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Paul is an Associate of Douglas Partners and is Manager of the Environmental section at our Brisbane office. He graduated from Sheffield Hallam University in the UK in 2001 with a degree in Environmental Science and Technology and has been with Douglas Partners since 2012.
Paul has over ten years’ experience in geoenvironmental investigations in the United Kingdom and over eight years’ experience in contaminated land investigations and consulting in Australia. He is a Certified Environmental Practitioner (CEnvP) and specialises in contaminated land investigations and remediation for various sectors including industrial, residential, transport, defence and recreation.
Shahin is a Senior Geotechnical Engineer with over 8 years of extensive experience in managing projects from proposal stage to delivery.
His experience includes project planning, project cost control, co-ordination with the client, management of project engineers and management of sub- contractors. His advance knowledge in Plaxis 2D and 3D modelling coupled with his innovative design solutions results in significant cost savings for clients.
Shahin's project experience spans power and transmission lines, solar farms, high rise residential, commercial, local government, roads and rails.
Tim Warriner is an engineering geologist for the Douglas Partners Central Coast NSW office. He has over 14 years’ experience in the geotechnical industry, starting work in 2003 after studying Geology at the University of Derby.
Tim worked in the United Kingdom, Ireland and off-shore until 2012 at which time he moved to Australia and joined Douglas Partners.
Tim has experience in a variety of geotechnical and environmental investigation in NSW, ranging from small acid sulfate soil, effluent disposal and residential investigations to larger subdivision and commercial/industrial developments. Tim has had considerable involvement in a number of Council and RMS infrastructure projects within the Lake Macquarie and Central Coast Council districts.
Sam is an Associate of Douglas Partners based in our Sydney Office. He is a Chartered Professional Engineer (CPEng) with over ten years of consultancy experience, gained on civil, maritime and geotechnical projects in Australasia and Africa.
He has completed a Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Hons) and Master of Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology (with Excellence) from UNSW.
Sam started his career in the combined fields of coastal and geotechnical engineering, mainly working on maritime related projects (dredging, revetments, reclamations, seawalls, embankments, levees and marine piling).
Since joining Douglas Partners in 2017, Sam has been involved in a number of projects involving deep basements, existing landfills and building upgrades in Sydney. He has also worked on a broad range of projects including investigations, analysis, anchor supervision, pile load testing and construction phase service in NSW, NT and East Timor.
Tim is an Associate at Douglas Partners and has over 16 years’ experience as an asbestos/hazardous materials consultant and occupational hygienist.
Tim's qualifications include a Bachelor of Science (Geology) (UTS), Postgraduate Diploma (Env. Studies) (Macquarie University) and Master of Science and Technology (Env. Science) (UNSW). Tim is a Licensed Asbestos Assessor (Lic. LAA001015), former NATA accredited counter and signatory for airborne asbestos monitoring, member of the Asbestos and Hazardous Materials Consultants Association (AHCA) and Provisional Member of the Australian Institute of Occupational Hygienists (AIOH).
Tim has managed large-scale asbestos and hazardous materials audit programs and provided air monitoring, technical supervision, and clearances for projects including large-scale friable asbestos removal work. Tim’s experience also includes remediation and validation programs for asbestos in soil/fill. Clients have included the Department of Defence, School Infrastructure, Health Infrastructure, Roads and Maritime Services and various local council authorities.
Tim’s broader occupational hygiene experience includes:
- Exposure monitoring for VOC’s (e.g. benzene and formaldehyde), inhalable and respirable dust, heavy metals (e.g. mercury and lead), respirable crystalline silica, diesel particulates, ozone and isocyanates;
- Noise dosimetry, noise mapping, radiation and lighting assessments;
- Mould/fungi assessments, odour investigation and indoor air quality assessment;
- Quantitative respirator fit-testing and air quality testing for air-line respirator systems;
- Confined space monitoring; and
- Assessment of unidentified substances.
Projects have been conducted at residential, commercial and industrial sites including hotels, airports, railways, oil refineries, manufacturing and recycling plants, waste disposal facilities, transport depots, construction/demolition sites, schools, hospitals, aged care facilities, museums and high-rise office blocks.
Tim joined DP in 2016 and his current role encompasses development of asbestos/hazardous materials and occupational hygiene services.
Kate Fulham is an Associate of Douglas Partners with over 8 years’ experience in consulting geotechnical engineering. Kate completed a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) degree graduating with Honours from the University of Newcastle in 2012 and also completed a Masters Degree at the University of New South Wales in 2019, majoring in geotechnical engineering.
Kate joined Douglas Partners in 2012 and has worked in several locations in Australia including Newcastle, Wollongong and Townsville since that time.
Kate has extensive experience in all types of field work including borehole drilling, rock coring, pavement investigations, test pits, overwater investigations, installation of specialist geotechnical instrumentation and environmental sampling and monitoring.
Kate has been actively been involved in a broad range of geotechnical engineering projects including major highway upgrades, residential and commercial developments, coal mines, railway lines, dams and ports. Kate also has a wide experience with minor earthworks projects through inspections and providing specialist advice during civil works. Additionally, Kate undertakes acid sulfate soil assessments, and assists with combined geotechnical and contamination assessment projects and is fully accredited with RMS Slope Risk Assessments.
Grant Russell is an associate at Douglas Partners and is also a licenced asbestos assessor with over 14 years experience in environmental investigations and the remediation of contaminated sites.
Grant commenced employment with Douglas Partners in 2017. He has been awarded a Bachelor of Science degree from Macquarie University in 2000 and Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of New England in 2017.
Grant is based in the Macarthur Office and has experience in delivering contaminated land and groundwater investigations for a wide variety of clients in private, commercial and government sectors.
Grant's recent projects have included undertaking land capability studies for new land releases in the Camden/Macarthur region, preliminary site Investigations, detailed site investigations, salinity assessments, hazardous building materials inspections, waste classifications and service station decommissioning and remediation. A number of Grants projects were the subject of audits by NSW EPA accredited auditors. He has also successfully completed several small and large scale asbestos assessments, air monitoring, remediation and management projects across Australia.
Sasi is a Senior Geotechnical Engineer who joined Douglas Partners in 2017. Since then he has worked in both our Sydney and Newcastle offices and is now working in our Canberra office.
Sasi completed a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) at University of Peradeniya in Sri Lanka followed by a Masters and PhD degrees at Washington State University in the USA. He has worked as a Geotechnical Engineer in the USA, Sri Lanka and Australia since completing his studies in 2006.
Sasi has over thirteen years' experience in the geotechnical consulting field and has a wide range of experience in geotechnical engineering projects including deep foundation and retaining structures, roads, railways, slope stabilisation, earthquake engineering, liquefaction and dams.
Sasi is passionate about finding solutions to difficult geotechnical problems and has considerable expert knowledge in numerical modelling and its practical applications to complex geotechnical problems. He has specialist experience in the designs of rafts, piled rafts, piles, deep excavations, anchors and ventilation shafts.
Brendan is an Associate Geotechnical Engineer who joined the Douglas Partners Perth office in 2010 after graduating from the University of Western Australia with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering.
He has been a project manager since 2014 and in that time has supervised work on many diverse projects across Western Australia, both in the Perth metropolitan area and regional areas such as the South-West, Pilbara and Kimberley.
Brendan’s project experience includes undertaking geotechnical investigations and engineering supervision on large scale residential and industrial subdivisions, pavements, telecommunication towers and multi-storey buildings. Notable project work includes a geotechnical investigation and site inspection for an upgrade to the Port Hedland power station and geotechnical investigations and earthworks inspections for the Roe Highway Logistics Park industrial development in Perth’s east. Brendan was also involved during the construction supervision of the foundations for the rail bridges for the Roy Hill mining project in the Pilbara and the Mernda Rail Extension project in Melbourne.
David is an Associate of Douglas Partners with over 12 years experience in environmental consulting. He commenced employment with us in early 2012, and has since also gained valuable geotechnical consulting experience.
David completed a Bachelor of Science (Resource and Environmental Management) with Honours at the Australian National University in 2001. His first experiences with contaminated land investigations were in Kuwait in 2002 and 2003, and has maintained an interest in soil biogeochemistry and contaminated land ever since. David has been working as an environmental consultant based in Townsville since 2007, and since commencing with Douglas Partners in 2012 has been responsible for a range of geotechnical and environmental investigations throughout North and West Queensland. Notable project experience includes site investigations for contamination, remediation supervision and validation reporting, as well as preparing a number of successful applications to the Queensland Department of Environment and Heritage Protection (EHP) to have sites removed from the EHP Environmental Management Register.
In recent years David has developed a keen interest in the geotechnical engineering side of the business, and has been increasingly responsible for a number of geotechnical investigations, including for site classification, slope stability, pavements, and acid sulfate soils.
Konrad is a Principal Geotechnical Engineer with over twenty years of engineering consultancy experience and six years of business management and tax accounting experience.
Konrad has worked for extended periods in New South Wales, Western Australia and the Northern Territory resulting in a broad knowledge base from which to provide specialised geotechnical input to large scale, complex civil and structural engineering projects in a variety of geological conditions.
Particular areas of geotechnical interest include:
- marine infrastructure projects such as wharves,
- seawalls, dredging and pipelines together with land reclamation on marine sediment;
- slope stability and deep excavations for large scale and highrise development; and
- large scale residential and commercial developments that include earthworks, pavements, heavy vehicles hardstands and railway lines.
Emily is a Senior Environmental Scientist and Certified Environment Practitioner, Site Contamination Specialist (EIANZ) with more than 14 years’ contaminated land consultancy experience in NSW, WA and the UK. Emily is the Environmental Section Manager at our Macarthur Branch.
During her time at Douglas Partners, Emily has project managed several land capability assessments across the south west Sydney region and prepared contamination assessment and remediation validation reports for a wide range of contamination issues. Emily specialises in contamination assessments and remediation designs for complex contamination sites to assist to resolve contamination issues as well as support redevelopment. Her contaminated sites experience includes former agricultural land, oil refineries, service stations, wastewater treatment plants, former gasworks, fireworks factories, chemical works and power station sites to name a few. She has successfully completed several small and large scale asbestos remediation jobs both in NSW and WA.
Doug has 17 years’ experience in the geotechnical laboratory field.
Doug has been involved in a wide range of geotechnical projects including site investigations, earthworks control and construction monitoring, earth dam and bund construction, civil excavations and construction and levee and dam construction for water and mine tailings storage, and major road construction projects. Most projects have involved working closely with both the contractor and the principal to provide testing and solutions suitable for the project.
Doug is the Branch Manager for our Ballina office whilst also managing the laboratory at our Coffs Harbour office. In early 2020 he was promoted to Associate. He aims is to provide clients with timely, accurate information to assist them in completing their projects on time and on budget.
In his spare time Doug enjoys
hiking and target shooting, and working on the family farm.
Tim completed a Bachelor of Engineering Science at The University of Sydney, and joined Douglas Partners as a graduate geotechnical engineer in 2010.
Since then Tim has been based in Douglas Partners' Sydney and Townsville offices, carrying out geotechnical and environmental fieldwork in a variety of metropolitan and remote regional locations in NSW, QLD, NT and internationally. Notable project experience includes surface and underground infrastructure development, logging deep cored boreholes, and CPT testing and settlement analysis for development over soft soils.
Michael is an Associate of Douglas Partners with 9 years of geotechnical engineering experience in the local area. Michael graduated from University of Newcastle with a Bachelor of Civil Engineering.
has specialised in mine investigations, and in particular in downhole
instrumentation, having significant experience in sonar imaging, downhole
camera techniques and laser profiling of abandoned mine workings. He has
been responsible for the ongoing development of Douglas Partners' investigation techniques
for mine working investigations.
Michael has been involved in numerous mine subsidence and geotechnical investigations in the Newcastle area. Projects that Michael has worked on include numerous multi-storey developments in the Newcastle CBD, assessment of mine shafts in the Hunter Valley, Central and Western NSW and rail investigations and earthworks supervision at various sites across NSW.
Joel is a Senior Associate of Douglas Partners based in our Sydney office with over twelve years' experience in geotechnical engineering.
Joel completed a Bachelor Degree of Civil Engineering in China in 2008 and came to Australia in 2010. He has also obtained a Master of Engineering Science degree at the University of New South Wales in 2012.
Joel joined Douglas Partners in year 2015 after having worked for a number of engineering consultancies in Australia and in China.
Joel has a special interest in geotechnical design, numerical modelling / finite element analyses for problems related to soil-structure interactions such as slope stabilisation, embankment, tunnel, shoring wall, deep basement excavation, raft slab, piled foundation and basement dewatering.
Joel has been involved in a wide variety of projects, which includes residential, commercial and industrial developments, infrastructure, roads and pavements, railway and water.
Joel is a Chartered Professional Engineer (CPEng), a Registered Professional Engineer of Queensland (RPEQ) and is on the National Engineering Register (NER).
Jessica is an Associate of Douglas Partners with over 10 years’ experience in environmental and geotechnical consulting.
Jessica graduated from the University of Newcastle with a Bachelor of Environmental Science majoring in Chemistry in 2005. She commenced employment with Douglas Partners in 2007 after working two years as a Chemist in a NATA accredited research and development laboratory.
Jessica is a Geo-environmental Scientist who is currently based in our Central Coast Office and has previously worked for extended periods in New South Wales and the Northern Territory with short periods in northern Western Australia. She has been involved in and managed many projects where sites were located in remote areas of the NT and northern WA.
