Principals

Dr Sharmil Markar

Dr Sharmil Markar

BSc(Eng) (Hons) PhD FIEAust CPEng RPEQ

Managing Director / Principal Engineer

With over 30 years in water resource management, Sharmil has worked on projects across all market sectors in all Australian states and territories, as well as several countries overseas. This includes a number of years in China undertaking major flood management, flood forecasting and water resource allocation and management projects.

He has been commissioned to peer review hydrologic and hydraulic modelling of several major water infrastructure projects in Queensland.

Dr David Newton

Dr David Newton

BE(Hons) MEngSt PhD MIEAust CPEng RPEQ

Director / Principal Engineer

David is a highly experienced numerical modeller with specialist expertise in flooding and drainage, stormwater management and water sensitive urban design. He has 20 years’ experience of providing specialist advice on water quality and quantity management and infrastructure design.

He is skilled in finding collaborative, strategic solutions to complex water and environmental problems.

Greg Roads

Greg Roads

BE(Civil)(Hons) MIEAust RPEQ

Director / Principal Engineer

Greg’s extensive knowledge of two-dimensional hydraulic modelling and extreme flood hydrology, together with his background in hydraulics and fluvial geomorphology, give him enormous expertise in floodplain management, designing stream diversions and riverine erosion control techniques.

Greg has played an important role in the flood and environmental flow impact assessment of many of Queensland’s major water infrastructure projects.
He also has vast experience helping local communities to develop flood management strategies.

Michael Batchelor

Michael Batchelor

BE (Hons) MEngSt MIEAust RPEQ

Director / Principal Engineer

Michael’s primary areas of practice include flood protection, stormwater management, mine site water management and water supply planning. His experience in water resources management and environmental impact assessment for major infrastructure projects spans more than 20 years.

He has worked with clients across a diverse range of industries and hydrological conditions to deliver efficient project solutions which fulfil environmental protection requirements.

Associates

Julian Orth

Julian Orth

BE (Hons) MEng (Sc) MIEAust CPEng RPEQ

Associate / Senior Engineer

Julian specialises in providing technical advice in riverine flooding and stormwater management.

He is focused on delivering economical and environmentally sustainable engineering solutions for projects ranging from small sub-division developments to catchment-scale stormwater trunk drainage studies and mine-related environmental impact statements.

Rhys Cullen

Rhys Cullen

BE (Env) (Hons) MIEAust

Associate / Senior Engineer

Rhys has 11 years’ experience in water and wastewater engineering.

Rhys has developed hydrological and hydraulic models for large-scale catchment studies, urban developments and mining projects. He has delivered surface-water studies for numerous open-cut and underground mining projects, comprising detailed conceptual and operational water balance modelling, sediment and erosion control, and design of diversion and flood protection / mitigation structures.