Stephen Sauveur is an environmental professional with nearly 30 years of combined industry, government and academic experience. He has been in his current position as the Regional Service Line Leader (RSLL), Environmental Services at Defence Construction Canada (DCC) since 2021. In this role, he is responsible for directing and leading a team of highly skilled professionals for the delivery of environmental services to the Department of National Defence (DND) in the Atlantic Region. Prior to joining DCC, he spent 11 years with DND where he acted as the Environment Officer at a military base in Nova Scotia and later as the National Environmental Compliance officer. He began his professional as an environmental consultant where he spent 15 years. The bulk of his consulting experience was in the assessment, management and remediation of contaminated sites, specializing in federal sites under the Federal Contaminated Site Action Plan (FCSAP). He was also involved in water supply projects and Environmental Management System (EMS) internal audits/verifications in accordance with ISO14001. While working with DND, his program area experience included compliance with regulations under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA), including Storage Tank Systems, Halocarbons, Asbestos, PCBs and Emergency Response, as well as regulations associated with wastewater effluents, hazardous materials and solid waste management.
Stephen graduated from Acadia University with a B.Sc. in Geology and, later, from the Technical University of Nova Scotia with a Master of Applied Science in Civil Engineering, specializing in hydrogeology. He is a registered Professional Geoscientist in Nova Scotia.
Stephen’s experience has allowed him to foster a strong working relationship between industry suppliers and government clients and regulators. Over his many years of professional service, he has developed a network of peers in both sectors and has built strong relationships.