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 in Alberta and British Columbia. 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)
Design of Piping System for Liquids, Gases, and Slurries (CANETCO)
Heat Exchangers-Design, Operation, and Performance (EPIC)
HVAC Systems-Design, Operation, and Performance (EPIC)
HVAC Fundamentals and Commissioning
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)
Confined Space Awareness
Aerial Work Platforms Training
Fall Arrest Training

Justin Desmarais, EIT; Mechanical Engineer

Justin Desmarais, EIT

Mechanical Engineer: Justin is a mechanical engineer who graduated from the University of Manitoba in 2016. In the summer of 2015, Justin worked for Decor Cabinets, a cabinet manufacturing company, where he independently produced and managed design requirements on two projects for the quality assurance department, one of which required CNC machining. Before joining EFE, Justin worked for a construction company, producing specifications and communicating with vendors to ensure a quality product, supporting design verification and production in the field, as well as assisting with the planning, coordinating, and execution of projects. Justin is thrilled to be bringing his hands-on experience to EFE and having the opportunity to learn and grow within a professional environment.

Justin Desmarais Certifications

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (University of Manitoba)
Design of Piping System for Liquids, Gases, and Slurries (CANETCO)
Confined Space Awareness
Fall Arrest Training
Technical Writing
AutoCAD Fundamentals

Jaden Tupper, EIT; Mechanical Engineer

Jaden Tupper, EIT

Mechanical Engineer: Jaden is a Mechanical Engineering graduate from the University of Alberta in 2020. During his undergrad, Jaden worked three of his co-op terms in the construction industry, gaining field experience and developing his communication and organizational skills. During his last placement with PCL Construction in Calgary, AB, Jaden developed work packages, coordinated onsite installation of mechanical equipment, conducted safety audits, and performed various field measurements and quantity analysis to assist the team. Jaden is excited to bring his positivity and competitive drive to our team, and to grow and develop his technical skills as an engineer.

Jaden Tupper Certifications

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (University of Alberta)
Confined Space Awareness
Fall Arrest Training 

Jaden Tupper, EIT; Mechanical Engineer

Spencer Desjardines, AScT

Mechanical Tecnologist: Spencer provides design and drafting support to the team.

Spencer Desjardines Certifications

Mechanical Engineering Technology (Okanagan College)
Confined Space Awareness
Fall Arrest Training
AutoCAD Fundamentals
Occupational First Aid

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 EGBC (British Columbia)
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
Ground Disturbance