Niel has over 20 years’ experience working for major contractors in Australia, New Zealand, and Southern Africa. During this period Niel has developed from site engineer to operations manager for tier one contractors. He has experience in the delivery of road and rail projects, dams and wastewater treatment plants and mining infrastructure under construct only and design and construct contract arrangements.
Niel moved across to consulting and the client side of project delivery of projects six years ago and has been part of the client’s integrated team delivering the Phase 1 and Phase 2 - Gold Coast Light Rail Project. This has provided Niel with the opportunity to expand his capability in the development of project documentation and the hands-on administration of major projects from a client’s perspective, including safely delivering the project, stakeholder and community management, risk mitigation and management, budget and forecasting and achievement of the overall project objectives.
Niel, as a result of his significant contracting and recent client-side project delivery experience, has a deep understanding of what is required to effectively and efficiently deliver major projects. He is a good communicator and knows how to work with teams to achieve excellence in safety, quality and risk management. His ability to communicate professionally on all levels has earned him the respect of many stakeholders.