Who We Are

Senaltek Engineering Group Ltd. is a privately-owned Canadian company delivering a range of solution-focused engineering and design services.

Our team brings together decades of diverse experience in civil, structural and foundation engineering.

As well, we have expertise in specialized fields such as Vibration Diagnostics, Helical Pile design, Dynamic Machinery supports and many others.

Delivering on all types of projects - from evaluation to post construction support, Senaltek works with our clients to deliver fit-for-purpose solutions that are cost effective.

Calgary Structural Engineer

What Drives Us

Our operating principles guide how we do business and are a promise to ourselves and our clients.

As a company built on the belief that our values should drive our business, our success is guided by our beliefs and commitments to: Integrity, Innovation, Confidence in Delivery, and Valuing People.

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Operate with Integrity

Integrity is an often used word, that is sometimes overlooked. We believe in doing the right thing, finding the right solution, and never wavering on our commitment to good, honest work.

Analysis and Design

Innovate Pragmatic Solutions

We deliver solutions and ask: could we do this differently? How could we improve the way that is designed? Why is this done this way? To deliver the best solution for each client.

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Deliver with Confidence

Our team brings a large depth of experiences to deliver solutions and services confidently.


Always Value People

Whether it is clients, employees, contractors or leaders, we know that our business succeeds when we support and value the human element in everything we do.

Whether it is clients, employees, contractors, or our leaders, we know that success and fulfillment come when we support and value the human element in everything we do. That is why the people we have on our team are so important to us and that one of our main guiding principles is Always Value People.  

Our team at Senaltek is comprised of Engineers, Designers, Project Managers and other Professionals all utilizing their skills to create a great company, do good, honest work, and bring value to our clients.

Our leadership team brings together years of experience, but more importantly, years of passion for what they do.


Michael Piper, P.Eng.

President & COO

Michael is a Professional Engineer with twenty years of experience across a diverse portfolio of work in structural engineering and design. He brings a background in heavy industrial, mining, traditional oil and gas, infrastructure, commercial, residential construction as well as hydroelectric and forensic engineering.

Michael was raised with a hammer and 2x4 in his hands by his mechanic father who instilled in him a passion and willingness to take on any challenge. From getting his hands dirty building a house or leading the design of a large-scale hydroelectric Dam, his experience gives Michael a unique perspective and aptitude for leading our team.

Michael is a registered Professional Engineer in the Provinces of: Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario, and Saskatchewan.

Zeyad Elsherbiny, M.E.SC., P.Eng.

Vice President of Engineering

Zeyad is a professional Engineer with more than ten years of experience in Civil, Structural and Geotechnical Engineering. His experience spans structural and foundation design with expertise in, helical (screw) piles, finite element analysis, vibration diagnostics and mitigation, foundations and structures supporting vibrating machinery, structural dynamics, soil-structure interaction and ground response analysis. He has also published several articles in his field of interest and is currently a Ph.D Candidate in Civil Engineering at the University of Western Ontario, investigating helical piles as a foundation for vibrating equipment and wind turbines.

Zeyad is a registered Professional Engineer in the Province of Alberta.

Dr. Hesham El Naggar, PhD, P.Eng., F.EIC., F.ASCE.

Director and Technical Expert

Dr. El Naggar is one of the leading experts in analysis and design of foundations and soil-structure interaction. He has over thirty years of experience in geotechnical, geoenvironmental, and structural engineering. Dr. El Naggar is an internationally recognized expert in dynamic analysis and is the main developer for the DYNA software program used for the design of machine foundations worldwide. He continues to work closely on both academic and industry projects. Dr. El Naggar is particularly experienced in finite element analysis, vibration monitoring and assessment of dynamic foundation loads.

Dr. El Naggar is a registered Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario, a Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada and a Fellow of the American Society Of Civil Engineers.

Peter Nash, P.Eng

Vice President of Project Execution

Peter is a Professional Engineer with over twenty years of experience in the oil and gas industry. His history in project management, civil/structural engineering and design, and construction enables Peter to successfully lead teams of various sizes and experience levels to deliver projects on time and within budget.

Peter is a registered Professional Engineer in the Province of Alberta.

John Buckle, P.Eng.

Principal Civil/Structural Engineer

John is a Professional Engineer with over 30 years experience as a Civil and Structural Engineer. He brings to the Senaltek team additional Civil expertise gained through his involvement in a variety of projects across industries and locations. John’s experience ranges from power generation and petrochemical projects to municipal land and commercial projects. This includes design of underground utilities, tank farms, pump station layouts, structural retrofits, and many other challenging elements. John has successfully led large multi-discipline teams as well as provided QA/QC and technical specialist support on a number of large oil and gas projects.

John is a registered Professional Engineer in the province of Alberta. 


Senaltek Engineering Group Ltd is based in Calgary, Alberta and holds a permit to practice with The Association of Professional Engineers of Alberta (APEGA) as well The Association of Professional Engineers of Manitoba (APEGM). We employ engineers with Engineering Stamps for British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario, and Manitoba.