Byron O’Connor is the Vice President of Mining and is responsible for growing Pinchin’s business within the mining sector. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Geology and a Bachelor of Science in Geological Engineering, both from the University of New Brunswick and is licensed to practice engineering in Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Nunavut and NWT.
Byron joined Pinchin back in 2018 and has over 35 years of environmental consulting experience and has been involved in environmental projects in all Provinces and Territories in Canada and in 11 other countries. He has served as engineering manager on projects up to $50 million and as project manager on projects up to $12 million per annum. Byron also has business management experience as a member of the executive team of a publicly-traded consulting company and as a board member of a privately-held environmental consulting firm.
Byron provides business development and project support to our regional mining champions and project teams across the country for all Pinchin service lines across all stages of mining development; from early stage greenfield exploration, to mine development, operations, closure, and post closure care and monitoring. His team’s current project work extends from the Labrador Iron Ore Trough in the east, to lithium exploration and development support and base metals and gold engineering studies and compliance monitoring in Northern Ontario, groundwater and surface water studies in Northern Manitoba, a wide range of hazardous materials and IAQ services to the potash subsector in Saskatchewan, and environmental and hazardous materials services in Alberta and BC.
Spending by Canadian mining companies on assets owned in Canada has been increasing over the past few years as Canada transitions to a lower carbon footprint. The Pinchin team is well positioned to continue to support companies that are exploring for and developing these key mineral deposits that are required for this transition.
Listen to Byron on the Korelin Economics Report podcast discussing environmental and permitting issues companies can face within the Mining Sector.
If you need support with any of your mining projects or want more information, please contact the Pinchin team today or download our Mining factsheet.
Vice President, Mining, Kingston
Senior Project Manager, Sudbury
Project Manager, Dartmouth
Environmental Scientist, Winnipeg