Karl van Kessel


Karl van Kessel, BScH, MES, MCIP, RPP

Senior Environmental Planner / Senior Project Manager

Associate Partner

Key Highlights:

  • More than 17 years of professional experience leading Environmental Assessments for various projects, including municipal roads and bridges, provincial highways, LRT and heavy rail public transit, water and wastewater infrastructure, municipal landfills and transfer stations, solid waste management systems, nuclear waste repositories, ferry terminals
  • International experience as the Environment Manager responsible for all environmental aspects of the design, procurement, and construction of Qatar’s new commercial port, industrial port, and naval base
  • Responsible for the development and implementation of Environmental Management Plans for environmental protection and compliance during construction
  • Employs a fully integrated approach to environmental assessment and environmental management, with a strong commitment to community and stakeholder involvement

Select Environment and Infrastructure Planning Project Experience:

  • Ottawa LRT, Ottawa, Ontario
  • Eglinton Crosstown East Tunnels LRT, Toronto Ontario
  • New Port Project, Mesaieed, Qatar*
  • TTC Waterfront West Streetcar (LRT) Extension, Toronto, Ontario*
  • GO Transit Bridge Replacements, Stouffville Corridor, Markham, Ontario*
  • York-Durham Sewage System (YDSS) Southeast Collector Trunk Sewer Expansion IEA, York and Durham, Ontario*

* Denotes experience gained prior to MMM

Contact Karl van Kessel


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