Our Story

Respected for its diversity, its thoroughness and its ability to combine the imaginative with the practical, the firm has become a landmark in itself. RJC views itself as working with a structure - whether it is a parking garage or an office tower - for its entire life.

Creative Thinking
Practical Results


We employ a number of Canada’s pre-eminent engineers, who challenge our people to push technical boundaries and provide leadership in our fields of practice. We continually invest in our company and our people to remain a leader in our profession, and to mentor the next generation of Canada’s ‘best and brightest’ engineers.

At RJC Engineers, we are proud of what we have accomplished and are passionate about what we do. Our clients' success is always at the forefront of our thinking and decision-making. Bringing the best of RJC to every project for over seven decades, we integrate ingenuity and practicality to create success for our clients and their projects.

We succeed when our clients succeed. 


RJC's promise of "Creative Thinking Practical Results" was the underlying philosophy of our founders John Read, Peter Jones, and Per Christoffersen. This decades-long philosophy has guided us throughout our history, and is one constant that will never be obsolete in an ever-evolving industry.

From Our Founders
To New Generations


Much has changed since we first opened our doors: slide rules and drafting tables have been replaced by computers, and John Read's original cramped, sublet office in Vancouver has expanded to locations in major urban centres across Canada. We’ve experienced booms, busts, celebrations and farewells. Despite all the change, our employee-owned organization has evolved with its unique culture intact. 

Visionaries setting new standards

For generations, we have nurtured people to become national and international leaders in our Practice Areas. RJC's staff are active members of local, national, and international code committees and industry associations.

We've built a legacy of pushing our practice forward and in new directions with some of the best and brightest engineers and leading technical experts in Canada. As the needs of our clients evolve, so will our practice.