Professional Planners & Engineers

UEM has the in-house expertise and capabilities to successfully complete assignments on-time and within budget. Our in-house staff resources include:

  • Registered professional planners and licensed professional engineers.
  • Senior, intermediate and junior professional licensed road, municipal infrastructure, and stormwater management engineers to undertake preliminary and detailed design.
  • Experienced Project Managers.
  • Intermediate and junior technical engineering and planning support staff.
  • Senior Contract Administrators and experienced Site Inspectors.
  • Full complement of administrative staff to support our technical professionals.

At the heart of UEM’s success is our team of talented and qualified staff who bring their best knowledge and effort to each and every client and project.  Scroll down to meet UEM’s Senior and Intermediate Professionals.

Ian Smith, M. Sc., OLS, OLIP, EP

Fluvial Geomorphologist & Water Resources Lead

Ian has been a member of the UEM Team since the company’s inception in 2001 and has over 34 years of experience. Ian has specialized experience in geomorphic sciences including erosion control, bank stabilization, and natural channel design in addition to the design of constructed wetlands for residential, municipal, landfill, agricultural and industrial wastewater treatment. Ian’s experience also includes environmental monitoring, analysis and systems modeling of surface water and groundwater. Ian has extensive practical experience developing GIS and Geomatics systems for a wide variety of applications including environmental and ecosystems analysis and infrastructure management. Ian led the UEM Team that designed the award-winning Chedoke Creek Bank Stabilization/Restoration Works for the City of Hamilton (2008 OPWA Project of the year; 2010 SWANA Bronze Medal Project). Ian is also a professor of Hydrology/Hydraulics, Fluvial Geomorphology and GIS/Geomatics.

Martin Molek, P.Eng.

Senior Civil Engineer

Martin specializes in Civil Engineering and has been with UEM since January 2006 and has over 23 years of experience. Martin is a Senior Project Engineer and his areas of expertise include: design and approvals for site grading and servicing, stormwater management facilities, municipal sanitary sewers, storm sewers and water main infrastructure, as well as preparing cost estimates, specifications and tender documents. Martin also assists with construction observance and contract administration.

Art Klassen, B.A.A.

Senior Designer

Art is a Senior Designer, CAD Technician, and Municipal Planner with UEM. He has over 32 years of experience in CAD design and has worked on numerous notable projects across the Niagara Region. An Urban and Regional Planning graduate, Art is well-versed in the principles of site planning, subdivision planning, and municipal road works projects including watermain, sanitary sewer and storm sewer networks.

Erin Lee, B.Eng., E.I.T.

Intermediate Engineer

Erin joined UEM in 2009 as an Engineer-in-Training (E.I.T.) specializing in Civil Engineering. Erin works with the Civil Engineering Group on many municipal engineering projects which include: road reconstruction and rehabilitation, watermain and sewer replacements, site servicing and grading, and creek rehabilitation. Erin is proficient with AutoCAD Civil 3D, and completes drafts for the Engineering Department. She also performs vehicle turning movement analysis using AutoTURN. Prior to joining the UEM Team, Erin worked at the Ministry of Transportation in the Traffic Office and the City of Toronto in the Buildings Division.

Samantha Bray

Justin Slovak, B.Eng., E.I.T

Lucas Smith, B.Eng., E.I.T