Jessica has extensive experience in both environmental and geotechnical projects; and particular interest in contamination assessments and acid sulfate soil assessments and management plans. She has been involved in assessing and remediating several contaminated sites which eventually achieved Site Audit Reports and Statements in accordance with the NSW CLM Act 1997, most recently these being the Australian Technology Park at Eveleigh, SUEZ Recycling Facility at Chullora and the Carslaw Building Extension at The University of Sydney’s Camperdown Campus.
Huw is an Associate of Douglas Partners, and an Engineering Geologist with over 15 years’ experience in site investigations, engineering geology and geotechnical consulting.
Huw completed his Honours Degree (Geology) at The University of Adelaide in 2001, and went on to complete his Master of Engineering Science (Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology) at UNSW in 2015. He has completed training for the RMS Slope Risk Analysis (Version 4), and is a Registered Practicing Geologist (RPGeo) with the Australian Institute of Geoscientists.
Huw has worked in the Sydney office of Douglas Partners since July 2015, and has successfully completed geotechnical consulting work and managed multiple projects within both the Sydney region and across NSW. He has been involved with projects in the health, education, infrastructure (road, rail, airport and dams), residential and commercial sectors, including 5 years on highway and pavement investigation projects with RTA (now RMS), six months working with RMS on a slope classification project using LiDAR data, and many years on-site on the Enlarged Cotter Dam project near Canberra
Huw’s skillset lies in the areas of geological modelling, slope stability, site investigation and groundwater.
Huw is a member of the Australian Institute of Geoscientists (AIG), and the Australian Geomechanics Society (AGS).
Bradley Harris is an Associate at Douglas Partners and has over 8 years of experience in environmental consulting. He completed his Bachelor of Environmental Engineering degree at the University of Wollongong in 2010 with Honours.
Bradley is based in the Macarthur Office and has extensive experience in managing and undertaking subdivision related contamination and salinity investigations in the South Western Sydney Region, having recently worked on new land releases in Oran Park, Harrington Grove, Gledswood Hills, Gregory Hills, Spring Farm and Emerald Hills.
His areas of expertise include salinity investigations, contaminated land investigations, remediation planning and implementation, remediation monitoring, site validation, environmental monitoring and waste classification.
Alexandra Radulovich is an Associate of Douglas Partners with over 8 years’ experience in geotechnical and environmental engineering consulting and is the Geotechnical Section Manager for our Canberra branch office.
Alexandra graduated from the Australian National University with an Honours Degree, majoring in Environmental, Sustainable Energy and Materials Engineering in 2009. During her undergraduate degree she did work experience with Douglas Partners’ Sydney office as a trainee environmental engineer and joined the Canberra office as a geotechnical/environmental engineer in 2011. Alexandra was appointed Project Manager in 2015 and completed a Masters Degree at the University of New South Wales in 2016, majoring in geotechnical engineering. In 2018, Alexandra and was appointed an Associate of Douglas Partners and in 2019 was appointed Geotechnical Section Manager for the Canberra branch office. She is a Chartered Professional Engineer and a member of the Institution of Engineers and Engineer Australia’s Women in Engineering Committee (Canberra).
Alexandra has experience in a wide variety of geotechnical investigations including subdivision development, infrastructure projects and multi-storey buildings across the ACT and surrounding areas including the NSW South Coast, Goulburn, Yass, Cowra, Finley and Wagga Wagga regions. She also has experience in contaminated land projects including preliminary and detailed site investigations and has completed the Asbestos Awareness training required in the ACT.
Adam is a Geotechnical Engineer at the Sydney Office. He has been at Douglas Partners since graduating at the University of Sydney 9 years ago and has also completed a Masters in Geotechnical Engineering at UNSW.
Since joining Douglas Partners he has had an opportunity to gain experience in many aspects of work including CPT work, greenfield subdivisions, substation work, GIS work, deep coring, barge drilling, highway investigations, mine void investigations, environmental investigations, rail work, earthworks, slope and settlement analysis and design. Recent years has seen Adam completing field work/coordination and data management for large infrastructure jobs in Sydney including Sydney Metro (City and Southwest) and Western Harbour Tunnel.
Stephen has over 30 years working as a professional engineer in specialist geotechnical engineering and foundations construction.
Stephen has extensive experience in planning, co-ordination and analysis of geotechnical investigation studies, project management and geotechnical engineering design. He has worked both in consulting engineering and contracting, and across the eastern states of Australia and in Hong Kong.
Stephen has a particular interest and in-depth experience in the design and testing of deep foundations, braced retaining wall design, and the planning and management of geotechnical site investigations. Whether working within these focus areas, or on other broader areas, Stephen has always sought to combine optimal geological modelling, sound technical analyses and practical solutions in his geotechnical engineering.
John has 37 years experience in the geotechnical laboratory field. He joined Douglas Partners in 2015 and as the Branch Manager for our Coffs Harbour office and is now the Laboratory Business Development Advisor.
He has been involved in a wide range of geotechnical projects including site investigations, earthworks control and construction monitoring, earth dam and bund construction, civil excavations and construction, levee and dam sediment control, ground vibration, water and dust monitoring, environmental assessment for petroleum and mine sites and open cut mine sites from design to operation.
Anthony has over 20 years’ experience in applying geophysical techniques to investigations ranging from exploration and mining to near-surface engineering. Anthony is interested in widening the range of geophysical methods that can be utilised in geotechnical and environmental investigations.
With over 10 years’ experience in near surface geophysics, Jeremy specialises in the application of a variety of geophysical techniques for geotechnical, environmental and groundwater investigations. Jeremy has worked on numerous projects across Australia as well as the UK, Canada, Fiji, Taiwan, Cambodia, Chile and the Middle East.
Colin is an Associate of Douglas Partners (DP) with over 12 years’ experience in geotechnical and environmental engineering consulting.
Colin graduated from the University of Newcastle with a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil and Environmental) with Honours. He first worked with DP in the summer of 2003/04 undertaking industrial training, and then went on to commence full time employment in January 2005 as a Graduate Engineer. Colin worked in Newcastle for three years before transferring to the Canberra Office in late 2007. He was appointed Associate in 2013, Canberra Operations Manager in May 2016 and was appointed Canberra Branch Manager in 2019. Colin is a member of the Institution of Engineers and Australian Geomechanics Society.
Colin has experience in a wide variety of geotechnical investigations including subdivision development, infrastructure projects and multi-storey buildings across the ACT and surrounding areas. He has had a significant involvement in the investigation and ongoing geotechnical consulting for most of the new residential suburb construction in Canberra that have been constructed since 2008 including: Forde, Casey, Bonner, Moncrieff, Throsby, Taylor, Ngunnawal, Crace, Macgregor, Lawson, Wright, Coombs, Denman Prospect and South Quay (Greenway).
Colin has experience in various contaminated land projects across the ACT and surrounding areas that include Phase 1 and Phase 2 investigations, the preparation of remediation action plans (RAP) and Construction environmental Management Plans (CEMP) and validation sampling and reporting for site remediation works. Colin has completed the Asbestos Awareness training required in the ACT.
Dave is a Laboratory Manager and Associate of Douglas Partners with over 25 years’ experience in geotechnical testing.
Dave commenced employment with Douglas Partners in the Cairns office in 1997, transferring to the Newcastle office in 1998 as the Laboratory Manager. Dave has a Cert IV in Laboratory Techniques, Cert IV in Frontline Management and an Advanced Diploma of Laboratory Operations.
The Newcastle laboratory has a large scope of NATA accreditation for a wide range of field and laboratory testing for concrete, aggregates, soil and rocks. Dave has extensive experience in residential and industrial subdivisions in the Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, Port Stephens and Hunter Valley areas including Cameron Grove, Appletree Grove, Bagnalls Beach, Fullerton Cove, Wirraway - Thornton and The Vintage. The Newcastle laboratory has undertaken primary quality control testing on several major RMS roadworks projects including Weakleys Drive Interchange, Newcastle Inner City Bypass and George Booth Drive Intersection. Other major infrastructure projects which Dave has had involvement with are the Kooragang Island Coal Terminal, Hunter River Remediation projects, Williamtown RAAF Base Upgrade and many rail shutdown projects throughout the Hunter Valley.
Jim is an Associate Environmental Geologist at Douglas Partners' Melbourne Office and has over 12 years experience in environmental and geotechnical consulting.
Since joining Douglas Partners in 2004, Jim has been involved in a wide range of large and small scale environmental and geotechnical projects with particular emphasis on combined geotechnical / environmental projects.
Project experience includes contaminated land and groundwater assessments, groundwater resource evaluations, acid sulfate soil investigations, preparation of environmental management plans and a variety of geotechnical investigations relating to the construction of basements, pipelines, water and sewer infrastructure, commercial and residential developments and erosion control and management.
Jim’s role at Douglas Partners comprises the tendering for and management of a diverse range of projects and is currently the Melbourne office’s Branch Training Co-ordinator.
Peter began working with Douglas Partners as a laboratory technician before graduating from university. After completing a double degree in Civil Engineering and Arts at the University of Melbourne, he became the manager at Douglas Partners' Melbourne Laboratory between 2005 – 2008. During this period, he managed Douglas Partners' Melbourne Laboratory, computerised the test record control systems and introduced automation in the test recording systems.
returning to mainstream consulting in 2008, he was involved in a few major
infrastructure projects such as Westgate Freeway Upgrade Project, M80 Ring Road
Upgrade and recently Citylink Tulla Widening in Victoria, Southern Expressway
Duplication in South Australia, and in other infrastructure projects such as
Bendigo Hospital Project, Monash Children Hospital, Craigieburn Train
Maintenance Facility and Ravenhall Prison Project. He was also involved in a few low
to medium rise commercial / residential projects and residential subdivisions
around the metropolitan Melbourne area. Works including geotechnical assessment,
analysis, modelling design and inspection of various temporary ground supports
such as safe working platform, temporary batter / trench supports, and with
particular interests in implementation and monitoring of geotechnical
Scott is a graduate of UNSW (BE Civil and MRE).
Scott has been involved with the geotechnical investigation and design for a number of large high profile rail, highway, tunnel and marine infrastructure projects in Sydney and across NSW. Scott has also worked extensively with developers, consultants and contractors on a wide range of small to large scale residential, commercial, and industrial projects. Many projects have involved challenges with deep basements in soil and rock close to buildings and infrastructure. He has also been involved with a number of basement projects requiring dewatering and associated approvals and monitoring.
Scott is currently the Geotechnical Section Manager within Douglas Partners' Sydney Office and coordinates a group of over 35 geotechnical professionals.
Greg completed a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) at Swinburne University of Technology and has worked as a Geotechnical Engineer since completing his studies in 1989.
Greg joined Douglas Partners’ Melbourne office in 2013 as a Senior Geotechnical Engineer and was appointed Principal in 2015 before being appointed Branch Manager in 2016.
Greg has extensive expertise gained over a 25 year career in geotechnical consulting developed through a broad range engineering projects. His experience includes site investigation and analysis for multi storey buildings, deep basements, dams, bridges, tunnels, subdivisions, excavations, earthworks slope stability, landslip, and pavements. Greg brings with him a detailed knowledge of the subsurface conditions that exist across Melbourne and regional Victoria and the implications of these conditions in risk management and for cost effective design of civil and building development.
Greg has also been a technical reviewer for numerous building, infrastructure and industrial projects and has appeared as an expert witness regarding building performance due to poor founding conditions, reactive clay and earthworks.
Brendan joined Douglas partners in 2004 beginning as an Undergraduate Engineer having completed a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) at the University of NSW.
He has extensive experience working on numerous large scale investigations over water and on land and has experience in acid sulphate soils and rocks, materials and stability assessments including cut slope and fill stabilities, bridges, soft soils along with soil-structure interaction modelling, investigative work, construction monitoring and construction support.
Brendan has over 10 years’ experience of supervising and managing large scale geotechnical investigations for major infrastructure projects. He has experience working on and managing large complex geotechnical investigations for roads and over water. He has a track record with Port Authority of New South Wales (formerly Sydney Ports) and NSW Roads and Maritime for delivering high quality technical information through safe and timely investigations.
Brendan is based in Douglas Partners' Sydney office and is now a Senior Associate of the company.
Tim Wright is a Principal with Douglas partners with over 25 years experience in geotechnical engineering and contaminated land consultancy.
Tim graduated from the University of Liverpool (UK) with a BSc (hons) degree in Geology and Physical Geography before completing his MSc in Engineering Geology at the University of Durham (UK). He is a Chartered Geologist (Geological Society of London) and became a Registered Specialist in Land Condition (SiLC) in 2004. Tim moved to Australia in 2012 to join Douglas Partners.
He has directed a broad range of projects across the UK related to the investigation, assessment, remediation and validation of land affected by contamination across the Development, Transportation, Water, Energy, Oil & Gas and Waste Sectors including Masterplanning, Feasibility Studies and Environmental Impact Assessments
Tim is based in the Sydney Office and is engaged in the management of the investigation, assessment, remediation and validation of sites across NSW. He is also a Douglas Partners technical report reviewer for contamination reports from Douglas Partners' offices across Australia. As well as working on numerous small scale projects Tim has recently managed large projects including the investigation and remediation of station sites for the Sydney Metro Northwest and for a major school redevelopment in Parramatta which involved state significant archaeology as well as contaminated filling.
John completed a BE (Civil) at Newcastle University in 1997 and commenced employment as a geotechnical engineer with Douglas Partners in Sydney (West Ryde) in 1998, then transferred to the Newcastle Branch in 1999 and then transferred to the Coffs Harbour Branch in 2016 and now has over 19 years' geotechnical engineering experience.
