Rhys Cullen

BE (Env) (Hons) MIEAust

Associate / Senior Engineer

Rhys CullenProfile

Rhys has 11 years’ experience in water and wastewater engineering, including two years working in-house for a local government organisation delivering capital works projects and providing technical support to operations staff. He also worked for two years in the UK as Modelling Team Leader for an asset engineering firm.

In his work at WRM, Rhys has focused primarily on developing 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. 

Rhys is also skilled in water-sensitive urban design, water-quality management and modelling, and water and wastewater treatment systems.

Since 2016, he has been seconded part time to the Department of Transport and Main Roads within the hydraulics & flooding division.

Fields of expertise

  • Water-sensitive urban design 
  • Urban hydrology and stormwater management 
  • Mine site hydrology and water management 
  • Analysis and design of hydraulic structures 
  • Hydrologic and hydraulic modelling 
  • Flood damage assessment and floodplain management

Career highlights

  • M1 Stage 1 (M1/M3 Merge) Hydraulic Study (Gateway Motorway to Underwood Road) Brisbane, Queensland (2016)
  • M1 (GM2LM) Master Plan Hydraulic Study: Eight Mile Plains to Loganholme (Paradise Road Interchange) Logan, Queensland (2016)
  • Cloncurry Flood Risk Management Study, Cloncurry QLD (2015)
  • Balranald Mineral Sands Project Surface Water Management Report Balranald, New South Wales (2015)
  • Alice Springs Flood Investigation and Flood Mapping Study, Alice Springs NT (2015)
  • Wembley Road Interchange Flood Study, Logan Qld (2014)
  • Rochedale Motorway Estate SWMP, Brisbane Qld (2014)
  • Redbank Motorway Estate SWMP, Ipswich Qld (2014)
  • Logan Albert River Flood Study, Logan Qld (2014)
  • QRA Flood Mapping Study, Clermont Qld (2013)
  • Pacific Sand Mining Flood Impact Assessment, Beachmere Qld (2013)
  • Kilgariff Flood Risk Management Study, Alice Springs NT (2013)
  • Walloon Regional Flood Study, Ipswich Qld (2012)
  • Dugald River Mine EIS, Cloncurry Qld (2010)
  • Tallow Creek Floodplain Management Study, Byron Bay NSW (2008)
  • Springfield Town Centre Drainage Master Plan, Springfield Qld (2008)

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