Robin Johnston, P.Eng.


Robin Johnston

As a Principal of Collings Johnston Inc. since its formation in 1999, Mr. Johnston has represented clients in managing the development and delivery of infrastructure projects costing $100 to $1 billion. His facilitation and management capabilities are supported by his effective interpersonal skills, his sensitivity to clients objectives and constraints, and his demonstrated continuous commitment on long-term projects.

Career History

In addition to his client representation roles, Mr. Johnston’s management roles have included negotiating agreements with railways and other third parties, retaining and managing sub-consultant teams, coordinating environmental certification applications and collaborating with other levels of government in order to complete projects meeting client requirements.

Mr. Johnston adds value to his client services through his management of risk. He has expertise in identifying and allocating project risks, contributing to business model options assessment through risk evaluation, and structuring and developing practical contract terms and conditions.

As a result of his successful track record on major projects, Mr. Johnston has advised on P3 projects across Canada and internationally. He is currently initiating the $1 billion Pattullo Bridge Replacement project as TransLink’s project manager, filling the role of program manager for the $310 million Roberts Bank Rail Corridor program and concluding the management of the $850 million Golden Ears Bridge concession project.

In 1996, his technical team was retained by the New Brunswick Department of Transportation to develop the $650 million Fredericton-Moncton Highway. Upon award of the concession, he was retained as the independent agent to lead the owner’s team for the four-year design/construct phase and into the initial period of operation and maintenance.

Robin Johnston has comprehensive knowledge of turn-key infrastructure delivery. His many technical management roles have required integrated teaming with financial, legal, and process professionals to develop the business case, structure the appropriate legal framework, and implement effective due-diligence mechanisms. He has developed technical proposal evaluation, contract negotiation, and project implementation processes, as well as specific project requirements. Mr. Johnston has participated on project advisory panels and peer review committees in support of implementation teams.

Project Experience

Mr. Johnston’s recent experience includes consulting to owners and contracting consortia on their technical requirement and contract management. Significant turnkey infrastructure and project management assignments include:

Community Involvement

Collings Johnston and its employees believe in giving back to the community and are actively involved in a number of organizations and events. View Robin Johnston’s community involvement.