Project Management, Project Development, Infrastructure Specialists

Our Services

Seed Engineering is a collaborative and innovative engineering professional services firm, comprised of highly skilled and experienced infrastructure specialists.

Seed Engineering offers innovative, thoughtful and effective approaches, to managing highly complex, multi-modal transport infrastructure projects.

Key Capabilities

Why is Seed Engineering different?

  • On-demand, agile project management
  • Tailored engineering expertise, partnering closely with your project team
  • Independent, creative and innovative solutions
  • Clear pathways for effective strategy, planning and project development solutions
  • Rigorous planning and project guidance
  • Best practice and technology driven work methods
  • Sustainable approaches

About Us

Our professional team includes recognised industry leaders, with proven experience and extensive track records, to deliver outstanding value to clients. We offer access to a flexible and highly skilled workforce, with practitioners available for casual, short-term or long-term contract positions.

Nina Kilpinen

Managing Director

Nina Kilpinen

Managing Director

Expertise

Engineering management, development strategies, project management, multi-disciplinary team leadership, business development & major project interface management

Qualifications

Bachelor of Engineering (Civil & Environmental), Master of Engineering Management, Master of Construction Law, Diploma of Engineering Practice, CPEng, GAICD, Fellow Roads Australia.

Nina is a successful engineer and business leader, available for senior consulting and leadership roles. She has specialised in the development of complex transport infrastructure projects and business development, with over twenty years of professional experience. With breadth and depth in her range of skills across project, financial and procurement management, she brings to her work extensive and proven project management skills and highly effective leadership capabilities. She has built a solid industry reputation based on her creativity, versatility and initiative; with an ability to identify development strategies and grow new business opportunities.

Nina has worked on a large range of complex transport infrastructure projects, in a variety of senior roles; including project director and senior project management positions. She enjoys building and leading large multi-disciplinary teams and bringing new ideas to life.

 

Sarah Stante

Sarah Stante

Engineering Manager

Sarah Stante

Engineering Manager

Sarah Stante

Expertise

Engineering management, construction management, project management, multi-disciplinary team leadership & stakeholder management

Qualifications

Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) (Civil & Environmental), Diploma of Engineering Practice.

Sarah is a highly reputed engineer and construction manager, available for senior consulting and leadership roles. She has close to twenty years of experience in the civil engineering industry, with specialised construction experience in concrete and steel structures, bridge construction, RSS walls and cut and cover tunnelling in complex urban environments. She has extensive and proven leadership abilities, engaging at both the senior executive and project team level, to take ownership of and drive, project delivery.

Sarah is an experienced not-for-profit board director and was awarded the NAWIC Qld 2009 Crystal Vision Award for Achievement in Construction.

Claire Passlow

Claire Passlow

Business Manager

Claire Passlow

Business Manager

Claire Passlow

Expertise

Program coordination, international community development, project support, policy development, staff training, stakeholder liaison, business and office management.

Qualifications

Bachelor of Arts (Community Welfare & International Community Development)

Claire has extensive business, program and office management experience, with a particular focus on government, community and not-for-profit organisations. She has led international development programs and managed an extensive range of staff, stakeholders and volunteers. Her key capabilities include formulating policies, managing business operations, facilitating communication between stakeholders and allocating business resources.

Claire offers a depth of experience in the implementation of management systems, business strategies and process improvement practices.

Elias Maamari

Project Manager

Elias Maamari

Project Manager

Expertise

Civil engineering, construction management, project management, business development, commercial management, programming, quality management, stakeholder management & procurement strategy development.

Qualifications

Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) & Diploma of Engineering Practice

Elias brings over ten years’ of construction, project and engineering experience, to the team at Seed Engineering. He is a passionate and adept multi-tasker, who is able to combine the ability to lead, with a motivated and enthusiastic personality. Elias has a proven track record for success and innovation , with strong interpersonal skills, to develop collaborative relationships and build high-performance project team cultures.

