British Columbia) and APEGA (Alberta)
Bachelor of Science, Manufacturing Engineering (University of Calgary)
Pipe Stress Analysis using Caesar II (CodeCAD)
ASME B31.3 Process Piping Code Design Requirements (CASTI)
ASME Boiler Pressure Vessel Code Section 8, Div.1 Code Design Requirements (CASTI)
Heat Exchangers-Design, Operation, and Performance (EPIC)
HVAC Systems-Design, Operation, and Performance (EPIC)
Pneumatic Conveying of Bulk Solids (AIChE)
Flow of Solids in Bins, Hoppers, Chutes, and Feeders (AIChE)
Wood Dust Explosion Prevention (Dalhousie University)
NFPA Dust Compliance Inspection (Dalhousie University)
Above Ground Storage Tanks (EPIC)
Fundamentals of Project and Construction Management (Canfor College)
Microsoft Project (Power Concepts)
Geology Workshop (Canadian GeoExchange Coalition)
Residential Geothermal Design (Canadian GeoExchange Coalition)
Geothermal Installers (Canadian GeoExchange Coalition)

Jim Mooney, Senior Mechanical Technologist, Prince George

Spencer Desjardines

Mechanical Technologist: Spencer joined Earth Fire Energy in February 2018. After receiving a Diploma in Engineering Design Technology from BCIT, Spencer is eager to gain experience with a dedication to hard work. His previous work experience includes hands-on design and construction in the sheet metal industry. Spencer’s role with Earth Fire Energy comprises of drafting and design; he is familiar with AutoCAD, P&IDs, orthographics, and isometric piping drawings.

Spencer Desjardines Certifications

Diploma, Engineering Design Technology (BCIT)
Fall Protection

Cristina Hutchinson, Civil Engineer, Prince George

Cristina Hutchinson, P.Eng

Project Manager, Civil Engineer: Cristina has been working as a Civil Engineer focusing on municipal works in Prince George, BC since graduating in 2008. Cristina is a Professional Engineer registered with APEGBC. Cristina’s previous experiences include engineering design, project management, procurement, cost estimation, contract administration, and construction management of residential and community water and wastewater systems. Cristina has worked on engineering projects for the City of Prince George, Canfor Pulp, the Regional District of Fraser-Fort George (RDFFG), along with many other clients.  She also has experience in road and bridge design and construction for the forestry and resource sector, and managing crews to complete field work. Cristina has extensive experience with construction inspection.  Cristina has a genial and confident nature, skilled at assisting clients with their systems and services.

Cristina Hutchinson Certifications

Professional Engineer registered with APEGBC
Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering (University of Calgary)
Planning, Design, and Rehabilitation of Bridges (EPIC)
Bridge Inspection Workshop (UNBC)
Hydraulic Modelling of Water Distribution Systems (APEGBC)
Pipeline Assessment and Certification Program (NASCO)
H2S Alive
First Aid for Industry
Ground Disturbance

Adam Hutchinson, Geothermal and Septic Installer, Prince George

Adam Hutchinson

Geothermal Installer, Septic Installer, Journeyman RV Technician: Adam is a Journeyman RV Technician, Septic Installer, and Geothermal Installer, focusing on projects in Prince George and Quesnel. His previous experiences include diagnosing and repairing mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and refrigeration systems for recreational vehicles. Adam is able to install both geothermal and onsite sewage disposal systems. His trade skills make him a practical addition to Earth Fire Energy’s team.