About BDP Traffic

BDPTM does it properly, every time.

Located in Grande Prairie, BDP Traffic Management (BDPTM) supplies industry leaders with certified contractors for their on-site projects to monitor roadsides with highway-control signage and safety equipment. By providing the most qualified services, motorists have a clear vision and understanding of any obstructions in their pathway.

The company’s prime areas of focus are traffic control, traffic accommodation strategies, equipment rental and pilot car service and supply they supply all the products, including signage and operating materials. BDPTM also supplies the crews, signage and delineation for roadway construction.

Why Choose Us

With competitive driven and knowledgeable crew members on-call, BDP Traffic Management delivers its positive and professional staff members with competitive rates for any job – big or small. They have experience in various major infrastructure projects and emergency situations, which include such areas as pipeline crossings, engineering projects, bridge inspections and vehicle accidents.

We Work Hard at Keeping You Safe!

BDPTM’s multifaceted workforce leaders are certified with a wide range of safety levels and also provide training courses for standardized flagging procedures for the construction industry in Alberta.

Who We Are

President

Email: jennifer@bdptraffic.com

For over a decade, BDP Traffic Management Ltd.’s (BDPTM) founder and president Jennifer Kowal has been leading the force in Grande Prairie’s road safety with her team of experts.

Born in the Northwest Territories and a graduate from Tumbler Ridge Secondary in British Columbia, Kowal launched her journey into traffic management entrepreneurship, starting in the forestry industry as a technician. She continued to develop her portfolio in safety by obtaining certifications on several levels.

Beginning with one pilot truck, Kowal progressively built her company into a professional and dependable traffic management business. After landing an opportunity with one of Alberta’s largest powerline companies, Kowal’s focus directed to traffic control operations and the development of BDP Traffic Management was established in 2017.

Today, she owns a fleet of traffic control units and pilot car trucks, which help assist in extreme levels of safety from highway emergency plane landings to on-call, 24-hour service. She considers her staff to be like members of the family, and together they strive to keep the roads safe for their clients and the public.

In the community, she has been a proud Grande Prairie resident for over two decades. Kowal and her BDPTM team have provided thousands of dollars through philanthropy efforts by donating to and sponsoring local sports teams including the Bantam A Hockey Teams, the women’s league ball hockey, the Wapiti Shooter’s Club and the FIGHT FOR HER – Amateur Charity Boxing Match.

Certificates & Career Credentials:

  • ACSA Flagger Trained
  • Alberta Temporary Traffic Control
  • BCCSA Flagger Trained
  • First Aid CPR
  • Forest Technician
  • H2S Alive
  • Safety Program Development
  • TDG (Transportation of Dangerous Goods)
  • Traffic Technician
  • WHMIS (Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System)

Operations Manager

Email: jaimie@bdptraffic.com

As an honour student from Lillooet Secondary School in British Columbia, Jaimie Gillespie headed straight into the workforce following her graduation. With determination to learn more and eagerness to get started, Gillespie explored business management on various industry platforms before landing a position with BDP Traffic Management in 2013, when the company was then known as Big Deal Piloting.

Starting in the company’s early beginnings and being the second hired employee next to the company owner, her role has transitioned from a pilot car driver into an executive position as she has proved to be a vital part of the BDPTM’s team. Through her work, she has been granted plenty of travel opportunities through Canada’s provinces and territories, including the Yukon, the Northwest Territories, Saskatchewan to Vancouver’s downtown core.

Gillespie has manifested through the company’s shifts with confidence, knowing it was heading in the right direction to becoming a leading force in traffic management and has since worked on several major highway projects and countless oversize moves.

Certificates & Career Credentials:

  • ACSA Flagger Trained
  • Alberta Temporary Traffic Control
  • BCCSA Flagger Trained
  • First Aid CPR
  • H2S Alive
  • TDG (Transportation of Dangerous Goods)
  • Traffic Technician
  • WHMIS (Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System)

Health & Safety Representative

Email: raynna@bdptraffic.com 

Former Edmontonian Raynna Matheson is a trailblazer at BDP Traffic Management, starting as a pilot car operator and traffic control technician. Less than a year following, she became a leading force to the management team as the company’s Health and Safety representative.

Matheson has first-hand seen the results of the opportunity of growth within the company, and she believes this comes from working with an adaptable team of safety professionals. Matheson refers to her colleagues as a genuine and reciprocated support system.

In the company, Matheson acts as the eyes and ears of safety for BDPTM. She is prompt to address and manage concerns with her quick-thinking abilities to develop solutions for all potentially hazardous situations.

Certificates & Career Credentials:

  • ACSA Flagger Trained
  • BCCSA Flagger Trained
  • BSO (OSSA Basic Safety Orientation)
  • CSTS (Construction Safety Training System)
  • First Aid CPR
  • H2S Alive
  • HSC (Health & Safety Representative)
  • TDG (Transportation of Dangerous Goods)
  • WHMIS (Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System)

Health & Safety Representative

Email: jillian@bdptraffic.com

HSE (Health, Safety and Environment) Advisor

Originally from Massachusetts, US, Jillian Armstrong is an honours graduate from the University of Alberta’s Occupational Health and Safety program. She has settled into the Grande Prairie, calling it home for the past seven years, while working in the health and safety field as an HSE supervisor and consultant for over 200 companies in the industry throughout Alberta and British Columbia.

In her position as the HSE Advisor with BDP Traffic Management, it’s her responsibility to keep the worksites safe by ensuring the company is following the proper industry regulations in compliance with the provincial and federal legislation.

As her key responsibility to conduct safety meetings and review incident investigations, she trusts her top-quality team’s capability as they continuously demonstrate going above and beyond the legislation and industry standards.

Certificates & Career Credentials:

  • ACSA Alberta OHS Legislation Awareness
  • ACSA Auditor Training Program
  • ACSA Leadership for Safety Excellence
  • ACSA Principles of Health and Safety Management
  • Alberta WCB Awareness
  • CSTS (Construction Safety Training System)
  • Federal and Provincial Hours of Service Awareness
  • First Aid CPR
  • H2S Alive
  • TDG (Transportation of Dangerous Goods)
  • TDG Train the Trainer
  • WHMIS (Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System)
  • WHMIS Train the Trainer
  • Wildlife and Bear Awareness

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