OUR PEOPLE

Our team offers a broad suite of skills in the oversight and management of infrastructure projects. Our people prioritize value-oriented innovation and working constructively through existing corporate and decision-making environments. We endeavor to frame our work with a clear understanding of client needs and project requirements.

CJI prioritizes strength in communication, leadership, and personal integrity. We believe successful project delivery depends on the integration of inputs from many professional domains—both technical and commercial—and strive to form and lead collaborative, multi-disciplinary teams.

OUR TEAM

David Collings, M.Sc., PMP
David Collings, M.Sc., PMPManaging Principal

With over 15 years in project delivery, David brings senior leadership and technical advisory support to both owners and contractors for major infrastructure projects. He specializes in building teams to lead the development and implementation of major projects. David also frequently provides business development and procurement advice to public- and private-sector clients.

Ian Rokeby, P.Eng., MBA, FEC
Ian Rokeby, P.Eng., MBA, FECPrincipal

Ian brings over 30 years of experience in the planning, feasibility, design and construction of major, complex infrastructure in BC and across Canada. He enjoys developing key partnerships with clients in support of strategic decision-making. Ian has led several transit, marine and highway projects through the feasibility, investment strategy planning, project development, procurement and implementation phases.

David Crozier, MBA, BSc.
David Crozier, MBA, BSc.Senior Associate

David Crozier is a project manager, project advisor, and business development professional with over 15 years of public- and private-sector experience in major transportation and infrastructure planning, implementation, and decision-making. He provides leadership, advice, and management services to owner teams from project inception through delivery.

François Morton
François MortonSenior Advisor

François started his career in consulting in 1980 as a Survey Assistant. Over the last 40 years, François has built his professional career in infrastructure design and delivery, successfully delivering major projects, guiding and managing high performing teams, and ultimately leading large, national multi-discipline consulting practices. In his role at SNC, François was responsible for the Canadian Engineering Professional Services business, a 3,400-person multidisciplinary organization delivering traditional and P3 projects.

Joshua Lock, BEng(Mech)(Hons), MATS
Joshua Lock, BEng(Mech)(Hons), MATSAssociate

Joshua has over 15 years of professional experience centered in the development and delivery of major infrastructure projects. His people- and value-oriented approach is supported by his expertise in risk and cost management, written and visual communication, team formation and leadership, and process development and implementation. Joshua employs these skills to support strategic decision-making—frequently in the context of significant complexity and uncertainty.

Katie Nichols, MEng, CMIT, APMP
Katie Nichols, MEng, CMIT, APMPAssociate

Katie Nichols is a proven team leader who specializes in providing program management and advisory services for industry-leading clients. She advises on the implementation of program controls, portfolio management and program delivery, and counsels clients through the execution of capital and operational asset management programs. She is client-oriented and dedicated to delivering high-quality results.

Alan Moat, P.Eng, PMP
Alan Moat, P.Eng, PMPSenior Advisor

Alan brings over 27 years of experience as a senior Project Manager and a design and construction professional. He is a strong communicator with a calm approach that enables him to effectively manage large, diverse teams across multiple disciplines. Alan has extensive experience in design and engineering management and coordination of all engineering disciplines.

Gary Bale
Gary BaleSenior Advisor

Gary provides a unique set of executive management skills in project management, engineering, and construction. He has extensive experience in traditional Design-Build and P3 project delivery models for a wide range of municipal, provincial, and federal projects of all sizes. He has experience on a variety of infrastructure projects in Metro Vancouver and the United States.

Alex Whitehouse, B.ENG, MBA, PMP
Alex Whitehouse, B.ENG, MBA, PMPAdvisor

Alex brings over 10 years’ experience in project management. He is a dynamic and experienced facilitator and trainer who often leads planning, risk, and stakeholder consultation workshops. His expertise includes designing and implementing innovative reporting tools within large, interdisciplinary environmentsfor complex projects.

Christina Fletcher, BA(Hons), APMP
Christina Fletcher, BA(Hons), APMPAdvisor

Christina is a proven and accredited Project Manager with over 12 years’ experience. She specializes in supporting clients by managing multidisciplinary project teams throughout the project lifecycle including feasibility studies, project set up, consultations, planning approvals, and procurement implementation.

Grant Fletcher, MUP
Grant Fletcher, MUPAdvisor

Grant is a technical Project Manager with experience in engineering, design, and operations. He is a strategic thinker who fosters collaboration and partnerships to ensure projects move forward. Having run a small business for years, Grant understands the pressures owners face when making decisions and managing projects and this is reflected in his approach.

