Experience Yirra Yorgum Engineering is primarily a contract engineering business run by Wayne Pontague as sole proprietor. Experience Wayne’s experience, knowledge and acute understanding of civil engineering works and in particular, marine and road and bridge structures, has positioned him as a leading technical resource for all national civil engineering, marine and bridge projects within both Aecom and the John Holland Group. Wayne’s experience also covers the full range of Civil Engineering including Marine Structures and Piling, Bulk Earthworks, Concrete Works, Road and Bridge Infrastructure, Materials Handing, Commercial Building, Primavera Scheduling and complete  tender preparation and management. Recent projects include DFS Capex Studies for the RTIO Simandou Iron Ore Project BFS Capex Studies for the West Pilbara Iron Ore Project BSF Capex Studies for the Roy Hill Iron Ore Project The design evaluation, constructability, estimation and execution strategies for Mesa A and Turner River bridges in the North West and the RGP5 Rail Duplication Project. A noteworthy technique utilised on project’s Wayne has recently supervised include the innovative piling methods developed by John Holland guaranteeing drilling works to be completed through any ground conditions with large diameter down hole reverse circulation and under reaming hammers. This innovative method assisted in the timely delivery of numerous projects Wayne has managed. Experience 2009 – Present Principal Consultant – Construction and Estimating – AECOM Responsibilities Include: Construction methodologies to guide design for constructability Cost assessment of alternatives Assist with design development Procurement and execution strategies Develop project schedules Management and preparation of capital and operational cost estimates Risk and Contingency Analysis 1998 – 2009 Project Development Manager Civil/ Marine - John Holland Responsibilities Include: Development of execution strategies High level review of all marine projects undertaken by John Holland Construction cost estimating on selected projects being tendered. Construction methodology development and review to tender teams. Construction planning advice to tender teams. Advise on specialist plant for projects. Feasibility studies and cost budgets for Clients Management of the tender design process on design and construct projects. Bid leader on selected projects Delivery of converted projects through management of the design process. Assist Project Managers and Project Teams with launching projects on award. Projects Include: BER – Schools Project. 189 Schools Building Project - $200M RGP5 Rail Duplication - Camp, Rail and Bridge Construction for 300 km Rail Duplication $600M Mesa A Railway Project - $28M consisting of a 280m bridge over the Robe River with earthworks and spill through abutments for Calibre Engenium. Turner River Bridge Project - $25M involved the construction of 225m long dual track railway bridge for BHP Billiton. BHP Billiton – Asset Development Projects – Marine Works Contract - $145M upgrading of the existing Port facilities at BHPBIO’s Port Headland facilities including the demolition of the existing Berth C, construction of a new Berth C and joining into the adjoining Berth D up to the top of rail deck. Australian Marine Complex - Existing Wharf Extension - $17M expansion of existing wharf and provided with cranage capability, electrical, hydraulic and communications. Broome Jetty Extension - $17M the design and construct project was for the 220m extension to the Broome Port Authority’s Jetty. Wayne also undertook the Design Manager Role on award of the project until completion of the approved for construction design. BHP Billiton PACE Project - $52M construction of a 350 m long piled iron ore berth, 9 berthing dolphins, 108 m approach jetty, 58m x 38m transfer platform and associated conveyors. Esperance Berth & Shiploader - $18M design and construction of 224m berth; berthing and mooring dolphins; and 4500 tonne- per-hour iron ore shiploader and associated conveyors. Albany Woodchip Export Facility - $10M design and construction of a woodchip receival, reclaiming and shiploading facility, including all civil, structural, mechanical and electrical control works. Woodside Petroleum LPG Jetty - $50M tender involved construction with a jackup barge of a 450m long approach jetty, loading platform, mooring and berthing dolphins including all structural / mechanical erection, electrical / instrumentation installation and full commissioning. Provided project launch assistance for launching, specialist plant and pile drilling procurement. Phillips LNG Jetty, Darwin - $60M design and construct tender for the LNG jetty in Darwin involving plant earthworks, 500m jetty approach, loading platforms and mooring and berthing dolphins. MRWA City Northern Bypass Project - $200M  Other tenders included: Collie Power Station Packages, Collie Bunbury Bridge, East Perth Dawesville Bridge, Mandurah Navigation Beacon Installation at Port Hedland. Earthworks tender for Rockfacing of Robe Railway Line. 1996 – 1998 Construction Manager - Marine/ Civil - John Holland Responsibilities included: Financial, technical and ongoing management of all civil projects undertaken by John Holland. Maintaining contractors and subcontractors ensuring the smooth and timely completion of projects within budget Arranging and managing resources to ensure timely execution of jobs. Managing funds, controlling site expenses and maintaining records. Responsible for site operations including the safety and security of staff, machines and material at sites. Projects Included: Woodside LPG and Condensate Loadout Wharf - $38.5M design and construct of condensate loadout facility. Topside mechanical / electrical fitout midway through the construction phase including installation of all loadout piping and mechanical equipment, electrical and instrumentation. Fremantle Port Authority