Bill Coffey, M.Sc., P.Eng.

Head of Water Resources

Bill leads VALDOR Water Resources as a water resources and environmental engineer with over 20 years of experience. Bill has a diversified academic background including full term honours studies in both Engineering and the Biological Sciences which enables him to approach problems with a broad perspective.  Bill has worked with a number of reputable engineering firms over the years in varying capacities including senior project manager, office manager and associate.  Bill typically pursues a technical role in most projects with a focus on the engineering aspects and he seeks to complement the theory with applied elements in the field.  Bill has provided in house training for junior staff in the areas of flow and water quality monitoring, hydrology and hydraulics and he has presented at hydrology / hydraulic modeling seminars hosted by the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, municipalities and conservation authorities.  Through his education and work experience over the course of his career, Bill has gained expertise in numerous areas including hydrologic modeling, 1D and 2D hydraulic modeling, site stormwater management design, stormwater  management  facility  detailed design and approvals, flow and water quality monitoring and analysis, erosion modeling and erosion control strategies, creek restoration and stabilization, master drainage plans, flood reduction/mitigation strategies, flood proofing, floodplain mapping and flood risk assessment, SWM facility maintenance including sediment removal, septic system design, watershed planning and management, site inspection and contract administration, OMB hearings/litigation technical support, SWM policies/guidelines, training seminars, and peer review.

  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Environmental Engineering (Honours Program), University of Guelph, 1995

  • Master of Science, Plant Physiology and Biophysics, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, 1989

  • Bachelor of Science, Biology (Honours Program), Mount Allison University, Sackville, New Brunswick, 1986

  • Licensed Member of the Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario

  • Canadian Water Resources Association

  • International Erosion Control Association