Rick Friedel, P.Eng., P.E.
Geotechnical Engineer, Principal |
Rick has worked across Canada and internationally, primarily in the mining sector. His experience includes the design, management and closure of tailings storage facilities, mine water management and other earthfill structures. Experienced in dam safety inspections and reviews and managing design and construction projects for operating and closed mine sites, Rick is a respected leader in mine tailings technologies.
His key projects include the Highland Valley Copper Mine in British Columbia, the Greens Creek Mine in Alaska, the Hidden Valley Project in Papua New Guinea, and the Oyu Tolgoi Mine in Mongolia.
Rick has a B.A.Sc. and M.Eng. in Geological Engineering from the University of British Columbia. He is a registered professional engineer in British Columbia and Alberta, and in the states of Alaska and Arizona.
Rick spent his earlier years on construction sites and driving compactors for his father - a retired earthworks contractor. He realizes now how valuable this experience is for his engineering career.