David L. Jones  
Office: 07 3878 4732
Mobile: 0418 788 017
PO Box 66, Toowong, Qld. 4066.
Personal Data  
Date of Birth: 26th November 1947
Place of Birth: Wales, United Kingdom
Citizenships: Australia/Canadian/British
Professional Affiliations: Certified Practicing Engineer. Mechanical and Structural Disciplines.

Fellow, Institution of Engineers, Australia. Membership
Number 597417.

Registered Professional Engineer (Queensland) Membership Number 3232.
1976 Advanced Structural Analysis.
University of Toronto. Toronto, Canada. (Vocational Studies)
1972 - 1974 Higher National Certificate in Mechanical Engineering.
College of Further Education. Crawley, United Kingdom.
Endorsement in Theory of Structures.
College of Further Education. Ewell, United Kingdom.
1970 - 1972 Ordinary National Certificate in Mechanical Engineering.
College of Further Education. Croydon, United Kingdom.
1968 - 1970 City & Guilds in Mechanical Engineering.
College of Further Education. Kingston, United Kingdom.
1963 - 1965 RAF, Education Certificate.
Royal Air Force. No. 2 School Technical Training, RAF Cosford, United Kingdom.
Employment History
1995 - Present Metrotech PTY. LTD. Engineers & Contractors

Position: Director/Engineering Manager.
Project Management, Engineering, Design, Draughting and Construction of heavy industrial plant.
  • Brightwater Eng. - BMH Port Facility - Expansion Study
  • SNC Lavalin - Design of Tailings Barge
  • Arrow Energy - CSG Project
  • Xstrata - Mt Isa Coarse Ore Handling System
  • Anglo Coal - Cap15 Project
  • Crane Importation - Tadano and Sany Cranes
  • Lihir Gold - Front end engineering and estimation
  • Goro Nickel - Consulting and Estimation work
  • BMA Coal - Blackwater, South Walker and Crinum Plants
  • Central Queensland Port Authority - Reg Tanner Expansion
  • Origin Energy - CSG Facilities
  • Consulting services - to major engineering companies.
  • Stanwell Magnesium Plant - AMC
  • North West Power Project - MIM
  • Enterprise Project - MIM
  • Copper Smelter Upgrade Project - MIM
  • Bulk Commodity Facilities, Pinkenba - Globex Int

Position: Consultant/Project Engineer.
Developing the Kunwarara Magnesite Deposit, feasibility studies, cost estimation and front-end engineering.
  • Enviromag Project
  • Magnesium Metal Project
  • FlameMag Project
  • CMag Project
  • Qmag Project

Position: Manager of Engineering, Brisbane Office. Engineering management, feasibility studies, cost estimation and front-end engineering.
  • Red Dome (Phase II)
  • QMag Project
  • Macreas Flat Gold Mine
  • Dallhold Ltd. - Lateritic Nickel Mine

Position: Project Engineer, Brisbane Office.
Major Projects Division, dealing with all aspects of heavy industrial projects, estimation, design, control of drawings and construction management.
  • Design of specialist vehicles
  • Design of Fine Ore Bins - Selwyn Mines Project
  • Feasibility Study - Queensland Phosphate Plant

Position: Director/Engineering Manager
Feasibility Studies, Construction Management, Engineering, Design, and Detailing for the mining, metallurgical and petro-chemical industries. Projects included;

BP/Selco (Canada) - Les Selbaie Mine
  • Underground crushing and conveying system
  • Double Drum Production Headframe
  • Flotation Building
  • Offices and Infrastructure Buildings
  • Mine Air Ventilation Plant
  • Flotation Building
BP/Selco (Canada) - #26 Colliery, Sydney Nova Scotia
  • Complete design and detailing of the coalwashing plant.
Falconbridge Ltd., (Canada)
  • Keina Gold Mine - underground crushing plant.
  • Yellowknife Gold Mine - coarse ore crushing and storage bins (Artic conditions)
Prospection Limited (Canada)
  • Cullaton Lake Gold Mine - water reclaim system. Construction of modular units and flown in by aircraft. (Sub-Artic conditions)
Brinco Limited (Canada)
  • San Antonio Gold Mine - Feasibility Study
Trecan Limited (Canada)
  • Design and Detail of a Waste Gas Furnace.
Emery International Limited (Canada)
  • Design and Detail of Pulp Mounding Plant (installed in Saudi Arbia)
1974 - 1976 KILBORN ENGINEERING (Toronto, Canada)

