Who are we ?
Savaria Experts-Conseils is a group of experts committed to putting science to work for you.
Thanks to our rigorous approach and in-depth understanding of our clients’ needs, we provide effective solutions attuned to environmental issues, emerging technologies, client budgets, legal requirements, and society’s expectations.
Chantal Savaria, ing. en géologie, EESA, VEA
Chantal Savaria is the founding president and CEO of Savaria Experts-Conseils. She has a degree in geological engineering from Polytechnique Montréal and over 30 years of experience in environmental consulting. She holds various certifications, including the title of certified environmental site assessor (CESA) and certified environmental auditor (CEA) from the Quebec Association of Environmental Auditing (AQVE), and is on MELCC’s list of experts in this field. Ms. Savaria boasts high-level expertise in environmental site assessments, project management, and general engineering. Her skills and experience have led her to serve as an expert witness in environmental litigation cases, specifically involving contaminated sites, surface water management, and contaminant hydrogeology.
Whatever your environmental project, no matter how simple or complex, Ms. Savaria can help you find alternative, advantageous solutions to bring it to fruition.
Abdelkader Aiachi, Ph.D.
Senior project manager
Abdelkader holds a PhD in isotope hydrogeology and a bachelor of science, as well as a graduate certificate in environmental auditing from Université de Sherbrooke. He has expertise in environmental site assessment and environmental characterization and rehabilitation of contaminated sites (on site or excavation). He has also written numerous scientific articles.
Abdelkader also has developed specialized skills in digital modelling, geochemical characterization of aquifers, and contaminant hydrogeology, with over 16 years of experience in these fields. His contribution to the firm is invaluable.
Myriam de Grandpré-Ruel, ing. en géologie, VEA jr
Myriam earned a bachelor’s of geological engineering with a focus on the environment in 2013 from Polytechnique Montréal. She has been a member of the Quebec order of engineers (Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec) since 2016. She also completed a graduate certificate in environmental auditing and assessment from Université de Sherbrooke.
Since the beginning of her career, Myriam has taken part in over 100 environmental site assessments (phases I and II), some on century-old former industrial sites, including the former Molson brewery in Montreal. In addition, she has solid experience in project management, environmental permit applications, and environmental audits.
Catherine Provost, B.A.A
Catherine has a graduate degree in accounting science (DESS-CPA) from Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières. She is currently working toward becoming a CPA and earning an MBA in 2021.
Catherine manages the financial side of the business and has been with Savaria Experts-Conseils for five years. To get a better understanding of the firm’s area of expertise, Catherine took a specialized course in phase I, II, and III environmental site assessments.
Marjolaine has post-college-level training in environmental prevention and management from Montreal’s Collège de Rosemont. She also has over 20 years’ experience in administrative support. She assists the project coordination team at various project stages. Marjorlaine is known for her attention to detail, professionalism, and aptitude for reviewing technical reports.
Têtê Nyanotor Abgetossou
Tete holds a master’s degree in environmental management and a bachelor’s in geography. He has also completed a graduate-level certificate in environmental auditing from Université de Sherbrooke and a post-college-level program in site characterization and rehabilitation from Collège de Rosemont in Montreal. He has over six years of experience in environmental assessments, soil and water characterization, and site supervision and environmental monitoring.
Technician - Designer
Sophie has a degree in 3D design and helps design plans and figures for our team. She is known for her resourcefulness, meticulousness, and peerless talent. Sophie takes part in all projects requiring plans and figures. She draws on her extensive technical skill to calculate volumes for various purposes, including assessing the life span of landfills and estimating quantities of contaminated soil.