People

Our team of professional engineers and support staff are committed to providing high quality and innovative solutions for the development and on-going management of safe and sustainable public infrastructure. Over the past 30 years, HDS Australia has forged a strong reputation as a specialised civil engineering and project management consultancy that can provide high quality services to all levels of government, and to the private sector, in a cost effective and professional manner.

Directors

John Olson
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Bachelor of Engineering, Civil (First Class Honours), University of Adelaide, 1978
Chartered Professional Engineer, Engineers Australia, 1994
Registered Quality System Auditor/Assessor, PE Batalas, 1994
Company Directors Course Diploma, AICD, 2002
Engineering Executive, Engineers Australia, 2006
Simon Chartier
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Bachelor of Economics, University of Adelaide, 1989
Company Directors Course, AICD, 2010
Daniel Ahrens
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Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Civil and Environmental)
University of Adelaide, 2002

Mentors

Tim Viner Smith
Kyle Yang

Technical Specialists

John Olson
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Managing Director
Road Design
Road Transport Planning
Road Asset Management
Local Area Strategic Bicycle Plans
Community Wastewater
Simon Chartier
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Operations Manager
Traffic Data Services
Daniel Ahrens
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Principal Engineer, Roads and Transport
Senior Road Safety Auditor
Road Design
Traffic Impact Statements
Community Wastewater
Stormwater
Project and Contract Management
Local Government Works
David Sutcliffe
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Project Management
Traffic Engineering
Civil Design
Asset Management
Town Planning and Land Development
Tim Viner Smith
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Road Safety Audits
Heavy Vehicle Route Assessments
Transport Planning
Kyle Yang
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Road Safety Audits
BlackSpot Investigations
Local Area Strategic Bicycle Plans
Ram Poola
Traffic and Transport Engineering
Road Safety Audits
Project Management
Heavy Vehicle Route Assessments
Transport Planning
Richard Medhurst
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Road Safety Audits
Road Design
Storm Water Design
Ellen Ahrens
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Community Wastewater Management Systems
Wastewater Treatment and Re-Use
Stormwater Design
Brendon Beirne
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Business Development Officer
Principal Engineer
Roads & Transport
Barry Fishburn
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Road Safety Audits
Road Design
Herman Zhou
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Road Safety Audits
Road Design
Stormwater Design
Tarth Mudgal
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Graduate Engineer
Engineer Support in all fields
Zidong Wang
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Graduate Engineer
Traffic Data Services
Road Design
Kelly Rainsford
Administration Officer