During his time at Douglas Partners John has furthered his career by gaining extensive experience in numerous aspects of geotechnical works including site investigation (CPT, drilling, test pitting), excavations (soil and rock), foundations, pavements and earthworks. John currently is the senior geotechnical engineer in our Coffs Harbour Douglas CMG office.
During his time in Sydney John worked on projects such as Olympic venues, low to high rise buildings and the Eastern Distributor. Whilst in Newcastle John worked on subdivisions, mine subsidence projects, numerous mine sites, tailings dams, rail projects and the Kooragang Coal Terminal expansion projects (investigation, inspections and instrumentation). John also travelled to Townsville, Gold Coast, Brisbane and Melbourne to perform Menard Pressuremeter testing. Regional work from the Coffs Harbour branch has involved investigation and inspections from Lismore to Kempsey to Inverell and has included communication towers, bridge replacements, pavement upgrades and hospital upgrades.
John participated in the Young Professionals Exchange Program (YPEP 2002) to Japan which involved working with a Japanese company OYO which was based in Tokyo and experiencing home life in Japan.
Joel is an Associate of Douglas Partners and has 10 years’ experience in consulting geotechnical engineering. Joel completed a Bachelor of Engineering degree at the University of Newcastle in 2009 and also completed a Masters of Engineering Science degree at the University of New South Wales in 2017.
Joel joined Douglas Partners in November 2007 and worked as an undergraduate engineer until completing his degree. Joel was promoted to a project manager in 2012 and Associate geotechnical engineer in 2017. Joel has worked in numerous locations all over Australia including Newcastle, The Hunter Valley, Sydney, Central Coast, Darwin, Central Queensland and the north coast of NSW.
Joel has extensive experience in all types of field work including borehole drilling, rock coring, pavement investigations, test pits, specialist mine subsidence equipment, installation of specialist geotechnical instrumentation and environmental sampling.
Joel also has experience in planning and preparing geotechnical investigations and some limited environmental investigations for both small and large developments including major highway upgrades, residential and commercial developments, coal mines, railway lines, dams and ports. Joel also has a wide experience with minor and major earthworks projects through inspections and providing specialist advice during civil works. Additionally, Joel undertakes landside risk assessments, acid sulfate soil assessments, and assists with combined geotechnical and contamination assessment projects.
Bruce is a Principal of Douglas Partners with over 20 years' experience in geotechnical engineering consulting. He commenced employment with Douglas Partners in March 1996 after completing a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) at the University of Sydney. Bruce completed a Masters of Engineering Science (Geotechnical) from UNSW in 2004.
Bruce has worked in Sydney, Darwin, Central Coast, Townsville and Brisbane offices of Douglas Partners. He was Branch Manager in Central Coast from 2005 to 2006, and Townsville from 2006 to 2012. In late 2012, Bruce transferred to Brisbane where he was appointed Geotechnical Group Manager until being appointed Branch Manager in August 2016 to 2019.
Bruce has experience in geotechnical investigations in a wide range of large projects, including infrastructure for metalliferrous mines in western Qld and coal mines in central Qld; defence projects in NT, Qld and NSW; electricity generation and distribution in Qld; and gas pipelines in Qld and NT. He also has had major involvement in the investigation and ongoing geotechnical consulting for some major residential subdivisions on the Central Coast, including Magenta Shores at The Entrance North.
His broad range of experience also includes smaller scale inspections, investigations and stability assessments for residential development on Castle Hill and other steeply sloping terrain in Townsville, Airlie Beach and Central Coast. Bruce also has a special interest in in-situ investigation and testing methods, having been a Director of Ground Test Pty Ltd (a sister company to DP which operates cone penetration test rigs and drilling rigs in NSW and Qld) since 2009.
Chris is a Principal of the company and a Director of the Douglas Group.
Chris has worked in the Sydney,
Wollongong and Macarthur offices of Douglas Partners. Chris is a chartered professional engineer (CPEng) in both the
environmental and civil colleges. Chris is registered on the National
Engineering Register and is a practitioner with a specific area of practice in
the area of subdivisional geotechnics. Chris has Bachelor of Engineering and a
Master of Engineering Science (Hydrogeology) both from the UNSW.
Chris has an interest in environmental and geotechnical assessments for subdivision developments and infrastructure projects. Asbestos remediation and treatment is a specialty. Chris also has an interest in groundwater assessments for deep basements and for contaminant transport. Chris’s work philosophy is to understand his client’s projects and appreciate the cost implications of our recommendations so that he is able to provide integrated practical solutions.
When he isn’t in the office Chris is spending time with his wife, three young boys and their dog enjoying the coast of the Illawarra, surfing, running or relaxing.
David is a Senior Associate and Senior Engineering Geologist with over 27 years professional experience. He graduated in 1986 after completing a Bachelor of Applied Science with Honours at the University of New South Wales.
Based in Douglas Partners’ Sydney office, David has worked on projects located across metropolitan and regional New South Wales and as well as across Australia. David has a particular interest in risk assessments of natural and excavated slopes, geological mapping for large scale road, communication and energy infrastructure projects and ‘forensic’ geotechnical assessments to determine the potential causes of damage to existing structures.
Some of David’s major project experience includes geotechnical investigations and material assessments at Warragamba and Copeton Dams, RMS slope risk assessments at over 500 sites along regional highways, and geotechnical and environmental investigations for electrical transmission lines and sub-stations across TransGrid’s NSW network. Notable slope risk assessment projects has seen him working at Jenolan Caves, State Circle outside Federal Parliament, and along numerous coastal headlands stretching from Sydney’s Eastern suburbs to the Darwin CBD
David’s broader experience includes geotechnical/environmental investigation and construction advice services provided for residential and commercial developments across Sydney, along with bridge, pavement and dam investigations for regional Council’s across Western NSW.
Julie is a Principal of Douglas Partners and has almost 25 years geotechnical engineering experience, both locally and overseas. She commenced employment with DP in February 1994 after graduating from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) Degree. Julie took a four-year secondment to the USA in the late 1990s, gaining valuable international experience.
Julie has particular experience in projects which require multi-disciplinary input, such as geotechnical investigations which include contamination assessment, waste classification assessment and/or acid sulphate assessment scope components. This enables clients to have a single point of contact on complex cross-disciplinary projects.
Julie's client-focus sees her with many repeat clients who rely on her expertise to guide them through the various approvals and design processes. Clients appreciate her proactive and open communication through the life of a project.
Julie has a broad range of experience managing geotechnical investigations for projects including large scale residential developments, commercial developments, water infrastructure and many others. Her technical expertise ranges from residential footings and pavements to multi-story buildings with basement excavations, water pipelines and associated infrastructure, hospital expansions, commercial developments, recreational facilities and many more.
With extensive experience in the Lake Macquarie, Newcastle, Port Stephens and Maitland local government areas, as well as other parts of the Hunter region and mid North coast, Julie’s knowledge of the geotechnical constraints and opportunities on a local level adds value to many projects.
As well as being a Chartered Professional Engineer (CPEng) on the National Engineers Register (NER), Julie is also a Fellow of the Engineers Australia (FIEAust).
Michael is a graduate of UTS, UNSW, Imperial College and the University of London in study areas related to Civil Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Hydrogeology and Project Economics.
He has been employed by engineering organisations for over 50 years and has conducted numerous studies on geotechnical engineering, hydrogeology and landfill assessment and design.
Since joining Douglas Partners in 1981 Michael has been the project manager or project director on numerous geotechnical studies but he specialises in the integration between geotechnical investigation for geotechnical design, contamination assessment, groundwater flow, dewatering and waste management. He has extensive experience in road and heavy duty pavement design, especially in the behaviour of materials in their natural state or when blended with various stabilising/modifying agent. This broad range of experience and expertise is helpful in multi-disciplinary projects as Michael likes to satisfy all competing design priorities by a single ground investigation.
As he nears the end of his professional career, Michael is keen to pass on his knowledge and wealth of experienced to young engineers. He achieves this aim by assisting them managing projects which he acts as an expert advisor and peer reviewer.
David is a Principal of Douglas Partners with over 24 years consulting experience in geotechnical engineering, soil and rock mechanics, earthworks and related disciplines while based in Australia. He commenced employment with DP in April 1993 after completing a Bachelor of Engineering at James Cook University of North Queensland.
David has worked on projects in Brisbane, Melbourne, Hobart, Perth and Darwin as well as regional NSW and Qld. He has been involved in a wide variety of project works for commercial and industrial projects, major hospitals, universities and institution buildings, roads and railways, power stations and water retention systems. David specialises in soil and rock slope investigation, stability analysis, design and stabilisation of road cuttings, slopes, and deep basement excavations including shoring analysis, design, and construction supervision. David has also undertaken soft soil settlement analysis, including preload design, monitoring and reporting at the Brisbane Airport and the Port of Brisbane as well as deep piled foundations at these same locations.
David’s work at Douglas Partners has included innovative design work on the basement of the ‘Soul’ high-rise residential development in Surfers Paradise for which Douglas Partners was awarded a Certificate of Recognition in 2010 by Consult Australia. The project comprised deepening the existing one and two-level basements to create a new three-level basement. The innovative composite basement wall combined re-use of the existing upper basement wall sections with a new lower soil mix wall which substantially reduced basement construction costs.
Gavin is a Senior Associate with 17 years' experience as a geotechnical engineer within Sydney and NSW. He completed his Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) with Honours at the University of Sydney in 1996 and a Masters of Engineering Science (Geotechnical) at the University of New South Wales in 2001.
Gavin has broad experience within Sydney and NSW in geotechnical investigations, inspections and construction advice for a diverse range of projects including residential subdivisions, multi-storey buildings with deep basements and foundations, large scale earthworks jobs, heavy-duty pavements, slope stability assessments and analysis of ground support for temporary structures. In addition, he has active interest in smaller residential projects which can be just as challenging as the larger projects.
Significant investigations that he project managed include the Darling Harbour Live project, the Building Education Revolution (BER) in Sydney (approximately 90 schools), Aldi Prestons Warehouse Facility, Infinity by Crown at Green Square, numerous residential subdivision developments in Western Sydney, several underground cable routes and the Western Sydney Stadium at Parramatta.
In 2015 he was the recipient of the DJ Douglas Award for his work on the Darling Harbour Live project.
In 2018, Gavin was appointed Branch Manager of our Riverstone office in our North Western Sydney.
David is an Environmental Engineer with more than 8 years of consulting experience in the investigation, assessment and remediation of contaminated sites.
Since joining Douglas Partners, David has been actively involved in numerous projects within the Sydney region as well as some projects at NSW and ACT regional centres. David has provided advice for various land uses including schools, shopping centres, residential subdivisions, high-rise apartments, universities, service stations, childcare centres, commercial offices, hotels, electrical sub-stations, rail, warehouses, cemeteries, recycling facilities and recreation. In addition to working in contaminated land management, David has gained experience in the investigation, assessment and management of acid sulfate soils.
David has reported on preliminary site investigations (Desktop Investigations) for contamination; detailed site investigations (Phase 2 Investigations) for contamination; remediation action plans; validation of remediation; validation of underground storage tank removal works; environmental management plans; reviews of reports prepared by other environmental consultants; detailed assessments of asbestos contamination in soil; groundwater monitoring events; acid sulfate soil assessments; acid sulfate soil management plans; waste classification assessments; excavated natural material (ENM) assessments; recovered aggregate assessments; and virgin excavated natural material (VENM) assessments.
Paul completed a Bachelor of Earth and Land Science (1st Class Honours) at The University of Canberra in 2001.
He joined Douglas Partners in 2005 as a Geo-environmental Scientist based in Douglas Partners' Townsville office, managing projects and carrying out geotechnical and environmental fieldwork in a variety of metropolitan and remote regional locations in QLD, NT and PNG. Notable project experience includes over water drilling supervision and logging, CPT and soil electrical resistivity testing, remote area field work and sand resource studies.
Paul currently manages Douglas Partners' Darwin office.
Hugh is a Principal of Douglas Partners with over 30 years’ experience in the geotechnical and construction industry in UK, Hong Kong, Indonesia and Australia. Hugh joined Douglas Partners Sydney office in February 2011 and since October 2015, has been the Rock Mechanics section manager.
Hugh has a Bachelor of Science from the University of London and a Master’s of Science and a DIC from the Royal School of Mines at Imperial College, London.
He has broad technical and project experience in geotechnical investigations, design and construction and construction monitoring work on a wide range of projects for foundations, earthworks, retaining structures, slope stability, tunnels and inner city basement excavations. Hugh has worked on all three sides of the industry as a geotechnical engineer, operations manager and resident engineer for consultant, contractor and client organizations and is experienced in interfacing with government departments, clients and other stakeholders. He has worked on many high-profile geotechnical investigation and construction projects including the UK’s Channel Tunnel, a 1.3 km long slurry wall, a 60 km road investigation in Indonesia and he worked for eight years as the Resident Engineer for a developer on two major shopping centre redevelopments of £350-400M value each. Hugh has also spent 10 years working in Hong Kong for one of the world’s largest foundation contractors as a geotechnical engineer and Operations Manager for investigation and piling. More recently, Hugh has been project manager and data manager for the Sydney Metro investigations, geotechnical project manager for the Sydney Cricket Ground Bradman, Noble and Messenger Stand Redevelopment investigation and construction, project manager for the Frieda River Feasibility Study (Papua New Guinea) and various Pacific Highway Upgrade geotechnical tender teams. He has been involved in a number of deep basement excavation projects adjacent to existing and future rail tunnels in the Sydney CBD.
