Simon Douglas P.Eng.

Civil Engineer, Principal |
Vancouver

Simon joined KCB in 2005 with a broad range of civil and hydrotechnical experience related to hydropower and other large civil infrastructure projects. Simon became an Associate in 2010 and was promoted to Principal in 2016.

Simon’s experience includes work on projects across Canada and the USA, South Africa, and internationally, including the design, management and construction supervision of dams, spillways, powerhouses, pipelines and hydroelectric project infrastructure.

Since 2007, Simon has been an integral leader of one of the largest civil engineering projects currently in the world - BC Hydro’s Site C Clean Energy Project, a 1,100 MW hydroelectric facility on the Peace River in British Columbia, scheduled to start generating up to 5,100 GWh of annual electricity in 2024. Simon is KCB’s Project Manager for Site C and has helped steer the modern project through multiple stages of development, from review of the historical design (from the 1980s) through the public consultation process, to the definition and implementation design phases, and ultimately ongoing construction supervision by the on-site resident engineering team. He has worked on multiple aspects of the project’s design development and has held various positions, most recently the Generating Station and Spillways (GSS) Area Manager, responsible for design delivery and engineering construction support of the GSS Civil Works contract.

Key Projects

Beyond the Site C Clean Energy Project, some of Simon’s key projects include the Nam Theun 2 Hydroelectric project in Laos, the Snoqualmie Falls Redevelopment project in Washington state, and the Lebalelo Water Supply project in South Africa.

Education

Simon has a B.Sc. in Civil Engineering from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa, and is a registered professional engineer in British Columbia. He is a member of the Tunnelling Association of Canada, the Vancouver Geotechnical Society, and the Canadian Dam Association (including being the former Director for the province of British Columbia between 2010-2012).

Fun Fact

Simon is an avid outdoor enthusiast, and rugby fan. Outside of work, you will find him golfing, mountain biking and skiing with his wife and two kids, and supporting his beloved Springboks rugby team.