Brett Stephens RPEQ, P.Eng., P.E.

Geotechnical Engineer, Principal |

Brett joined KCB’s Calgary office in 2004 from Australia, and soon became an Associate in 2006 as he helped lead the company’s oil sands practice in northern Alberta. He was promoted to Principal in 2010, and is renowned for assembling and coordinating technical teams for complicated mining, civil and environmental projects.

Brett’s experience in mining and civil engineering projects includes tailings dams, water dams, highways and pavements, bridges, buildings, landslip remediation and large-scale civil earthworks. His experience in environmental projects includes large-scale contamination assessments, landfill design and the design and implementation of remediation works and implementing systems for preventing contamination of groundwater supply systems.

Key Projects

Brett’s key projects include the Muskeg River, Millennium, North Steepbank, Jackpine, Aurora and Fort Hills oil sands mines, near Fort McMurray, Alberta, the Twin Metals project in Minnesota, the Lihir Mine in Papua New Guinea, the Yarwun Residue Management Area in Queensland and the Telfer Mine in Western Australia.


Brett has a B.Eng. in Civil Engineering, an M.Sc. in Geotechnical Engineering and an M.Sc. in Environmental Engineering from the University of New South Wales. He is a registered professional engineer in Queensland, Australia; and a professional engineer in Alberta, Canada and in Minnesota, USA. Brett is a Fellow of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.

Fun Fact

Brett is a fanatical field hockey player.