Mr. Don Plenderleith, M.Sc., P.Eng. is an Principal and senior project manager at Golder Associates in Ottawa, with 24 years of experience in conducting environmental site assessments and remediation projects on contaminated sites. He is a geological engineer with an M.Sc. in geophysics. He has worked extensively on federal sites throughout his career, and manages several environmental projects per year under Golder’s Standing Offer Agreements with the federal government in the National Capital Region. He is a licensed engineer in the Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Ontario and Québec.
His Northern experience includes conducting a Phase I-II Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) near Chesterfield Inlet, Nunavut, for future meteorological station for Environment Canada in 2005. He has conducted a liability estimate review of the Yukon Government’s contaminated site portfolio, on an assignment with the Office of the Auditor General (OAG) of Canada in 2006. He was Golder’s project manager for the Phase II Remedial Action Plan of Tundra Mine in the NWT for PWGSC (2007-08). He was the technical reviewer for a set of three Northern Phase I-II ESAs at NRCan research stations (Tuktoyaktuk, Eureka, Baker Lake) in 2008. In 2009 he was the technical reviewer for a set of three Northern Phase I-II ESAs at DFO Navigational Beacon Sites in the Arctic (Mansel Island, Pike Island and Deer Island). From 2010 to 2012 he was the technical director for a detailed characterization and remediation planning project at the former air tanker base operated by the government of the NWT at the Inuvik Airport where he performed the delineation field work in September 2011. In 2011 he directed a cost review of closure projects at two large northern mine sites. In 2013 he was the Technical Advisor on a soil remediation project for Parks Canada in Sachs Harbour. In 2014 he carried out the on-site investigations for three Phase I ESAs in Pangnirtung and three Phase I-II ESAs in Qikiqtarjuaq, NU for Parks Canada