Melanie CameronMelbourne, Victoria, Australia
During my professional career, I have gained valuable experience and provided professional service to clients whilst developing further skills and knowledge specific to the general civils and tunnel engineering field. I have worked on the Waterview Connection in Auckland ($1.58b NZD), Victorian Desalination Project ($3.5b AUD) and EastLink Tunnel ($2.5b AUD) in Melbourne, the West Ham Flood Alleviation Scheme in London (£39M GBP) and the Dublin Interconnector.
As a highly motivated and organised individual, I am able to facilitate the most logical, economically viable and environmentally friendly outcome for all professional tasks undertaken. Through effective time-management skills, I ensure deadlines are successfully met.
Melbourne Metro: Design Delivery Manager and Project Wide Area Manager
Nov 2017 - Current
McMillen Jacobs Associates
Sep 2015 - Nov 2017
JUL 2017 - SEP 2017Westconnex Stage 3 tender Breakdown Bay, Substation and Sump Package Lead. Managing delivery of the tender design (primary and permanent) for the large span tunnels to accommodate the breakdown bays as well as the substations and sump.SEP 2016 - MAY 2017Melbourne Metro Tender, CBD North Primary Support Team Lead. Responsible for the design of the primary/temporary support and construction sequence for the for the CBD North underground station and the mined running tunnels under Swanston Street.AUG 2015 - NOV 2016Westconnex M4E Mainline Tunnels Lead. Managing delivery of the design for the twin Mainline tunnels through Sydney sandstone.
Senior Tunnel Engineer / Project Manager
WSP - Parsons Brinckerhoff
2009 - Sep 2015
OCT 2011 - APR 2013: DISCIPLINE TEAM LEAD, MAIN LINE TUNNEL - WATERVIEW CONNECTION AUCKLAND.A alliance project in Auckland, New Zealand with a project value of approximately $1.58b NZD. The works include a 2.4km 13.1ID TBM Tunnel. As a part of this role, responsibilities involved managing the design team to develop and deliver the detailed design of the segmental tunnel lining and the concept for the cross passage opening (Detailed design by others). Additional to this, the role involved completing design of the cross passage support. To achieve the required outcomes, good communication was required between the other disciplines design teams, construction, TBM manufacturer and segment manufacturer as part of the alliance culture.NOV 2010 - MAY 2011: TEAM LEAD - TUNNEL - WATERVIEW CONNECTION AUCKLAND (TENDER DESIGN).A alliance project in Auckland, New Zealand with a bid project value of approximately $25M NZD. Design team lead for The Well-Connected Consortium for the tunnel. The scheme consists of two tunnels that are approximately 2.4 km in length and are to accommodate three traffic lanes in each direction, estimated 13.1m ID TBM tunnel.Responsibilities involved managing the design team to develop and deliver the concept design of tunnel lining, portals, cross passages intersections and space proofing for the TBM tunnel. AUG 2008 - NOV 2010: SUB AREA LEAD - SEAWATER LIFT PUMP STATION - VICTORIAN DESALINATION PROJECT.A design and build project in Wonthaggi, Vic, Aust with a project value of approximately $3.5b AUD. The SWLPS is a major structure over an area of approximately 70 x 40 m and some 27 m high constructed in an open excavation at 11.5 m below sea level.The role, as part of design team involved managing a structural team to deliver design packages for SWLPS. Responsibilities included involvement with client, construction, operations and maintenance and other third parties to ensure integrated structural design.
Tunnel Engineer
London Bridge Associates
2007 - 2009
TEMPORARY WORKS CO-ORDINATOR - WEST HAM FLOOD ALLEVIATION SCHEME.A design and build contract estimated at £39M GBP. Works included 3 km of 2.87 m diameter tunnel through mixed ground using new full face Lovat tunnel-boring machine (TBM). As part of contractor’s construction team, worked within on-site engineering department. Responsibilities included role of temporary works coordinator. This involved regular liaison with construction and design teams in order to undertake design, checking and certifying of tunnel and shaft temporary works designs for main tunnel, shafts and microtunnelling. Role also involved checking subcontractor submissions and monitoring implementation on site. Other duties included regular review and assessment of dewatering and settlement data associated with ongoing construction works.
Tunnel Engineer
Mott MacDonald
2006 - 2007
TUNNEL DESIGN ENGINEER - INTERCONNECTOR TUNNEL PROJECT PRELIMINARY DESIGN CONTRACT.Dublin Interconnector was a new 5.2 km high-capacity underground railway line through heart of Dublin city centre. Member of multidisciplinary design services team. Responsibilities included verification of proposed alignment, development of station designs and preliminary cost estimates. Chiefly responsible for design of three stations, with one station proposed to be located beneath River Liffey. Role included cofferdam preliminary design, mined station design, alignment investigation, and station site optioneering.
Graduate Engineer
Connell Wagner (now known as Aurecon)
2004 - 2006
2006-2006: GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEER - MELBOURNE WHOLESALE MARKET RELOCATION.Project required completion of geotechnical site investigation for concept design of new market. Role involved responsibility for organisation and management of medium scale geotechnical investigation for preliminary design. Site was approximately 60 ha of basalt and basaltic clay with contaminated land recognised as hazard in vicinity.2004 - 2006: TUNNEL DESIGN ENGINEER - EASTLINK TUNNEL PROJECT.A design and construct project estimated at $2.5b AUD. Responsible for following three major packages while being part of EastLink team: space-proofing package; primary support (cross-passage and intersection), and settlement package. As part of construction phase services team, undertook on-site design changes and reviewing monitoring results. Duties included: design and documentation of cross-section and space proofing preliminary design of barrier systems interfacing driven tunnel designs with other disciplines, including numerous mechanical and electrical and access requirements design of primary ground support for cross-passages and intersections within driven tunnel, including drainage sump cross-passage settement analysis of driven tunnel and documentation of effects surface structures geotechnical logging of boreholes and supervision of drilling contractors.
RMIT University
Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.), Civil Engineering
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