SES Consulting

engineering energy efficiency


Scott Sinclair

BASc, PEng


Prior to starting SES Consulting Inc., Scott was a managing partner in a design build mechanical contracting firm, where he developed expertise in construction cost analysis and practical implementation. Scott is a Mechanical Engineer with a background in HVAC systems, mechanical contracting and building automation. Scott has a passion for implementing strategies that will directly reduce our impact on global warming.


Brad White

BASc, MASc, PEng


Brad is a Professional Engineer with eight years experience providing energy audits, retro-commissioning, project implementation, and building system integration. Brad works closely with clients to integrate leading edge technologies and energy conservation strategies into existing buildings including heat recovery, renewable energy and advanced controls.

Prior to joining SES Consulting, Brad conducted research on new manufacturing techniques for clean energy technologies at UBC.


Natalie Vadeboncoeur


Energy Efficiency Engineer

Natalie has worked with SES Consulting for six years performing energy audits, Continuous Optimization studies, and carrying out energy project design and implementation. She received her BSc from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and her MASc from UBC, both in mechanical engineering. Her graduate research work involved developing and testing a method for enhancing efficiency in sawmills in order to reduce demand for raw material. Natalie specializes in DDC optimization and troubleshooting high energy use.


Justin Blanchfield

MASc, PEng

Energy Efficiency Engineer

Justin’s career is focused on the sustainable development of our communities by minimizing our impact on the environment.  He has extensive experience in energy conservation, renewable energy, water treatment, and mathematical modelling. Justin recently taught the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning course at Camosun college.  He hopes to train many more Engineers in the art of energy efficiency!


Rob Baxter


Renewable Energy Specialist

In addition to his part-time work at SES, Rob is a co-founder of Vancouver Renewable Energy, where he provides consulting and project management services for renewable energy systems.  As part of the role, he helped initiate and complete the first grid-tie photovoltaic install in the Vancouver.  Prior to that, he owned an IT consulting firm which provided services throughout North America.


Nicole Cook


Operations Manager

Nicole has a passion for sustainability along with a BSc. from the University of Western Australia and LEED GA accreditation. This combined with her excellent organizational skills ensures projects for SES and their clients are on time and on budget.

Nicole’s most recent accomplishments include being on the team that achieved Gold certification for the Mazda Building under the CaGBC LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance. Her current work includes LEED certifications as well as staff and project management.


Darla Simpson


Sr. Engagement Specialist and HR Manager

Darla comes to SES with 10 years experience in sustainability training and occupant engagement. She has a B.Sc. in Environmental Conservation Sciences from the University of Alberta with a focus on Environmental Economics and Policy and has recently received her CEM qualification.

Darla’s work with SES includes project management, design and evaluation of building occupant engagement strategies, communications, outreach and administration.


Chris Goodchild


Energy Efficiency Engineer

Chris has worked in energy efficiency for two years specializing in building optimization. Prior to working with SES, he worked as a systems engineer focused on the performance of fuel cell engines. Chris has a B.A.Sc. with distinction in Mechanical Engineering from UBC, which included two semesters at the University of Western Australia.

Chris’ work at SES includes investigation and implementation of advanced measures to improve building energy performance and occupant comfort.


Angie Weddell


Energy Efficiency Technologist

Angie graduated with a degree in Civil Engineering from the University of British Columbia in 2011. Passionate about building sustainable cities, Angie worked for the UBC School of Population and Public Health in the Cycling in Cities program, studying cycling safety and cycling education. She presented her research at VeloCity Global 2012, shortly before returning to her engineering roots as a technologist at SES.


Peter Hyslop


Energy Efficiency Engineer

Peter graduated with BE from Australian National University in 1998 and a has recently completed Masters of Science in Renewable Energy with high distinction. Prior to joining SES Peter worked in product and project engineering roles over 5 years in the manufacturing sector. Peter has a passion for smart and sustainable engineering solutions to energy dilemmas that face our society.


Emilie Ralston


Assistant Engagement Specialist and Health & Safety Officer

Emilie brings a variety of experience from sales in the green building supplies industry to tenant education and youth programs in sustainability. She is currently assisting the energy conservation engagement program in the K-12 sector, providing administrative support for SES and pursuing her masters in environmental education and communication at Royal Roads University.


Christopher Naismith


Energy Efficiency Engineer

Christopher sees efficiency in building design  as a highly effective way of bringing sustainability to people’s daily lives.  Having studied civil engineering at UBC and building sciences at Concordia University, he brings a whole systems design approach to his work. Christopher is also a LEED GA with aspirations of becoming Living Building Certified.


Sheldon Boyce

BSc, MEng, EIT

Energy Efficiency Engineer

Sheldon received his undergrad in chemical engineering from the University of British Columbia. His enthusiasm for energy and the environment led him to follow his first degree with a Masters in Clean Energy Engineering.  Sheldon’s passion is reflected in his personal and professional life, driving him to provide quality services and demonstrate that living sustainably can be achieved while preserving the comforts we are accustomed to.

