Robert Keith Switzer, AScT

Print Friendly and PDF

Robert Keith Switzer, AScT

Manager, Safety Business Services

  • Classification: Applied Science Technologist
  • Discipline: Electrical
  • Current Employer: BC Hydro and Power Authority
  • Position: Manager, Safety Business Services
  • Post Secondary: BCIT
  • High School: North Peace Secondary School

Career Experience

I am fortunate to have been part of many significant projects working in diverse areas of Western Canada. I started off in the Kootenays where I developed my preference for fieldwork, followed by an opportunity to work in the GNWT with the Department of Transportation in Yellowknife on design and construction of highways and community infrastructure upgrades throughout the MacKenzie Valley.

My last 25 years have been with McElhanney Consulting Services Ltd in design and construction, where I have been part of many noteworthy projects such as Cassiar Connector Tunnel, Sea to Sky Highway and Port Mann Highway 1.

Why I Became A Technology Professional

  • I grew up living and breathing technology. My father was a “tech without borders”. His expertise in technology was an asset to the community and an inspiration to me. He called on me to assist him and to learn. I have come by this career honestly.

Career Highlights

  • Surveyor (PGE Railway)
  • Electrician (Carrier Electric, Switzer Electric, Cominco Ltd)
  • Crew Leader (BC Tel - Field Inventory)
  • Electrical System Design Technologist (BC Hydro)
  • Corporate Safety Business Service Manager (BC Hydro)

Professional & Community Activities

  • Graduated BCIT 1980;
    ASTTBC 1989; Public Works Inspectors Society (CPWI 3);
    Diploma in Project Management at SFU;
    Limited Licensee with APEGBC;
    Treasurer for North Otter Society for the Performing Arts; Vintage truck restoration; White water canoeing.