Our Team

Michael MacDonald, P.Eng.

Michael is a Principal and Senior Transportation Engineer at HTC, with over 18 years of experience in civil / transportation engineering and transportation planning. Mr. MacDonald’s experience brings a variety of aspects to the project team:

  • Michael possesses multi-discipline expertise in a broad range of fields, including geometric design and transportation planning, traffic engineering, municipal engineering, road design, and stakeholder consultation. He has managed several transportation planning assignments, including those in the St. John’s area, and has intimate knowledge of the issues surrounding the City.

  • Mr. MacDonald is very familiar with the municipal environment, having been involved in projects for a variety of municipal clients. He understands the processes, culture and demands of the public sector, and relates well to staff. Michael is also very familiar with the myriad challenges faced by larger municipalities, particularly in properly planning larger development areas.

  • Michael was the HMM Project Manager for the St. John’s VISUM model construction and the Glencrest Traffic Impact Study. He will leverage the work already completed for those projects and apply the knowledge gained to this assignment, enhancing coordination between all team members and the City.

  • Mr. MacDonald possesses strong communication skills. He is adept at various forms of communication, from one-on-one conversations with stakeholders, to large public meetings, to written reports.

  • Michael is one of the lead writers of the TAC project to develop the Canadian Roundabout Design Guide project.  He has designed or peer-reviewed over 30 roundabouts in Atlantic Canada, Ontario and the United States.

Robin King, P.Eng.

Robin is a Principal and Senior Transportation Engineer at HTC, with over 22 years of experience in transportation engineering and transportation planning. While working for the City of St. John’s, Robin has a comprehensive understanding of both the existing traffic operations and the past transportation planning activities in the study area; he also quite familiar with the areas existing traffic and pedestrians patterns.

Robin’s past experience with the City of St. John’s enabled him to lead several important assignments and departments which are directly related to this assignment:

  • Robin led the City of St. John’s project to develop a road classification network.

  • He led the City’s Parking Department and negotiated agreements with private developers to incorporate parking spaces in new developments for City use.

  • Robin led the project to move the City’s QRSII traffic demand model to the VISUM software platform.He wrote the request for proposal and managed the consultant team to its completion.

  • Robin reviewed traffic studies on behalf of the City and wrote traffic study scopes of work for consultants.

  • Robin designed most all of the signalized intersections in the City of St. John’s and managed both their timing plans and their equipment upgrades and maintenance.

  • Mr. King often represented the City’s traffic department at public meetings and at council meetings to answer questions or provide expert opinion.

  • Robin led all aspects of the developments of the City of St. John’s cycling plan.

Since leaving municipal government, Robin has transferred his experience to the consulting industry in various forms of transportation project work, including traffic studies, analysis, traffic signal design, land development plans and intersection design.  His unique blend of municipal government experience and design experience make him a valuable asset to this project.

Kevin MacDonald

Mr. MacDonald has been involved with design and the drafting of transportation/civil projects for over twenty years. His responsibilities include geometric design, digital terrain modelling, production of contract documents and quantity calculations, primarily using Civil 3D design software.

Kevin has been the lead designer on a variety of transportation projects, specifically:

  • Highway interchanges

  • Roundabouts

  • Highways

  • Signalized intersections

  • Business park and industrial park road networks

  • Parking lots

  • Site grading

  • Bridge approaches

Tim Jordan, P.Eng.

Tim is a Transportation Engineer at HTC, with over 5 years of experience in civil / transportation engineering and transportation planning. Mr. Jordan’s experience brings a variety of aspects to the project team:

  • Tim possesses multi-discipline expertise in a broad range of fields, including geometric design and transportation planning, road design, and stakeholder consultation. He has managed several transportation planning and design assignments, and has overseen projects from concept through construction.

  • Mr. Jordan is very familiar with government and public environments, having been involved in projects for a variety of departments, agencies and clients. He understands the risks and constraints of the public sector, and responds well to unique project challenges.

  • Tim was the Project Engineer for numerous projects while with NSTIR. He has technical and practical knowledge from those projects and will apply the knowledge gained to enhance the project management challenges that may arise.

  • Tim Jordan possesses strong communication skills. He is adept at various forms of communication, from one-on-one conversations with stakeholders, to written reports. He has attended numerous seminars and courses to maintain these skills.

Courtney McCarthy, P.Eng.

Courtney is a Junior Transportation Engineer with HTC.  Courtney’s experience has been focussed on traffic data collection and field measurements, traffic analysis, traffic impact studies/statements, and conceptual design of intersections (stop-controlled, signalized and roundabouts). She is proficient in the use of various software packages including Synchro/SimTraffic, Arcady, PTV Vistro and AutoCAD.  Her data collection experience includes sight distance measurements, turning movement counts, cordon counts and speed data.

Florence Allaire, EIT

Florence is a Junior Transportation Engineering with HTC. Florence is a recent graduate with a Master Degree in Civil Engineering focussed on transportation engineering. Her experience has been focused on traffic impact studies, traffic data collection, and active transportation. She is proficient in the use of various software packages including Synchro/SimTraffic, HCS 2010 and ArcGIS. Her data collection experience includes turning movement counts, all-way stop control warrants and speed data collection.