Berth 3 - $15M dredging and construction of new 250m long piled concrete deck berth in Fremantle Port Albany Port Authority Small Boats Facility - $12M construction of 2 small vessel wharves, refurbishment and lengthening the town Jetty, barge dock, two rock armoured groynes and boat ramps. Esperance Port Authority Berth Fendering and Harbour Deeping Project - $3M design and construction of sheet pile retention wall driven at the berth face to allow harbour deepening without undermining existing wharf piling and replacement of the total berth fendering system. BHP Iron Ore – Port Hedland Tug Slipway - $5M design and construction of a slipway for BHP Iron Ores Port Hedland tug fleet with tugs up to 1500 tonnes. Griffin Coal Ewington II Coal Processing - $3M construction of concrete foundations for the coal treatment plant as collie including train unloading facilities and reclaim tunnel. BHP Iron Ore – Port Hedland DRI Plant Foundations construction of earthworks and 40,000 m3 of concrete foundations for the BHP DRI project. 1994 – 1996 Precontracts Manager - Civil - John Holland Responsible for the appointment of project staff to undertake successfully tendered contracts Responsible for the civil estimating team which prepared tenders in excess of $100 million annually. Projects tendered encompassed the full scope of civil engineering including road and bridge projects, earthworks including dam construction, marine design and construct and construct only projects and concrete foundation projects. 1991 – 1994 Project Manager - John Holland Projects Included: Bunbury Port Authority Harbour Expansion - $13M extension of existing inner harbour including dredging 600m x 350m x 13m (vol 1.98 million m²) including loose sand and gravel, silt, clay and basalt rock. Mesa K Train Loadout Facility -$1.0M for Robe River Mining involved both the design coordination and construction of approximately 190 tonnes of structural steel in Pannawonica. Plant Earthworks and Contractor Services contract - $1.5M Western Mining Corporation project involved working in an existing operating plant site to undertake earthworks to enable the plant site drain. Approximately 35,000m³ of mostly rock was removed to falls and 17,000m³ of select basecourse fill imported with the final surface being either 2 coat seal or asphalt. Also included installation of a plant sewer system and electrical reticulation around the plant site. Fleet Pier - $0.5M pile splicing and driving of 319 piles 762mm o.d. x 14mm wall 36m long both on land and in water for the fleet pier at HMAS Stirling for Australian Construction Services and the Department of Defence. Navigation Beacon Installation - $0.75M at Port Hedland for Australian Maritime Safety Authority consisted of the driving of a 1200 diameter, 48m long pile weighing 55 tonnes. South and East Wharves - $5.8M at Garden Island for the Department of Defence involved the demolition of two concrete jetties, constructing a 400m long wharf and associated road and earthworks. The wharf construction was precast concrete crossheads weighing 20 tonnes supported on driven piles. The deck was precast concrete planks with a reinforced insitu topping of 4000 m². Services for the wharf included fire and freshwater sewer and compressed air. Electrical power supplies were 50Hz and 60Hz reticulated along the wharf from 250 KVa transformers. 1988 – 1991 Management Engineer and Superintendent Shire of Carnarvon Responsibilities Included: Managed planning and cost control of all construction, maintenance and care of Council property including roads, reserves, buildings and parks. Ensure that the policies, specifications and standards of the Council are adhered to. Responsibility for tenderers for the $3M Carnarvon Cultural Centre which incorporated a 500m² hall and 371 seat theatre. Later appointed as the Superintendent to supervise the building contractor and to liaise with the builder and consultants on all matters on the Council’s behalf relating to the construction of the facility. Completed the project approximately one month ahead of schedule and below the extremely tight budget. 1984 – 1988 Project Manager - John Holland Projects Included: Beatrice-Cedric Street Bridge on Mitchell Freeway, Stage IV - $0.5M. Paraburdoo Overhaul Facility of Hamersley Iron - $0.5M. Office/Warehouse complex in Balcatta - $0.3M. 1,000,000m3 Iron Ore Overburden stripping at Pannawonica for Cliffs Robe River - $1.6M. Small Boat Harbour at Point Samson for the Public Works Department - $0.75M. Murchison View 20 Luxury Apartments Development at Kalbarri - $1.1M. Berri Shopping Centre at Berri, South Australia - $4.25M. Port Hedland Navigation Aids for Mount Newman Mining Company - $3.0M. Various marine structures for the America’s Cup including Berths for St Francis, KIS, Royal Thames and Eagle syndicates - $1.43M. Large Boat Moorings at Hillarys for Marine and Harbours - $0.1M. Timber Jetty demolition and replacement at the Royal Freshwater Yacht Club - $0.35M. Iron Ore Berth extensions at Finucane Island for Goldsworthy Mining - $3.2M. Shiploader surge Bin Project at Finucane Island - $1.56M. Marine Shiplift facility at Jervoise Bay for AMS - $1.48M. 1984 Shift Engineer for Night Shift on Cantilever and Material Offloading Engineer - John Holland Project Included: Hay Point Coat Outloading Facilities with 4.5km long approach jetty, jetty head and shiploader. - $65M 1983 Piling/ Project Engineer - John Holland Project Included: MOF Wharf Facility for Woodside on the Burrup Peninsula - $6M. 1980 – 1982 Field and Soils Engineer/ Junior Engineer - John Holland Projects Included: Refinery Catchment Lake Dam at Worsley. Freshwater Dam and solar ponds at Worsley. Muja Power Station Piling Contract - 450 driven land piles. Barge Dock at Jervoise Bay, 280m long marine dock. Wayne Pontague   Wayne has over 30 years of civil and marine experience in the construction industry from concept design through to execution of projects.