Eric SWEET M.Eng. P.Eng.

Principal Engineer


Professional Experience

Eric is a proven project leader with over 19 years of combined heavy civil construction, water resources, and consulting civil engineering experience. From focused project teams of 2 to broad multidisciplinary teams of over 30, Eric has demonstrated successful project execution and delivery of simple projects for fees of $1500 to complex multi-year projects valued at over $100 million.
Eric grew up working in an open pit (gravel) mine in Jervis Inlet, BC and for a Contractor in the lower mainland. From labour duties, to mobile and stationary equipment operator, to pit production, estimating, survey and quality control. This experience provides Eric with a sound background and practical approach to his engineering consulting practice and problem solving.
Eric’s experience includes site drainage, stream diversions, river engineering, embankment dams, gravel pits, heavy civil construction, digital terrain modelling, earthworks design and construction, construction documents, tendering, construction inspection, contract administration, and construction QA/QC. He also has extensive successful experience working with stakeholders and regulators prior to and during the permitting and construction phases.

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Flood Mitigation Works, Three Sisters Creek, Canmore, Alberta
Lead design engineer of record, for flood mitigation works on Three Sisters Creek, in the Alpine Town of Canmore.
Tar River Embankment Dam and Diversion Works, CNRL, Alberta
Lead hydrotechnical and civil works design Engineer of Record for a large earth fill embankment dam, temporary and permanent river diversion works, as well as a fisheries compensation lake for CNRL's Horizon Mine.
Ghost River Diversion PMF Protection Works, TransAlta, Alberta
Lead hydrotechnical design engineer for detailed design and construction of extreme flood protection works on the old Ghost River channel. Works included flood protection dykes, riprap bank armouring, and groynes consisting of large (1.8m) diameter riprap.
ET1/DD01 Creek Diversion Works, Total E&P Canada, Alberta
Principal hydrotechnical engineer for a creek diversion and hydraulic drop structure design for a 2.5 km long diversion channel and 10m elevation change. Design flows were in the order of 4 cms. Works included an embankment dam, diversion channel earthworks, and gabion mattress drop structures.
Plant Expansion, Peyto E&D, Brazeau, A.B., 2015
Provided site grading design for gas plant expansion meeting regulatory requirements for controlling releases and managing runoff on site in a safe manner. Provided client with an efficient design that maintained a cut/fill balance to reduce costs on site.
Forestry Road Stream Crossing Design and Inspections, BC Forestry, Vancouver Island District
Project engineer for the inspection, and design of stream crossings and stream crossing improvements, for over 200 stream crossing culverts and bridges.
  • M. Eng., Civil/Hydrotechnical Engineering University of British Columbia, 2000
  • B. A. Sc., University of British Columbia, 1997

  • Principal, Civil/Hydrotechnical Engineer
    SweetTech Engineering Consultants Ltd. 2016-present
  • Principal, Civil/Hydrotechnical Engineer
    SweetCroft Engineering Consultants Ltd. 2009-2016
  • Sr. Civil/Hydrotechnical Engineer, 2001-2009
    Golder Associates Ltd.
  • Director, Engineering Design & Construction Group, 2006-2009
    Golder Associates Ltd.
  • Civil Engineer, 2000-2001
    Bel M K Engineering Ltd.
  • Civil Engineering EIT, 1997-1999
    Chatwin Engineering Ltd.
  • Quality Control/Production Supervisor, 1995
    Jack Cewe Ltd.
  • Construction Surveyor, 1994
    Jack Cewe Ltd.
  • Quality Control, 1993
    Jack Cewe Ltd.
  • Heavy Equipment Operator, 1990 -1992
    Jack Cewe Ltd.

  • Member, P. Eng. Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA)
  • Member, P. Eng.Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia (APEGBC)
  • Member, Canadian Dam Association (CDA)
  • Member, Canadian Water Resources Association (CWRA)