We’re excited to announce a few of our recent new additions to the team here at BGC. These new team members help strengthen the breadth and depth of services and experience we offer our clients.
BGC recently welcomed two new senior members to our team, Dan Parker and Julio Portocarrero.
Dan Parker, P.Geo.
Dan graduated from Dalhousie University in 2000 and moved to Calgary where he worked for over 18 years in various technical, project management, and leadership roles, predominately focused on geoscience challenges within the resource sector. His work experience across the mining and pipeline sectors has taken him from the Canadian Arctic to the Middle East and from the Rockies to Kenya, providing him with tremendous professional and personal growth opportunities. Always having a desire to return to the east coast, he and his family returned to Halifax in 2018 when his twin girls started school, enabling Dan to reconnect with family, friends, and learn the local market. After 3 years as the Business Development and Geoscience Lead for an international firm based in Halifax, he is excited to be joining BGC and brings a unique combination of strong client relations, project management, technical capabilities, and business acumen skills to our projects and operation. When not at work, Dan spends time with family and friends, playing and coaching various sports, listening to music (hopefully attending soon!), and is currently the President for Geoscientists Nova Scotia.
Julio Portocarrero, M.Eng., P.Eng.
Senior Hydrotechnical Engineer
Born and raised in Peru, Julio started his career in the construction and mining sectors before moving to consulting in 2010, where he worked as a water resources and hydrotechnical engineer for a number of large, multidisciplinary mining projects across Peru and Chile. In 2013 he moved to Vancouver where he provided his technical expertise on mining projects across North and South America and Europe. Julio specializes in the design of hydraulic structures, development of surface water management plans and baseline hydrology studies, hydrological and hydraulic modeling, water balance modelling, and dam breach and inundation assessments. He completed a master’s degree in Hydrotechnical Engineering from the University of British Columbia, and he is registered both as a Professional Engineer in British Columbia and with the Peruvian Engineers Association. When not at work, Julio spends time exploring the West Coast of BC with his family and catching a soccer (football!) game with friends.
As BGC’s team continues to grow, we’re also happy to welcome a few other new employees to the company.
Top row from L to R
Aaron Brisbin, M.Eng., P.Eng.
Justin Kline, P.Eng., M. Eng.
Colin Lussier Purdy, M.Sc., P.Geo.
Water Resources Specialist
Bottom row from L to R
Timothy Morton, M.A.Sc., P.Eng.
Hazel Wong, M.Eng., P.Geo.
Corey Scheip, M.S., P.G.