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Adam is Principal Environmental Engineer at Neilly Group, specialising in the rehabilitation of degraded waterways and gully erosion, design and monitoring of large-scale watercourse diversions and the engineering design of fish passage works.
Adam is Principal Environmental Engineer and Director at Neilly Group, with 12 years’ experience, specialising in the assessment and remediation of streambank and gully erosion, the design and monitoring of large-scale watercourse diversions and the project management and oversight of the construction of designed works. Adam is a Chartered Professional Engineer and a Registered Professional Engineer of Queensland (RPEQ). Adam leads the engineering design team at Neilly Group and provides technical oversight of both the design and construction of works, providing RPEQ certification of both.
In the last four years Adam has been extensively involved in the reduction of fine sediment to the Great Barrier Reef, which is one of many threats to its long-term survival, through the remediation of gully and streambank erosion under the Reef Trust, Landholders Driving Change and Great Barrier Reef Foundation funding programs. In the last two years Adam has also led Neilly Group’s team of design engineers, environmental scientists, project managers and construction contractors which have undertaken the assessment, design and construction of over $14 million of streambank and gully erosion environmental disaster recovery works. The works have been jointly funded by the Queensland and Federal Government under the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements for flood damage resulting from the 2019 Monsoon Trough flooding in North Queensland.
Jason has 12 years of experience in the mining sector working at various metalliferous and coal mines in Australia.
Jason has 16 years of experience in the mining sector working at various metalliferous and coal mines in Australia. He has significant processing production and commissioning experience in addition to the management and auditing of the closure planning cycle and life of mine planning in the area of processing. Jason has a detailed understanding of production capacity and value chain planning in a business. In these areas, Jason can offer practical expert advice and solutions.
Jason is an experienced project manager responsible for construction of a suite of gully and stream bank remediation sites under the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA). Responsibilities included construction tendering and tender evaluation, the engagement of the earthworks and revegetation contractors, and finally the execution of the approved design to completion and sign-off. In FY2020 and FY2021 all projects in the Terrain, Southern Gulf and Northern Gulf NRM portfolio were delivered on budget and to a high level of quality and on time.
Brett is Neilly Group’s Principal Hydrologist & Flood Risk Engineer, specialising in the management of surface water and the identification and mitigation of flood risk.
Brett is Principal Hydrologist & Flood Risk Engineer at Neilly Group, specialising in the management of surface water and the identification and mitigation of flood risk. Brett has undertaken over 200 studies for clients across Australia for Natural Resource Management groups including Terrain NRM, Reef Catchments, Catchment Solutions, NQ Dry Tropics, Greening Australia, Fitzroy Basin Association and SEQ Catchments and resource companies including Anglo American, BHP Billiton, Glencore, Incitec Pivot and Peabody Energy.
Brett’s experience includes: determining design requirements for waterway diversions, culverts, levees, fishways and rock chutes; assessment of existing flood mitigation structures to determine fitness for purpose; management of operational risks to mines; management of surface water runoff; mine closure planning, particularly final void management; geomorphic assessments of waterways for pile field design; and dam failure assessment.
With a 20-year career focused on numerical modelling both here in Australia and in the UK, Brett has also developed proficiency in the fields of GIS spatial analysis, catchment assessment, data processing & project management.
James has 10 years’ experience working as an environmental engineer and engineering consultant.
James is Principal Environmental Engineer and RPEQ at Neilly Group with 10 years’ experience working as an Environmental Engineer specialising in waterway engineering. He has worked on a diverse range of riverine, erosion and catchment management projects, ranging from engineering design and modelling of river and watercourse diversions in the resource sector to the construction management of erosion remediation works for NRM clients.
James has strong skills in the areas of engineering design, hydraulic modelling, hydrologic modelling, erosion remediation works design (including streambank stabilisation and gully rehabilitation works), stream and diversion geomorphic condition monitoring and impact assessment.
During 2019 and 2020 James was the Project Manager and/or the Project Engineer for multiple gully and streambank erosion remediation projects in Queensland that Neilly Group was Principal Contractor for with construction contracts valued in excess of $4 million.
James is experienced in working closely with various stakeholders including landholders, government representatives, NRM organisations and earthworks and revegetation contractors to ensure projects are executed on time, on budget, to design intent and to the highest standard and quality.
Elle is an Environmental Engineer with 6 years of experience in engineering.
Elle is an Environmental Engineer with 9 years of experience. Elle has been involved in a variety of water resources and environmental engineering projects within the natural resource management and mining industries. Her experience includes the design of streambank and gully remediation and 2D hydrodynamic modelling. Elle’s key area of expertise is the design of bank battering, rock beaching, rock chutes and pile fields.
