Andy Bannon, Environmental Engineer

Atlin Projec
Atlin Projec

Q: What are you working on at the moment?

A: Currently I’m working on a remedial options evaluation for a petroleum hydrocarbon and metals contaminated site as well as maintaining a groundwater treatment system. During the spring and summer months we generally see an influx of field work so I anticipate some travel in the near future. 

Q: What’s special about your job here?

A: Several factors make my job enjoyable at Hemmera, including:

  • The people. Over the past three and a half years I have developed close relationships with co-workers and clients which has resulted in a great work environment. 
  • The opportunities. Hemmera has enabled me the opportunity to travel and experience the interior and northern BC as well as the Yukon. In addition to project work, I have attended various workshops and conferences that have exposed me to the latest technologies and advancements in environmental engineering, contributing to my professional development. 
  • The mentoring and role models. The guidance and feedback of the experts and engineers here—not just one individual, but the whole engineering group—has helped me advance as a professional, specifically my communication skills and technical expertise.  
  • Internal communications. The company is  great at keeping staff aware of our successful projects and upcoming events.  
  • The location. Growing up in Ontario, I always wanted to explore BC. I currently live in downtown Vancouver and walking to work is great.  

Q: What do you think clients like about Hemmera?

A: Our friendliness combined with our innovation and expertise. We have sharp minds at Hemmera which enables us to communicate our thoughts effectively to our clients and add value to projects. Hemmera prides itself on delivering high quality products.

Q: Describe a memorable “Hemmera moment”

A: Playing a rock show at 8:30AM for the launch of the Hemmera Way campaign. We arrived at 6:45AM to set up all the gear and I was still half asleep—but it was a memorable moment.

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"The people are what I like most. Over the past three and a half years I have developed close relationships with co-workers which make days more enjoyable even during high stress times"