Meet our team of result driven experienced engineers who apply innovative and practical solutions to every project


Principal Geotechnical Engineer / Managing Director

Symon has developed a career combining consulting skills (having worked with companies such as Golder Associates) with experience gained working for large mining companies (Rio Tinto). Particular value in Symon’s work stems from the application of his strong civil/geotechnical engineering background to the Project Management of large mining infratructure civil works to meet the client’s expectations.


Symon’s experience includes office-based design and site based operational roles, giving an all-round understanding of delivery expectations. Symon is now the Director of Red Earth Engineering, a consultancy that targets to employ “super-stars” of the industry to deliver value to clients.

Specialties: Project Management, Geotechnical/Dam Engineering, Tailings Dams, Oil and Gas – Coal Seam Gas Water Management, Construction Compliance Monitoring.


Principal Engineer / Director

Attila has more than 20 years’ experience in civil and geotechnical engineering, construction and materials testing in Australia and overseas. He specialises in providing technical leadership in the detailed design, certification and construction oversight of major civil infrastructure projects to the Coal Seam Gas industry.


As a Principal and Associate for leading multi-disciplinary engineering consultant for more than eight years, Attila led both business development, project management and the technical direction of multi-disciplinary project teams around the world.

His expertise includes the technical design of embankments, rock cuttings, deep foundations, dams and geosynthetic liner systems, landfills and ground improvement schemes; and he has been responsible for the planning and management of geotechnical investigations, detailed designs and construction issue documentation for major civil and mining infrastructure projects.


Principal Engineer / Director

Wade is a principal civil and water resources engineer with more than 12 years’ experience obtained with a leading multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy in Australia and Canada. He specialises in civil, liner system, dam engineering and water resource projects particularly for the mining and Coal Seam Gas industries in Australia.


In recent years, Wade has been design team leader for design and reporting and technical lead for construction inspection services on six major geomembrane lined earthfill embankment dam projects in Australia.

Wade’s key areas of expertise include: Water resources and dam engineering, particularly; water management plans, hydraulic and hydrologic analyses, as well as seepage modelling and optimisation strategies for spillways. His geotechnical and dam engineering experience includes; stability analyses of slopes, highway embankments, dam walls and bridge abutments; and geotechnical investigations for major civil and mining projects.


Principal Engineer / Director

Working for leading Mining and Oil and Gas Companies – providing technical support within the clients team – performing certification of numerous civil projects including tailings and water storage facilities, haul roads and storm water infrastructure – design and assessments for tailings storage facilities, mine pit stability and storm water infrastructure.


Technical Lead for the selection, definition and execution phases of new tailings dams and roads at remote Northern Territory mine site. Development of project scopes and tenders and working through capital approval documentation including business cases, execution plans and Regulatory approvals.

Project Engineer and Project Management of the execution and commissioning phases of new tailings storage facilities at remote Northern Territory mine site. Providing contract administration while managing and maintaining project budgets and forecasts, oversight of quality assurance documentation and project safety.

Certifying Engineer during execution phase of new tailings dams, tailings dam raise at remote North Queensland and Northern Territory sites. Including instrumentation installation and interpretation engineering assessment and analysis of exposed ground conditions as well as development of detailed testing programs to verify design intent is achieved.

Designs, Water Balance and Capacity Assessments for numerous water and tailings storage facilities. Preparing detailed issued for construction documentation and leading safety in design workshops.


Principal Engineer / Partner

Dennis is the Principal Civil Engineer at REE’s Perth office, bringing with him over 30 years of professional experience in the design, documentation and delivery of tailings facilities, roads, earthworks and drainage, especially within the industrial plant environment.


Utilising a diverse skill set across a range of disciplines and platforms, Dennis’project experience spans from local, single-site projects to large-scale developments across Australia, South Africa, UAE and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Dennis also has extensive experience in the provision of facilities for tailings and contaminated water storage, having been responsible for the design and construction support of several tailings storage areas, contaminated water storage facilities and design of heap leach pads and process ponds.

