Richard has been in the water industry for over 27 years and has over 16 years’ experience with the Hunter H2O (and formerly, Hunter Water Australia) team. He is experienced in the design of water and wastewater facilities, sewage pumping stations, water supply pumping station, and stormwater management systems. Richard is involved in all facets of the design process including concept layout, detail design, engineering drafting, cost estimating and construction advice. He is actively involved in the design CHAIR / HAZOP processes and oversees safety in design to ensure best work practices. Richard is a key member of any major design project –he regularly leads Conceptual / layout Drafting for water infrastructure on greenfield & brownfield sites, Design / Detail Drafting for major water infrastructure including treatment plants, reservoirs, large pipelines and pumping stations, manages design activities, resourcing and mentoring. Some recent project examples include:
Goulburn wastewater treatment plant (2015-2016) as lead civil designer for this brownfield detail design upgrade. This project involved a new high flow inlet works (maintaining the existing inlet works for lower flow scenarios), fine screen and stormflow pumping station, fine screenings, oxidation ditch, membrane operating system (comprising submerged membranes), UV facility, chemical facility, switchroom, interconnecting pipelines and pumping stations.
Richard was the civil designer for the detailed design of a new inlet works at Leanyer Sanderson wastewater treatment works, he provided design, project management and design management services for the project planning phase for the sludge dewatering upgrade EPCM project at Shortland (and numerous other Hunter Water plants), and additionally
Richard was the lead civil designer in both the concept and detailed design for the Ludmilla WWTW Upgrade for Power and Water Corporation – a project that won the 2014 Northern Division Engineering Excellence Award.