Gary is a Senior Geotechnical Engineer and Senior Associate of the company. He has over 35 years experience in field assessments and reporting for a wide range of projects including extensive experience in multi-storey buildings, infrastructure including dam embankments and subdivision/earthworks projects.
Gary has been based in Canberra for over 28 years and joined Douglas Partners in 2010. Gary graduated from the University of Western Australia in 1978 with a Degree in Civil Engineering and graduated from the University of New South Wales ADFA Campus in 1994 with a Masters Degree in Geotechnical Engineering. He is also a Chartered Engineer (CPEng) and registered on the National Engineer Register.
Kurt jointed Douglas Partners in 2005 after completing an honours degree in Environmental Science majoring in earth sciences at the University of New South Wales. Kurt is currently undertaking post graduate study in hydrogeology at Flinders University.
Kurt is a Senior Associate / Project Manager in the Contaminated Land Group of the DP Sydney Office. Kurt has a wide range of experience in conducting contamination assessment and remediation projects for both public and private sector clients for varied developments including major residential sub divisions, residential apartment complexes, major retail centres, commercial / industrial properties and waste management centres.
Kurt has specific experience in a number of types of environmental investigations including soil and groundwater contamination investigations; soil vapour and hazardous ground gas investigations, salinity investigations, acid sulfate soil investigations and hazardous building materials assessments.
Kurt has been involved in a variety of remediation projects including the preparation of remediation action plans and providing remediation services for UPSS remediation works, soil vapour mitigation system design and construction quality assurance, in situ groundwater remediation projects, asbestos remediation and management, acid sulfate soil management and treatment and salinity management.
Kurt has also worked extensively in the landfill industry including the design of landfill cells, preparation of landfill management plans and closure plans, providing construction quality assurance advice during landfill cell construction, providing water balance assessments and undertaking long-term monitoring projects to meet landfill EPL requirements
Sally is an Associate of Douglas Partners Pty Ltd with over 10 years of experience in geotechnical engineering consulting. She started work with Douglas Partners in March 2003 after completing a Bachelor of Engineering with Honours and Bachelor of Arts at the University of New South Wales.
Sally has been responsible for the planning and management of a wide range of geotechnical projects including the Sydney Opera House, Port Botany Expansion, Warringah Mall in Brookvale and the Building the Education Revolution program. Her work has included project management, investigation, analysis, design work, construction monitoring, inspections and advice. Features of past projects include deep and/or sensitive excavations, retaining walls, deep and shallow foundations, anchors, slope stability, thermal resistivity and acid sulphate soils. Her work has included a range of site and clients, including major infrastructure, sensitive sites and residential, commercial and industrial developments.
Sally is a member of Engineers Australia and the Australian Geomechanics Society (AGS) and served as an committee member for the Sydney Branch of AGS between 2006 and 2014, including terms as Secretary and Treasurer.
Peter is a Principal of Douglas Partners and is based in the Sydney office. His professional qualifications include a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) and Master of Engineering Management. He is a Chartered Professional Engineer (CPEng), a Registered Professional Engineer of Queensland (RPEQ) and is on the National Engineering Register (NER).
Peter has a wide range of experience in both undertaking and reviewing geotechnical and contaminated site projects. This includes earthworks, excavation stability, excavation impacts, movement monitoring, foundations, piles, road and heavy duty pavements, railway infrastructure, subdivisions, groundwater, dewatering impacts, vibration monitoring, contaminated site assessments, remediation planning, site validation, waste classification, ENM/VENM assessments, groundwater quality assessments, asbestos monitoring and acid sulphate soils. He has worked on multi-disciplinary design teams for tender submissions and has acted as an expert witness in several legal cases.
Clients include government agencies, publicly-listed developers, private developers, community organisations, schools, architects, consulting engineers, planners, construction contractors, builders, piling contractors and earthworks contractors.
Tom has a Bachelor of Civil Engineering from the University of Sydney and has completed a Masters of Engineering Science (Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology) from the University of New South Wales.
Tom has 11 years’ experience as a geotechnical engineer in Sydney with experience in undertaking a broad range of geotechnical projects within the Sydney Region and country NSW, having recently worked on numerous Capability Studies of the recent Land Capability assessments in the South West of Sydney, as well as targeted geotechnical investigations for lead-in infrastructure, pavement designs, lot classifications for residential subdivisions, shopping centres, stability assessments and bridges.
Troy is a Senior Associate Geotechnical Engineer based in Douglas Partners' Central Coast office with over ten years' geotechnical engineering experience.
Troy is a Senior Associate Geotechnical Engineer with over ten years' geotechnical and environmental engineering experience. He completed a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) degree graduating with Honours from the University of Newcastle in 2009.
Troy joined Douglas Partners in 2008 and has worked generally within the Central Coast, Newcastle and Hunter Valley areas since that time. Troy also represented Douglas Partners as the Darwin Branch Manager in 2016 and 2017. Troy is currently the Geotechnical Section Manager at the Central Coast Branch and responsible for managing junior staff and consulting activities in the Central Coast and surrounding areas including a broad variety of geotechnical projects, contamination assessments, site remediation, earthworks quality control and laboratory testing.
Troy has developed extensive knowledge of the conditions in the Central Coast and surrouding areas and has a high level of expertise in pavements and residential / commercial / industrial developments including basement construction. In addition to the wide spread geotechnical invesitgations, Troy also undertakes effluent disposal, acid sulfate soil, waste classification and contamination assessments.
David Holden is an Environmental Scientist and holds a Bachelor of Science (Environmental) degree from the University of Sydney. He has over nine years professional experience in the field of contaminated land, with works undertaken including investigations and remediation projects for a range of residential, educational, health and commercial developments involving soil, gas and groundwater contamination issues.
David has completed various remediation projects which have included project works from ‘cradle to grave’, viz. the assessment, remediation design, validation and long term monitoring. David also has experience in landfill cell design, construction quality assessments and monitoring of landfill gas and leachate/groundwater.
Combining the knowledge from landfill sites and other remediation projects David has worked on a number of developments which have involved construction on old landfills and hence required designing and validating groundwater and gas mitigation systems. David works closely with project teams to allow integration of mitigation measures into building design to minimise remedial costs. He also routinely works with consent authorities, most notably Site Auditors and Councils, to meet the respective development’s consent requirements.
Per Henrikson is a Senior Associate of Douglas Partners with over 15 years' experience in geotechnical engineering consulting. He completed a Master of Science in Civil Engineering at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden in 1999.
After graduation Per worked for a piling contractor and as a geotechnical consultant in his native Sweden, before moving to Australia to join Douglas Partners' Sydney office in 2003. After a period back in Sweden (2007 and 2011), where he worked as a geotechnical engineer for one of the leading multidisciplinary consultancies in Scandinavia, he re-joined Douglas Partners Sydney in 2012. He has been part of Douglas Partners' Melbourne team since 2013.
Per has wide experience from a broad range of projects both in Australia and overseas. He has undertaken numerous geotechnical investigations for various residential, commercial and industrial developments in New South Wales and Victoria. Over the last few years, Per has chiefly been involved in projects associated with the recent boom of high rise developments in Melbourne, including several towers in Melbourne’s CBD and Docklands. His broad experience also includes smaller scale inspections, investigations and stability assessments for predominantly residential developments in Sydney and Melbourne. Since Christmas 2016 Per has been part of the team designing and constructing the new 8km railway extension from South Morang to Mernda in Melbourne.
While working in Sweden he was mainly involved in several major highway and railway projects, commonly located in areas with the challenging soft and sensitive clays of the Swedish west coast and Stockholm.
Patrick is an Associate of Douglas Partners with over 15 years' experience in environmental engineering consulting. He commenced employment with Douglas Partners in November 2001 after completing a Bachelor of Engineering Degree with Honours at the University of Newcastle.
Patrick has worked in the Newcastle office since his appointment with Douglas Partners, and was appointed to the position of Associate in 2008. Patrick has experience in numerous contamination and geotechnical investigations in Newcastle and the Hunter Valley. Patrick has recently conducted investigation, remediation and validation works for large-scale residential subdivisions in West Wallsend, Booragul, Vacy and Thornton. Patrick has been involved in numerous education projects including investigation, remediation and validation of contamination at Hunter Sports High and numerous primary schools as part of the Building the Education Revolution. Patrick has also been heavily involved in major infrastructure projects such as the Gloucester to Tomago Gas project and the investigation and remediation of Newcastle Surplus Rail Lands. Patrick has conducted several investigations and remediation projects within lead-impacted lands in the Lake Macquarie Pasminco fallout area. His broad range of experience also includes smaller scale investigations for contamination, waste classification and effluent disposal assessment in the Newcastle and Hunter Valley regions.
Roderick is an experienced engineering geologist based in Douglas Partners' Wollongong office.
Roderick has under-graduate and postgraduate degrees from the University of Wollongong and from the University of New South Wales, respectively, and has undertaken numerous large site investigations in Australia and the United Kingdom including mine sites, heavy industry, road, rail, infrastructure, commercial and residential with over 10 years’ experience in geotechnical assessments.
Roderick is an Associate with Douglas Partners with notable project experience in deep basement excavations; stability assessments for subdivision, hillside developments, dams and retention basins; large construction monitoring projects and forensic surveys and investigations.
Darryl is a Principal of Douglas Partners and has 19 years’ experience in consulting geotechnical engineering. He completed a Bachelor of Engineering degree graduating with Honours from the University of Canterbury in 1997, following which he worked for a civil consulting firm in New Zealand for a period of six months.
Darryl joined Douglas Partners in June 1998 initially working in the Company’s head office in Sydney. He transferred to the Central Coast office in 2002, and currently serves as the Branch Manager having been appointed to that position in 2012. Darryl was appointed Principal in 2019. Darryl has developed an extensive knowledge of the Central Coast geology through a multitude of geotechnical investigations, including for land capability assessments, residential subdivisions and retirement villages, multi-storey buildings, major infrastructure projects, regional scale sporting facilities, and mine closures. He had been involved with major redevelopments of both Gosford and Wyong Hospitals.
Darryl also has had a wide experience with major earthworks projects and regularly provides specialist advice during civil works. Additionally, he undertakes landside risk assessments, acid sulfate soil assessments, and assists with combined geotechnical and contamination assessment projects.
John Braybrooke is a Senior Consulting Engineering Geologist with over 50 years of post-graduate experience in all facets of engineering geology, ranging from house sites to large scale infrastructure projects.
John has worked in all states of Australia as well as Papua New Guinea, New Zealand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines and Western Samoa.
John's areas of expertise include civil and mining underground structures, particularly tunnels, declines, drifts and shafts, having been involved with over 250 underground projects at pre-feasibility, feasibility, design, construction or post construction including latent condition claims for both contractors and owners. This experience includes having worked on most tunnels in Sydney, constructed since and including the Eastern Suburbs Railway in the 1970's and in various roles.
He also has extensive experience with dams, ranging from prefeasibility to post construction and from mine dams to a 150m high earth and rock, hydro-electric dam in Malaysia. This experience includes designing and supervising grouting programs. He was the resident engineering geologist in the 1970's on the Shoalhaven water transfer and pump-storage scheme, a mini Snowy Hydro Scheme with 4 dams, 2 tunnels, 3 power/pump stations, canals and pipelines. More recently John supervised and was intimately involved with the field work for the 3 year study of the infrastructure for the Frieda River Gold/Copper mine in the Sepik District of PNG and for the Ramu 2 Hydro-electric Scheme, also in PNG
In addition John has been involved with deep excavations in the city, particularly Sydney, starting with World Square where near surface high horizontal stresses were identified in Sydney for the first time, to Barangaroo Central, particularly involved with shoring design and construction and excavatability issues, including productivity.
John's expertise extends to slope stability issues ranging from house sites, to the Thredbo debris flow to major landslides at Ok Tedi, PNG.
Chris is a Principal Engineer and the manager of the Environmental Group in the Newcastle office.
He has over 24 years' consulting experience providing environmental, geotechnical and groundwater services for the investigation, remediation and development of land. Chris provides integrated solutions to many projects by maximising the development potential and beneficial use of materials within sites and thereby minimising the cost of development.
Since graduating in 1997 and becoming chartered in 2007, Tim has gained consulting experience in geotechnical and geological engineering, soil and rock mechanics, earthworks and related disciplines in the UK, throughout Australia and Papua New Guinea.
During this time he has been involved in a variety of works including geotechnical and environmental investigations becoming skilled in design, supervision and management of ground investigations, site inspections, geological mapping and modelling, slope stability and settlement analysis, risk and hazard assessments, soil and rock mechanics, in-situ testing, earthworks and related disciplines. He has held various positions from Graduate Engineer to Senior Engineer/Associate, and project managed small to large contracts, from tender stage to completion of construction. Tim’s roles also included Health and Safety Adviser/Branch Safety Officer roles both in the UK and Australia, and the mentoring/scrutineering of CGeol candidates.
With over 25 years’ experience in geotechnical consulting and contracting, Bruce has worked on both ‘sides’ of many groundworks and foundation projects.
With particular interests in basement construction, foundations, ground improvement, reactive and dispersive soils, Bruce has enjoyed dealing with these issues on many projects throughout regional and metropolitan NSW, while at Douglas Partners.
Bruce graduated with Honours in Civil Engineering from Sydney University in 1990 and then a Master of Engineering Science, majoring in Geotechnical Engineering in 1994. After 8 years of consulting in Australia and Malaysia, Bruce worked for Frankipile Australia for 2 years before joining DP in 2000. During his time in contracting, he worked on most the Olympic venues in Sydney including Stadium Australia and the adjacent Multi-Purpose Arena at Sydney Olympic Park. These projects involved very large pile inspection and testing regimes. Another major testing project handled by Bruce included the Eastern Distributor in Sydney, with 17 static load tension tests and 100 sonic integrity tests (SIT) performed.
