The Lheidli T’enneh First Nation Capital Projects and Asset Management (CP&AM) Department works in the following areas:
- Capital Projects Planning and Management
- Asset Management
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.
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, EIT, ProfCertAM – Manager
Zawad Abedin is the Manager of Capital Projects and Asset Management Department for Lheidli T’enneh Nation. In his role, Zawad leads all capital projects of Lheidli T’enneh assigned. He also ensures efficient asset management as per the approved policy and plan.
Zawad completed his second Master’s at the University of Northern British Columbia in Environmental Science where his research was related to First Nation community infrastructure and asset development. Prior to that, he had completed his Bachelor’s and Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering and is a registered engineering professional with Engineers and Geoscientists of BC. He also possesses diversified knowledge and skill in administration and management with his academic suit of Diploma in Supply Chain Management and Human Resources from International Qualifications Network, UK and Project Management Certificate from the University of Toronto. He had over seven years of professional experience working as a Project Engineer at Nestlé, the renowned multinational giant in the FMCG industry, and also at CEAT Ltd, which is a global leader in the tire manufacturing industry, prior to joining the Lheidli Administration in 2020.
Ronald 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.
Lheidli T’enneh Capital Project & Asset Management Department
150 Brunswick Street
Prince George BC V2L 2B3
Tel: 250 562-0847