Renata Wood

Senior Geotechnical Engineer

Renata Wood, M.Sc. P.Eng., is a geotechnical engineer with experience working on mining and infrastructure projects.  She has expertise in tailings dam design and has worked on all phases of projects from conceptual design and siting studies to site investigation and laboratory testing programs, design, construction supervision and support, and planning and designing for closure.  The sites she has been involved with are located in diverse geological settings including tropical residual soils, pre-sheared glacial sediments, and permafrost in high and low seismicity areas.  Her infrastructure work has included design of foundations for buildings, pipelines, and bridges, design of retaining structures, and ground improvement.  Renata joined BGC in 2020, returning to consulting after a few years in academia where teaching geotechnical courses contributed to a deeper understanding of fundamental soil mechanics and an increased passion for getting the mechanics right.