Uwe Fabert

Energy Efficiency Technologist

Uwe is a mechanical engineer, specializing in district heating, with over 20 years experience in HVAC design and implementation in renewable energy. His expertise comes from establishing his own engineering firm and consulting for an award winning clean energy engineering firm in Germany. With a practical combination of fieldwork, project management and a passion for renewable energy Uwe’s background provides a key advantage to our clients.


Dave Putney

IT Support

Dave is responsible for day to day IT support and operations at SES. He brings over 12 years of IT experience, including LAN administration, database administration and web application development. In addition to a passion for problem solving and continuing to learn and apply new skills, Dave is passionate about the environment and thankful that he can make a positive contribution as part of the SES Team.


Dan Vujicic


Mechanical Technologist

Dan is a recent graduate from BCIT where he received a diploma in Mechanical Design and a BTech degree in Environmental Engineering. Before completing his degree, Dan worked as a CAD technician in the field of wastewater management. His interest in sustainable development and energy conservation is matched by his passion for innovative technologies; to the benefit of SES, our clients and the environment.


Sean Crowley


Energy Efficiency Engineer

Sean attended the University of Guelph where he received a degree in Environmental Engineering. His interest in energy and the environment lead him to obtain a Masters in Clean Energy Engineering from the University of British Columbia. Prior to joining SES, Sean spent four years working in environmental consulting conducting environmental assessment and reclamation projects.


Estella Peng


Energy Efficiency Engineer

Estella graduated with B.ENG in Energy and Power Engineering from Shandong University in China, and just finished her Masters degree in Clean Energy Engineering from University of British Columbia. She believes that conservation and sustainability can be achieved through everyone’s effort on improving energy efficiency. She also influences people around her with her passion of pursuing low carbon life.


Rav Clair


Energy Efficiency Engineer

Rav attended the University of Victoria where he received his degree in Electrical Engineering. His interest in energy efficiency and conservation is complemented by his passion for designing creative and cost effective energy solutions for our clients. Prior to joining SES, Rav was involved in Energy Consulting work, and was part of the BC Hydro Power Smart Measurement and Verification team.


Sarah Cao


Junior Accountant

Passionate about building a more sustainable community, Sarah comes to SES with six years experience in accounting field including accounts payable, accounts receivable, bookkeeping, bank reconciliations, tax reports, financial reports, and year end.

Prior to joining SES Consulting, Sarah spent years working with manufacturing public corporation and service companies where she gained a broad experience in variety of accounting activities.


Nigel David

BSc, MSc, PhD

Lead Researcher

Nigel studied experimental physics for his undergraduate and master’s degrees at Simon Fraser University. His passion for sustainable technology led him to undertake a PhD in his home town of Victoria at UVic’s Institute for Integrated Energy Systems. The focus of his dissertation and subsequent postdoctoral work was on fuel cell instrumentation using fiber optics. Nigel sees energy efficiency of building systems as a critical component of future sustainability. He will be applying his research skills towards developing new fault detection, diagnostic and analytics tools with the team at SES.


Jorge Martinez Gallego

BEng, MEng, EIT

Energy Efficiency Engineer

Jorge received his degree in Industrial Engineering at the Universidad Javeriana in Bogota, Colombia, and his passion for energy efficiency and sustainability led him to obtain a Masters in Clean Energy Engineering at the University of British Columbia. He got interested in building efficiency when he learned how energy efficient Net Zero Energy buildings are. Jorge aspires to work closely with organizations in his home country to deliver clean energy solutions to reduce GHG emissions.


Steffen Trangeled


Energy Efficiency Engineer

Passionate about energy responsibility, and armed with an education in mechanical engineering and physics from UCalgary, Steffen is newly moved to Vancouver to learn the ropes of the building efficiency industry and its technical skills. Along with his engineering role in the company, Steffen works closely with the project management team to streamline process, develop custom tools, and support business development.


Rowan Waldron

MEng, PEng

Energy Efficiency Engineer

Rowan is a professional engineer with over ten years of experience in design, project management and systems engineering. He published his engineering master’s thesis at the University of Bath examining energy efficiency and electricity supply in the UK, and is currently completing the Sustainable Energy Management Advanced Certificate (SEMAC) at BCIT. He brings a passion for the environment, sustainable communities and net-zero energy buildings to his work at SES.


Rachael Donovan


Office Manager

Rachael graduated with a degree in Environmental Management from The University of Birmingham in the UK in 2009. Rachael is passionate about sustainability and has volunteered for a number of environmental and social organizations.

Rachael has 5 years administration experience and is responsible for the day-to-day administration and office management of the Vancouver office.


Adriana Barton

Communications Advisor

Adriana is a reporter at The Globe and Mail who provides advice on communications and strategic direction to SES. A former cellist, she began her journalism career with a Montreal Mirror cover story that exposed the link between lawn-care pesticides and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. She has launched travel magazines, contributed to book series and attended the Aga Khan Awards for Architecture as a guest journalist in India and Syria. Her work has appeared in enRoute, Azure, Western Living, Utne and Granville magazine, where she wrote a column on sustainable living.