Our Staff

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Ben
Senior Surveyor – Brisbane

Where do you live?
I have lived in Brisbane my entire life.

How did you come to work for the NorthGroup Consulting?
As a student while undertaking my Bachelor of Surveying Degree.

What did you know about NorthGroup Consulting before you started?
As a first year student I didn't know too many Surveying companies, luckily one of my fellow students heard that North's took on students to gain work experience. So I rang North's on a Friday and started with them on the following Monday. Simple as that.

What is your role at NorthGroup Consulting?
Senior Surveyor covering a variety of surveying streams from High-rise and Engineering Surveying, 3D Laser Scanning and Cadastral Surveying.

How long have you been with NorthGroup Consulting?
I started as a Student Surveyor in 2004.

Describe a typical day at NorthGroup Consulting.
Servicing multiple projects, organising team members, talking to clients and helping to meet their needs with a positive outcome.

What is the most enjoyable aspect of your job?
Working on a variety of challenging projects and the people I meet.

What major projects have you worked on?
Toowoomba Pipe Line
Sir Fred Schonell Drive Upgrade Project
Unison Towers in Newstead
Southpoint Emporium Towers in Southbank
Eagle Farm Racecourse Development Project.
Lume Tower in Kangaroo Point
443 Queen Street and 80 Ann Street in Brisbane

What makes NorthGroup Consulting a great place to work?
The excellent team environment, great working conditions, the flexibility with work schedules, the variety of opportunities and work.

What does NorthGroup Consulting offer you that other companies don't?
With the company continually looking out for the best interests of the staff, the flexible hours and the ability to run my own schedule which fits in very nicely with family. The companies continuing efforts to help staff grow their skill sets and expose them to a very wide variety of work.

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Matthew
Gladstone Regional Manager

Where do you live?
Tannum Sands near Gladstone

How did you come to work for the NorthGroup Consulting?
After climbing the ladder in a conventional surveying company, I plateaued and had nowhere to progress, also the conventional work was becoming tedious. NorthGroup Consulting offered new technology, new surveying techniques, training and development for its employees, and the company was evolving with the survey profession that made the choice very easy.

What is your role at NorthGroup Consulting?
Gladstone Regional Manager.

How long have you been with NorthGroup Consulting?
Since 2014.

Describe a typical day at NorthGroup Consulting.
All our managers get their hands dirty so they remain up to date with technology. This helps workers as they can improving work efficiency, identify obsolete equipment that needs to be upgraded and ensures realistic expectations of workers and project duration for quoting. So my typical day would be scheduling resources and projects, responding to requests, training, survey, reductions and other typical managerial tasks such as business development, invoicing, quoting etc.

What is the most enjoyable aspect of your job?
The challenging and variety of work. I find there is a lot of satisfaction in determining a solution to challenges. Having all the technology and inhouse training makes you look at projects differently and have a go at the project some shy away from. Selecting the best method of capture that suits the purposed of work to help the client value add to the project.

What projects have you worked on?
Gladstone Region offers a diverse range of project thanks to its industry, mining and coastal location. The most challenging projects would be conveyors and piling work as they pose a high risk if incorrect. I prefer cadastral boundary work and town planning with scanning thrown in for a change. My project experience covers scanning (Static, MLS, deformation, modelling, conformance, BIM, as built, volumes etc), cadastral (BFP, lease, licence, subdivision, identification, mining leases, volumetric etc), conveyors (belt, chain, vertical, horizontal & curved, realignments), marine piling (rake, vertical, harbour & GNSS), town planning (State & Local Government), mining (open cut), UAV & LiDAR (stockpile, imagery, DEM, ground control & ground proofing), civil (GFM, static networks, Mobile Laser Scanning, bridge works, Machine Control & Designs), Construction (camps, tanks, piles, conveyors, services, pipe & flange modules, monitoring etc) and service location and hydrographic works.

What makes NorthGroup Consulting a great place to work?
Direction, opportunity, training, further study, new technology, complete project work from start to finish and local work so I’m home each night to family.

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Russell
BIM / Laser Scanning - Brisbane

Where do you live?
5 minutes from the beach, Brisbane Northside.

How did you come to work for the NorthGroup Consulting?
Coming from England I decided that I wanted to move to Brisbane, so I researched surveying practices that performed Laser Scanning and found NorthGroup Consulting. I contacted them and briefed them on my career goals and aspirations and was fortunate enough to be offered a position in their Brisbane office. NorthGroup sponsored me on a 457 working visa and provided support for my permanent residence status.

What is your role at NorthGroup Consulting?
I am part of the Terrestrial Laser Scanning team. I also have expertise in BIM / Reality Capture, 3d Modelling, Drafting etc.

How long have you been with NorthGroup Consulting?
I joined the NorthGroup team in 2015.

Describe a typical day at NorthGroup Consulting.
There are not many typical days at NorthGroup. The work I carry out is varied - no two projects are ever the same with different challenges.

What is the most enjoyable aspect of your job?
I get to travel a fair bit for my work and see parts of Australia you wouldn’t usually get to see. I like the fact that every project is different with different challenges.

What projects have you worked on?
A variety - from Coal processing plants in to the North, Gas Compressor Stations out West, High-rise buildings in Brisbane City Centre, Shopping Centres, Hospitals, Schools, Brisbane Airport the list goes on…..

What makes NorthGroup Consulting a great place to work?
NorthGroup are continually investing in the latest technology which keeps us delivering the best product for our clients. There are people with expertise in all aspects of surveying who are always happy share their knowledge if required.

Do you participate in any of NorthGroup Consulting's social activities?
Yes most, from football tipping competitions to the social Friday lunch.

What does NorthGroup Consulting offer you that other companies don't?
Flexible working hours are great, support is always there should it be required.