Skills

CONSULTING SKILLS

Client Liasion

Client relationship management.

Reporting

Authoring complex environmental reports.
Peer reviewing and technical editing.
Developing reporting schedules and documentation requirements.

Management

Forging collaborative relationships.
Sales forecasting and budget preparation.
Contract administration ($1M+ pa).
Holiday relief office management.
Supervision of 6 to 10 environmental professionals.
HR functions such as staff development, review, recruiting and dismissal.
Supervision of up to 15 blue collar employees undertaking yard gang type activities.
Mechanical and electrical trade supervision.
Bringing wild ‘legacy’ projects under control.
Convening symposia.

Proposals and Tenders

Assembling multidisciplinary consulting teams from different companies.
Supervision, preparation or review of proposals and tenders valued from $5K to $1M+.
Preparation of consultant and contractor tender specifications.
Tender assessment.

Media

Preparation of press releases; press, media and legal briefings; and media interviews.
Community consultation.
Website design, web hosting, domain management.

TECHNICAL SKILLS

Environmental Management

Environmental compliance monitoring (program design, sampling, coordination).
Development of environmental management plans (EMP’s)
Development of site specific environmental management systems (EMS).
Site investigations – project management, planning, fieldwork, and assessment.
Coordinating (and contributing to) large Environmental Impact Assessments.
Sampling of air, soil, fill, noise, and vibration, surface water, and groundwater.
Sampling of asbestos in air and soil, soil volatiles, and biota.
Development of sampling techniques.
Negotiating environmental protection licences (EPL’s) and drafting EPL conditions.
Environmental planning activities such as drafting/negotiating conditions of consent.
NGERS and EEO reporting.
On call environmental incident response (24 hour).
Aspects and Impacts register facilitation.
Development of Objectives and Targets.
Consideration of project feasibility.

Auditing

Leading audits:

1. environmental performance (field and desktop);
2. environmental compliance;
3. EMS, conditions of consent, licence compliance, etc;
4. contract; and
5. sustainability – energy auditing, cleaner production.

Managing large environmental and other audits conducted by multidisciplinary teams.

Mentoring

Mentoring staff of all ages and rank to achieve professional and personal targets.

Training

Adult education (course delivery).
Course development.
Course participant assessment.

Contamination Investigation and Remediation

Leading Phase 1 and Phase 2 site investigations on any scale.
Leading remediation and validation projects on any scale.
Remedial design.
Expert Witness.
State and Local Government regulator liason.
Developing voluntary remediation proposals and processes.
Forming very good relationships with Accredited Contaminated Land Auditors.
Conceptual site groundwater modeling and contaminant fate and transport modeling.
Peer review and validation of completed computer models.
Litigation under Environmental Planning and Assessment Law.
Development of site decommissioning plans and budgets.
Test pit and borehole logging.

Civil Engineering and Rehabilitation

Civil works (including tailings dam) design.
Tailings dam construction.
Dam wall stabilisation.
Degraded land rehabilitation and ecological habitat creation.
Environmental protection projects and Pollution Reduction Projects (PRPs).
Operation, closure and rehabilitation of industrial scale landfill operations.

Chemical Engineering

Metallurgical, technical and plant commissioning trials.
Plant engineering, maintenance and project management.