Orillia, ON: Tatham Engineering (“Tatham”) celebrated multiple milestones on June 8th, 2023, with a client appreciation open house held at the consulting firm’s Orillia office. The event recognized Tatham’s 25 years in Orillia as well as the retirement of Tim Collingwood, P.Eng., who has been managing the Orillia team since the office opened in 1998.

From humble beginnings as a five-person team, the civil, mechanical & electrical firm has grown to employ nearly 200 staff in 5 offices across Ontario. With a variety of public and private sector projects in the area, Tatham has developed a loyal client base in Orillia that is supported by a growing team of engineers, technical and support staff.  Throughout the years, staff from Tatham have contributed to iconic local landmarks and projects including:

  • West Orillia Sports Complex / Rotary Place Arena `
  • Braestone Club & Estate Community
  • Brechin Sewage Collection System
  • Honey Harbour Promenade
  • Tay Water Distribution System
  • Old Barrie Road & Trail

“The success of our team in Orillia is not a surprise to me,” says Tatham’s President, Dan Hurley, P.Eng. “We have a group of extremely committed staff, many of which call Orillia and surrounding area home, and they are proud to work on projects for the betterment of their community. Tim has been an incredibly successful leader and his steady presence will be missed, but to his credit he has developed a strong team and I have no doubt that the Orillia office will continue to advance the legacy he started.”

Tim began with Tatham in the Collingwood head office before transitioning to open the Orillia branch.  As a strong and dependable engineer, he has been relied upon by staff and clients for his knowledge and practical approach to providing solutions. His commitment to clients and Tatham’s core values has been the driving force behind the success of the Orillia office. Tim will be with Tatham until June 30, 2023. He is looking forward to spending his retirement traveling and with family.

In conjunction with the anniversary and retirement, Tatham also celebrated the appointment of Nick Smith, P. Eng., as the new Office Manager. Nick joined Tatham’s Orillia office in 2016 as a structural engineer. He plays a key role in building and maintaining relationships with clients and contractors in the area. As the new Office Manager, Nick’s technical skills and community connections will support the continued growth and success of the Orillia office.

Finally, Tatham also welcomed Tyson Wright, P. Eng., to the Orillia office, who will be replacing Tim in his role as Manager for Orillia’s Land Development group. With 17 years of experience as an engineer and leader, Tyson will be responsible for the development and efficiency of the Land Development group in Orillia.

“This anniversary celebration is a testament to the relationships we’ve built in our community,” said incoming Office Manager Nick Smith. “We’re looking forward to celebrating the occasion with staff, clients and community members who have supported us along the way.”


About Tatham Engineering

Originally established in Collingwood in 1988, Tatham Engineering is a Canadian employee-owned, consulting engineering firm that specializes in Coastal, Land Development, Municipal Infrastructure, Structural (Buildings and Bridges), Transportation, Water Resources, Water & Wastewater, Electrical and Mechanical engineering, and provides specialized services in Air & Noise, Climate Resilience and Hydrogeology. Recognized as a Top Small & Medium Employer in 2023, Tatham currently employs nearly 200 staff with offices in Collingwood Barrie, Orillia, Bracebridge and Ottawa.

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