About Us

Our Story

Straiton Engineering was formed by two professional engineers seeking a renewed focus on the quality of design and client service. While we operate primarily in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia, our projects span Western Canada.

Our valued clients include developers, business owners, universities, property managers, government agencies, and industrial companies. We protect our clients’ interests in each and every project while striving for exceptional communication and service.

Our Philosophy

Our corporate philosophy is simple, and follows three basic tenets:


The trust of our clients is the bedrock of our business; we remind ourselves of this with every action we take.


Our people are the means of delivering results to our clients; we find and keep people who share our passion for service and design.


Every decision our people make should better our world in some small way, whether through economic success, sustainability, or quality of the built environment. We do the right thing for our clients, our people, and society. Always.

Our Team

Mike Dixon P.Eng., LEED AP BD+C


As the engineer-of-record on over five hundred projects across three provinces, Mike’s design experience is extensive and varied. His work ranges from commercial and residential to telecommunications, district energy, post-secondary education and industrial construction. 

With broad knowledge of the interrelations between mechanical systems and other design disciplines, paired with a background in energy modelling and sustainability, Mike adds value to any design team he is a part of.

John Buxton P.Eng., CPHD, LEED AP


With a deep foundation in building performance analysis dating back over a decade, John has guided hundreds of design teams to their projects’ energy efficiency targets in BC, Alberta, and the Northern Territories. Certified by the Passive House Institute, CaGBC and BC Hydro Power Smart, his deep understanding of the interactions between a building’s envelope, HVAC, lighting and process systems allow him to quickly and effectively optimize the team’s designs for maximum performance at minimum cost. 

John’s knowledge of energy mechanisms and attention to detail also support his design work, which includes district energy plants, ground source heat exchangers, custom energy recovery systems, and the associated controls systems to optimize these plants.

Satwinder Diogan GradTech

Project Manager

With over 12 years in the industry starting as a journeyman plumber and gas fitter, Sat’s hands-on understanding of the trades means his designs avoid problems on site, and his solutions during construction are practical and cost effective. Sat graduated from BCIT with a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering, and has since gained considerable experience designing and managing a broad spectrum of projects ranging from residential and commercial to institutional and healthcare

David Izbicki P.Eng.

Project Manager

David holds two Bachelor degrees in Science (Mathematics) and Mechanical Engineering. With a strong background in mechanical design and energy modelling, he consistently produces efficient designs and is a strong team leader. He is detail oriented with an aptitude to solve constructability issues on the spot. David’s experience spans numerous sectors, including mixed-use residential, apartments, townhomes, commercial warehouses, retail, offices, tenant improvements, healthcare, churches, and Indigenous buildings.

Megan Sibley P.Eng.

Project Manager

Megan combines an aptitude for planning and communication with extensive design experience ranging from townhomes and low-rise residential buildings to mixed-use towers, health care facilities, post-secondary buildings, restaurants, and chain store tenant improvements. With society’s ever-increasing focus on efficiency and emissions, Megan’s experience on BC Energy Step Code and LEED Gold certified buildings helps her drive projects towards their sustainability targets.

Justin Robertson GradTech

CAD Systems LEAD

With an eye for detail and over 15 years of CAD experience, Justin is a valuable asset to any design team. After graduating from BCIT in 2014, he has worked on a variety of project types including residential high rises, seniors living homes, dental clinics, and commercial kitchens. In Justin’s free time he enjoys playing baseball and experimenting with 3d printing.

Jason Gregor GradTech

Senior Mechanical Designer

After years of construction experience, Jason studied mechanical engineering at the University of Victoria and BCIT. Upon completion of his diploma in mechanical engineering technology, Jason worked in machine design engineering before returning to his roots in the buildings industry. With over 16 years of mechanical engineering experience as a designer, project manager, and team lead, Jason’s experience is varied and includes commercial tenant improvements, warehouse designs, mixed use high-rise and residential developments. He consistently exceeds client expectations and meets project deadlines while remaining an integral part of the Straiton team.

Dylan Wilson

Senior Mechanical Designer

With almost 15 years of combined construction and consulting experience, Dylan’s mixture of design and field work has him tacking constructability issues and complex engineering problems with equal skill. Holding both a Mechanical Technologist Diploma and a Bachelor of Engineering, Dylan applies his background and training on all projects ranging from mixed-use residential buildings and tenant improvements to hospital, courthouse renovations, and “mission critical” cooling.

