Project Engineer, JDS Energy & Mining
Gathering Place Youth Panel
Rob Gutowski is a young professional mechanical engineering working in downtown Vancouver for JDS Energy & Mining. He has spent the last 7 years working at various Canadian and international remote construction sites in the mining industry. He has seen firsthand the benefits mining projects can bring to local Indigenous communities and also the challenges these projects must overcome to be successful. Most recently he returned from the North West Territories after spending 1 ½ years on the Gahcho Kue project. During this time he was the engineering and commissioning lead. He is currently registered in UBC’s Masters of Mining Engineering program and scheduled to complete in late 2018. His primary studies are mineral processing, mining economics and corporate social responsibility.