Throughout his career, Dennis has directed a number of complex and high-profile projects that have greatly benefited from his knowledge, including works for Alcoa, Rio Tinto Aluminium and BHP’s Olympic Dam.


Principal Engineer / Partner

Utilising over 25 years of civil engineering experience, Matthew has become a specialist in the field of heavy civil engineering including road, rail, dam, bridge and tunnel projects.


Throughout his career, Matthew has developed specific skills in areas such as design management, geotechnical model development and review, hard rock excavation, support and grouting, and structural design of heavy civil engineering structures – just to name a few.

Matthew’s project experience encompasses a wide range of large-scale projects for high-profile clients including Rio Tinto, Shell Australia and Wafi-Golpu Services Limited. He has also directed projects across both local and international sites including Australia, South Africa, Abu Dhabi, PNG and the Philippines.

As testament to his credibility within the industry, Matthew has authored and co-authored a range of industry publications that have contributed to the understanding of various technical elements in his field.


Principal Geotechnical Engineer / Partner

Benoit is a Chartered & Registered Professional Geotechnical Engineer (CPEng, RPEQ). During his career to date he has been involved with investigation, design, construction and expert reviews for a wide variety of geo-structures.


Benoit’s main focus of the last few years has been on safe design and operation of mine waste and tailings storage facilities, servicing many Tier 1 Australian mining and oil & gas companies.

Benoit’s project related engineering experience includes dam design and stability assessment, Engineer of Record services, numerical modelling of complex soil-structure interaction problems, evaluation of bearing capacity and settlement of shallow and deep foundations, pile group analysis, ground anchor design installation and testing, soil nailing and anchored wall design, settlement prediction, development and management of monitoring programs.

Benoit has worked for projects across Australia, France, New Caledonia, the Middle East and Vanuatu.


Principal Engineer / Partner

B.Eng. M.Eng Hons CPEng, MIEAust, RPEQ Drew is a Senior Civil Engineer and Surface Water Infrastructure Specialist with more than 10 years’ experience designing infrastructure for major civil and mining projects in Australia and South East Asia.


He has delivered a wide range of surface water, mine site infrastructure, HDPE lined ponds and general civil engineering projects, from initial investigation through to concept design, analysis, detailed design, construction supervision and certification. Drew has a broad range of skills which allow him to work with a range of specialists and provide an integrated design package for his clients.


Principal Engineer / Partner

B.Eng Civil (Hons), MIEAust Celeste is a Senior Civil Engineer with more than 15 years’ experience gained through a wide range of Civil and Water Resource projects in the Coal Seam Gas (CSG), mining and government infrastructure industries.


In recent years, Celeste has held key design team lead roles responsible for the delivery of detailed design and construction packages for regulated geosynthetic lined dams and flood levees. She has a keen understanding of Client and stakeholder needs and has successfully achieved government approval for numerous dam design plans, consequence category assessments, operational and emergency response plans.

Celeste’s early experience was gained predominately in stormwater design, her demonstrated water resources skills are applied to modelling and design of associated hydraulic structures including spillways, sediment basins, road culverts and energy dissipation structures. She is also experienced in developing erosion and sediment control plans for large earthwork projects.


Senior Engineer / Partner

B.Eng Civil (Hons), Leis is a Senior Civil Engineer with more than 12 years’ experience gained during his project management and design involvement across mining, Coal Seam Gas (CSG) and government infrastructure projects.


Leis has a well-rounded knowledge of the study, design and project delivery lifecycle through his various roles in Design, Contractor and Client teams. This broad exposure provides him with a unique insight and appreciation of Stakeholder needs and requirements as well as underlying risks and opportunities.

Recently, Leis has delivered a detailed design package to support the continuation of mining operations at a remote site. Prior to this, he undertook a secondment role as a Project Lead in a Client team delivering capital improvement works for a major mining company. Both roles required the effective management of Stakeholders as well as the ability to adapt to evolving scope requirements and financial constraints in order to deliver the expected outcomes.

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