Capital Projects & Asset Management (CP&AM)

Department Overview

The Lheidli T’enneh First Nation Capital Projects and Asset Management (CP&AM) Department works in the following areas:

  1. Capital Projects Planning and Management
  2. Asset Management 

Capital Projects

A capital project is new construction, expansion, renovation, or replacement project for an existing facility.  The most common examples are infrastructure, buildings, and roads, important parts of a community that is integral to the services provided to the community members. Management of such projects often involves coordination with different departments, like Lands, Housing, Finance.

Capital and special projects are selected by the Chief and Council.  These projects are vital to the community and Band members. These tend to be large in scope and require clear coordination between the different departments and groups involved. Project Management of such projects is done through this department at Lheidli T’enneh.

Asset Management

  • Infrastructure Asset & Facilities O&M

Fundamentally, assets exist to provide services to our community. Managing Lheidli T’enneh assets to deliver those services is asset management. In order to have a sustainable, resilient community that will thrive now, and for future generations, ensuring appropriate asset management (AM) efforts is essential.

At this point, asset types include but are not solely limited to, tangible capital assets such as buildings, engineering structures, roads, parks, IT network and equipment, water and wastewater systems, vehicles; which are gradually being brought into AM practice.  Intangible assets such as land, software, data, natural resources, and intellectual property not associated with TCA are managed through the appropriate individual departments at this moment.

An asset management plan (AMP) is a document that describes how one or more groups of assets are managed over a period of time to deliver an agreed-upon standard of service. It compiles and analyzes information about assets to identify issues and strategies for moving forward in a proactive and sustainable manner.

AMP provides important information to support decision-making. Understanding what assets we have and how to manage those assets can help our community maximize the value of existing infrastructure that delivers core community services. At Lheidli T’enneh, we have started the work to formulate the policy and plan, as a key item to have an efficient AM framework in place.

  • Information Technology (IT)

Information Technology (IT) is managed through Asset Management as well. IT segment oversees and maintains LTN compute hardware and software systems. IT provides technical support, system and network administration, and overall website maintenance. Through IT infrastructure management, we strive to save costs to the band in every way possible.  In addition to that, we can facilitate community needs such as basic computer training, etc., at no additional cost.

Meet the team

Zawad Abedin

Senior Manager

Zawad Abedin is the Senior Manager at Lheidli T’enneh Nation, where he manages the Capital Projects and Asset Management Department. He is responsible for leading a diverse portfolio of capital projects and overseeing the asset management program of the nation.

Zawad holds a Master’s degree in Environmental Science from the University of Northern British Columbia, where his research focused on First Nation community infrastructure and asset development. He also has a Bachelor’s and Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering and is a registered engineering professional with Engineers and Geoscientists of BC. Additionally, Zawad is a certified asset management professional by IPWEA. He has a well-rounded skill set in administration and management, with a Diploma in Supply Chain Management and Human Resources from International Qualifications Network, UK, and a Project Management Certificate from the University of Toronto.

Zawad also serves as Director-Indigenous Community in the board of directors for Canadian Network of Asset Managers (CNAM). He was elected for a two year term in May 2023. 

Before joining Lheidli Administration in 2020, Zawad gained over seven years of professional experience working as a Project Engineer at companies such as Nestlé and CEAT Ltd.

Department Staff

Jason Pierreroy

Maintenance Technician

Ronald Jason Pierreroy is the maintenance technician for Lheidli T’enneh Nation. He provides overall maintenance support for the band’s assets. He completed his first-year carpentry and level 03 culinary arts in basic, advanced, and specialty in post-secondary. Prior to LTFN, he has the wealth of experience of overall 33 years in a wide variety of places such as a sawmill, commercial kitchen, residential construction, office furniture, and equipment providers.

Jason is a proud LTFN member and he was born, raised, and lived his whole life in the city of Prince George. He is happily married and the father of one child. He is fond of outdoor and sports activities.

Adam Ethier is the IT and Asset Management Officer for Lheidli T’enneh Nation. He procures, configures, installs, upgrades, and maintains all the IT infrastructure owned by the band. 

Before joining LTFN, Adam working in a variety of enterprise level IT departments, including a provincial school districts, an inter-provincial FTL trucking company, and a national glass company. He brings a wealth of experience, knowledge, and passion in all areas related to IT.

Adam grew up in Prince George, graduating from the old Duchess Park. He is looking forward to being back in Prince George with his wife and two kids.

Adam Ethier

IT & Asset Management Officer


Lheidli T’enneh Capital Project & Asset Management Department

150 Brunswick Street
Prince George BC V2L 2B3

Tel: 250 562-0847

Fax: 250.963-6954

[email protected]

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