Ryan Douglas P. Eng., P. E.

Vice President, Power & Transportation |

Ryan joined KCB in 2000 as a civil engineer with geotechnical and hydrotechnical experience in hydropower and other large civil infrastructure projects. Ryan became an Associate in 2006 and was promoted to Principal in 2014. In 2018, Ryan was promoted to VP of KCB’s Power & Transportation group and leads a vibrant group of about 125 professionals based primarily in Vancouver, British Columbia.

His experience spans Canada, the USA, South Africa, Southeast Asia, Papua New Guinea and Panama; and includes project and design management, contract and specification preparation, construction supervision, geotechnical site investigations and instrumentation, slope stability assessments, seismic studies, liquefaction assessments, dam safety reviews and public safety assessments.

Key Projects

Ryan’s key projects include design of the generating station and spillway for the Site C Clean Energy Project near Fort St. John, British Columbia, the John Hart Dam seismic upgrade project in Campbell River, British Columbia, the Snoqualmie Falls Redevelopment project in Washington state, and the Nam Theun 2 Hydroelectric project in Laos.


Ryan has a B.Sc. in Civil Engineering from the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa, and is a registered professional engineer in British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Washington state. He is a member of the Tunnelling Association of Canada, the Canadian Dam Association, the Canadian Geotechnical Society and the International Society for Rock Mechanics.

Fun Fact

Ryan likes to serve donuts in the office every Wednesday.