I was always interested in working out how things were put together, so it was probably no surprise I ended up working in the engineering field."
- Has been at URS since 1994
- Works in Brisbane, Australia
- Has worked on Hinze Dam Stage 3 Upgrade
- Wanted to be a pilot when he grew up
I am the Group Leader for the Water and Infrastructure Group (WIG). The WIG comprises approximately 30 staff that provide civil engineering solutions to the Water, Mining, and Oil & Gas sectors.
I am also the Design Manager for the Hinze Dam Stage 3 project. URS was responsible for the design of upgrade works to achieve the key project objectives of flood mitigation, increased water supply and regulatory compliance. The project is being delivered under an Alliance delivery model, with design commencing in late 2006 and final construction targeted for December 2010.
Last, but not least, I am responsible for Peer Review of many of the engineering works that the WIG produces and hold the role of Project Director on many projects.
My favorite aspect is working with a great team to deal with multiple and varied project challenges. I enjoy seeing staff develop their skills and experience from project to project.
Major dam projects are challenging—they usually require a diverse range of technical skills and require a lot of engineering judgment to be successful.
I received my Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) from the University of Queensland, Australia.
My proudest achievement was being awarded the Engineers Australia Sir John Holland “Civil Engineer of the Year” award. I was nominated by URS and was not aware of this until advised that I won this award.
The next big dam project!