Since our establishment in 2001, our team has grown to include professionals from various backgrounds and disciplines including:
- Structural and civil engineering
- Project management
- Inspections (aerial, tower, and site)
- Dimensional control surveying
- Quality assurance
- Safety management
Richard (Rick) W. Tiller, M.Eng., P.Eng., FEC
President and CEO
Rick has over twenty-five years experience in the analysis, design, inspection and project management of a wide array of structures – in the heavy industrial, buildings, offshore oil, and telecommunications industries.
In the heavy industrial sector, Rick was involved in several mining projects such as Voisey’s Bay and Labrador City. In the buildings sector, he has worked on designs for residential, commercial, and industrial structures. In the offshore oil sector, Rick played a key role in the topside structural engineering team – as Deputy Lead Structural Engineer on the Terra Nova and White Rose Offshore Oil Project’s Floating Production and Offloading System (FPSO). In the telecommunications sector, Rick has completed over 1,000 telecom projects across Eastern Canada and the United States, including managing cellular builds for over 500 sites.
Public and private sector design involvement included the Janeway Hospital and Marble Mountain Ski Lodge, in Newfoundland, Canada. Rick has extensive knowledge and expertise in the heavy civil, buildings, telecommunications and energy industries.
In addition, Rick has completed specialized studies at Memorial University of Newfoundland, Technical University of Nova Scotia and Canadian Institute of Steel Construction. He is a member of PEGNL, APENS, APEGNB, PEO and a Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Maine, USA. Rick is a Fellow of CSCE, and a Fellow of the Engineers Canada.
Jonathan Walsh, P.Eng.
Vice-President – Telecoms & Asset Integrity Division
Jonathan has over ten years experience in the analysis, design and inspection of tower facilities in the electrical transmission and telecommunications industries. He has worked with Newfoundland Hydro and in the consulting field for nine years. As Manager of Tiller’s Telecoms division, Jonathan oversees, schedules and coordinates all project and engineering staff – both in drafting and engineering in addition to optimizing quality and overall costs.
Jonathan is responsible for client relations, proposals, and design reviews. He has analyzed a wide variety of communication towers for clients in Canada and has performed many tower inspections to the CSA S37-01 standard. Jonathan is also certified as a Comtrain trainer to teach Tower Climbing Safety and Rescue.
Jonathan Wong, P.Eng.
Jon is a structural engineer with over nine years’ experience in commercial, residential, industrial and oil & gas consulting and construction. He has done countless designs, drawings / specification review, reports and site inspections in concrete, steel and wood. He joined the TEI team in 2016, with a focus on telecommunications projects design and analysis.
Jon is also a lifelong learner who is currently doing his Master of Business Administration at MUN to better understand business and further develop his leadership, communication and project management skills to better serve the team and clients.
Michael Tiller, B.Eng.
Engineer in Training
Michael is the newest addition to the TEI team. A recent engineering graduate from Dalhousie University and a registered E.I.T. with PEGNL; Michael brings an ambitious, eager to learn philosophy to the office. With an academic back ground in structural design and previous experience working in the industry he makes a strong inclusion to our team.
Ryan is joining the TEI team as our Engineering Student until the New Year. Ryan is completing his Bachelor of Civil Engineering at Memorial University of Newfoundland. He brings experience from his academics and his time working on transmission lines on the West Coast of the Island. Ryan is ambitious and passionate about construction & Civil Engineering principles and practices. He looks forward to advancing his knowledge of the industry.
Stewart Spurrell, P.Tech.
Structural Civil Technician
Stewart has 25 years of experience in the inspection, drafting and design of numerous buildings and facilities across the province. Stewart is one of the most experienced designers and inspectors of building systems practicing in Atlantic Canada. He has designed numerous challenging buildings projects and has been part of detailed condition assessment inspections on a regular basis.
Jordan Doyle, P.Tech.
Structural Designer/Junior Draftsperson
Jordan is a Civil Engineering Technologist who graduated from the College of the North Atlantic Corner Brook Campus. In 2013, shortly after graduation, Jordan joined TEI focusing on structural design, inspection and drafting of telecommunications, buildings and offshore oil and gas. Jordan is currently an associate member with AETTNL and has recently achieved his Professional Technologist (P.Tech) designation.
Ryan is a drafting technologist who recently graduated from the Computer Aided Drafting program at Academy Canada Kenmount Road Campus. After a successful work term with TEI in 2014, Ryan joined the drafting team at TEI to focus on the telecommunications projects.
Senior Field Inspector
Noel joined TEI in 2012 bringing over 20 years of managerial experience in the warehouse and distribution fields. Noel is a certified aerial inspector and performs site inspections, OSR duties and prepares related reports. Noel is also a key contributor in TEI’s safety protocols and coordinates day to day safety and OH&S duties. Additionally he is responsible for facilities management and miscellaneous administrative duties.
Jodie brings over a decade of experience to TEI. Her ability to manage people and accounting with various organizations in NL and beyond make her TEI’s choice for Office Manager. She manages the day to day operations of the company and enables the company and its employees to reach their full potential.