Meet Our Global Team

Brent Cothill

Senior Designer, PCNA Drawing Office Manager

HiTech Certificate, Academy of Drafting 2001 Mechanical Engineering Diploma, Engineering Institute of Technology 2018

Brent is a Senior Mechanical Designer in Paterson & Cooke’s Sudbury, Ontario office. He joined Paterson & Cooke in 2011 and is the Drawing Office Manager for North America.

Brent has been Lead Designer on numerous Paste Backfill projects, Modular Pilot Plants and has assisted with various engineering designs for both conventional and thickened tailings transportation systems from conceptual through to detailed design. He was also on the design team for the OCP long distance pipeline (187 km - 36” pipeline).

He has furthered his education and has obtained a Mechanical Engineering Advanced Diploma. Prior to this he studied and became a Qualified Draftsman at the Academy of Drafting, obtaining a HiTech Certificate. He has worked at various companies since then as a Mechanical and Architectural draftsman. Before joining Paterson & Cooke he had his own Architectural practice.

Expertise: Mine Backfill, Slurry Pipeline Systems and Tailings & Mine Waste

Notable Papers

Correia L, Cothill B, Antunes P, James S. “Case Study – Paste Plant Retrofit”. 13th International Symposium on Mining with Backfill, 25–27 May 2021, Conducted remotely.