Personnel

Lance Horlyck - Principal Engineer

Lance is a structural engineer with 30 years of experience and extensive involvement in the design and rehabilitation of assets associated with the water and wastewater industry. This includes reservoirs, pipelines, trunk sewers, treatment plants, pumping stations and trenchless rehabilitation/renewal of pipeline and sewer assets. Between 1990 and 2004 he worked as an in house consultant for Sydney Water and was responsible for the design and detailing of new reservoirs; condition assessment and rehabilitation of existing reservoirs; inspection, condition assessment and rehabilitation of existing wastewater assets including trunk sewers, pumping stations and treatment plants; rehabilitation of heritage structures; and development of standards for the rehabilitation of trunk sewer assets.

Lance is an active member of the ASTT and has written many technical papers in the area over the last 15 years.

Bala Balasubramaniam - Principal Engineer

Bala has 39 years of experience in all aspects of Sewerage, Drainage and Pipeline engineering works including feasibility studies, planning, design and construction of large sewerage, drainage and trenchless works. Bala has more than 20 years of experience in implementing trenchless projects in Singapore, India and Sydney and has published about two dozens of technical papers on trenchless projects in many major cities of the world.

Michael McGill - Principal Engineer

Michael McGill is a senior civil engineer with over 45 years of experience in the planning and construction of infrastructure works, especially water supply and sewerage.

In working with the New South Wales Public Works (PW) for 34 years, Michael in the past 10 years has been Programme Manager on PW’s behalf for Shoalhaven City Council for their water supply and sewerage projects and Project Manager for BHP Billiton for projects associated with mining under water supply infrastructure.

For the past 7 years Michael has been working with the SASTTI JV as Project Director which is involved in the condition assessment, analysis and design of structures and rehabilitation options for numerous clients including Sydney Water Corporation & ACTEWAGL

Shariff Shockair - Experienced Engineer

Shariff has over fifteen years of experience in the field of civil engineering. His experience was gained from a wide range of positions in state corporations, council, and consulting where he has undertaken a wide variety of roles including planning, detailed design, project management, workforce management and construction supervision. Shariff has an excellent understanding of water and wastewater infrastructure through his 5 years employment with Sydney Water, and a further 5 years working on Sydney Water’s Professional Services Contract (Environmental and Design Services). He is trained in confined spaces working and has undertaken sewer traverses throughout Sydney Water’s trunk sewer system.

Bruce Horlyck - Senior Engineer

Bruce is a civil engineer with nearly 30 years of experience in a diverse range of technical areas including Inspection and Condition Assessment, Detailed Rehabilitation Design, Process Reengineering, Project Management, Management, GIS, Remote Metering and Software Engineering. He gained this experience while working in state owned corporations, private businesses, consulting companies and as an independent contractor. For the past five years, he has gained an excellent understanding of water and wastewater infrastructure while working with SASTTI Joint Venture on projects for Sydney Water and ActewAGL Water. He is trained in confined spaces and has undertaken traverses of Sydney Water’s wastewater and stormwater systems and internal inspections of reservoirs.

Francois Neser- Civil/Structural Engineer

Mr Francois Neser is a Civil/Structural engineer with 9 years of experience and extensive involvement in the design and construction of Infrastructure, Minerals and Metals, and Hydrocarbon projects. Between 2008 and 2013 he worked for WorleyParsons and during this period he was notably involved with; detail design of sewage and water treatment plants; construction of a reverse osmosis water treatment facility; upgrade of an oil refinery; detail design and construction of coal seam gas facilities and infrastructure. From 2013 to 2015 he was engaged by Origin Energy as a Project Engineer to facilitate with the detail design close out of the APLNG project and the construction thereof. For the final Origin Energy facility he fulfilled the role of Deputy Project Manager and Senior Project Engineer during the bulk earthwork and SMP construction phase respectively.

Alex Chan - Junior Engineer

Alex has worked for 7 years in the industry, undertaking condition assessments, structural analysis and detailed design for rehabilitation of various water and wastewater infrastructure including sewers, reservoirs, water / sewage treatment plant processes, pumping stations bridges, aqueducts, stormwater channels and industrial buildings. Inspection of many of these structures involved confined spaces entry and working from heights or from boats. Alex also has experience providing specialist technical support on site during refurbishment.

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