Seymour-Capilano Filtration Plant (SCFP)

Managed Canada's largest direct filtration water treatment facility from July 2015 to May 2019. Oversaw a team of 25 and a $9M budget, and significantly contributed to operational and strategic water treatment practices in Metro Vancouver.

Metro Vancouver

Seymour-Capilano Filtration Plant (SCFP)

Robin McLean's tenure at the SCFP in North Vancouver, serving Metro Vancouver, highlights his leadership and operational expertise in managing Canada's largest direct filtration water treatment facility. As Superintendent from July 2015 to May 2019, Robin was entrusted with the overall operations of the plant, which is recognized as the second largest of its kind in North America. His responsibilities included overseeing a team of 25, managing a $9M operating budget, and participating in various focus groups aimed at enhancing maintenance construction scheduling and system planning within Metro Vancouver. His commitment to ensuring the safety and training of his staff was paramount, reflecting his dedication to maintaining high operational standards and employee well-being.

Robin's journey at SCFP began as an Operations Foreman and later as an Operations Supervisor Trainee, roles that provided him with a thorough understanding of the facility's operations and water treatment processes. In these capacities, he played a pivotal role in coordinating construction activities, ensuring operational impacts were minimized during critical start-up and commissioning phases. His foresight and careful attention to detail were evident as he supervised the training of operators and was responsible for proofing technical drawings and process specifications, creating and designing the development of Process Overview Drawings that were integral to the plant's computerized data acquisition and control system (CDACS) displays. These experiences laid the groundwork for his eventual leadership role as Superintendent, where he applied his accumulated knowledge and skills to navigate the inherent challenges of running a major water treatment facility.

Throughout his engagement with the SCFP, Robin's impact was characterized by his ability to blend technical proficiency with strategic management, ensuring the plant's operations were not only efficient but also aligned with broader environmental and community objectives. His leadership at the SCFP underscored his commitment to operational excellence, his capacity to manage complex projects, and his role in promoting sustainable water treatment practices. Robin's tenure at the SCFP is a testament to his significant contributions to the water treatment industry and his unwavering dedication to water quality for Metro Vancouver.

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