At the heart of UEM’s success is our team of talented and qualified staff who bring their best knowledge, experience, and commitment to each and every client and project.  Scroll down to meet UEM’s Senior Management Team.

David Schram, MCIP

President

David is a founding member and President of UEM. He provides professional consulting services to both private and public sector clients. His principal areas of expertise include project management, environmental assessment and strategic consulting. David uses a partnership approach with his clients and works closely with them to find workable and practical solutions. His skills in facilitation and negotiation are essential in developing and implementing partnership agreements and community acceptance of large projects.

Greg Taras, RPP

General Manager and Senior Planner

Greg is a founding member of the company and is a Senior Planner at UEM. Greg is involved in all aspects of planning and approvals including: land development, waste management, class and full environmental assessments, and other planning projects. Greg has worked on numerous waste management master plan and site selection projects throughout Ontario. Greg also has extensive experience in the development and implementation of public consultation and engagement programs, meeting/workshop facilitation.

Steve Brant, P.Eng.

Civil Engineering Department Lead

Steve joined UEM in June 2011 and leads UEM’s Engineering Design Team. Steve’s areas of expertise include all facets of Municipal Engineering. With over 40 years of experience, Steve has managed projects in environmental assessment as well as the design and contract administration of sanitary sewers, storm sewers, watermains, roads, and bridges. Steve has a wealth of experience in approvals processes, including liaison with approval agencies and all levels of government, and has taken numerous projects from concept to completion.

Moosa Ismail

Senior Strategic Advisor of Asset Management

Moosa joined UEM in 2004 and is Director and Senior Strategic Advisor of Asset Management at UEM. Moosa has maintained a successful career in changing the process of public decision-making in infrastructure planning and financing. Moosa’s expertise in systems analysis and application have influenced the way municipalities approach the assembly and evaluation of infrastructure data. He was one of the principal leaders of the TRI-Committee (American Public Works Association, Municipal Engineers Association and the Ontario Good Roads Association) and this experience was critical in developing his understanding of municipal needs and planning.

Moosa’s vision is realized in the development of the Sustainable Infrastructure Model (SIM) used by UEM to develop asset management plans, including risk analysis and life cycle forecasting. The SIM presents a decision process that considers need, risk, and the allocation of scarce resources in making infrastructure decisions. Moosa’s motivation is to improve the client’s understanding of their municipal infrastructure systems and ultimately the ability of the decision makers to better plan for the future. This is the essence of UEM’s approach to asset management.