He is a highly motivated project manager, with a thorough knowledge of civil construction systems and demonstrated experience in quality, WHS and environment management systems and certifications.

 

Beatrice Gibberd

Beatrice Gibberd

Associate, Engineering

Beatrice Gibberd

Associate, Engineering

Beatrice Gibberd

Expertise

Engineering management, civil design, project management, multi-disciplinary team leadership, local government and property development.

Qualifications

Bachelor of Engineering (Hons)(Civil), Diploma of Project Management, CPEng, RPEQ.

Beatrice is a highly regarded engineering consultant, with close to twenty years of experience in the civil engineering industry. She has specialised in the development phase of infrastructure projects, with a particular focus on the local government and property development sectors. She also offers a wealth of experience across complex transport and civil design projects, with significant senior management experience.

Beatrice currently leads her own practice – 360 Civil Consulting – based in south-east Queensland. Beatrice offers her clients access to local, specialised infrastructure advisors and is also available to work in conjunction with the consulting team at Seed Engineering.

Rhiannon Evans

Rhiannon Evans

Associate, Project Management

Rhiannon Evans

Associate, Project Management

Rhiannon Evans

Expertise

Project management, change management, project programming & planning, project reporting, cost control, resource management, risk management, contracts management and contract administration.

Qualifications

Member Australian Institute Project Management (MAIPM), Open University Australia, Diploma of Project Management (due 2016), studied towards Diploma of Engineering and Mine Surveying (Wembley Tafe, WA).

Rhiannon is an ambitious project manager with a can do attitude. She has structured her career in line with PMBOK principals, coupled with comparable substantial experience of working to the highest standards in project delivery.

She has a long track record of ensuring projects are delivered to the highest quality and safety, within budget by effectively organising, managing and utilising all resources. She is able to develop and lead teams in civil construction, infrastructure, petrochemical, solar utility and building projects where the highest standards are routinely demanded. She is always actively involved in all aspects of the project life cycle and Rhiannon can deliver high value projects in matrixed organisations and across different geographies.

Rhiannon currently leads her own practice – R Evans Consulting – based in North Queensland. She has nationwide consulting experience and is available to work in conjunction with the team at Seed Engineering.

Joshua Powell

Joshua Powell

Civil Engineer

Joshua Powell

Civil Engineer

Joshua Powell

Expertise

Civil engineering, project & program management, roads & highways, development application assessment, stakeholder management.

Qualifications

Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Hons), Associate’s Degree of Civil Engineering, Diploma of Computer Aided Drafting, Master of Environmental Engineering Management (current), MIEAust.

Joshua is a qualified civil engineer, with experience in a range of project management roles. Josh has experience within both the public and private engineering sectors, including owning and operating his own small business, and has developed a wide spectrum of technical skills. His engineering experience includes program management of civil works, AutoCAD and 12D design, hydraulic modelling, catchment analysis and management/supervision of civil works.

He possesses outstanding interpersonal and stakeholder management skills, which have added great value to many of the tight-knit engineering teams he has been involved with. Josh is currently undertaking his Master of Environmental Management, to further continue his professional development.

Rebecca Benson

Engineering Support

Rebecca Benson

Engineering Support

Expertise

Project management support, on-site monitoring, technical writing & review, environmental compliance.

Qualifications

Bachelor of Engineering (Civil & Environmental), due 2017.

Rebecca is a final year engineering student, with over a year of professional environmental engineering and project experience, within the transport and waste management industries. Her experience includes environmental monitoring, on-site field work, technical report writing and project management support. Her key capabilities include environmental compliance monitoring, on-site project management, risk assessment and communication with key stakeholders. Rebecca has strong interpersonal skills and can work both individually, or within a team environment.

Santosh Bhat

Associate, Project planning & controls

Santosh Bhat

Associate, Project planning & controls

Expertise

Civil engineering, project planning, programming, scheduling, graphical path planning, schedule risk analysis, linear scheduling, licensing & training for project planning.