Isam Ayach EIT

Junior Mechanical Engineer

After receiving a Mechanical Design Diploma from BCIT, Isam moved on to Lakehead University to receive a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering. His intuitive problem solving skills make him an asset to any design team. Isam takes pride in presenting high-quality designs and collaborating with team members. Since joining Straiton Engineering, Isam has expanded his engineering skillset by working on a variety of projects including mixed-use developments, low-rise residential buildings, and townhomes.

Drew Johnston EIT

Junior Electrical Engineer

A graduate of the University of Saskatchewan’s Bachelor of Electrical Engineering program, Drew has a passion for continued growth in the buildings engineering sector. He has worked on a variety of projects to date, and his attention to detailed design makes him a valued asset to the electrical team. Drew is working towards his P.Eng. designation and continually expands his industry knowledge.

Jacob Obrigewitch

Mechanical Designer

As a graduate of the Architectural and Engineering Technology (ARET) program at Thompson Rivers University,  Jacob offers a fresh perspective and diverse skill set to support multiple disciplines at Straiton Engineering.

While completing his diploma at TRU, Jacob was the recipient of  numerous awards and scholarships through program competitions and associations such as the ASTTBC, and was consistently among the top of his class. While attending university at TRU, Jacob was an intern at an architectural firm, kickstarting his consulting career path and leading him to Straiton Engineering. He spends his free time mountain biking, backpacking, and enjoying all that the lower mainland has to offer.

Manny Valerio

Electrical Designer

With almost a decade in Electrical Consulting, Manny has obtained a wealth of experience on various types of projects. His design experience ranges from tenant improvement spaces and franchise restaurant designs to low-rise residential buildings, townhomes, high-rise buildings and healthcare facilities.

Graduating from the Architectural and Engineering Technology program at Thompson Rivers University in 2013, Manny gained insights into all aspects of engineering and architectural design, in addition to detailed knowledge of construction practices. The enthusiasm and versatility fostered from his education has served him well for over 8 years in the industry. His interpersonal skills and experience enable him to understand and coordinate with all design parties effectively and efficiently to ensure projects are completed accurately and catered to the needs of our clients.

Jeremy McLean


Jeremy made a seamless transition as a student of BCIT’s Engineering Systems Diploma to Straiton Engineering. He has been a key team member on a wide range of projects including low-rise residential, commercial, townhomes, mixed-use towers, tenant improvements, and industrial. Jeremy is on the board of directors for the American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE BC) and always seeks continued growth and self-improvement.

Sacit Kan

Junior Electrical Designer

After completing a degree in Electrical Engineering, Sacit’s passion for learning led him to the Electrical Power and Industrial Controls program at BCIT where he graduated with distinction. Sacit continues to learn, seeking experience in all areas of building consulting. He is especially interested in the residential power, lighting design, and building distribution. His desire to grow in all areas of his career makes him a valued member of the Straiton Team.


Nicole Dixon


With more than 15 years of combined experience in management, administration, accounting, and business development, Nicole is a skilled administrative professional. Her experience spans many sectors: from government to construction and development, and local small businesses. With strong analytical skills and a growth/development mindset, she seeks every opportunity to learn. Her passion is in creating and implementing efficient and effective business systems to ensure the success of her team and organization.

Keri Buxton

Human Resources/Marketing

For over 15 years, Keri has been a leader in the Human Resources space. She has spent the majority of her career managing hundreds of employees for a national pharmaceutical company, and travelling to train their business managers. Keri’s belief is that relationships are the foundation of happy, healthy employees and satisfied clients. At Straiton she focuses on fostering the career growth of each team member and supporting the community. Keri holds a degree in Hospitality Management with a focus on Human Resources Management, Marketing, and Business Law.

Hannah Kim

Administrative Assistant

With many years of administrative and project experience in the Engineering field, Hannah has developed skills that make her an asset to the Straiton Engineering team. In addition to being motivated, organized, and deadline driven, she brings a positive attitude and friendly smile every day. Prior to joining the Engineering industry, Hannah managed a sales team and completed additional education in Applied Business Technology and Bookkeeping.