The Gateway Projects consist of approximately 40 discrete projects, as a plan for smart infrastructure investment to strengthen the gateway, ensure efficient low impact movement of Canadian products to global markets and respond to the anticipated growth in trade through the Port of Vancouver. It identifies 2030 as the horizon year in forecasting demand and required capacity growth throughout the region.  The Program is a complex grouping of projects and sub-projects that are to be delivered over the next 10 years.

Scope of Services

CJI’s role is to provide project management and technical advisory services for five of the projects including; Burrard Inlet Road and Rail improvement Project (BIRRIP), Burnaby North Shore Rail Improvements (BNSR), Pitt Meadows Road and Rail Improvements (PMRR, formerly HK), Pitt River Road and Colony Farm Road Rail Overpasses Project (PRCF), Westwood Street Rail Crossing Upgrades (WSRC, formerly WK)

Our responsibilities included:

  • Managed and led the development of the management systems framework including scope, cost, risk, schedule, change and document control procedures.

  • Led the development of a Project Execution Plan, project schedules and risk registers through collaborative risk workshops, reviewed and validated cost estimates, drove project scope by establishing requirements traceability matrices.

  • Provided procurement advice on Design Build procurements, managed the procurement schedule and development of procurement documentation.

  • Oversaw and coordinated Owner’s Engineer activities across several projects.

Key Wins

  • Facilitated consistency and efficiencies across all projects by developing a program-wide Management System Framework for risk, scope, schedule, cost, change, integration and internal communications. The framework implementation included guidelines, processes, tools and templates to be used across all projects.

  • Efficiently led procurement of an Owner’s Engineer for three projects by using templates and leveraging cross-program similarities.

  • Led a successful procurement options analysis and recommendation. Used schedule and cost information to inform the procurement choice between ECI and Design-Build.


Vancouver Fraser Port Authority


Metro Vancouver, BC


$500 million +


July 2019 – Present


David Collings, Katie Nichols, Brie Hemingway, Christina Fletcher, Tania Stracuzza, Josh Lock, David Crozier, Kim LeDoux, Gary Bale, David Watt, Samuel Anderson, Alan Moat, Jacqueline Breakwell, Alex Whitehouse