Meet The Team


Bal Gill, President, represents some of Canada’s leading engineering consulting firms, and some of the nation’s top engineering talent.  Working with a diverse set of clients and candidates, Bal has significant experience in bringing together placements at the management and technical leadership level.  With a background in Communications, Bal is active in a variety of grassroots organizations throughout the Lower Mainland of BC, donating his time and expertise to a variety of charitable and public advocacy groups.

Bal can be contacted at the following coordinates:

(604) 682-3141 ext. 230


Fred R. West, PEng, PE, MCP, Director, Search & Recruitment. holds a degree in Civil Engineering and a Master’s in City Planning, and offers 25 years of professional experience in urban and industrial infrastructure development in North America and overseas.

Mr. West is a registered professional engineer in British Columbia and in the State of California. Since 1991, Mr. West has specialized in the recruitment of leadership and specialized talent in fields of consulting engineering and construction, across Canada and in the USA.

Fred invites candidates who feel their careers are not progressing adequately to contact him, in complete confidence and without obligation, to assess opportunities in their fields of interest.

He welcomes contacts by clients who seek to raise standards of leadership and excellence, grow their capacity or who consider entering into new markets for which they must attract the requisite leadership to be successful.

For an exploratory discussion, Fred West can be contacted at the following coordinates:

(778) 668-1235


Rob Rice, Senior Recruitment Consultant offers over 23 years of recruitment experience in the recruitment of highly skilled technical, engineering, and management professionals in the manufacturing, construction, and consulting engineering sectors.  Rob’s vast wealth of experience, commitment to delivering unparalleled quality of service, and training allow him to deliver exceptional service to both Wood West candidates and clients.

Rob can be contacted at the following coordinates:

(604) 682-3141 ext. 226


Kraig Vienneau, Recruitment Consultant, graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Biology from the University of Lethbridge in 1990.  Kraig’s 25 years of business experience in the environmental and engineering field allows him to understand your technical background, to listen and learn from your experience, while matching you with career defining opportunities. Look to the East.

Kraig can be contacted at the following coordinates:

604.683.3141 ext. 235


Sally Maeng, Research Lead – As a Researcher with Wood West, Sally efficiently solves problems and conducts analysis by thinking outside the box. Along with working for Wood West, Sally is pursuing an university degree in psychology and business. With this unique combination, she hopes to discover how human dynamics affect the productivity of businesses and other organizations. Furthermore, Sally spends a portion of her week as a big sister, friend and mentor to preteen girls in the inner-city area of Surrey. In the future, Sally hopes to travel to New Zealand and complete the trek from the “Shire” to “Mount Doom” as the Fellowship in the Lords of the Rings did.


Sally can be contacted at the following coordinates:
604.683.3141 ext. 236