Major project experience at DP includes the foundation investigation and design for the Victor Trumper Stand at the Sydney Cricket Ground and the main bridge for Majura Parkway (ACT) and several deep basements in Sydney for residential and retail projects. Some of basements have been up to seven levels below ground with adjacent to existing rail/road and other infrastructure, such as the VAPS project at Sydney Opera House and residentail towers by Mirvac near Chatswood station. Many of the issues that interest Bruce, particularly in relation to piles foundations, reactive and dispersive soils, have been present on the numerous transmission line and substation projects that he has worked on throughout NSW.
Bruce has also worked on several building upgrades where it has been necessary to carry out forensic sonic integrity testing to determine the existing footing dimensions. This information is combined with detailed soil profile data, such as is provided from cone penetration testing (CPT), to assess whether existing piles can cater for increased loadings. Bruce has successfully applied this approach to a number of Westfield and other shopping centres across Australia.
Bruce also assists in lecturing undergraduates at the University of Sydney on the subject of practical geotechical solutions. He has carried out extensive pile testing and has written several published technical papers on this and other subjects.
Brett is a Senior Associate based in the Wollongong office and has more 30 years experience in the earthworks testing industry.
After joining DP in 1990 Brett worked on a number of site laboratories on the
Cullarin Range and Lake George Road Bypass projects. Brett moved into the role
of Laboratory Manager in the Wollongong office in 1995 and then assumed a
corporate role of Laboratory System Coordinator in 2003.
Brett is a NATA Technical Assessor and NATA signatory for a wide range of soil, aggregate and concrete test methods. Brett has also completed a Bachelor of Applied Science degree from the University of Canberra.
Brett has a particular interest and considerable experience in project managing large scale residential and commercial bulk earthworks projects in the Illawarra including Shell Cove Estate, Shellharbour Square Redevelopment, Tullimbar Village Estate, Bulli Brickworks Residential Development, McCauleys Estate at Sandon Point and the Calderwood Valley Residential Development.
Ben is an Associate of Douglas Partners with over nine years’ experience in geotechnical and environmental consulting. He commenced employment with DP in late 2007 after completing a Bachelor of Applied Science Degree at James Cook University.
Since joining Douglas
Partners, Ben has been based in the Cairns office, carrying out geotechnical and
contamination investigations throughout North Queensland, particularly the
remote areas of Cape York and Torres Strait Islands, as well as a number of
projects throughout Papua New Guinea.
Ben has experience in a range of contaminated soil and groundwater investigations, acid sulfate soils, and in geotechnical investigations, including those for multi-storey buildings, larger scale infrastructure projects, mining infrastructure, and stability assessments for residential development in the Cairns Region.
Ben has significant experience in a broad range of field investigation techniques, including soil/rock logging, land and overwater drilling, and cone penetration testing (CPTs).
Atha graduated from The University of Sydney in 1998 with a degree in civil engineering.
He is an Associate with 18 years of consulting experience in geotechnical engineering, mostly within NSW with an occasional foray interstate. During this time, he has carried out geotechnical site inspections, assessments and investigations, design & analysis, and prepared reports for many projects of varied size and complexity. He also undertakes pile integrity testing, pile static load testing and vibration monitoring, as the need arises.
The projects Atha has been involved in span a wide variety of sectors, and include residential, commercial and industrial developments, infrastructure, roads and pavements, rail, water and waste water, and telecommunications.
Anthony Sweetland has over 30 years’ experience in Earthworks and Laboratory Testing. He is a member of Standards Australia review committee and NATA’s accreditation advisory committee. He is also a NATA technical assessor and signatory for RMS & Australian Standards for soils, aggregate and concrete testing.
Anthony has performed earthworks and materials control from regional base and on-site laboratories for a variety of projects including roads, dams, railways, airports, water treatments plants, levee banks, school, ports, shopping centres, quarries, and subdivisions.
Anthony is currently the Manager of Douglas Partners Macarthur Laboratory.
Brent is a Senior Associate of Douglas Partners and has 18 years' experience in contaminated land consulting.
He completed a Bachelor of Engineering degree graduating with Honours from the University of Newcastle in 1998, following which he worked for local council and multi-disciplinary consulting firms for approximately six years focusing on soil and groundwater contamination investigation and management.
Brent joined Douglas Partners in June 2004 and has been based in the Central Coast office since that time. He currently serves as the Senior Environmental Engineer with a team of experienced geo-environmental staff. Brent has developed an extensive knowledge of the Central Coast conditions through a multitude of geo-environmental investigations, including for land capability assessments, residential subdivisions, landfills, large industrial sites and retirement villages, multi-storey buildings, major infrastructure projects, regional scale sporting facilities, and long-term monitoring programmes.
Brent also has a wide experience in geo-environmental issues and regularly provides specialist advice to land owners, developers, consultants, councils and other authorities such as NSW EPA. Additionally, he undertakes groundwater investigations, acid sulfate soil assessments, ground gas investigations, waste classification assessments and assists with combined geotechnical and contamination assessment projects.
Peter is an Associate at Douglas Partners (DP) with over 13 years’ experience in geotechnical engineering consulting. Peter completed his Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) at The University of Sydney in 2003 and commenced his career as a graduate engineer at DP’s head office in Sydney in the same year.
Peter has successfully completed many geotechnical investigations and geotechnical inspections throughout the Sydney Basin for various clients for a wide range of projects in health, education, infrastructure, defence, water, waste management, residential, commercial and industrial sectors.
Peter’s skillset lies in the areas of deep basements, deep and shallow footings, slope stability, earthworks, pavements, waste classification, ground vibration, groundwater, soil permeability, saline soils, acid sulphate soils and dilapidation reports.
Peter was also a Branch WHS Officer for a few years and a member of the social committee. Peter is a member of Engineers Australia.
Peter has technical expertise in geotechnical engineering and engineering geology including geotechnical investigations, site inspections and supervision, foundations, excavations, earthworks, retaining structures, slope stability assessments, rock face mapping and remediation.
He has over 15 years’ experience within the geotechnical engineering industry and over 5 years’ experience in the mineral exploration and mining industry. He has carried out many geotechnical and environmental investigations from small scale private projects to large scale major infrastructure projects. His current role is Associate Engineering Geologist and he currently manages a variety of jobs requiring efficient time management and planning. Prior to joining Douglas Partners in 2005, Peter worked for Connell Wagner (now Aurecon) as a Geotechnical Engineer/Tunnel Geologist for a period of about 5 years and before that, worked for various mineral exploration and mining companies within Australia.
Some notable projects Peter has worked on include the Sydney Metro (Transport of NSW), Northern Beaches B-Line (RMS), M2 Motorway Batter Stability Investigation (Transurban), Warringah Mall Expansion (Scentre Group), Castle Towers Expansion Project (QIC Ltd), Holroyd to Potts Hill Cable Line (TransGrid), Ranger Uranium Mine (3-Deeps) Exploration Decline (Rio Tinto), West Metro (Sydney Transport Authority (now TfNSW)), VAPS (Sydney Opera House Vehicle and Pedestrian Safety Project) (Savills Australia Pty Ltd), City West Cable Tunnel (Baulderstone), F3 Widening (Berowra to Cowan) (BMD), Cross City Tunnel (Baulderstone Hornibrrok), Southern Sydney Freight Line (ARTC), NCIG Project (Kooragang Island Coal Terminal Expansion - NCIG), Northside Storage Tunnel (Transfield).
He is ticketed for Working in Confined Space, Working at Heights, Senior First Aider, RMS Version 4.0 Slope Risk Analysis and Construction Inducted (Greencard).
Michael is an Associate of Douglas Partners with over 10 years' experience in geotechnical and environmental consulting. He completed a Bachelor of Science Degree with Honours majoring in Environmental Geoscience at the University of Birmingham, England.
Following the completion of studies Michael gained experience in the UK and Canada undertaking geotechnical and contaminated land investigations.
Since joining Douglas Partners in 2011, Michael has worked in both the Macarthur and Wollongong offices. Michael was appointed Environmental Services Group Manager for the Wollongong office in September 2012.
Michael has experience in delivering contaminated land and groundwater investigations for a wide variety of clients in private, commercial and government sectors including numerous preliminary and datelined site investigations for contaminated land, undertaken to support development or rezoning applications for residential, commercial and industrial developments. He also has experience in the remediation and validation of contaminated sites, including experience working with NSW EPA accredited Site Auditors.
Michael also has experience as a design site representative for larger scale infrastructure projects including the M74 extension project in Glasgow and in ongoing consulting for residential subdivisions that have been constructed in the Illawarra including Shell Cove, Bulli Brick Works, Vista Park and Calderwood Valley. His broad range of experience also includes smaller scale waste classifications, and resource recovery assessments as well as landfill monitoring and remediation.
Dave Evans is a Senior Associate of Douglas Partners Pty Ltd and is the Laboratory Quality Manager. He is the corporate representative for the laboratory management system and is responsible for maintaining Douglas Partners NATA accreditation, authorization and control of the Laboratory Management Manual and implementing the requirements of ISO 17025.
Dave has completed Cert IV and Diploma in Laboratory Technology and has completed several NATA training courses including Quality Management in the Laboratory and the Technical Assessors program. Dave is a NATA technical assessor and signatory for a wide range of soils, aggregate and concrete testing.
Dave started working with Douglas Partners on the Cullerin Range Deviation in 1991 and has over 25 years’ experience with Douglas Partners in Earthworks and laboratory testing having worked on many earthworks projects from both regional bases and on-site laboratories, including subdivisions, dams, airports, ports, mine sites, quarries and large scale road projects.
Dave has had involvement in the bulk earthworks and civil testing for most of the major residential and commercial subdivisions that have been constructed in the Illawarra region, including Bulli Brickworks, Edgewood Estate, Woonona, Shell Cove Estate, Redgum Ridge, Tullimbar Village and Calderwood Valley. Dave has also had involvement in large scale infrastructure projects including Lawrence Hargrave Drive Overpass, Wollongong Northern Distributor, Port Kemble Multi-Purpose Berth, Gullen Range & Taralga Windfarms and WIN entertainment Centre. His broad range of experience also includes testing and inspections on smaller projects including, residential and commercial projects, trench backfill, driveways and quality control testing of quarry materials, also quality control testing of concrete. He is also accredited for testing on Sydney Water Projects.
Andrew Gane is a Senior Associate Geotechnical Engineer with Douglas Partners Pty Ltd with over twelve years of consultancy experience. He has worked for extended periods in Western Australia and the Northern Territory, as well as the United Kingdom. This experience has provided a broad base from which to provide geotechnical input to large scale and complex civil and structural engineering projects in a variety of geological conditions.
Nizam is a Senior Associate at Douglas Partners and has over 14 years of experience in the field of environmental consulting. He completed his Masters in Environmental Management from Griffith University, Queensland in 2002 and his Bachelors of Science degree with majors in chemistry, environmental science and zoology from India in 2000.
Between 2007 and 2013, Nizam worked in Douglas Partners' Sydney office and then subsequently transferred to the Perth office until 2019. He has now returned to the Sydney office managing the Sydney Environmental team. During his time with Douglas Partners, he has successfully completed a number of complex contamination investigations and remediation projects for a wide range of contaminated sites in NSW and WA including service stations, government assets, airports, ports, commercial sites, industrial sites, quarries, gas works, broad acre / rural properties and race courses. A number of these projects were the subject of audits by NSW EPA and WA DER accredited auditors. He also assists Douglas Partners' WA DER accredited auditor with audits in WA, and is therefore well versed with State and National legislation and International best practice pertinent to contamination and remediation projects. His broad range of experience also includes numerous landfill assessments, soil vapour assessments, environmental risk assessments, impact assessments, acid sulphate soil management projects and hazardous building material assessments for various government and private sector clients.
As part of the projects completed to date, Nizam has assisted a number of clients in undertakings with the NSW EPA, WA DER and other regulatory bodies, including compliance with Director General's requirements, development application conditions and Investigation/Remediation notices.
John Russell is an Senior Associate Environmental Scientist and commenced his consulting career with Douglas Partners in 2003.
John has spent time in Douglas Partners’ Sydney, Perth, Newcastle and Macarthur offices. He received a Bachelor of Science from Macquarie University in 2003 and a Master of Environmental Science and Law form the University of Sydney in 2008.
John has led the investigation and/or remediation of sites impacted by a wide range of contaminants including chlorinated solvents, petroleum hydrocarbons, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), organochlorine pesticides (OCP), hazardous ground gases (e.g. methane), various metals and asbestos. His experience encompasses various impacted environmental media including soil, soil gas, sediment and groundwater in both porous and fractured rock aquifers. He has undertaken remediation option evaluations for contaminated soil and groundwater plumes and has also designed remediation systems including in-situ and ex-situ bioremediation, containment cells, soil gas mitigations / vapour barriers, permeable reactive barriers (PRBs), a light non-aqueous phase liquid (LNAPL) skimming system and monitored natural attenuation (MNA) strategies.
Glyn is an Associate of Douglas Partners with 20 years' of experience in geo-environmental consulting.
Glyn's first position, following completion of a Bachelor of Science (with Hons) in Earth Sciences at Oxford Brookes University in the UK, was as a Geological Engineer for Wardell Armstrong, a multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy, based in their Cardiff Office. During this tenure he was seconded to the Mines and Quarry Division of the Hong Kong Government Geotechnical Engineering Office for nine months.
