Civil, Mining and Operations Specialist
Scott Thompson is a highly proficient construction and operations manager who brings a wealth of experience and specialist expertise to the most demanding of projects.
He develops and manages best-practice civil, mining and earth moving services designed to deliver projects on time and within budget, with strict adherence to regulatory requirements.
Following his early career in civil contracting, Scott went on to work for leading miners including BHP Billiton and Atlas Iron. He played an integral role in ensuring their iconic Pilbara projects not only performed to the highest operational levels but delivered industry leading health, safety and environmental outcomes.
His track record in managing extremely challenging projects from inception through to closeout is complemented by his ability to build, motivate and engage teams to excel in all aspects of civil and mining construction works.
Scott’s meticulous and successful approach to mine development and supporting infrastructure is sought after by mining and contracting companies that demand leading edge practices and superior outcomes.
Hands-on experience working in some of the harshest and most remote locations in Australia combined with an impressive technical skillset and strong commercial acumen make him a stand-out operator.
Scott is a certified Unrestricted Quarry Manager who also has intimate knowledge of the legislative and regulatory processes which govern the mining and construction sectors.
His unrivalled skills in developing and implementing construction processes, procedures and governance and ability to manage large multi-disciplinary contracting teams makes him a significant asset on projects where the bar is set high.
Commercial, Compliance and Non-Process Infrastructure Specialist
Scott Dryland is a dynamic and accomplished international project management professional with broad experience in the mining and construction sectors.
With a reputation for innovation and exceeding client expectations, he is a sought-after advisor and manager on projects that establish new benchmarks for global best-practice and achieving outstanding triple bottom line results.
Scott has taken a lead role on a diverse range of projects for companies including Fortescue Metals Group, Atlas Iron and BHP Billiton.
His unwavering focus on compliance, financial rigour and quality delivery has added significant value and strong legacies to every project he has undertaken.
Adept at planning, scheduling, estimating, budgeting, costing, contract negotiation and subcontractor supervision, he is able to quickly absorb and understand the specific needs of a client and their project, and design and implement tailored solutions.
Scott uses leading management techniques, state-of-the-art technology and intuitive people skills to enable projects to streamline processes and achieve greater efficiencies.
His inherent understanding of the needs of miners and contractors, combined with a comprehensive knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, Construction Contracts Act and the Mine Safety Inspection Act ensure an approach which is both strategic and robust.
Scott’s ability to collaborate with and inspire a broad range of stakeholders including Traditional Owners and their communities, takes his project management performance and relationship-building achievements to an unmatched level.
Fixed Plant, Rail and Infrastructure Specialist
Allen Armstrong is a maintenance and operations leader with extensive experience across a diversity of mining disciplines including fixed plant, rail, infrastructure, logistics and shipping.
With a highly-developed technical skillset and a proactive and results-oriented approach, he has built a reputation as an effective and influential operator that always delivers above and beyond.
Analytical thinking, the ability to achieve optimum occupational health and safety outcomes and maximum accountability are the hallmarks of Allen’s successful 25-year career.
Having led teams and provided cutting edge strategic advice for best-practice companies including Aurizon Coal, BHP Billiton and Fortescue Metals Group, Allen, has contributed fresh thinking, meticulous planning and exemplary operational solutions to some of Australia’s highest performing mining projects.
He is adept at managing complex projects with a broad range of stakeholders, which rely on progressive rail, fixed plant and infrastructure to achieve their triple bottom objectives.
Allen’s technical capabilities are enhanced by his dynamic communication and relationship building skills which enable clients to achieve outstanding safety, productivity and financial results.
He is a rare breed of operations specialist who understands that truly superior projects only happen when there is a combination of innovation, uncompromising fiscal management and regulatory compliance.
A sharp trouble-shooter with attention to detail and the ability to respond quickly and effectively to change, Allen is one of a handful of rail and infrastructure specialists with the aptitude, skill and vision to create the next generation of Australian mining projects.