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Paul Tomei


Paul became a Partner with Bogdonov Pao Associates Ltd in 2011 bringing with him a unique background in structural engineering design and construction including tilt-up, wood frame, structural steel, high-rise and construction engineering. With considerable experience ranging from carpentry to operations superintendent, Paul prides himself on identifying practical, cost effective and creative solutions aimed at solving engineering and construction problems. His broad experience allows him to relate to the entire project team to address specific needs, requirements and limitations while remaining focused on accomplishing a common goal.


Paul began his career as a Structural Engineering Technologist with Bianco Croiser Weiler (1989-1992) designing, drafting, and inspecting wood frame, reinforced concrete and structural steel buildings. He held a similar position with Novacek & Associates (1992-1995) specializing in wood frame and heavy timber design, fabrication and construction. In 1995 he moved to the public sector working in Operations & Maintenance in the Port of Vancouver (1995-2000), including port infrastructure maintenance and repairs. He successfully continued his career in the public sector in 2000 when he was appointed Structural Maintenance Coordinator for the City of Surrey. In this managerial role, he supervised municipal employees engaged in inspections, repairs, and maintenance for building systems, bridges, snow removal, and public safety, as well as capital projects management and budget administration. From 2004 to 2007 he was the Superintendent of Engineering, Operations & Parks for the City of Port Moody where he provided operational leadership and supervision for municipal staff working in: underground utilities, water distribution, roads and drainage;  parks maintenance, horticulture, public art, urban forestry and capital projects management.  Immediately prior to his current position, Paul held the post of Project Operations and Safety Coordinator with Conwest Contracting Ltd (2007-2011), where he specialized in corporate and operational safety programs, supervision of subcontractors and consultants as well as regular training and inspections.


Paul first obtained a Certificate of Carpentry Specialization in 1986 from the Pacific Vocational Institute followed by a Dipl. T. in Civil & Structural Engineering Technology in 1989 from the British Columbia Institute of Technology. Paul is committed to continuing professional development and later continued his education at BCIT in the Bachelor of Technology Management Program.


He is registered with the Applied Science Technologists & Technicians of BC, as an Applied Science Technologist, and provides volunteer services as a Board of Examiner Reviewer. He is also a member of both the Accreditation Board and the Practice Review Board. In addition, Paul served on the joint Limited License Task Force for the Association of Professional Engineers & Geoscientists of BC, providing representation as a Non-Registered Engineering Supervisor.


Paul has travelled extensively and spent 12 months travelling with his wife across Africa in their Landrover, and relates well to a wide range of people from many different cultural backgrounds.


In his present position as Manager of Construction Engineering Services with Bogdonov Pao Associates Ltd Paul is specializing in business development and operations; contractor/construction services, design/build management; structural design and inspections. He welcomes an opportunity to discuss your project needs and to advance successful designs while delivering exceptional value and customer service to all our clients.

Paul Tomei


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