Mine Water Treatment Success Story - A Diverse Team & Environmental, Social and Governance Principles
To support the development of a gold mine located in northern BC, Canada, McCue Engineering Contractors (McCue) completed the detailed design, construction, and commissioning of a complex mine water treatment plant. After deployment, McCue was contracted first to support operation and later to provide full operation services.
This is a success story not only on the technical side but also on the Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) management as well as the organic implementation of a diverse working team.
A risk assessment involving all parties considered environmental, health and safety, and technical impacts at all project stages. Working closely with the client allowed for social and governance principles to be integrated throughout the project.
Diversity and particularly female participation were well represented in all the teams working on this project: an equal number of women and men worked on the engineering design; the construction crew always included a female technician; more women than men were involved in commissioning and operation .
McCue will present the challenges and solutions found around ESG management, and how diversity was organically fulfilled with female perspective being present at all stages of the project.
Speaker: Cecilia Garcia Marra, PEng (Project Engineer) – McCue Engineering Contractors
Cecilia has a Chemical Engineering degree from the University of Buenos Aires (Argentina), and she is currently registered as a Professional Engineer in BC. She has over six years of relevant experience in the design and cost estimation of water/wastewater treatment systems.
Cecilia joined McCue in January 2018 as a Project Engineer and contributes to the Engineering Team with process design, budget estimation, and project management. She also plans, oversees, and supports the laboratory work conducted at McCue; she coordinates in-house training for McCue employees and is in charge of developing and implementing the Training Indigenous People (TIPs) Program.
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