Position: Structural Engineer - Contract
Section Leader running sub-contracts in the mining and petro-chemical industries.
  • Selco Mining - Les Mines Selbaie
  • Esso - Strathcona Refinery, Edmonton
  • BP - Icoa Refinery, Vancouver
  • Mobil Oil Facilities - Port Huron
1968 - 1974 WOODALL DUCKHAM LTD. (United Kingdom)

Position: Draughtsman (mechanical/structural)
Detailing and basic design work.
  • Coke Ovens
  • Glass Fibre Furnaces
  • Petro-Chemical bi-product plants

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Peter Taylor  
Office: 07 3871 0733
Mobile: 0408 985 958
Personal Data  
Date of Birth: 14th March 1948
Place of Birth: Brisbane Qld
Citizenships: Australia
Associate Diploma in Engineering
Queensland Institute of Technology Brisbane
Senior Certificate
Educated Iona College Brisbane
Employment History
1998 - Present Metrotech PTY. LTD. Engineers & Contractors

Position: Senior Design Draughtsman.
  • Design draughting for Lihir expansion feasibility study.
  • Methodology and graphical simulation for construction of new wharf at CQPA for John Holland,
  • Design and draughting of pivoting head, coal transfer chutes, conveyor profiles and structures, including head & tail frames and access platforms etc. for the Central Queensland Ports Authority in association with GHD Pty. Ltd.
  • Design and detailing of process piping and support structures for Zinc Project expansion at Mount Isa Mines for Xstrata.
  • Design and detailing of pumping stations and ancillary civil and structural works at Dawson Creek for Anglo Coal Pty. Ltd.
1991 - 1998 Contract Draughting

Self employed draughtsman working on a quotation or contract basis in the fields of construction, industrial, mining, materials handling, process piping, mechanical and structural for various large projects mostly in Queensland.

My responsibilities range through project co-ordination, senior design draughting, checking, estimating and detailing work.

1976 - 1990 Ampol Oil Refinery

Process control operator on various plant units including head operator duties on Catalytic Cracking unit.

1973- 1975 Bethlehem Steel Corporation � Beaumont USA

Marine design and detailing for semi-submersible oil rigs.

1972 - 1973 British Steel Corporation Bedford England

Structural draughting for North Sea oil platforms.

1971 - 1972 Simon Carves Ltd. Sydney

Process piping and plant layout draughting.

1971 - 1972 Hornibrook Construction Port Moresby PNG

Structural steel detailing.

1966 - 1970 Evans Deakin Pty. Ltd. Brisbane

Four year engineering draughting cadetship.


Proficient with Autodesk Inventor 2008, Mechanical Desktop 2008, Autocad 2008 and a good working knowledge of most other CAD/CAM systems including Microstation.

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David Sheehy  
Office: 07 3871 0733
Mobile: 0447 799 548
General Experience Project development and delivery, studies, site engineering for projects in
the coal and hard rock mining, ports, nickel refining, lime & limestone and light metals industry,
including detail design, scoping and specification of mechanical equipment and components,
design of structures both in project offices and on site for construction & commissioning
assistance, debottlenecking and troubleshooting.
Key Experience Areas
  • Mechanical Engineering Design; Bulk Solids Handling for ports, mines, transport industry, refineries and smelters, Detail conveyor design, Throughput Analysis and Bottlenecks, Bulk material flow properties applications, Hopper and feeders, screening & crushing, chute design, Pneumatic and Hydraulic equipment Design; Industrial Ventilation and Dust Control; Vibration analysis, Water and Firewater Systems; Pressure Piping, Lifting equipment, Safety and Guarding.
  • Plant Layout, Feasibility Studies, Design Development, Detail Design, Field Engineering and Project Delivery
  • Equipment trouble-shooting
  • Project Management & Work Group Supervision

Goro Nickel Refinery– Vale, New Caledonia, Site Engineer

  • Commissioning assistance and on site engineering for developing of work packs,
    contract packages, managing tenders and off site engineering. (full time site secondment)
  • Development & implementation of remedies for limestone & lime plant handling problems, including conveyors, feeders, chutes, hoppers, screens, dust extraction, piping modifications, spillage control, pumping and safety tasks
  • Nickel Oxide handling – Cooler flow improvements, feeder design, chute and air slide design, seal leg fluidisation.
  • Acid Plant Repairs from major dilution incident
  • Assistance in other plant commissioning problems and modifications including feed preparation plant, refinery, sulphur handling, nickel oxide handling and nickel intermediate product handling and bagging plant
  • General Piping Engineering
  • Safety projects – guarding, safe access, conveyor belt safe de-tensioning, falling object protection, mill ball handling

