Ian Grant, AScT

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Ian Grant, AScT

  • Classification: Applied Science Technologist
  • Discipline: Mineral Resources Technology

Career Experience

I graduated from BCITâ??s Mining and Mineral Exploration Technology program in 2014 and have been working ever since at McElhanney Consulting Services Ltd. in Prince George. Prior to graduation, I worked at Gibraltar Mine for a year as an Engineering Co-op Student, where I was heavily involved with environmental and geotechnical monitoring, surveying and reclamation. At McElhanney, I started out doing odd jobs and data entry, but soon began working on much more complex projects writing reports. Eventually I became proficient in AutoCAD Civil 3D and RoadEng, so I began to undertake design and drafting projects. Currently, I mainly design and drafts roads and open pit quarries, in addition to assessing permitting requirements and completing permit applications for these projects.

Why I Became A Technology Professional

  • For as long as I can remember, I always wanted to work with rocks in the great outdoors and not be cooped up in an office. Becoming a Mining Technologist allowed me to accomplish both of these goals.

Career Highlights

  • Recognized by Taseko for my work that helped them win BCTRCR's 2011 Metal Mining Reclamation Award
  • Trained and supervised a crew of labourers from the Xatsull First Nation on reclamation projects
  • Designed and permitted 30+ aggregate pits for oil and gas clients
  • Performed on-site management of a road reconstruction program
  • Created blast plans, traffic management plans and other technical reports for mining clients

Professional & Community Activities

  • Prince George Tennis Club - Board of Directors 2015