• Our People

    We believe that our success is the product of the diverse ideas, experiences, and personalities that our employees bring to IO. Learn more about some of our employees, their roles, and the career paths that led them to IO.

    Vin Tirvassen, Quantity Surveyor, Project Controls

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    How did you get your start at IO? I joined IO in January 2017 after spending most of my career in a consultancy environment. I felt the time was right to take on a new challenge and join a larger organization. Luck was on my side because IO was looking to hire a Quantity Surveyor at that time. I was determined to be the successful candidate for the role, and thankfully it worked out for me.

    What does your job entail? My role as a Quantity Surveyor involves reviewing and managing construction costs for all infrastructure projects that IO oversees. From assessing feasibility to setting total project costs in the pre-transaction phases, and monitoring cost evolution during the transaction phases, quantity surveying is a key part in financial decision making for any construction project.

    What do you like most about your role? IO is the hub for all infrastructure projects happening in the province. So, for me, it’s the exposure to a multitude of projects and the ability to influence major decisions that I really love about my job. Also, something that really stands out for me is the team dynamics. It’s quite unique in terms of trust and support.

    What is your career background? In 2013, I received my Bachelors in Construction Science and Management from George Brown. I moved to Edmonton to kickstart my career at Hanscomb, a cost consultancy firm. After relocating to Toronto in 2015, I continued working at the same firm up until joining IO.