Michelle Lachmann, P.Eng.,
Michelle Lachmann, P.Eng., Environmental Advisor

Michelle has over 20 years’ experience in a diverse range of environmental fields including regulatory planning and environmental permitting, environmental assessments (EAs), EA training and facilitation, environmental monitoring and compliance programs, and technical studies.

Tania Stracuzza
Tania StracuzzaAdvisor

Tania has been providing advisory and project management services for capital-intensive and complex projects for over 20 years. Her experience comprises a wide range of challenging projects across industries. Clients have benefited from her involvement in capital funding applications through to project development, procurement, and implementation.

Brie Hemingway, BDes
Brie Hemingway, BDesSenior Analyst

Brie brings over 10 years’ experience as a Project Manager. She has a consistent approach in the improvement of delivery systems to achieve project goals. Her expertise in visual communications and technical writing adds clarity to project processes, documentation, and reporting. Brie is a natural leader and collaborator and is a driving force within project teams.

Samuel Anderson, PMP
Samuel Anderson, PMPSenior Analyst

Samuel has provided project management and procurement planning support to large, interdisciplinary teams across the transportation, healthcare, and energy sectors. He is solution-driven with the ability to develop ideas into high-quality deliverables that consistently meet and exceed client expectations.

David Watt, EIT
David Watt, EITAnalyst

David brings a versatile skill set to his supporting roles on large, multidisciplinary project teams. He typically supports in the development of project management systems in the domains of risk, issues, and change management. His attention to detail and problem-solving capabilities have earned him client recognition, enabling him to further his contributions on complex projects.

Elijah Anzai, BE, HBA
Elijah Anzai, BE, HBAAnalyst

Elijah is a Project Analyst with CJI, who utilizes his communication, organization, and technical skills to provide support to project teams working on multi-faceted infrastructure projects. Elijah is an analytically inclined, team-focused individual who enjoys collaborating to solve complex problems. His business and engineering background allows him to merge competencies from both fields to deliver high quality products to clients.

Kim LeDoux
Kim LeDouxOffice Manager

Kim has been involved in major infrastructure projects for over 10 years. She is the link between senior management and our employees, supporting all departments while they work together to achieve the goals of the organization. Kim employs her propensity for detail and formal education in writing to refine client deliverables.

Jacqueline Breakwell
Jacqueline BreakwellExecutive Assistant

Jacqueline’s diverse work experience brings a unique set of skills to CJI. High-energy and proactive, she has a keen sense for predicting project and executive needs in advance. Jacqueline’s organizational skills find her frequently improving processes to achieve team continuity and efficiency.

OUR FOUNDERS

John Collings, P.Eng., FICE
John Collings, P.Eng., FICE Founder

John is one of the founding partners of Collings Johnston. He is a leader and technical authority in the planning and delivery of transportation infrastructure. Prior to starting CJI, John enjoyed 20 years of divisional and regional management with Delcan Corporation (now Parsons), one of Canada’s major consulting companies.

Specializing in transportation management, strategic planning, and project infrastructure design, he has acted as a technical consultant and manager to owners, lenders, and contractors on many key transportation projects in Canada and overseas. In 2018 John stepped down as a CJI Principal and handed over leadership to the current principals.  John still provides advisory support to the leadership team on an “as-needed” basis.

John is a Fellow of the Institute of Civil Engineering. In 2015 he was recipient of the Association of Consulting Engineers of BC’s Meritorious Achievement Award for his outstanding contribution to the engineering profession, industry and community.

Robin Johnston, P.Eng.
Robin Johnston, P.Eng.Founder / Senior Advisor

Co-founder of CJI in 1999 with John Collings, Robin has over 35 years of experience delivering major infrastructure projects, from Golden Ears Bridge to the Roberts Bank Rail Corridor.

Robin has been a thought leader in the province’s infrastructure industry. He led the early development of BC’s Design-Build concept application and the establishment of Canada’s approach to public-private partnership (P3) project delivery. Robin has served on a number of industry councils including the BC Construction Roundtable and the Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships, demonstrating his ability to shape the industry as a whole.

Robin’s professional achievements include:

  • leading the development and delivery of one of Canada’s first P3 highway projects, the Fredericton-Moncton Highway Project,;
  • forging and sustaining broad cooperation between 12 private and public funding partners to successfully deliver the Roberts Bank Corridor Program;
  • assembling the technical team to complete the $850 million Golden Ears Bridge; and
  • mediating delicate agreements to move forward with the innovative Coast Meridian Overpass Project.

Robin is known for his warmth and his easy smile, and it is through his interpersonal skills that he effectively builds teams and helps clients identify their needs and priorities.  In 2019, Robin transitioned to a CJI Senior Advisor, handing the leadership of the business to the firm’s current principals. Robin is one of our leading Project Advisors, providing guidance and support for our team on several of our major projects.