Russell Neal, currently People and Process Manager, Mechanical Trades in Building Operations, has accepted the role of People & Process Manager Utilities Trades in Energy & Water Services (EWS). This is a new position within EWS Utilities and see the Utilities Trades crews realigned from their current interim managers into their new permanent manager.
A welcome addition to the team at Utilities, Russel will bring more resource and significant Utilities Trades experience to the unit. Prior to UBC, Russell worked for FVB Energy Inc. on the District Energy projects for the City of Richmond at their Alexandria and Oval Village DES projects and before that he was the Utilities Trades Manager for Suncor Energy, in Fort McMurray, AB.
Russell’s communications skills, professional approach and ability to connect with peers and reports alike will be an excellent fit for the team. In his new role, Russel will continue to routinely interface with Building Operations Trades and will remain part of the Apprenticeship committee as well as formalizing inter-department crew meetings and alignments of policies and practices.