Our experienced management team brings various strengths to the company.
With decades of experience between them, President Shaun Rudolph and his father Jon Rudolph, VP Operations, bring Cobalt the work experience to be safe, productive, and complete our projects on time and on budget. Cobalt and its predecessor company, Golden Hill Ventures, have over 35 years’ experience working in the north. Our contract experience includes building most of the major highway projects in northern Canada; as well as working on major mines in Northern BC and the Yukon. These included Cominco’s Snip Mine on the Iskut River and Northgate’s Kemess Mine in Northern BC. In addition, we built the tailings dams and performed site works at the Sa Dena Hes Mine in the 1990’s and later in 2014 completed the tailings dam reclamation and site decommissioning for Teck Resources for the same site. Cobalt has completed work for North American Tungsten on their tailings dams and we also designed and built the access road to the Ketza River Mine.
Shaun Rudolph, President
Shaun has been working in northern road construction and mining since 1997. Prior to starting Cobalt Construction in 2010, Shaun was Mine Manager at Ross Mining, which was Yukon’s largest placer gold operation at the time; he worked as a Superintendent for Golden Hill Ventures (GHV) at the Ruby Creek mining project, as well as Foreman and Operator at prior highway construction contracts for GHV. He has completed the Core Competencies for First Line Supervisors and has safety training from Northern Safety Network Yukon, including Leadership for Safety Excellence. In addition to his construction experience in the north, Shaun has accomplished a Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Alberta, specializing in business law.
Jon Rudolph, VP Operations
Jon has been operating road construction and mining companies in the north since 1975, and has been a member of the Yukon Chamber of Mines and Chamber of Commerce since then. He is a founding Board Member of the Yukon Hospital Foundation; a founding Board Member of Anvil Range Mining Corporation; and a longtime supporter of northern business. Prior to his work as VP Operations at Cobalt Construction, Jon was the owner of Golden Hill Ventures (GHV), one of Yukon’s largest private sector employers throughout the 1990’s and 2000’s. Jon was also instrumental in initiating EPCOM Resources Inc., a joint venture between four Yukon First Nations and GHV, in an effort to include local First Nations in the tendering, bidding, and work process for major roadwork contracts.