Design and documentation of Mechanical Equipment and Services for:

  • PT Adaro 35km Overland conveyor, truck receival and crushing plant, truck loading station. Design, documentation, tender, tender evaluation and project technical assistance
  • Central Queensland Ports Authority Third Rail Receival, Stacking & Reclaim Conveyors and systems, stacking tripper. Detail design, commissioning assistance and trouble shooting.
  • Crinum East: Trunk, Curved Ramp Conveyor and overland conveyors, design and implementation
  • South Walker Creek Surge Bin and ROM options
  • Anglocoal: Dump Station and Primary Crushing - Feeding Replacement (Moura)
  • South Walker Creek Stockpiling and Rail Load Out including in house design of rail loadout, commissioning assistance and trouble shooting.

Pre-designs, Cost Estimates and Studies for

  • Balaclava Island Coal Export Terminal (Xstrata) including curved overland conveyor, rail receival, marine and stockpiling.
  • Dawson Rail Load out simulation and throughput assessment
  • Vale – Ellensfield U/G coal - Surface Infrastructure – Pre-feasibility study
  • Anglocoal - German Creek Rail load out capacity review
  • NRG – Gladstone Power Station – Asset study review
  • PT Adaro – Kelanis River port Throughput audit assessment and options for upgrade
  • Indonesia Bulk Terminals – Audit of port throughput, chute and pulley design (troubleshooting), upgrade options
  • PT Adaro overland transport options and costs
  • Jelinbah Mining, Coal Handling Plant and Rail Load-out
  • South Walker Creek (Stockpiling, Wagon Overload removal at RLO, ROM Options)
  • MIM (Xstrata) Rolleston – Coal Plant design review
  • Crinum East Project In-Pit and Ramp Conveyors, Overland Transport – Studies, costs and options
  • Solid Energy Spring Creek Rail Load-out – pre-design
  • Port of Taranaki Coal Handling review
  • Ensham Resources: Primary Crushing Circuit Modifications – options study
Other Ores
  • Darwin Ports Corporation – Pre-design, costing and bottleneck studies for overland conveying systems to berth (manganese and iron ore)
  • Xstrata Copper Mt Isa – Options, conveyor design and costing for crude copper ore storage and handling options, flow properties for existing bins
  • SMSP, New Caledonia – Studies for material handling options and port studies for handling laterite nickel ores
  • Ridgeway Deeps Project: Design for Upgrade to main conveying systems (copper ore), procurement assistance and commissioning assistance
  • Ridgeway Gold Mine: Design Manager & Detail design for High-Lift Drift Conveyors and Slewing, Luffing Stacker (in house design), Commissioning Assistance and various studies for upgrades and equipment troubleshooting – gold/copper ore. (Portal Conveyor 500m lift.)
  • Lihir Gold: Upgrade studies for ore handling
  • Copper Mines of Tasmania Design of Quaternary Crushing Plant
  • Waihi Gold: Design of Mechanical equipment, conveyors, radial stackers, including conversion of a fixed stacker), High Speed truck loading shuttle, shuttle transfers and construction/commissioning assistance for gold ore and waste. Studies for Crushing station relocation
  • S&K Copper (Myanmar) Field Engineering for Conveying, Crushing, Leach pads and SXEW Plant
  • Telfer Project: Concept development for slewing, luffing and telescopic stacker
  • Pasminco (Roseberry) : Dump Station Design
Aluminium and Magnesium

Boyne Smelters Ltd:

  • Studies for Third Potline Expansion Project
  • Casthouse Upgrade Project: Design of Processes and Services, Documentation
  • Molten Metal Handling Project- Siphoning Studies and Designs
  • Potrooms: Design of Equipment for Hot Change Program and various other projects associated with the conversion to Point Feed, Busbar Design, Dust Control
  • Crucible Cleaning: Detail Design of Machine Turret
  • Pot Tending Machines: Design of Equipment eg Anode Spanners, Anode Hole Cleaners, Structural Modifications
  • Various minor equipment designs and modifications, lifting equipment and safety improvements