Glyn left Wardell Armstrong in 1997 to complete a Master of Science in Applied Environmental Geology. Following graduation he worked as a Geo-environmental Engineer for Mott MacDonald until 1999 when he migrated to Australia after a brief period travelling around Asia. Glyn commenced employment at Douglas Partners' Melbourne Office as Manager of Environmental Services. During 2005 and 2007 Glyn worked at Golder Associates in their Maroochydore and Brisbane offices before returning to DP as Manager of Environmental Services in Perth.
Glyn has experience in a wide range of contaminated land and groundwater investigations, from preliminary and detailed site investigations through to remediation and validation. He is also experienced in acid sulfate soil investigation and management, hazardous building materials assessment (in particular with regard to asbestos) and also assists DP's accredited Contaminated Sites Environmental Auditors on Victorian and previously Western Australian Audit projects. This has included independent and objective review of information presented by the assessment consultant against relevant existing guidelines and industry best practice, preparation of comments outlining any identified deficiencies and data gaps to be addressed, review of field work procedures (soil, surface, groundwater and soil gas/vapour during investigation, remediation and validation stages of assessment) as the Auditor's representative and assistance in the preparation of Environmental Audit Reports.
Iain Hair has completed Tertiary qualifications in geology and hydrogeology to MSc level at the University of Queensland, Queensland University of Technology and Griffith University. He has over 40 years' experience as a practicing geologist / hydrogeologist, both in Government and in the consulting industry.
Iain is acknowledged as a specialist in groundwater development and groundwater management projects.
During his career he has had experience in groundwater exploration, numerical modelling of groundwater systems, the practical development of groundwater supplies, design of groundwater extraction systems (bores, wells, galleries and borefields), design of monitoring networks and programs, and the assessment and design of dewatering and groundwater control systems. He has also provided expert witness evidence in dispute resolutions and for many matters before Courts of Law in Queensland and New South Wales.
Iain has contributed to or project managed hydrogeological assessments in all Australian states and in many overseas countries including: New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Indonesia, The Philippines, Viet Nam, Thailand, Burma (Myanmar), Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Northern Ireland.
Iain is based in DP's Brisbane office.
Dan Martin is a Senior Geotechnical Engineer, Senior Associate of DP, and Cairns Branch Manager, and has over 20 years’ geotechnical experience since graduation (including 17 years in Cairns with DP). Dan is experienced with geotechnical investigation, testing, and analysis, and is a CPEng and a RPEQ.
Dan has managed numerous geotechnical investigations addressing geotechnical issues including reactive soils, soft soils (settlements, subgrade improvement, piling, stability), pavement subgrades, shallow and deep footings, retaining walls, excavation support, stability risk assessment, effluent disposal, acid sulfate soils, contamination, and material suitability. This experience has been gained from geotechnical, contamination and acid sulfate investigations undertaken bridges (road, rail, pedestrian), roads, airport developments, pipelines, linear infrastructure and water supply, residential subdivisions and allotments ,mining projects, towers, single to multi-storey building developments including basements, educational and sporting facilities, and defence facilities.
Dan has undertaken numerous investigations in remote locations, including northern Queensland, Cape York, Torres Strait, PNG, as well as NSW country areas.
Greg is a Senior Engineering Geologist who has worked for Douglas Partners since 1995. Greg has been responsible for geotechnical investigations and analyses of foundation, slopes, mine subsidence and underground excavations.
Greg has provided specialist technical geological
expertise on many mine subsidence investigations in Newcastle, the lower Hunter
Valley and Lithgow over 20 years with Douglas Partners. He has interpreted the field data and
analysed the mine conditions for many building projects including Civic Square,
The Pinnacle (Latec House), the Gateway, Linwood Village, Scenic Drive aged
care, Empire Hotel site redevelopment, City Extra, Silk House, Honeysuckle
House, and HWC head office. Greg brings to this project a high level of
technical expertise in the interpretation of historical data, interpretation of
field information, mine subsidence analysis and development of mine subsidence
models for optimising grouting / rectification options for the
Michael is a Senior Associate Geotechnical Engineer with 15 years engineering experience in civil projects including investigation, logging, and programming of laboratory testing, interpretation of soil and rock parameters, as well as analysis and design.
Michael has undertaken various projects which include investigation and assessment of foundations, piles, slope stability, soft soils, embankments, dams, pavements, road, rail, retaining structures, mine subsidence, open cut mines and earthworks material testing.
Rod is the Macarthur Branch Manager and a Senior Associate of Douglas Partners with more than 10 years' consulting experience. Rod specialises in Contaminated Land Management and has a Bachelor of Applied Science and a Masters of Environmental Science.
Rod currently manages the Macarthur branch. During his time with Douglas Partners, Rod has assisted some of South Western Sydney's largest land development teams successfully obtain multiple bulk earthworks, construction and subdivision development approvals for ongoing stages of their developments. For these developments, he has had major involvement in preliminary and detailed contamination investigations, remediation and validation.
Rod has specialised in asbestos remediation, overseeing the validation of over 25,000 m3 of asbestos impacted soil under NSW EPA endorsed guidelines across multiple development sites.
Brett has 15 years geotechnical engineering experience based on the Sunshine Coast, with project experience throughout South-East and Central Queensland.
He has been responsible for the coordination of the field work, interpretation and reporting on all aspects of geotechnical investigations for various projects. Projects include residential and commercial buildings, road and industrial pavements, railways, bridges, water and sewer infrastructure, subdivisions, industrial developments, communication towers, gas and mining infrastructure, slope stability risk assessments, earthworks supervision, construction monitoring and acid sulfate soils.
Brett is the Branch Manager of our Sunshine Coast office and is a Registered Professional Engineer of Queensland (RPEQ) and a Chartered Professional Engineer (CPEng).
Chris has over 20 years experience in geotechnical engineering and over the past decade has been involved in the investigation, design and construction of many of Victoria's major infrastructure projects.
These projects have included Eastlink, West Gate Freeway Upgrade, Victorian Desalination Plant, Regional Rail Link and Level Crossing Removal Projects, as well as numerous smaller road, rail, bridge and building projects across Victoria and projects in South Australia and Tasmania. This experience has included investigations for roads, bridges, railway lines, buildings, tunnels and pipelines and the design of footings, piles, retaining walls, soil nails, embankments and cuttings. In addition Chris has experience in slope stability and construction dewatering.
Chris is a Chartered Professional Engineer and obtained a BEng in civil engineering from Aston University and a MSc in engineering geology from Durham University in the UK. After graduating. he worked in Hong Kong for a number of years before returning to the UK and then moving to Australia.
Matthew is a Senior Environmental Engineer and Senior Associate within the Newcastle Environmental Group and has over 17 years' of experience in environmental and geotechnical engineering.
Matthew has been involved in numerous contaminated land assessments for a wide range of land uses and facilities. He has managed, conducted or reviewed numerous investigations, remediation and validation projects for industrial, commercial, residential, recreational and rural sites including service stations, former gas works, railway facilities, metal fabrication facilities, smelters, shopping centres, residential subdivisions, airports, defence facilities, high rise developments, wetlands, waste water treatment facilities, electrical substations and poultry/swine facilities.
Matthew has also managed/conducted numerous groundwater investigations, long term groundwater monitoring projects, acid sulphate soil investigations, acid generation potential/combustibility investigations/management, waste classification/resource recovery assessments, effluent disposal assessments, hazardous materials assessments, urban capability assessments and salinity assessments.
Some of the large recent projects Matthew has been involved with include the BHPB Kooragang Island Emplacement Cell & Hunter River Remediation Project, PWCS Proposed Coal Terminal (T4), Aurizon Hexham Long Term Train Support Facility and the GPT Newcastle CBD Redevelopment.
Geoff is a Principal of Douglas Partners and Chairman of The Douglas Group. He has over 35 year's consulting engineering experience. He holds Bachelor of Engineering and Masters of Engineering Degrees with Honours from the University of Wollongong.
Geoff commenced employment with DP in 1988 after eight years working as a geotechnical engineer with the Electricity Commission of NSW, including a period of cadetship during his university studies.
Geoff commenced his Douglas Partners employment in the Sydney office and was the Branch Manager of the Central Coast office from 1989 – 1993. He spent an almost two year period (1993 – 1995) as Land Development Engineer at Wollongong City Council where he was responsible for establishing planning guidelines for land development activities, reviewed and approved engineering plans and supervised construction works in the Wollongong LGA. Geoff returned to DP in 1995 as the Wollongong Branch Manager. In 2001, he was appointed Director of the Douglas Group and Regional Director responsible for Wollongong, Macarthur and Canberra offices and from 2009 also the Darwin office.
Geoff has extensive experience in the investigation of commercial, industrial and residential developments, with a particular interest in 'constructability'. He is also experienced in dam engineering and dam surveillance. His client base is broad ranging from small land developers through major infrastructure and global mining companies. He is also the author and co-author of a number of technical papers which have been published in local and international publications.
Paula-Marie is an Associate Environmental Scientist of Douglas Partners with over 10 years' experience in environmental investigation and remediation consulting.
Paula-Marie commenced employment with DP in August 2004 after completing a PhD in Environmental Science (School of Chemistry) at the University of Sydney (2000). The topic of her PhD thesis was ‘Marble tombstones as Environmental Indicators’ . Paula also completed a Graduate Diploma in Environmental Science and a Bachelor of Science (Marine Science) at Sydney University between 1995 and 1998. The topic of her Graduate Diploma Thesis was ‘Australia’s Carrying Capacity’.
Paula works in the Sydney office of Douglas Partners and has experience in investigation and remediation works along the Sydney harbour foreshore in Pyrmont, Balmain, Rhodes, Mortlake and Garden Island. Paula has worked on various landfill sites including Campsie, Windellama, Eastern Creek, Thornleigh, Blackheath, Lawson and Sydney Park. She has been involved in groundwater and landfill gas monitoring, management plans and landfill closure plans on existing /completed landfills as well as preparation of water balance studies, design of new landfill cells and management plans for new landfills.
As an audit assistant to Mike Nash, Paula has worked on various sites in Colebee, Dubbo, Double Bay, Rozelle, Camperdown, Waterloo, Glebe and Randwick (NSW) and Braddon and Kingston (ACT).
More recently Paula has worked on remediation projects in Moorebank, Mascot, Randwick and Glebe and investigations in Sydney, Liverpool, Granville and Parramatta.
Charles obtained a Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Soil Mechanics (Honours) from the Potchefstroom University, South Africa. He also holds a Graduate Diploma of Engineering (Civil) from the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.
Charles has over 20 years experience in soil and rock mechanics. He has supervised numerous major projects including; waste dumps and slurry dams, slope stability of deep excavations, and coal mine in-seam and inter-seam support design. He was the Rock Mechanics Officer at Vaal Reefs and involved with pillar design and on and off-reef support design.
Currently he is involved in reviewing ground support for Redpath Mining at Mt Lyell Tasmania and the Cobar deep shaft between 1000m and 1500m depths. He also provided advice on deep excavations of rock in the GPO Building, Sydney Central Plaza and The Cove apartments in the Sydney area.
Fiona is a Principal based in DP’s Sydney office and has over 30 years experience as a geotechnical consultant. She is qualified in both civil engineering and geology and started her career working on major hydro-electric projects in Australia and PNG.
Fiona joined DP in 1994 after completing a doctorate on the excavatability of rock. Since joining DP she has provided geotechnical advice on a wide range of projects throughout Australia which have included highways, ports, railways, tunnels, landslides, deep excavations and offshore pipelines.
In recent years Fiona has been geotechnical project manager and geotechnical designer for a number of large highway projects such as the Frederickton to Eungai Pacific Highway upgrade, the Hunter Expressway (western section), a portion of the Woolgoolga to Ballina Upgrade project, and the Woomargama Bypass on the Hume Highway. These projects have all involved extensive geotechnical investigations including drilling, in-situ testing and sampling and geophysical surveys.
Fiona was the project manager of the geotechnical investigations and sediment assessments required for the Port Botany Expansion project which was undertaken for Sydney Ports Corporation. She has also recently been part of the geotechnical investigation team for the Sydney Metro project which involves construction of new rail tunnels and associated stations between Chatswood and Sydenham. These investigations included drilling and testing both on land and overwater. The overwater work was undertaken using both floating barges and jack-up barges.
Stephen Jones is a Principal Geotechnical Engineer who has been with DP since 1980. In addition to wide-ranging experience in residential, commercial and industrial and geotechnical projects, he also has extensive experience with environmental and groundwater studies.
During the 1980s and 1990s Stephen was responsible for the initial development of DP's capabilities in cone penetration test (CPT) technology, including writing the software for data acquisition, processing and interpretation of results.
Stephen's projects have mostly been in the Hunter region but have included work in all states of Australia. Notable projects include Tomago Aquifer (1980-2001), Queens Wharf (1982), the Mayfield Groundwater Barrier Wall (2005-2007), The Royal apartment complex at Newcastle Beach (2008) and various coal terminal expansions (1999-2014). From 2009 to 2016 Stephen also project-managed the proposed new $5 billion Terminal 4 at Kooragang Island, a highly complex project which utilised every facet of DP's expertise in geotechnics, environment and groundwater. More recently, he was Project Manager for the M1 Pacific Motorway Extension to Raymond Terrace.
Three of Stephen's projects won national engineering excellence awards: Tomago Aquifer in 2001; Kooragang Coal Terminal Stage 3 Expansion in 2003 and the Mayfield Groundwater Barrier Wall in 2007.
