Our People

Dale E. Pilling, P.Eng.

Dale Pilling has over 35 years of experience in the civil engineering field. As a dedicated business owner, he is highly involved in all aspects of D.E. Pilling & Assoc. Ltd. He has worked on both large and small scale land development, infrastructure projects, and roadway improvement projects throughout the Okanagan Valley. Some of his other accomplishments include the design and completion of various water utilities.

Dale’s many significant management achievements and broad scope of experience encompass optimization and efficiency of team potentials, operational management, liaising with both public and private sector clients, Approving Authorities, Municipalities, contractors and vendors. He has successfully managed and completed full cycle projects within budget limitations and strict deadlines for small and large scale developments. He continuously delivers sustainable, environmentally conscious developments, as well as formulating strategies for forward planning. Applying a combination of 35 years of experience, familiarity with the community, innovative ideas, and cutting edge software and technologies ensure successful completion and client satisfaction on every project.


  • B.Sc. Engineering – University of Calgary

Professional Associations and Achievements:

  • Registered Member – APEGBC
  • Past Director – APEGBC Okanagan Division
  • Instructor, Civil Engineering Tech Program – Okanagan College

Gary Dewar, Quantity/Construction Surveyor

Gary Dewar has over 25 years of experience as a Surveyor, and has been with D.E. Pilling & Assoc. Ltd. since his graduation from the Civil Technologist course at Okanagan University College in 1989.

He has vast experience with both public and private sector projects. He consistently exhibits reliability in survey layout as well as a thorough understanding of the design intent and function of the works to be installed. His ability to communicate with design technologists and engineers for field recommendations and design modifications are imperative to the team’s overall Project quality. Gary’s extensive knowledge and experience enhances his early detection of design and construction irregularities.


As Chief Surveyor, Gary and his Rodman are an integral part of D.E. Pilling & Associates Ltd. and an asset to our clients’ projects.


  • Civil Engineering Technologist Diploma – Okanagan University College
  • Equipment & Software Knowledge:
  • TDS Survey Pro Software
  • Topcon Total Stations
  • Nomad, TDS Data Collectors

Areas of Expertise:

  • Preliminary Layout
  • Slope staking
  • Construction Layout Survey
  • As-Built Survey
  • Quantity Surveying


Lisa van Zanden, C.Tech

Ken Woodruff, C.Tech

Andre Wesner, C.Tech