Meet The Team
Senior Engineer, Founder & CEO
Martin Burger, M.Eng., P.Eng.
Martin received his undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering from The Royal Military College of Canada in 1989. He was employed in numerous positions as a member of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and received his Master's Degree in Geotechnical Engineering from The Royal Military College in 1995. Following his retirement from 1 Construction Engineering Unit in 1998, he became a member of the Professional Engineers of Ontario and joined Holsgrove Trucking & Excavating Ltd. of Kingston as a co-owner. In 2007 Martin became the Project Manager and General Manager (Western Division) for Cruikshank Construction. Martin established Groundwork Engineering Limited in 2012.
Martin has over 20 years experience as a Geotechnical Engineer and has worked extensively in the design, development and implementation of civil construction and engineering projects.
Matt Burger, B.Eng.
Matt graduated from McMaster University with a Bachelor of Engineering in 2017. He joined Groundwork Engineering Limited in 2019. Matt is responsible for implementing projects, preparing reports and coordinating investigations under the direction of the Senior Engineer. He performs site inspections, wastewater sampling, geotechnical investigations and survey operations.
Matt is proficient using trenchless sewer inspection equipment and Total Station and GPS surveying equipment. Matt is responsible for Ministry of the Environment, Conservation & Parks Environmental Compliance Approval (ECA) monitoring which includes test result review and yearly compliance reports.
Engineer in Training
Lucas McCallum, B.Eng.
Lucas received a Diploma in Civil Engineering Technology from St. Lawrence College in 2017. He completed his Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) with first class standing from Lakehead University in 2021.
Prior to joining GEL, Lucas worked as a Civil Engineering Technologist for GEOCor Engineering where he gained extensive experience in drafting, sampling, Total Station survey, foundation inspections, and writing reports.
Field Technician/ Junior Civil Technologist
Sydney completed her placement at Groundwork Engineering in April 2022. Following her graduation from the Civil Engineering Technologist program at St. Lawrence College, Sydney became a fulltime employee.
Sydney performs site inspections, wastewater sampling, geotechnical investigations and survey operations. She is proficient in the use of trenchless sewer inspection equipment and Total Station and GPS survey equipment.
She conducts in-situ tests, performs investigations, and retrieves samples for laboratory testing.
Jeremy is an Intermediate Civil Engineering Technologist at Groundwork Engineering Limited. He completed his Advanced Diploma from St. Lawrence College in 2018. He also holds a Diploma of Arts and Science (2015) from St. Lawrence College.
Jeremy has completed a number of Health and Safety courses, workshops and holds associate memberships in OACETT and OOWA. Jeremy serves on the OOWA events committee. He is responsible for processing field data and collects data and information from municipalities and regulatory authorities. He has practical experience in Onsite Wastewater assessments and designs.
Jeremy is the Health and Safety Representative for Groundwork Engineering Limited.
Designer / Junior Civil Technologist
Danny joined Groundwork Engineering in 2021. He graduated from Fanshawe College in 2013 with an Advanced Diploma in Civil Engineering Technology.
Danny's previous design experience was in custom countertops and CNC machine programming in London, ON. Danny is a CAD designer with a focus on retaining wall design.
Field Technician / Civil Technologist
Ross completed his studies at St. Lawrence College as a Civil Engineering Technologist in 1983. He is one of the Field Technologists for Groundwork Engineering Limited. He is responsible for preparing reports and coordinating investigations and testing under the direction of the Senior Engineer.
Ross’s previous experience includes work as a Research Assistant at RMC, Survey Technologist for Thomas Engineering Ltd, Junior Inspector for McIntosh Perry Consulting Engineering Ltd., and Quality Control Technician for Cruikshank Construction Limited.
Field Technician / Civil Technologist
Stuart joined Groundwork Engineering in 2021. He graduated from St. Lawrence College in 2017 and worked as a Gradesman for Morven Construction. While he was a student he gained experience working with Cruickshank Construction Limited.
Stuart performs site inspections, wastewater sampling, geotechnical investigations and survey operations. He is proficient using trenchless sewer inspection equipment and Total Station and GPS survey equipment.
Stuart conducts in-situ tests, retrieves samples for laboratory testing and oversees work conducted by contractors.
Patti joined Groundwork Engineering Limited in February 2021. She brings 10 years of construction administration experience from her former employment at Bricaza Corporation. Patti is responsible for preparing project administrative documents, Accounts Receivable and Payable, Payroll and Reception.
Barb is a graduate of The Royal Military of Canada where she earned a Bachelor of Arts Honors History and Political Science in 1989. She earned a Bachelor of Arts Honors Psychology and Philosophy from The University of Manitoba in 2004. She gained valuable experience in her various positions while serving as a Personnel Administration Officer in the CAF from 1989 to 1994.
Barb was employed as the Administrative Assistant for Groundwork Engineering Limited from 2017 to 2021. In her role as Office Coordinator. Barb handles Human Resources and provides administrative support to the team.
Groundwork Engineering Limited invites inquiries from students, young professionals, and established industry members who may be interested in joining our team. To express your interest, please send your resume with a cover letter to us. You will be contacted if a position becomes available.