Since our inception in February of 2017, Hive has more than doubled our staff. We have secured work in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador and are licensed to practice in all four Atlantic Canadian provinces.
Our goals are simple:
Hive Engineering was founded in February of 2017 by three senior environmental professionals with more than 50 years of collective experience in the engineering consulting industry. Due to several recent acquisitions of small and medium-sized engineering firms in Atlantic Canada, there was a unique opportunity in the market for a highly-specialized, Atlantic Canadian-owned environmental consulting firm.
Andrea Kalafut, M.Sc.E., P.Eng.
Technical Expertise: Phase Environmental Site Assessment (ESA), Environmental Permitting, Environmental Management and Regulatory Compliance
Andrea Kalafut is a Master’s level engineer with experience in the civil, environmental and geotechnical engineering service markets. In addition to her duties as a senior engineer, Ms. Kalafut is responsible for the vision, strategic growth and direction of Hive Engineering. She provides management and senior technical oversight for project work at the company’s headquarters located in Moncton, New Brunswick. Andrea’s unique approach to consulting drives relationship building amongst our clients, business partners and staff.
In addition to her role at Hive, Ms. Kalafut currently serves as the Moncton Councillor for the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of New Brunswick, is involved in the Atlantic PIRI technical advisory committee as a Corresponding Member, is a member of the board of the Environmental Services Association of the Maritimes (ESAM) and is the Head Coach for the JMA Armstrong High School Women’s Soccer program.
Jean-Charles Cormier, P.Tech.
Technical Expertise: Hazardous Materials Assessments/Designated Substance Surveys, Asbestos Awareness Training, Emergency Spill Response, Remediation
Jean-Charles (J.C.) Cormier is a Professional Technologist and Senior Project Manager with more than 20 years of experience in Atlantic Canada. Since 1996, Mr. Cormier has responded to over 500 petroleum/chemical spills in Atlantic Canada and is well regarded in the insurance industry as a leader in his field. J.C. has conducted and managed over 150 hazardous materials assessments, including extensive work for the federal government in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador. As part of our Client Education Program, J.C. has provided numerous lectures for landlords, tenants and building maintenance staff on safe procedures for working in a building containing asbestos and other hazardous building materials.
With more than 20 years of hands-on experience in the field, Mr. Cormier is responsible for the management, implementation and quality of all field operations undertaken by Hive Engineering; this includes mentoring and training junior staff. J.C. is also Hive’s Insurance Sector Lead and is responsible for driving the health and safety culture within the organization.