D. Grant Walsom

B.A.Sc., P. Eng., QP


Kitchener, Ontario

519-741-5774 ext 7246

Grant is one of XCG’s Expert People.  He’s a Partner of XCG based out of their Kitchener, Ontario office.  Grant has been helping clients solve environmental issues since 1995 and is a licensed Professional Engineer in Ontario and registered as a Professional Engineer in Alberta and Nova Scotia.  Grant is also recognized as a Qualified Person in Ontario (as per O. Reg. 153/04, Records of Site Condition, Brownfields Regulation). In his 26 years at XCG, Grant has honed his expertise in Site Assessment and Remediation, Groundwater Remediation, Excess Soils Management and Corporate Compliance Auditing -- providing expert environmental consulting services to corporate and municipal clients across Canada.

Grant’s dedication to the industry and his integrity have gained him the trust of many clients, regulators and stakeholders. Grant is involved in the industry which he serves.  He is Past-Chair of the Ontario Environment Industry Association (ONEIA) and has served on the Board of Directors since 2011. He is currently the co-Chair of the Excess Soils Advocacy Committee.  His tenacious leadership as Co-Chair of the Ontario Excess Soils Engagement Group and as Chair of Canadian Brownfields Network have directly translated into positive government policy outcomes like the “On-Site and Excess Soil Management” regulation under the Ontario Environmental Protection Act.  Of which he is now an expert and helping implement across the province.

Grant is a vocal champion for responsible site remediation activities which result in economic benefits to both developers and the local communities they serve. For that work he was awarded the 2015 Brownfielder of the Year by the Canadian Urban Institute. He continues to raise awareness of important environment industry issues through his many speaking engagements and collaboration on advocacy with other associations and businesses to better assist government policy decisions. To acknowledge his leadership, the Ontario Environment Industry Association selected Grant as the recipient of the prestigious 2020 Skip Willis Memorial Award.

Grant is a leading senior environmental engineer with a communications flair. He is as comfortable sharing complex science and project management solutions with Environment Ministers and Policy Advisors as he would be helping solve environmental issues for clients over a beer at a curling bonspiel. His practical, cooperative approach and unique management experience of client projects makes Grant a valued member of the XCG #ExpertPeople team.

See below some projects Grant has worked on: