Alex Witthoft
RPEQ Principal Engineer / Director

Alex Witthoft has years' hands on experience as an electrical and control systems engineer with a career focused in the water industry. He has worked in all stages of the project life cycle with a proven track record as a control systems engineer, commissioning engineer, design engineer, design manager and project manager.

Alex was instrumental in the standardisation of RTU code and functionality across 250 sewage pumping station sites for the then Brisbane Water as part of the RTU Standardisation Project. He was also a key player in the later development and rollout of a high reliability switchboard and control system for sewage pumping stations which removed single points of failure.

Alex has a strong background in electrical and control system design, including switchboard design and development of control system functional specifications, and in the implementation of remote telemetry sites, including RTU coding and testing, and site commissioning.

He is also an experienced Project Manager and Design Manager, having been a SCADA project manager at Seqwater, and Principal Engineer of Brisbane Water's Project Branch.

Ian Davies
RPEQ Principal Electrical Engineer / Director

Ian is a Principal Electrical Engineer and has in excess of years of electrical engineering experience, involving the management and design of electrical infrastructure for sewage and water treatment plant projects and building services projects.

Ian has designed LV and HV distribution systems for water utility companies. This includes HV Switchboards, HV/LV Substations, Motor Control Centres, harmonic mitigation, protection coordination, earthing and lightning protection, specifications, control philosophies, load flow and fault studies, cable calculations, load schedules, single line diagrams, instrument schedules, I/O schedules and loop and termination diagrams.

Jim Stark
RPEQ Principal Control Systems Engineer / Director

Jim Stark has years’ experience in Controls Systems Engineering, in the water and wastewater industry. He has worked across the project lifecycle as a commissioning engineer, design engineer, and project manager. Jim has also worked as Quality Manager, Engineering Manager and Site Production Manager in factory environments.

Jim has extensive experience across many sites, industries and work environments. He has a fundamental understanding of end user requirements and the need to deliver quality projects safely, on time and within budget constraints.

Chris Eaton
RPEQ Principal Civil Engineer

Chris Eaton has been in the Water industry since joining Brisbane City Council’s Water and Sewerage Department in 1983. Since that time, he has worked in design, operations, planning, and construction with Water Authorities and Engineering Consultancies in South East Queensland.

During his career he has undertaken planning, detailed design, asset management and condition assessment functions as well as business development.

Chris has always enjoyed working in the water industry and his career success is due to commitment to quality outcomes while maintaining a balance of people, process and technology initiatives.

Scott Stevens
RPEQ Principal Civil Engineer

Scott has years of extensive experience as a civil engineer in the water and wastewater industry. His diverse project, consultancy and client-side experience extends within Australia, UK and the Middle East. Scott is a Chartered Professional Engineer in both Australia and the United Kingdom and RPEQ (12811).

Scott has held pivotal lead roles on flagship projects, including but not limited to the design of large diameter pressure pipelines and pump-stations, trenchless projects, water and wastewater networks and treatment facilities.

Notwithstanding his technical capacity, Scott has a proven track record of coordinating, managing and technically leading multi-disciplinary designs and design teams. He has strong commercial and contracting acumen, experienced in the procurement, engineering management and project delivery using various contracting models and frameworks. Through both private and public sector experiences, he has gained exposure to the full project lifecycle from inception through to commissioning and operations.

Over the past decade Scott has been heavily involved in trenchless aspects of many major utility projects from large trunk sewer installations to complex large bulk water HDD installations and relining/ pipeline rehabilitation for trunk water mains and trunk sewers. Such experience spans from feasibility and optioneering through to design development of trenchless projects, scoping geotechnical investigations, technical and construction support through delivery and dispute resolution/ contractual claims. He brings a wide depth and breadth of technical, construction, network operational and practical experience from both private and public sectors.

David Williams
Principal Program Manager

David is an asset and project management professional with years’ experience in the South East Queensland water industry, having initially completed his electrical apprenticeship and worked as a special class maintenance electrician in remote mining industry locations. During his career he has worked in electrical and control systems maintenance, treatment and network operations, and planning and capital program delivery environments, developing and delivering projects across their full lifecycle.

David has a proven track record of successfully planning and managing delivery of complex asset renewals, improvements and optimisations to deliver benefits for clients, grounded on a strong understanding of the SEQ water industry entities, their assets, people and processes.