Paul Holt, PE

University of British Columbia (UBC)
University of British Columbia (UBC)
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University of British Columbia (UBC)
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Paul is the Director, Engineering and Utilities for UBC’s EWS department. The Engineering and Utilities group delivers utility services to all UBC academic buildings, student housing, athletics buildings, the UBC hospital, commercial tenants and residential communities across the Vancouver campus. Paul provides strategic direction to the unit and manages UBC’s commodities, operations & maintenance and capital renewal budgets for the delivery of high-voltage electricity, district energy (steam and hot water), natural gas and water system services (potable, sanitary and storm).

With hundreds of miles of utility infrastructure on UBC’s 1,000 acre campus, Paul leads a team of professional engineers and technologists to plan and implement cyclical maintenance and renewal programs for existing utility infrastructure. The team also looks after the planning and construction of new utility infrastructure, to meet UBC’s growth and expansion needs. This included UBC's recent $88m steam to hot water conversion project and forthcoming Biomass expansion project at the Bioenergy Research Demonstration Facility (BRDF). Paul also manages an operational group comprised of Chief Engineers and Power Engineers to operate and maintain the University’s Campus Energy Centre (CEC), and the BRDF.

Prior to immigrating to Canada, Paul was the Senior Electrical and Mechanical Engineer at a large cogeneration power station in the south of England with RWENpower, a major European utility. Paul is a Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) in BC and a Chartered Engineer (CEng) in the UK.​​​​

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