Qualifications

Bachelor of Engineering, Master of Engineering Management, Planning & Scheduling Professional (PSP) & Advancement of Cost Engineering International member (AACEi).

Santosh is a civil engineer and a certified Planning and Scheduling Professional (PSP), with over fifteen years of experience in project planning and controls. His experience includes the strategic development of business standards, assurance procedures, systems implementation and support.

Santosh has been involved in the support, review and risk analysis for a diverse range of civil infrastructure projects, in Australia, Asia and the Middle East. He is actively involved in a range of Sydney’s ‘mega’ transport infrastructure projects and offers his clients exceptional project planning skills.

He currently operates his own independent consultancy, Australasian Project Planning (www.austprojplan.com.au) and is available to support the Seed Engineering project management and development team.

 

Ben Hale

Environmental Engineer

Ben Hale

Environmental Engineer

Expertise

Project management, project planning, sustainable development, design management, communication, environmental modelling and monitoring.

Qualifications

Bachelor of Engineering (Hons), Master of Science.

Ben is a passionate environmental engineer, bringing over fourteen years of experience in the key areas of project design and delivery, environmental monitoring and modelling, infrastructure design development and construction management. His roles have encompassed a wide range of disciplines, including civil design and project management experience. Ben utilises his strong technical and interpersonal skills, to implement positive change in his professional work and build successful stakeholder relationships.

Adam O’Shea

Project Manager

Adam O’Shea

Project Manager

Expertise

Civil engineering, civil construction, design, project management, programming, quality management, project resourcing and systems development.

Qualifications

Bachelor of Engineering (Hons)

Adam has been involved in a range of transport projects covering design management, design coordination, detailed design, digital engineering and construction phase support. His experience includes rail, light rail, road and water, in both alliance and D&C environments; coordinating designs with other disciplines and collaborating with various end clients and contractors to meet their requirements. Adam is skilled as both a Design Manager and Project Manager, proving to be a versatile and innovative leader in all complex infrastructure project environments.

His key project experience includes the Moorebank Intermodal Terminal Development Rail Link , Canberra Light Rail Tender Design, Strategic Cost Estimate for the Pyrmont Bridge Rehabilitation and the Oxley Highway to Kundabung (OH2K) Pacific Highway Upgrade.

Claire Dillon

Engineering Support

Claire Dillon

Engineering Support

Expertise

Report writing, data analysis and project team support.

Qualifications

Bachelor of Civil Engineering (final year student)

Claire is a final year engineering student and works in conjunction with our senior engineering staff. She is working across some of Sydney’s largest transport infrastructure projects and is assisting the Seed team in their project development work.

Joseph Saba

Project Manager

Joseph Saba

Project Manager

Expertise

Construction management, project management, site surveillance, contract administration, multi-disciplinary team management & civil engineering.

Qualifications

Bachelor of Civil Engineering

Joseph is an experienced civil construction, project management and maintenance specialist, with over thirteen years of experience across a range of major transport projects. He is experienced in site surveillance, construction planning, contract management and administration. Josephs’ recent project experience includes the Northern Road upgrade (Stage 3) and the Sydney Metro Northwest tunnel and station civil works.

Joseph has excellent interpersonal and project management skills, and is a highly valued member of the Seed construction management team.

News

19.09.2017

Consult Australia Award – Champions of Change

Seeds’ Managing Director, Nina Kilpinen, won the highly commended ‘Champions of Change Female Leadership Award’ at the recent Consult Australia awards night in Sydney. Nina is passionate about the involvement of women in the engineering consulting and construction sectors; both of which are two of the most male dominated employment sectors in Australia. Womens’…

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20.07.2017

Welcome to our newest engineers – Adam & Ben

Seed has welcomed two new engineers to our team, over the past few weeks. Welcome to Adam and Ben! Adam O’Shea joins our team as a Project Manager and brings a wealth of transport design and project management experience, particularly in the light rail and heavy rail sectors. Adam will be leading…

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