Chris Valaire

Chris Valaire

Senior Consultant

Chris is a multi-disciplinary professional with extensive management experience in consulting, the private sector and in various Alberta government leadership roles. He has substantial operational experience working collaboratively with municipalities, towns and villages on water/waste treatment plants, water pipelines, landfills and road improvement projects such as bridge and culvert installations. Chris has also worked within large-scale environmental management systems (ISO 14001) including training of professional staff and internal auditing. As a former provincial government regulator he gained vast experience in auditing and compliance monitoring. Chris also brings considerable working knowledge and project experience in civil engineering and business strategizing for clients, developing proposals, budgets and project execution documents.

Current Responsibilities

Project Management

Years of Experience





Bachelor of Science (BSc.) – University of Alberta

Environmental Sciences Diploma – Northern Alberta Institute of Technology

Certified Engineering Technologist (CET)

Professional Forester

Environmental Professional

Professional Designations

ISO 14001 – Lead Auditor
ISO 14064 – GHG Auditing/Verification
ECO Canada – BEAHR Certified


  • 2017 – Present – Vice President – Business Development, TESS Engineering Consortium
  • 2016 – 2017 – Senior Environmental Consultant, North Shore Environmental Consultants
  • 2014 – 2016 – Managing Principal, Stantec Consulting Ltd.
  • 2013 – 2014 – Vice President of Major Projects, Opus Steward Weir
  • 2012 – 2013 – Acting Engineering Vice President, Opus Steward Weir
  • 2010 – 2012 – Environmental Manager, Opus Steward Weir
  • 2004 – 2010 – Senior Provincial Operations Forester, Alberta Sustainable Resource Development
  • 2001 – 2004 – Forestry Consultant, Timberline Forestry Consultants


  • Consulting Engineers of Alberta – Award of Excellence 2014 and Award of Merit 2013 & 2014
  • Premiers Award for Public Service Excellence 2010
  • Deputy Minister Award for Service Excellence 2008 & 2009
  • Board of Directors – Canadian Environmental Certification Approvals Board (CECAB)
  • Past President of the Resource Industry Suppliers Association (RISA)
  • Past President of the College of Alberta Professional Foresters (CAPF)

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