Roger Austin

Roger Austin P.Eng., Principal

Civil/Structural Engineer

As Austin Engineering’s owner and principal engineer, Roger has over 15 years of experience managing multi-million dollar projects, with extensive experience in earthworks, bridges, dams, foundations, structures, building envelopes, architectural finishing, process facilities, utilities, large scale mining operations, provincial and federal government projects and environmental reclamation.

At Austin Engineering, he leads a team of engineers and industry specialists on civil and structural designs, planning, project management and technical reviews, specializing in hydro projects, mining and water resources projects. His extensive experience enables him to lead the design process and provide a valuable solution that meets budgets and timelines.


Sam Nunoo

Dr. Sam Nunoo P.Eng.

Geotechnical Engineer

At Austin Engineering, Sam brings 13 years of international experience in geotechnical slope stability and mining engineering to the team. Along with his broad experience in these areas, Sam has his Ph.D. in Geotechnical Engineering, as well as his MSc. in Mineral Engineering. At Austin Engineering he is responsible for geotechnical investigations, rock mechanics, foundation design, slope stability analysis, soil improvement and earthworks design.


Heather Hordowick

Heather Hordowick

Junior Civil/Environmental Engineer – Engineer-in-Training

Heather has a degree in Civil Environmental Engineering from the University of Alberta and moved to the Kootenays to pursue her career at Austin Engineering. Heather is a key member of the team and is responsible for assisting with report writing, drawings and designs, calculations, project management, data collection and surveying. Throughout her degree, Heather gained valuable experience in environmental regulatory compliance and permitting, R&D and environmental monitoring/testing, and contaminated soil treatment, spill response and industrial waste management.


Tanzim Alam

Tanzim Alam M.Eng.

Structural Engineer-in-Training

Tanzim has worked extensively on seismic retrofits of commercial and residential projects throughout British Columbia, as well as internationally. He began his career in Bangladesh and has since worked with CMO Consultants as an Engineer-in-Training, with McDonald Steel Building Products Limited as a Design Engineer, and with Amec Foster Wheeler as a Co-op. Tanzim has his Masters in Structural and Earthquake Engineering from the University of British Columbia, and brings his in-depth knowledge of structural and seismic engineering to provide clients with responsive and innovative solutions.


Mary Austin

Mary Austin

Director of Business Development

At Austin Engineering, Mary works to seek out new opportunities to provide top quality engineering services and responsive project management to clients. She is responsible for business development, relationship development, and sourcing opportunities and is also passionate about community engagement, and strives to build positive partnerships for Austin Engineering. With a background in large construction projects, Mary also understands the importance of providing quality service, on time and on budget.


Jenn Wilson

Jenn Wilson

Communications Director

At Austin Engineering, Jenn is responsible for writing and editing reports, proposals, presentations and web content. She also provides strategic communications advice on stakeholder and client relations, writes and edits marketing materials and supports the team on a variety of communications initiatives that allow the team to provide quality engineering services. Jenn has 15 years of experience in communications and public relations with the private, public, non-profit and educational sectors.


Valerie Rossi

Valerie Rossi

Media and Content Writer

Val brings her media expertise to the Austin Engineering team, promoting business growth and research through writing of all kinds. Her former years in the newspaper industry helped shape Val into a versatile communications professional who crafts powerful narratives to enhance brand recognition. With over 10 years working in traditional journalism, Val ventured into entrepreneurship, starting a copywriting and editing business from her home in Rossland. She relishes a challenge and as such is eagerly applying her skill set to the engineering industry at Austin. She continues to diversify her portfolio by assisting the team with technical writing and working collaboratively on marketing special interest projects that focus on economic opportunity for the region.