Mel Gilkinson

Senior Associate, Renewable Energy
Direct: 647-738-5740

Our Associates perform on-site investigations to determine origin and cause of complex losses. Their process: examine and collect evidence, take on-site photos, interview witnesses, conduct testing in our lab and analyze data to produce technical reports that are clear and concise.



Quality Control Inspections:

  • Quality Assurance/Quality Control inspections of High Voltage Transformers
  • Quality Assurance/Quality Control Inspections of Electrical Installations and Equipment for the Nuclear Power industry
  • Equipment Approvals for CSA and UL Electrical Standards (light commercial, heavy industrial and agricultural)

Electrical Inspections / Installations:

  • CSA Part 1 Electrical Installation Inspections
  • Residential, Commercial, Heavy Industrial, Agricultural Electrical Installations

academic background

Electrical Quality Assurance and Quality Control (Nuclear Power Industry), Bruce Power, 2008

Electrical Approvals Inspector (CSA/UL requirements), Ontario Hydro, 1990

Provincial Journeyman Electrical Inspector, Ontario Hydro, 1989

Interprovincial Certificate of Qualification 309a, 1978

additional courses

  • Multiple Electrical Safety Code Updates CSA and NEC, Ontario Hydro and IBEW, 1975 – Present
  • First Aid, CPR, Bruce Power, 2011
  • WHMIS, Bruce Power, 2011
  • Environmental Awareness, Bruce Power, 2011
  • Rigging, Lifting and Material Handling, Bruce Power, 2011
  • Fall Protection, Bruce Power, 2011
  • Lock out – Tag out Procedures, Bruce Power, 2011
  • Electrical Safety Awareness, Bruce Power, 2010
  • Asbestos Awareness, Bruce Power, 2008
  • Elevating Work Platforms, Bruce Power, 2008
  • Confined Space, Bruce Power, 2008
  • CSA SPE1000 Model Code, Ontario Hydro, 2000
  • Fault Current, Ontario Hydro, 2000

employment background

-30- Forensic Engineering
Electrical Specialist—Renewable Energy
January 2012 – Present, Toronto, ON

  • Electrical fault and failure investigations
  • Installation commissioning
  • Electrical analysis of electronic systems and installations

ES Fox Ltd.
Quality Assurance Specialist
QA/QC at the Bruce Power Nuclear Facility Restart
July 2008 – January 2012, Tiverton, ON

  • Performed Quality Control and Quality Assurance for high voltage, distribution and industrial control equipment

Electrical Approvals/Field Inspector
Representing Ontario Hydro, Entela and QPS
1986 – 2008

  • Evaluated multiple types of electrical equipment for compliance of applicable standards for major corporations including; Aecon Industrial, Ainsworth Electric, Bruce Power, Cami Automotive, Eaton Electric, ES Fox Ltd., General Electric, General Motors, KBA North America, Linamar, Research in Motion, Siemens PTD, Siemens Mexico, State Electric and Toyota North America (and its multiple subsidiaries)