Robert Simm

Senior Vice President, Treatment Lead



Robert A. Simm PhD, P.Eng.
Senior Vice President, Treatment Lead

Dr. Robert Simm leads water and wastewater treatment for Stantec’s Water sector. He is a Senior Vice
President with over 30 years of experience in municipal and industrial treatment, including process evaluation and design, project management, facility planning and optimization, pilot testing, operators training, and contract administration.

Dr. Simm’s specific areas of expertise include treatment processes for metals, phosphorus, and nitrogen (including nitrate and nitrite) removal. He is also an expert in biological nutrient removal design having completed over 30 related projects. He has published numerous papers on biological nutrient removal, specifically nitrogen removal, and remains active in ongoing research and development in wastewater engineering.

Dr. Simm is currently on faculty at the University of British Columbia as an Adjunct Professor in the Civil Engineering Department. He is also an active member of the North American Metals Council’s Selenium Working Group: an industry group focused on the impacts of selenium management and treatment regulations on the mining, power, and oil and gas industries.