Zoltan Lakatos, P.Eng.

Principal & Senior Engineer

Zoltan began his career at the Technical University of Budapest, Hungary where he earned a Diploma in Civil Engineering with a major in Structural Studies. After coming to Canada, he took several supplementary courses at the University of Toronto. Zoltan has held a license as a Professional Engineer since 1992.

Throughout his career, Zoltan has been involved in the structural design process in varying capacities including design, drafting, and project coordination. His experience in steel design, building structural design, and industrial structures gave him the expertise to open his own practice in 2002, under the name of Zoltan Engineering.

 His primary training and experience are in the fields of structural steel & connections, industrial buildings, foundations, pre-engineered steel buildings, platforms, equipment support framing, overhead & jib cranes and lifting devices. Projects have involved conceptual design, new construction structural design, detail design, repair work, alteration & expansion, permit applications, field general review and project administration.

Zoltan utilizes first principle design accompanied by the modeling software, STAAD PRO. He has excellent problem-solving abilities and strives to generate the best options for all stakeholders. He is proficient in working and managing his team to provide a wide variety of structural engineering services in a professional and practical manner to meet timelines satisfactory to the client.

Zoltan’s interests include cycling, travelling, skiing, and scuba-diving.

Professional Associations

  • Eng. License, Professional Engineers of Ontario, member since 1992
  • Eng. License, Prairie Provinces
    • APEGA: The Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta
    • APEGM: Association of Professional Engineers & Geoscientists of Manitoba
    • APEGS: Association of Professional Engineers & Geoscientists of Saskatchewan
  • Associate Professional Membership, CISC Canadian Institute of Steel Construction


Nicole Allender, P.Eng. P. E.

Structural Engineer

Nicole has over sixteen years of structural engineering experience. Her experience includes structural design & analysis calculations, layout & detailing of building structures, sketches & red-line drawings for designers/drafters to incorporate into construction documents, primary client contact for coordination with other design disciplines, construction administration, attendance at client meetings, production of technical documents such as nonconformance letters and inspection reports and field activities such as site visits and quality assurance reviews.  Nicole’s vast knowledge and experience allows her to continually provide solutions for clients and colleagues.

Professional Associations

  • Eng. License, Professional Engineers of Ontario, member since 2017
  • E. License, Arizona Board of Technical Registration, member since 2014

Cristian Arias, B. Eng.

Structural Designer

Cristian has over five years of structural engineering experience. His experience is focused in structural design, but he is knowledgeable in fields such as construction management, pavement design and water resource systems. 

Gerrit M. Vander Meulen, B. Eng.

Structural Designer

Gerrit has over three years of structural engineering experience, including analysis calculations & structural design, layout & detailing of building structures & sketches. Field activities such as site visits and quality assurance reviews are also part of his duties. He continues to provide great customer service and project management. 

Professional Associations

  • EIT, Professional Engineers of Ontario, member since 2019


Edward Partito

Senior Draftsman

Edward is a detail oriented and self-motivated senior draftsman with 8 years of experience in this role. Edward joined Zoltan Engineering in the summer of 2013 and has developed a strong understanding of engineering principles, architectural design, construction practices, and optimal uses of CAD software to effectively produce drawings that are visibly pleasing, have a clear picture of information, and flow methodically.

Tara Veurink

Senior Draftsman

Tara was the first full-time employee hired by Zoltan. She offers 13 years of experience with design and CAD software, becoming proficient in providing accurate and permit ready drawings for clients. Tara’s work includes drafting, drawing management & review, residential design, and document preparation.

Stephen Fitzpatrick


Stephen is the newest member of our team. He brings great enthusiasm, knowledge of the building code, and up-to-date training and techniques. Stephen has been rapidly improving his skill and technique and consistently meets his project deadlines.