Elle uses her skills to develop designs and deliver projects which meet the needs of clients and relevant manuals, guidelines and legislation. Elle has helped to deliver projects from concept to detailed design to meet project objectives and timeframes. Neilly Group’s work within both design and construction has allowed Elle to be involved in the remediation process from the concept design right through to the final construction. Elle has had some experience with helping in the construction management of projects and informing site supervisors of design considerations.
Reece is an environmental consultant with 15 years’ experience focused on the water and land disciplines across the mining, commercial development and land restoration industries. His specific skill areas include hydraulic modelling, soil quality assessment, spatial science and water quality and management. He has gained this experience from undertaking flood studies, culvert and bridge hydraulic design, soil research, inspection and design of mining rehabilitation and mining water management.
Reece is an environmental consultant with 15 years’ experience focused on the water and land disciplines across the mining, commercial development and land restoration industries. His specific skill areas include hydraulic modelling, soil quality assessment, spatial science and water quality and management. He has gained this experience from undertaking flood studies, culvert and bridge hydraulic design, soil research, inspection and design of mining rehabilitation and mining water management. His passion for photogrammetry and UAV’s have provided him with a great toolset for environmental assessment and to quantify environmental processes. At Neilly Group, Reece is using his skills for the reconnaissance, design, assessment and monitoring of environmental restoration projects focused on stream-bank and gully erosion. He is also focusing his unique skills in the commercial erosion control industry as a Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control (CPESC).
Luke is a Senior Waterway Engineer with 13 years’ professional experience working in the waterway management industry. His experience includes projects undertaken in Queensland, NSW and SA in a diverse range of climates, landscapes and waterways.
Luke is a Senior Waterway Engineer with 13 years’ professional experience working in the waterway management industry. His experience includes projects undertaken in Queensland, NSW and SA in a diverse range of climates, landscapes and waterways. Luke’s key technical skills include: geomorphic condition assessment; impact assessment and monitoring of waterways; hydrologic and hydraulic modelling (1D and 2D); terrain modelling and design; producing reach management plans; stream bank stability assessment and design; design of longitudinal bed gradient control structures; gully rehabilitation modelling and design; diversion channel modelling and design; and plug and levee bank modelling and design. Supporting his technical skills, Luke is also experienced in project management and construction oversight of waterway management projects. Luke’s waterway management professional experience has been gained undertaking projects for the resources industry, Government agencies, Natural Resource Management organizations, Water Management Authorities, landholders and private businesses.
Jacob has 10 years’ experience as an environmental engineer, specialising in engineering design for the stabilisation and rehabilitation of streambank and gully erosion. He is also experienced in diversion design and monitoring, geomorphic assessments, hydraulic modelling, hydrologic modelling, digital terrain modelling, bioretention and wetland design and stormwater harvesting systems design.
Recently Jacob has been involved in the detailed design, as well as provided some construction oversite, for a project on The Oaks Station near Einasleigh QLD that saw over 5ha of gully erosion successfully rehabilitated for Northern Gulf NRM. He has also produced the detailed design of bank stabilisation works along Douglas Creek, a main tributary of the Daintree River for Terrain NRM as well as several sites along Black River and Crystal Creek near Townsville For Townsville City Council. Jacobs’ most recent diversion design and monitoring projects have included the design of the Johnson Creek Diversion at the Anthill mine lease near Mount Isa, baseline geomorphic assessment of Kianga Creek at Dawson Mine and the annual diversion monitoring of three of BMCs diversions at their South Walker Creek and Poitrel Mines.
Colleen is a skilled professional with over 10 years’ experience in administration and finance departments. She has worked as a project administrator, finance, and administration manager, consultant and run her own business.
Colleen is a skilled professional with over 10 years’ experience in administration and finance departments. She has worked as a project administrator, finance, and administration manager, consultant and run her own business. Through being an integral part of engineering teams in different industries she has developed a skill set that understands the demands of operational activities. Additionally, her past roles have required a high level of collaboration with management to support organisational vision and to develop positive company culture.
Colleen joined Neilly Group in 2019, in the all-encompassing role as a business administrator. With key skills in communication and problem-solving Colleen easily interacts with both the Neilly Group Team and its clients. She is accomplished in bringing efficiency gains through streamlining procedures and is a strategic planner committed to continual improvement. Colleen can be relied on to calmly bring order to any situation in the office environment.
