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)
Mechanical Technologist: Spencer joined Earth Fire Energy in February 2018 after receiving a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering Technology from Okanagan College. Through the Mechanical Engineering Technology program, Spencer was trained in fundamental engineering principles and practice. He is eager to gain experience in the consulting industry 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, design, collection of field data, and site inspections for clients. He is familiar with AutoCAD, P&IDs, orthographics, and isometric piping drawings.
Spencer Desjardines Certifications
Diploma, Engineering Design Technology (BCIT)
Engineering Summer Student: Kevin is a chemical engineering student expected to graduate in April 2019. His previous work experience includes an internship with Canfor Pulp and Paper in Prince George. Kevin is an enthusiastic addition to our team, before returning to University in the fall.
Kevin Hogan Certifications
Third Year Chemical Engineering Student
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)
First Aid for Industry
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.