James Torcov

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Manager, Thermal Utilities for the University of British Columbia. I am responsible for managing and directing the design, development, operation and maintenance of the University's thermal energy systems comprising the Bioenergy Research Demonstration Facility (BRDF) and new Campus Energy Centre (CEC) as well as their associated steam and Hot Water distribution piping systems, with an asset value of $120m. Responsibilities include: the short and long range planning of Thermal Utilities infrastructure, the supervision of M&P professional, unionized staff and consultants, the planning of major capital, cyclical and preventative maintenance programs, and the development of business models. James was previously a member of the Canadian Armed Forces, most recently as the Chief Engineer, HMCS Algonquin. Prior to HMCS Algonquin, James was the Chief Instructor/Course Director at the Department of National Defense School for Power Engineering. I have completed multiple foreign tours of duty for the CDF and have tremendous experience in man management, training and mentoring as well as extensive technical experience with steam, gas turbine and diesel Marine Propulsion systems, Electrical generation and ships maintenance/ trade services. A qualified Marine Chief Engineer 1st Class and 2nd Class Power Engineer in BC and Alberta.--