John is a Project Coordinator and Site Supervisor for Neilly Group. He is a career leader with over 20 years’ experience in the mining, construction, and power generation sectors. He has been responsible for the supervision of up to 200 staff and is a proven problem solver with most of his professional life being spent in extremely remote and challenging locations.
John supervises the construction of remediation works on streambanks and gullies for Neilly Group. His role is to project manage all aspects of the construction site and is the critical link between the engineering design team and the on-ground construction and remediation team. John also manages the landholder engagement, contractors, resourcing, documentation, and on-site safety. John is committed to excellence in all aspects of his work and prides himself on the delivery of exceptional outcomes.
Kristina Ihme has over 17 years’ experience as an environmental scientist, specializing in environmental impact assessments, approvals and permit management as well as project management. She has worked in academia overseas during her early career but spend the last 15 years in north Queensland working in consulting.
Kristina has been the Environmental Lead Scientist for numerous projects for private as well as governmental clients. Kristina is a seasoned project manager and has had this role as well as being a technically lead on several renewable energy and linear infrastructure projects in Queensland. Kristina has developed an in-depth understanding of different technical disciplines involved and the drivers and requirements related to various types of projects. Kristina is ensuring that environmental advice effectively supports design, approval and permit requirements, further developments, and mitigation considerations, and that environmental reporting deliverables are a high-quality product. Kristina has a strong attitude for safety along with a good eye for detail and risk management. Kristina aims to provide outstanding client service on time and within budget.
Her technical survey skills include flora, fauna, and vegetation surveys required for the approval processes, Protected Plants Surreys and permits, Marine plant surveys, Vegetation surveys (REs, Bio condition Assessments), Biosecurity surveys (weed management planning, control, and maintenance programs), Targeted species surveys compliant with State and federal legislation (expertise in Black throated finch, Bare-rumped sheath tail bat, Squatter Pigeon, Australian snipe, and Water mouse surveys), Wetland mapping, Ecological restoration and rehabilitation surveys, monitoring, Revegetation planning, mapping, and integration with detailed design.
Kristina experience and held leadership positions in various large- and small-scale projects support clients in navigating the approvals and planning process effectively. This includes Project scoping, risk assessment, desktop reviews, compliance checks, Design and Construct Environmental Services (e.g., EMP (Construction), Environmental Impact Assessments (Water, Soils, Acid sulphate soils, Biodiversity), Environmental Management Documentation such as: Environmental Management Plans (EMP), Site Management Plans, Monitoring Plans and Programs (Water, Soils, Flora and Fauna, Revegetation), Technical Reports (Water, Soils, ASS, Ecology, Biosecurity). Kristina is experienced in State and federal approvals and has delivered numerous development Applications and EPBC referrals. She is familiar with offsetting under federal, State, and local offset policies.
Kristina’s skills are very diverse, hence allowing her to be involved in every project stage, which permits for an enhanced insight into different project disciplines that might impact on environmental management.
Adrian is Neilly Group’s Principal Stormwater Specialist with over 20 years working in the water sector. He has extensive experience in rural water treatment systems (wetlands, bioreactors, waterbody management, etc.) and urban stormwater and erosion design, planning and capacity building.
Adrian Crocetti has been dedicated to the implementation of improved water quality and sustainable water policies, projects, and practices for over 20 years working in several diverse roles ranging from technical roles as a stormwater engineer to governmental policy and planning.
In 2022, Adrian joined Neilly Group as Principal Stormwater Specialist and his projects to date include concept and detailed design of rural wetlands, capacity building workshops, specialised design and erosion plans for large scale construction, mining and erosion intervention projects.
His unique skillset covers both practical and theoretical water management and improved land care practices, he possesses the ability to fully comprehend projects from the initial planning and strategic phases, through to design, implementation, and maintenance.
Commencing his career as a plumber and drainer in North Qld, he progressed into construction management and supervision until completing an engineering degree in 2006. Upon graduating he worked as a landfill engineer before moving into stormwater design engineering and asset management in local government.
In his previous role as Principal Engineer of the Water by Design team, he has been able to share his extensive knowledge of catchment and water management across Queensland and beyond through capacity building activities, guideline and policy development, and advocacy roles.
Brent is a Waterway Engineer in Neilly Group’s Adelaide office, having completed his Bachelor of Civil Engineering degree with First Class Honours. Brent has strengths in hydraulic and hydrologic modelling including urban drainage, flood risk and climate change assessments. He is also driving the company’s push into the urban stormwater and WSUD space, working closely with our Principal Stormwater Specialist.