Stephen's professional interests include CPT interpretation, ground improvement and remediation technologies. He has authored or co-authored 14 peer-reviewed published papers on these topics. He is also very experienced in earthworks, excavation support, footing design, in-situ testing, settlement analysis, pile design, pavements, foundation dynamics, and slope stability assessments.
Michael is a Senior Geotechnical Engineer and Principal of the company. He has over 18 years experience in field assessments and reporting for a wide range of projects including extensive experience in infrastructure and subdivision/earthworks projects.
Michael has been based in the Canberra office for over 11 years since the establishment of the office and was the Branch Manager for over 10 years until 2019.
Michael graduated from the University of Wollongong in 1999 with an Honours Degree in Civil Engineering and has worked for Douglas Partners since his industrial training placement in 1998. He is also a Chartered Engineer (CPEng), registered on the NER and is an APEC Engineer.
Michael was recognised by his clients in 2017 as being a finalist in the "Best Consulting Engineer" category of the AFR Client Choice Awards.
John is a geotechnical engineer with 40 years experience in geotechnical engineering, including mine subsidence, in Newcastle and the Hunter Valley.
John has been responsible for hundreds of investigations on a diverse range of projects, including mines, dams, roads, rail, heavy industrial, residential and commercial building projects. He has provided valued advice to clients from the pre-feasibility stage through investigation / design to the construction stage on projects such as the Greta Train Support Facility. Many years of submissions to, and liaison with, the Subsidence Advisory NSW has given him a sound appreciation of the role of the Subsidence Advisory NSW and its approach to protection of development over mined land.
John brings experience and knowledge of past coal mining and mine subsidence investigation, analyses and rectification works, in addition to a more general geotechnical understanding of project requirements and behaviour of embankments, cuts and foundations.
Michael is a Principal of Douglas Partners with 35+ years practice in geotechnical consulting and foundation construction. He commenced with DP in 1994 and graduated in 1978 from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England, in a combined Engineering Geology / Geotechnical Engineering Honours degree course (BSc).
Michael has been based in the Melbourne office since commencing with Douglas Partners and was a former Branch Manager. He is currently an integral part of the consulting team with responsibility for project delivery across a range of sectors including property & building, transport & infrastructure, healthcare, energy & water. Michael has worked in all States of Australia and overseas in Papua New Guinea, the UAE, Sri Lanka, England and France in earlier years.
Michael’s areas of expertise include geotechnical site characterisation, foundation design, ground retention systems, soil nail design, ground improvement techniques, and general earthworks design. He maintains a hands-on role in delivering design reports and consulting advice for clients in the private and public sectors, notably on projects involving national & state level highways, low-rise to high-rise buildings, basements, underground works, mining infrastructure, slope stabilisation and embankment construction. These projects have been undertaken under various procurement models, viz: Alliances, Design & Construct, Public-Private-Partnerships and build only.
Specific project experience includes roadways for CityLink, Monash Upgrade, CityLink Tullamarine Widening, Western Highway, and the Southern Expressway Duplication (Adelaide). Building and basement excavation projects include the New Royal Children’s Hospital (Parkville), numerous multistorey buildings in Melbourne Docklands and the CBDs of Melbourne and Perth, and the 69 level tower at 568 Collins Street, Melbourne. Below ground works include the two deep shafts as part of Melbourne Metro Early Works in the CBD, the Adelaide Desalination on-shore plant, shaft and marine tunnels, Wonthaggi Desalination Plant, and sewer tunnels for various Water Authorities.
Paul is a Principal of Douglas Partners with over 25 years experience in contaminated land and geotechnical engineering consulting. He commenced employment with DP in 2008 after similar positions in other consultancies in Sydney and Hong Kong. Paul completed a Bachelor of Engineering Degree with Honours at the University of Sydney.
Paul has worked in the Sydney office since 2008, managing the Environmental Group since 2012. Paul has had significant roles in the management, undertaking and reporting on contaminated land investigations for multi-storey developments in Sydney CBD, Pagewood, Bondi Junction, Homebush, Parramatta, Penrith, Balmain and many others. He has worked on hospital projects in Hornsby, Nepean, Westmead, Bankstown and Blacktown. Paul has also worked on a number of infrastructure projects including the north-west rail link, the M2 Motorway, and major roads in Schofields, Marsden Park, Bringelly, and Homebush.
His broad range of experience also includes smaller scale investigations on residential, schools, aged care, child care and light industrial sites. Paul has also managed and reported on a large number of remediation action plans, environmental management, validation reports, underground storage tank removals, asbestos management and groundwater remediation.
Paul holds a BSc (Hons), and a PhD, in chemistry, and has over 30 years’ professional experience, encompassing both the private and government sectors, and the environmental, mining and petrochemical industries.
His experiences in industrial process development, and operational improvement projects, give him a firm understanding of the manner in which industrial activities can affect the land on which they sit, and the neighbouring environment. As a former Manager with EPA Victoria he has a strong understanding of regulatory settings and processes.
As an EPA-accredited Auditor in Victoria and New South Wales, Paul has completed nearly 40 contaminated site Audits in the past eight years. In addition, he has been involved in the assessment, clean up and assistance to other auditors, on close to 200 sites across Australia. He provides advice and specialised technical back up across Douglas Partner' network of offices. Paul has also provided expert evidence across a range of matters involving environmental chemicals, and contaminated land.
Paul is also a Fellow of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI) and a Chartered Chemist, and writes a bi-monthly column for RACI's member magazine Chemistry in Australia. He has also been a member of National bodies including the Council of NATA, the National Dioxins Project Team and the review team for the contaminated sites National Environment Protection Measure.
Dean is a chartered environmental engineer (CPEng) and Certified Environmental Practitioner - Site Contamination Specialist (CEnvP-SC). He graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering, Environmental (Hons) in 1999 and joined Douglas Partners in 2000.
He progressed from being a junior environmental engineer to manager of Environmental Services, Melbourne in 2004. He was appointed an Associate in 2005 and then a Senior Associate in 2011. Dean's areas of interest include hydrogeology and all aspects of contaminated land investigation, remediation and management. Hydrogeological experience includes both groundwater resource evaluation as well as all aspects of contaminated groundwater investigation including, sampling and interpretation of groundwater conditions.
Dean manages numerous desktop investigations, contaminated site assessments, remediation plans and remedial programmes. Dean has prepared soil contamination management plans for sites with residual contaminated soil with reference to the principles of sustainable remediation. He has experience in conducting complex waste soil contamination investigations for major projects as well as individual basement excavation works across Victoria. Dean is familiar with the latest soil and groundwater investigation techniques, field instrumentation and human health risk assessment applications and routinely conducts investigations subject to an Environmental Audit. Dean has also acted as an Auditor's assistant conducting site visits, providing expert support in the area of hydrogeology, preparing correspondence and Audit reports. Dean has presented the outcomes of various projects at international conferences in Melbourne, Adelaide and Greece. He has also acted as an expert witness regarding the valuation of contaminated land in a Federal Court case.
Mark is a Senior Associate of Douglas Partners and has over 18 years' experience in geotechnical and environmental consulting.
Mark joined Douglas Partners in 1999 following a period working in the Middle East and upon completion of a Master of Engineering Science.
He is a local graduate of James Cook University and is responsible for managing geotechnical investigations and contamination assessments within the area stretching from Rockhampton in the south to Cardwell in the north, and west to the Northern Territory border. Mark has a broad range of onshore, near shore and offshore experience from acid sulfate soils investigations to landslide hazard assessments and large scale infrastructure projects.
David is a Senior Associate of Douglas Partners based in the Melbourne office with over 12 years' experience in geotechnical engineering consulting.
He commenced employment with DP in January 2005 after completing a double degree in Civil Engineering (Honours) and Maths & Computer Science at the University of Adelaide. He went onto complete a Masters of Engineering Science in Geotechnical Engineering from UNSW in 2009. He became an Associate in 2011 and was recently promoted to Senior Associate in 2017.
He has extensive experience in geotechnical investigations for a multitude of industrial, commercial, residential and infrastructure developments in Victoria and South Australia. These include residential subdivisions, industrial warehouses, multi-storey towers, embankments, roads, rail and bridges. David has been involved in the design and construction phase works of many major infrastructure projects such as Southern Expresseway Duplication in Adelaide, EastLink motorway and the recent Level Crossing Removal Package 1 in Melbourne. David also has had experience in offshore drilling where he acted as client representative on board a drill ship in Timor Sea. He is experienced in foundation design, retaining wall design, soil slope and rock slope stability, embankment settlement and geotechnical instrumentation.
Rob is a Senior Associate with Douglas Partners with over 14 years of experience in the field of environmental consulting.
He commenced employment with DP in October 2003 after completing his Bachelor of Science (Environmental Chemistry) Degree from Murdoch University. Prior to commencing at DP, he worked at the Department of Environment Regulation as an Environmental Officer within the regulation division.
Since April 2012, Rob has been the Environmental Group Manager for the Douglas Partners WA office. He has worked on a variety of contamination projects including service stations, railway sites, market gardens, industrial premises, airports, orchards and Government assets. A number of these projects were the subject of audits by WA DER accredited auditors. He also assists Douglas Partners' WA DER accredited auditor with audits in WA, and is therefore well versed with State and National legislation and International best practice pertinent to contamination and remediation projects. Rob has also completed hundreds of acid sulphate soil and dewatering related projects across WA including the preparation of acid sulphate soil and dewatering management plans for residential and industrial subdivisions, basement excavations, pressure mains, waste water pumping stations, mining and state infrastructure projects. Rob has also had involvement with investigation of larger scale projects including contaminated site investigations and remediation associated with the Perth to Mandurah Railway and acid sulphate soil investigations with numerous high profile subdivisions across WA.
Gary is an Associate and Senior Engineering Geologist at Douglas Partners with over 28 years’ experience in geotechnical engineering consulting.
Gary has worked extensively in southeast Queensland and northern NSW as well as throughout Asia and the Pacific region including works in Papua New Guinea, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Indonesia and Taiwan.
Gary graduated in 1987 after which he joined a Brisbane based geotechnical consultancy company. After several years Gary joined a French based multi-disciplined engineering company in Hong Kong where he lead a geotechnical team working on, amongst other projects, the Chep Lap Kok Airport reclamation. At the completion of his contract, Gary left Hong Kong to work for an Australian based geotechnical consultancy company in Vietnam as their in-country representative. Gary then returned from Asia to Australia working for a geotechnical consultancy practice with offices in Brisbane and the Gold Coast before joining Douglas Partners.
Gary has been with Douglas Partners since 2013 working out of the Gold Coast office and is currently the Branch Manager for this office. He is a Gold Coast ‘local’ with intrinsic knowledge of the Gold Coast and Northern Rivers subsurface conditions as well as local Council requirements and he has been involved with numerous and broad ranging developments in both the private and public sectors including industrial complexes, residential subdivision, high-rise developments in both the private and public sectors including telecommunications towers, airport extensions, shopping centres, marinas, bridges, dams, quarry assessments and major infrastructure projects.
Andrew is a Principal and Director with over 30 years geotechnical engineering experience since graduating from the University of Queensland in 1985. He is a Fellow and Executive Engineer (Eng Exec) with Engineers Australia, CPEng and RPEQ.
Andrew has been based in Southern Queensland since graduation, with project experience throughout Queensland, Northern NSW, Victoria, Papua New Guinea, Fiji and Sri Lanka.
He has been responsible for planning and direction of geotechnical investigations, feasibility studies, preliminary and detailed investigations and analysis and cosntruction phase supervision and advice for developments including small to large industrial, retail, commercial and residential developments, major transport projects (road, rail and port), infrastructure for the Mining, Energy, Power and Water industries, and dams, flood levees, weirs and landfills as well as expert witness and forensic investigation of failures.
Dan Reaveley is the Geotechnical Section Manager of our Perth branch. He commenced working for Douglas Partners in our Townsville office in 2004, before relocating to the Perth office in late 2005. Since joining Douglas Partners, he has gained experience on a diverse range of geotechnical and environmental projects.
Dan has a comprehensive knowledge of geotechnical site investigation work and has undertaken project work throughout Northern Queensland and Western Australia at locations ranging from inner city high-rise developments to mine sites, subsea pipelines and remote regional communities. He is responsible for the tendering, planning and management of geotechnical projects including large scale residential and industrial subdivisions, subgrade assessments and pavement design, civil infrastructure, pipelines and defence sites.
Dan has significant consulting experience in project management, interpretation of geotechnical data, report writing and earthworks. He currently plans and directs geotechnical investigations and supervises earthworks construction in the land development, government, civil infrastructure, transport, defence and industrial market sectors. Dan has strong communication skills and is committed to providing practical solutions in a timely and efficient manner.
Sergio graduated from the Institute Polytechnic of Engineering in Porto, Portugal, with a Masters degree in Geotechnical Engineering. Sergio is a Chartered Professional Engineer (CPEng) in the areas of Civil and Subdivisional Geotechnics.
Sergio has 12 years consulting experience in geotechnical investigations for infrastructure projects in Australia and overseas, including five years working with Douglas Partners.
During this time, Sergio has been involved as a Project Manager in the planning and direction of geotechnical investigations and advice on a range of projects including those for commercial and industrial developments. He also has 5 years’ experience in the mining industry around the Pilbara and Goldfields regions of WA, including bridge foundation systems and pavement designs.
Frederic Verheyde obtained a masters degree from the Engineering School in Lille, France, majoring in civil engineering and geotechnics with a specialisation in underground works in 1996.
He is a Company Principal, a Chartered Professional Engineer (CPEng), a Registered Professional Engineer (NPR) in the areas of Civil and Subdivisional Geotechnics, and a Registered Professional Engineer of Queensland (RPEQ). He received the Baden Clegg Award from the Australian Geomechanics Society in 2002 and published several technical papers on geotechnical topics.
