About Eigenspace Consulting

Eigenspace is a full-service civil engineering consultancy focusing on municipal and land development projects in the Greater Edmonton area. Our highly motivated and experienced team is committed to maintaining professional and attentive relationships with our clients, focusing on providing value-added services and cost-effective solutions that ensure continued project successes. The core members of the Eigenspace team have a combined 129 years of engineering experience on a wide variety of civil infrastructure projects, primarily specializing in residential, commercial, and industrial greenfield, brownfield, and infill development projects. Eigenspace prides itself on aggressively adapting to changing market conditions and we embrace the adoption of new processes and workflows. We are fully capable of developing custom tailored solutions for our clients.   

Meet the Leadership

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Senior Managing Director
Obaid Rizvi, M.Sc., PEng.

Obaid Rizvi is a Professional Civil Engineer who has more than 24 years of experience in planning, design, contract administration and construction of land development and infrastructure projects. He is known for his problem-solving skills and provides sound solutions to clients for their development needs. Obaid's knowledge of municipal approval processes, funding mechanisms and delivering projects on time and within budget is exceptional. He provides variety of services from concept planning to construction completion for numerous projects involving water, wastewater, land drainage, roadways, and culvert/bridge crossings. Obaid enjoys working in collaborative environments and inspires his team to continue delivering successful projects

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Engineering Program Manager
Joshua Schmaltz, MEng., PEng., PMP, ENV SP

Joshua Schmaltz is a Professional Civil Engineer with over 10 years of municipal engineering and project management experience. Joshua has experience in public engagement, financial management, detailed design, and project delivery. His past projects have covered a wide range of municipal and community development projects, including greenfield land development, neighbourhood rehabilitation, arterial roadways, and buildings. Joshua actively focuses on delivering sustainable project outcomes that satisfy scope, budget, schedule, and quality control requirements.

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Engineering Program Manager
Hooman Vafakhah, Msc., PEng.

Hooman Vafakhah is a Professional Civil Engineer with over 10 years of municipal engineering and project management experience. Hooman also has experience in financial management, detailed design, and project delivery in land development. His past projects have covered a wide range of municipal and community development projects, including greenfield land development, industrial sites, and arterial roadways. Hooman ensures successful project outcomes by maintaining positive relationships with his clients and team members.

Meet the Key Members

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Senior Landscape Architect
Brian Charanduk B.L.A., AALA, CSLA

Brian Charanduk is a Landscape Architect with nearly 40 years of experience in parks, open spaces, and streetscape design. His multi-disciplinary approach identifies opportunities to incorporate new visual, educational, or recreational opportunities on all types of municipal and land development projects. Brian’s extensive experience enables him to consistently deliver sustainable landscape architecture solutions that enhance both the natural and built environment.  

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Senior Environmental Scientist
Kashif M. Sheikh PhD., P.Biol., PWS

Kashif Sheikh is a registered Professional Biologist and a certified environmental professional with 22 years of professional environmental and ecological management. He has extensively dealt with environmental regulatory requirements in land and urban planning, transportation corridors, right of way planning, and specialized case studies in infrastructural sustainability. Kashif has been consulting in Western Canada since 2006 and maintains unique experience in dealing with both the terrestrial and aquatic components of the environmental realm.

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Senior Professional Technologist
Anna Alicia Lee, P.Tech.(Eng.)

Anna A. Lee is a Professional Civil Technologist with more than 18 years of experience in detailed design, construction, and project commissioning. Anna has extensive experience in greenfield and infill community development projects, and she has navigated numerous complex projects through the commissioning and closeout processes. Anna focuses her attention on the full project lifecycle, ensuring a high quality of work from project start to finish.

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Project Engineer
Greg Kosakewich, E.I.T.

Greg Kosakewich is a Civil Engineer-in-Training with over 4 years of land development engineering experience. Greg has experience in project coordination, detailed design, and field engineering. His project experience includes greenfield developments, redevelopments, and arterial roadways. Greg puts a strong emphasis on feasibility and constructability, in order to ensure optimal project outcomes.