About Us

m3 mechanical consultants inc. is a new mechanical engineering consulting firm located in Victoria, BC. We are focused on providing a wide array of quality services for the building industry and can provide essential engineering service for plumbing, HVAC, and fire protection systems. Our team is highly experienced in commercial, light industrial, health care, and institutional buildings design and construction.

Our Team

m3 Mechanical is a firm made up of highly skilled, industry leading professionals dedicated to providing high-quality engineering service to our clients. Take a chance to get to know our team members.

Phone:  250.940.2256 (ext. 101)

Email:   markwilliams@m3mech.ca

Profile:  Linkedin

Mark Williams


Mark’s consulting engineering career started in Toronto in the mid 80’s. He moved to Victoria in 1993 to D.W.Thomson Ltd. for the D&T building at the Royal Jubilee Hospital. In 1997 Mark co-founded Hirschfield Williams Consultants Ltd. with then partner Rob Hirschfield. Mark grew the firm and became sole Owner in 2005, later to be acquired by WSP in December 2010. After climbing the corporate ladder to Director of Buildings for Vancouver Island for WSP, Mark left corporate life in 2014. In 2015 Mark joined the AME Group as Quality Control Manager.

Mark saw the opportunity in Victoria for a capable firm with a decent work ethic and core values when dealing with staff and Owners a like. In August 2016 m3 became that reality.

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Brenton Williams, AScT


Brenton started his career with Hirschfield Williams Timmins Ltd. in 2004 where he began working on a wide scope of projects on Vancouver Island and Interior BC. At HWT, he gained experience working on local schools & universities, hospitals & care facilities, correctional facilities, government buildings, retail stores, offices, and apartment buildings. Brenton was heavily involved in the Target Canada project from 2010-2012 where he was part of the western Canadian team that was tasked with renovating the BC Zellers stores to welcome the opening of Target Canada in 2013. The team did so well, they were tasked with aiding the eastern Canadian team to roll out stores in Quebec. Each store was completed in Revit and Brenton was one of the lead Revit modelers the western team 

In 2014, Brenton joined AME Group as a mechanical designer and worked on projects with the Coast Guard, University of Victoria, and various Healthcare projects. In 2016 he became the third and final founding member of m3 mechanical and is working to bring his expertise to the Victoria market. 

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Robert Hirschfield

Project Engineer

Rob Hirschfield is a senior mechanical engineer with over 42 years of experience providing services as design engineer, senior project engineer and manager. Rob has provided services for all types of projects, including all major academic buildings at the University of Victoria one of which, the Engineering Laboratory Wing, won the Power Smart 1995 Award of Excellence from BC Hydro.


Other projects include the additions and renovations to the Victoria International Airport, Rockridge Facility for Young Life of Canada, Juan de Fuca Library and extensive renovations at the University of Victoria. Rob was also involved in a report on the Campus Heating Mains and use of Wastewater at the University of Victoria

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Trace Grunerud, P.Eng

Project Engineer

Trace is a project mechanical engineer with 8 years of experience providing services as design engineer. Trace began his career with Williams Engineering Canada in Yellowknife, NT and spent the next few years consulting throughout the three Canadian Territories. After gaining experience in Residential, Commercial, and Institutional facilities as well as specializing in Biomass Energy Systems, he relocated back to Victoria to start a new Victoria-based office for Williams.


Trace enjoyed doing more local based work and began to provide consulting services on Vancouver Island and throughout British Columbia. Trace decided to join m3 in mid-2017. We are glad to welcome him aboard as our newest addition to our team.

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Elaine Williams

Office Manager

Elaine started with Hirschfield Williams Timmins Ltd. in 1997 along side Mark Williams and Rob Hirschfield. She worked as a Comptroller and her expertise and knowledge helped grow the company until it was acquired by WSP in 2010. Elaine is one of our essential staff.

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