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Geotechnical Engineer

Jairo Prada

P. Eng., MSc. Geotechnical Engineer

Mr. Prada has over 40 years industry experience including projects in Canada, Central and South America and the United States. His major experience is in the road design and pavement evaluation and geotechnical investigations. Mr. Prada has participated in mining projects in Bolivia, Peru and Colombia.
Mr. Prada holds two masters degrees from the University of Michigan; the first one in construction engineering and management, and the second in Highway Engineering.

Personnel Geotechnical

Hamid Tavakolian Bana

P. Eng., M.Eng. Geotechnical Engineer

Hamid joined FVEL in 2016. He is experienced in geotechnical engineering and investigation, geohazard assessment, shallow and deep foundation design, temporary and permanent shoring and retaining wall design. 

Hamid holds a master’s degree in geotechnical engineering from University of Alberta in Canada.


Personnel Geotechnical

Enrico de Castro


Enrico is a Registered Professional Engineer in British Columbia and Alberta. A graduate of Civil Engineering baccalaureate degree from a university in the Philippines, he spent his first 20-year career as a Civil Engineer for a communications firm engaging in the design and construction of buildings, antenna towers and underground facilities. His career encompasses several fields in the Civil-Geotechnical disciplines in the areas of Construction Management, Civil Design, a brief stint as a Structural designer, Materials technology (civil construction) before settling in the Geotechnical field for the past 15 years.”

Zubair Akhter

Engineer in Training
Zubair Akhter joined FVEL in 2023. Zubair holds a Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Balochistan University of Engineering and Technology, Khuzdar, Pakistan and a Master’s degree in Geotechnical Engineering from Concordia University, Montreal, Canada. Zubair has experience in Geotechnical Engineering and Investigation, Geohazard Assessment and Slope stability Analysis, Temporary Shoring and MSE Wall Design.


Janaka De Saram

P.Eng., C.Eng., M.Eng - Snr. Structural Engineer

Janaka has more than 25 years of experience in Civil Engineering field including more than 17 years in structural field in Canada. He is a registered professional engineer in British Columbia/Alberta ad also chartered engineer in Sri Lanka. Janaka has vast experience in design & construction of Buildings, Oil & Gas structures & Highways. He also obtained his master’s degree in civil/Structural Engineering from University of Calgary. 

Vahid Roshan

M.Sc, M.Eng.

Vahid holds a master’s degree in structural engineering from UMZ Iran. He has over 12 years of experience in the design and construction of steel and concrete structures, mainly residential and commercial buildings, in highly seismic regions of Iran.

After moving to Canada, he graduated from the University of Northern British Columbia with an MEng degree in Integrated Wood Design, enabling him to expand his knowledge and experience in the design of wood structures. He is enthusiastic about using structural analysis and design software to achieve accurate and reliable design solutions.


Shah Nawaz Khan

Civil Designer, Engineer in Training

Mr. Shah has over a decade of diverse experience in Civil/Municipal Engineering, bringing a rich blend of consulting, instruction, and research expertise to FVEL as a Civil Designer.

Shah’s core responsibilities encompass a wide range of services including subdivision site servicing (water, sanitary, stormwater), erosion and sediment control, soil deposition, lot grading, and stormwater management (such as StormtechEcobloc, and infiltration/detention systems). Additionally, Shah is skilled in obtaining development and building permits, designing driveways, sidewalks, and pavements, and implementing rainwater harvesting and water reuse systems. Mr. Shah holds a Master of Applied Science degree in Civil Engineering from The University of British Columbia, Canada.

Civil Personnel FVEL

Rafael Moreno

Civil Designer, Engineer in Training

I have worked for more than 10 years in Canada on civil projects using Civil 3D and AutoCAD. As a Civil Designer, I have dealt with surveyors, created civil engineering drawings, and helped design storm sewers, parking lots, and roads using geometric standards and CAD software. In my career I have been working for major Mining and Oil and Gas projects, offering solutions either individually or as a part of a team. At Fraser Valley, I found a company that really commit with its clients completing projects within timeframe and budget.

Abdulelah Bamusa

Draft technician
I have bachelor degree of architecture from Saudi Arabia, I have drafting technician diploma from Brighton college in BC.


FVEL Office administrator

Rebecca Rumley

Office administrator

Jennifer Prada

Office administrator