  • Comalco Research and Technology: Design and Project Management of Continuous
    Prebaked Anode Superstructure
  • Tomago Aluminium: Risk study for Crucible Cleaning, Rodding Shop, Cast House
  • ILMA: Plant layout and feasibility study for Casting Plant
  • Stanwell Magnesium: Maintainability and Operability Study for Cell House
  • Ely Creek Bauxite Mine: Definitive estimate and detail design
  • Metrotech – Mechanical review of floating Barge slew/luff for SNCL Grand Côte Project
  • Brightwater Eng – Mechanical Review of Proposals for Queensland Bulk Handling Port Upgrade
  • Condong Sugar Mill – Investigation into collapsed bagasse stacker
  • Queensland Railways: Wastewater Treatment, Rollingstock Design and Workshops Management
  • Indeng Fabrications: Design of fabrications, pressure vessels, coal haulers, rollingstock
  • ETRS: NDT, strain gauging, design reviews, QA
  • Antarctic Division: Expedition Leader for scientific program, extended (up to 4months) self sufficient field surveys to 75oS Latitude from Casey base, data collection & analysis. Very remote location, unsupported.
  • WBM: Strain Gauging and testing work on draglines, conveyors etc.
  • Queensland Nickel: Study for the upgrade of a port stockpile capacity and handling equipment
  • CSIRO Screw Worm Fly Facility Malaysia: On Site Kluang, Operations and maintenance assistance.
  • Cement Australia Shiploader Luffing Brake Redesign
  • CSR Pioneer Mill Drives – conversion to electric
  • QR Loco lift callipers – Redesign and stability review
  • Heavy Vehicle stands – Mining trucks
Qualifications and Affiliations
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) (First Class Hons, University Medal.) – University of Queensland, 1976.
  • Master of Science – University of Melbourne, 1983.
  • Registered Professional Engineer, Queensland.
  • Member – Institution of Engineers, Australia (CPEng).
  • Member – Association of Professional Engineers, Scientists and Managers, Australia.
  • Polar Medal – Antarctic Research 1980


Technical Papers
  • Sheehy, Morrison, “A Review of the Design Basis for an Apron Feeder Installation”. International Journal of Storing, Handling & Transportation of Bulk Solids, Trans Tech Publications, Vol.19, No. 1 1999 .
  • Sheehy, Morrison “Design of a High Speed Shuttling Conveyor Head” International Journal of Storing, Handling & Transportation of Bulk Solids Trans Tech Publications Vol. 20 No. 1 2000.
  • Sheehy, Morrison, Callinan “Conversion of a 2500tph Stacking Conveyor to a 6300tph Radial Stacker”. Proceedings Bulk Materials Storage Handling and Transportation Conference October 2001.
  • Sheehy; “Balancing of Multi-Drive Conveyor Motors with Wound Rotor Motors” International Journal of Storing, Handling & Transportation of Bulk Solids, Trans Tech Publications, Vol.23 No.3 2003
  • Sheehy, Murphy “Inherent Safety in Conveyor Idler Design” Bulk Handling Review Vol 9 No4 2004
  • Australian Patent 2005203738 (GHD) Idler Support Frame
  • Sheehy, David J, “Specification of Equipment Capacity and Plant Throughput – Availability, Utilisation and Efficiency” internal publication 2013
Employment History

Graduated 1976

Winders Barlow & Morrison
1977 to mid 1978. Troubleshooting, equipment measurements and analysis, investigations
into mining and port machinery failures (Draglines and Conveyors).

Antarctic Division Australian Department of Science
Mid 1978 to mid 1981. Organise, implement, collect and collate field data. Prepare
research thesis on scientific traverses from Casey Base Antarctica. Expedition leader.

Industrial Engineering Ltd (ETRS & Indeng Fabrications)
1981 to 1983. QA program and implementation. Equipment measurements and analysis, Design and detailing of heavy fabrications, pressure vessels and mining equipment.

Queensland Railways
1984 to 1987. Industrial Waste water treatment, Rollingstock design, Workshops rationalisation and maintenance work order planning

CMPS / CMPS&F / EGIS Consulting
1988 to mid 2002: Consulting Engineering for Aluminium Smelters, Materials Handling Projects for mines and ports, miscellaneous consulting projects.

In mid 2002 EGIS staff were transferred to GHD with continuation of employment.
2002 to 2011: Materials Handling and Port projects. General Mechanical Engineering Consulting, Secondment to Vale Nickel Goro Refinery

Self Employed - 2012

  • Direct contract to Vale Nickel Goro Refinery.
  • Metrotech:Floating Barge Mechanical Reviews and Queries
  • Brightwater: Port Development Options Review
  • MDC Engineers: Review of Maintainable Spool Piece Design

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