Brent joined our Adelaide office as a graduate civil engineer after a successful career in hospitality. He brings experiences leading teams of up to 30 people, across three continents, including setting up his own business venture in Argentina. Wanting a career change, and to contribute to a more sustainable future, Brent studied a Bachelor of Civil Engineering at the University of South Australia, where he focussed on water-related subjects and achieved First Class Honours.
Since joining Neilly Group, Brent has developed skills in gully and streambank erosion remediation, including undertaking sediment assessments, geomorphic assessments, hydraulic modelling and the design of stabilisation and remediation measures. Recent work has included hydrologic and hydraulic modelling to assess urban flood risks (including under climate change scenarios) and support WSUD and wetland design. His work has included projects in the Great Barrier Reef catchments in Northern Queensland and throughout South Australia.
Rosan is a waterway engineer with an MEng in Water Resource Management. His experience includes hydrologic and hydraulic modelling for various water structures and spatial analysis for finding potential erosion sites for major basins in Northen Queensland.
Driven by his passion for engineering, Rosan decided to pursue post-graduate study at James Cook University. During his academic pursuit, Rosan’s enthusiasm for the subject matter grew, particularly in the field of hydrodynamic modelling, leading him to undertake a research thesis focused on flood modelling of the Burdekin River.
Since joining Neilly Group, Rosan has developed skills in hydraulic and hydrologic modelling, flood risk assessment, GIS spatial analysis, photogrammetry and has demonstrated his skills on a number of projects undertaken throughout Queensland that involved identifying potential erosion sites, modelling of culverts and fish passageways.
Aarohi completed her Master of Environmental Science program at the University of South Australia. Coupled with the experience gained from her internship in Waste and Resource Management for the Fiji National Development Plan and her Master’s thesis on ‘Nutrient Concentrations and Profiles in Freshwater Lagoons’, she realised her desire to work in the environmental engineering industry and joined our Adelaide office as a Graduate Engineer.
Since joining Neilly Group, Aarohi has developed skills in Flood Assessment and Management, Erosion Control Practices, Hydrology and Hydraulics, Stormwater Treatment and Management Systems and MUSIC Modelling among others. She has successfully demonstrated these skills and actively contributed to projects in South Australian Riverland and parts of Northern Queensland.”
Deborah has 20 years of administration and finance experience. In this time, she has worked in the engineering industry for 5 years gaining the ability to be flexible and adaptable across all types of administration and accounting tasks. Deborah has developed a strong skill set that brings valuable knowledge and understanding that can provide support within the office environment. Living in Townsville her whole life Deborah is very passionate about supporting the local region and environment. She believes that being a part of a company that shares the same values is very important and rewarding and creates a cohesive team culture.
Jen is Principal Strategy and Delivery at Neilly Group and has almost 30 years’ experience working in the mining and natural resource management sectors. From a mining perspective, she is a Metallurgical Engineer and has extensive experience across various commodities, geographical locations, technical and operational roles, including executive leadership positions within Australia’s largest mining firms.
In the natural resource management sector, Jen has been responsible for the delivery of a number of large-scale erosion remediation programs of work funded by the Queensland and Australian governments. These programs include Reef Trust IV (Aust Gov), the Natural Resource Investment Program (Qld Gov), the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (Qld Gov), Great Barrier Reef Foundation projects (GBRF) and the DES Stream Bank Erosion Project (Qld Gov).
Jen specialises in stakeholder engagement, project development, portfolio oversight and all aspects of project management related to successful project delivery.
With a joint degree in Chemical Engineering (Honours) and Marine Biology from James Cook University, Sarah joined Neilly Group as a graduate to merge her knowledge of engineering and environmental science in a practical and impactful way. Her interdisciplinary background has given her a unique combination of skills and experience with respect to anthropogenic effects on the natural environment, particularly concerning aquatic habitats.
With a joint degree in Chemical Engineering (Honours) and Marine Biology from James Cook University, Sarah joined Neilly Group as a graduate to merge her knowledge of engineering and environmental science in a practical and impactful way. Her interdisciplinary background has given her a unique combination of skills and experience with respect to anthropogenic effects on the natural environment, particularly concerning aquatic habitats. Sarah’s concentration on sustainability in the water-based industry led her to seek a role that allowed her to make an impact by taking a step back from the ocean and targeting Great Barrier Reef health issues at their sources; namely the erosion of streambanks in the GBR catchment, flooding in urban and rural catchments, and other inland activities that directly impact the health of our reefs.
Sarah is focused on her dedication to sustainability and its application in industry, and her work with Neilly Group has allowed her to expand her skillset and gain experience in design, streambank and gully erosion remediation, urban stormwater management, and hydraulic and hydrologic modelling while significantly contributing to sustainable development goals.
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