Fred is a member of the Western Australia Pavement Group, which is a sub-committee of the Australian Geomechanics Society. He has extensive experience both with land developments for commercial, residential, and industrial buildings across WA, gained from thousands of projects, and with large civil and mining infrastructure such as linear transport projects and heavy industrial developments. He designed, provided technical support during construction and provided expert advice for hundreds of pavements in WA (including new pavement, rehabilitation and forensic investigations), such as Tonkin Highway, Roe Highway Leach Highway, Reid highway, runways for regional aerodromes, and heavy duty industrial pavements.
Selected interests includes the assessment and behaviours of the problematic soils across WA (such as reactive soils, collapsing soils, karsts and soft soils), pile design and testing, pavement, and groundwater. Frederic provides project direction and technical reviews for most projects in the WA office. He is the manager of the Perth branch of Douglas Partners.
Arthur is a Principal of Douglas Partners with over 20 years' experience in geotechnical engineering consulting.
Arthur commenced employment with Douglas Partners in January 1995 after completing a Bachelor of Engineering Degree with Honours at the University of New South Wales. During his time at university, he was a cadet engineer with the Roads and Traffic Authority in Grafton. He went onto complete a Masters of Engineering Science with Honours from UNSW in 2002.
Arthur has worked in Sydney, Melbourne, Wollongong and Campbelltown offices of Douglas Partners. He was Campbelltown (now Macarthur) office manager from 2003 to 2004 and was appointed Geotechnical Group Manager for the Wollongong office in December 2004. He has been the Wollongong Branch Manager since February 2016. Arthur has experience in geotechnical investigations including those for numerous multi-storey buildings in the Wollongong CBD, land capability assessments in South Western Sydney. He also has had major involvement in the investigation and ongoing geotechnical consulting for most of the major residential subdivisions that have been constructed in the Illawarra since 1995 including Shell Cove, Redgum Ridge, McCauleys Beach and Vista Park. Arthur also has had involvement in the investigations of larger scale infrastructure projects including Port Kembla Coal Terminal, Port of Port Kembla, Wollongong and Bowral Hospitals. His broad range of experience also includes smaller scale inspections, investigations and stability assessments for residential development in the foothills of the Illawarra Escarpment.
Mike Nash is a Principal of Douglas Partners and is a former Managing Director of the company. He has over 40 years’ experience in the geo-environmental industry.
Mike has worked in UK in the quarrying and landfill industry and in water resources, in Hong Kong in the Public Work Department on slope works, landfill development and on the replacement airport (dredging and construction), and for the last 24 years in Australia with Douglas Partners’ Sydney branch.
Mike’s contribution to Douglas Partners’ technical services involves a range of geo-environmental consulting areas including; statutory and non-statutory auditing, contamination investigations, site assessment and the development and implementation of remediation plans, hydrogeological investigations, landfill gas investigations and ground gas mitigation, leachate treatment and landfill design.
Mike is an accredited auditor in NSW, WA, ACT and NT and undertakes contaminated site audits in these jurisdictions as well as providing expert witness services in accordance with environmental law and regulatory requirements, including the Cranbourne Landfill Gas proceedings at the Supreme Court of Victoria. He is a certified contaminated sites practitioner with Site Contamination Practitioners Australia. Mike is registered on the NER and has also obtained his CPEng (Civil and Environmental Colleges).
Mike has published a number of papers in journals and at conferences on contaminated sites remediation, landfill gas mitigation, groundwater contamination and remediation, waste management and landfill design.
Arthur is a Senior Associate Geotechnical Engineer and Branch Manager of Douglas Partners' Geelong office. He holds an MEng degree in Civil Engineering and is a Chartered Engineer (IEAust). He has 17 years experience of working on geotechnical and environmental projects in the UK, UAE and Australia.
In the UK he worked on earth structure assessments for London Underground as well as on numerous contaminated land sites in the south east of England.
Since 2010 Arthur has worked on many projects for Douglas Partners. These include projects from small scale footing inspections through to planning and running large geotechnical investigations. He has prepared factual and interpretive geotechnical reports for many sites in Victoria including residential, commercial, infrastructure and marine projects.
Arthur's experience includes slope stability assessments, the provision of geotechnical tender and detailed design advice for several infrastructure projects, pavement designs and working platform designs. He also has experience with derivation of pile design parameters and capacities, site and earthquake classifications, vibration monitoring, plate load testing, infiltrometer testing and groundwater monitoring.
Peter is an Associate of Douglas Partners with over 10 years’ experience in geotechnical engineering consulting. He commenced employment with DP in January 2007 after completing a Bachelor of Engineering Degree with Honours at the University of New South Wales. He continued his education and completed a Masters of Commerce Degree from UNSW in 2008.
From January 2007 to June 2011, Peter worked within the Geotechnical Division of Douglas Partners before transferring to the Rock Mechanics Division where he resides today. Peter was appointed a Project Manager in November 2012 and an Associate in February 2016.
Peter has been involved in a wide variety of projects; from geotechnical investigations, mining works and laboratory testing, to 3D modelling, anchor/retaining wall design and construction project management. Some of the major projects that he has worked on include; The Hunter Expressway, The South West Rail Link, Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, Wynyard Walk, IMAX Darling Harbour Redevelopment, Castle Towers Shopping Centre Redevelopment, Taralga Wind Farm, George Fisher Mine, Eagle Downs Mine and a feasibility study for the Ramu 2 Hydroelectric Scheme in Papua New Guinea. His broad range of experience also includes smaller scale inspections, investigations and modelling for residential and commercial developments in and around Sydney, as well as across Australia.
Ken Boddie has 44 years’ consulting experience in geotechnical engineering, soil mechanics, earthworks and related disciplines while based in various offices in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Indonesia, London, Kuwait, Bahrain and Qatar. In addition, he has worked on and visited projects in Thailand, Libya, Nigeria, United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia.
During this time, Ken has been involved in a variety of works including geotechnical and environmental investigation, design, construction monitoring, materials control and sourcing, augmentation and remediation studies, and expert witness testimony. He has held various managerial positions, varying from a specialist in-house consultant, servicing large multi-discipline groups, to branch office manager for specialist geotechnical and environmental companies. He was DP’s North Queensland Manager for many years, with responsibilities including technical support for the South-East Queensland, North Queensland and Northern Territory Offices.
During his 25 years combined service with Douglas Partners he has been intimately involved with the evolution of the Quality Assurance system, both as a project and branch manager. In the last seven years he has taken on the role of National Quality Assessment Manager for Douglas Partners.
Ken maintains a working perspective of the operational activities of DP’s project management system by providing training and mentoring advice to younger professional staff and by peer reviewing technical reports produced by project managers in various DP offices on a weekly basis.
Ray Blinman is a Principal of Douglas Partners and has over 25 years of experience in geotechnical engineering, over half of which has been with DP in Sydney. He graduated from UTS with a Bachelor of Engineering Degree (Honours, 1992) and from UNSW with a Masters of Engineering Science (Geotechnical, 2009).
Ray provides a broad range of geotechnical and environmental consulting services to clients that include local and state governments, small to large developers and contractors, and other related engineering and consultant firms. Ray's areas of practice cover the planning, undertaking and management of a very broad range of geotechnical investigations, pavement and retaining wall designs, expert witnessing and provision of construction services for a variety of civil and building projects involving foundations, excavations, retaining walls, pavements, deep cuts and fills, earthworks, slope stability and materials assessment.
Ray has particular interests in earthworks projects recently including the remediation of deep-seated landslides below proposed residential subdivisions and the monitoring of deep fills subject to creep settlement. Other interests include pavement investigations, rehabilitation and design, which has included several large hardstands, container parks, State Highways and other road projects covering flexible, rigid and segmental designs.
Recent major project experience has included the role of Project Director for two stages of the Sydney Metro between Chatswood and Bankstown. Recent Project Manager roles include the Glenfield to Leppington Rail Line (South West Rail Link) and Castle Towers Expansion Project ($1b shopping centre upgrade). Additionally, Ray was the Geotechnical Design Reviewer for several major highway upgrades throughout Western Australia. Ray has a well-established client base in the greater Sydney region within the residential, commercial and industrial markets.
Chris is a Principal of Douglas Partners with over 20 years' consulting experience in geotechnical engineering, soil mechanics, earthworks and related disciplines while based in Australia, and the United Kingdom.
He commenced employment with Douglas Partners in January 2003 after completing a Master of Science in Soil Mechanics and Engineering Seismology with Distinction at the University of London, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine in London.
Chris initially graduated from the University of Sydney with Class I Honours in Civil Engineering in 1996 and worked for another consultant for approximately two years before picking up his backpack and heading overseas, where he travelled, experienced life and undertook contract geotechnical work prior to competing his post graduate studies.
In Australia, Chris has worked on projects in Sydney, greater Sydney, regional NSW, Darwin, Hobart, Brisbane, regional Queensland and Papua New Guinea. Whilst overseas, he has worked on projects in West Kalimantan (Indonesia), London, Sheffield and Chesterfield (UK), and site visits within the seismically active Naples region (Italy).
Chris has led numerous geotechnical and environmental investigations, acid sulfate soils investigations and preparation of management plans, route analysis, geotechnical analysis and design for temporary works (retention, piling rig and crane platforms, excavations, earthworks) and permanent works (basement and excavation retention systems, slope stabilisation options, subgrade improvement works), construction monitoring and advice. He has held various positions from site investigation management to project management of small to large jobs, to the role of resident engineer for piling works.
Chris was appointed Branch Manager to the Brisbane office in early 2019 and is a mentor for junior staff.
Scott is a Principal Geotechnical Engineer and has 18 years' experience in geotechnical engineering at Douglas Partners.
Scott graduated from University of Newcastle with a Bachelor of Civil Engineering and is close to completing a Master of Engineering Science degree at UNSW.
Scott commenced his career with Douglas Partners having being involved with many small to large earthworks, land reclamation and dam engineering projects in the Hunter Valley and North Coast areas. This experience has given Scott a sound appreciation of geotechnical constructability for earthworks projects in a range of geological conditions. He also utilises this experience with materials to select appropriate design parameters for the available materials. Over the past 10 years, Scott has project managed several large geotechnical investigations for commercial, heavy industrial, port, rail and mine facilities where multiple investigation methods and personnel were required to provide the geotechnical data required for design and construction.
Scott is very experienced in pile design, retaining wall design and ground treatment technologies. He can also bring a high level of expertise in the interpretation and development of geotechnical models to assist in the design of many projects.
Will is Managing Director of Douglas Partners and is still actively involved in consulting as a Principal Geotechnical and Groundwater Engineer.
Will has 25 years’ experience in the industry, starting with
Douglas Partners as a civil engineering graduate from the University of Newcastle, following
which he completed a Master’s in Groundwater Studies from UNSW. He has
broad experience in the geotechnical and groundwater fields, mostly related to
investigation, numerical modelling and design. His specialisations
include investigation and remediation of abandoned mine workings and
groundwater impact assessment. The bulk of his experience has been gained
in the Hunter Region, however he has worked across Australia and has also spent
several years working on international projects in the UK, Russia, Georgia,
Azerbaijan, China and Vietnam.
He is a Chartered Professional Engineer, Engineering Executive and Fellow of Engineers Australia as well as a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
In his role as Managing Director he has been instrumental in leading business improvements to consolidate Douglas Partners' longstanding reputation for outstanding client service and technical excellence, with the implementation of innovative systems and technology. An emphasis on staff development, together with a priority on cooperation and collaboration across the geography and disciplines of the business are leading to even better outcomes for clients.
Will is a signatory and active member of Consult Australia Male Champions of Change which is advancing equality in the engineering consulting industry. Will is passionate about diversity and inclusion and a key initiative for Will is to improve diversity and inclusion within Douglas Partners and the wider engineering industry.
Will understands the importance of technical excellence and innovation and sits on the Advisory Board of the Centre of Excellence for Geotechnical Science and Engineering (CGSE), an Australian Research Council centre actively pioneering new scientific approaches to geotechnical engineering design.
Michael is a Principal Geotechnical engineer and has over 19 years geotechnical engineering experience, both locally and throughout Australia He has a Bachelor of Civil Engineering and is a Chartered Professional Engineer (CPeng).
Michael is currently the Newcastle Geotechnical Manager. In his various roles with DP, Michael has been the Branch Manager for both our Townsville and Central Coast offices. Michael has also worked in the Darwin DP office.
Richard is a well-regarded expert in applied numerical modelling in geotechnical engineering. His practical and numerical modelling experience has provided many innovative solutions to overcome project challenges and the necessary tools to tackle a wide range problems that currently exist in the geotechnical and mining industries.
Richard has considerable expert knowledge and skills in the areas of numerical modelling and applied geotechnical engineering. His expertise spans a broad range of topics from numerical modelling of soil and rocks, to studies involving routine and specialised laboratory and in-situ testing.
Richard has over 50 technical papers published in international journals and conferences. He is also a frequent invited speaker at universities, conferences and technical societies, and a Conjoint Associate Professor at the University of Newcastle.
Toby is Geotechnical Engineer and Project Manager based in the Newcastle office, and has 8 years experience in geotechnical engineering at Douglas Partners.
Toby graduated with an Engineering degree from University of Newcastle and has recently completed a Master of Engineering Science degree at UNSW. Toby been has been actively been involved in a broad range of geotechnical engineering projects, including pavements, dams, overwater investigations, and mine subsidence risk assessments and investigations.