Bolla - Maritime/Coastal Engineering, Maritime Development Planning - Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Mimmo Bolla

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Services

Maritime/Coastal Engineering, Maritime Development Planning

Summary:

A civil engineer with over 25 years’ experience in planning, developing and managing investigation, design and construction in the coastal and port environment of Victoria, particularly relating to public infrastructure.

Work History

Maritime Lead

MACE CONSULTING PTY LTD

Instrumental in providing maritime capabilities to support MACE Consulting (Aust) Pty Ltd in positioning for maritime related Engineering Consulting opportunities focusing on business development, expanding the client base and pursuing tenders. This has been a casual appointment on an as required basis and I am now ready for a new challenging role to further my professional career.

Manager Ports & Maritime, Southern Australia

Kellogg Brown & Root Pty Ltd

May 2011 - October 2012

Responsibilities
• Restructure the maritime team and increase the maritime business in Southern Australia utilising my maritime expertise and local client relationships.
• Rebuild and strengthen relationships with the Port of Melbourne Corporation to achieve business objectives.
• Project management and management of engineering services to achieve the successful completion of projects and business performance targets.
• Forecasting and budgeting of sale prospects and managing bidding processes for complex tenders to enable best positioning for winning and executing projects.
• Development of technical specifications and engineering solutions for existing infrastructure and for new developments involving processes with varying degrees of complexities.

Achievements
• Restructured the maritime team in KBR's Melbourne office by introducing more capable and client focused staff and increased the team from 4 to 10 staff which achieved the successful completion of projects.
• Lead major tender pursuits involving maritime feasibility studies, conceptual through to detailed maritime designs and maritime asset management appraisals.
• Successfully negotiated favourable contract conditions for all projects managed.
• Exceeded strategic business objectives by growing the business in Southern Australia (new interstate clients) through successful client relationships.
• Rebuilt client relationships with the Port of Melbourne Corporation (major client) and exceeded sales forecasts with this client.
• Achieved bid success rate of 37% and introduced new clients and work streams to the business.

Maritime Team Leader

HYDER CONSULTING PTY LTD

May 2010 - April 2011

Victoria

Responsibilities
• Further develop the maritime business in Victoria drawing on my industry expertise and strong local client relationships.
• Project management and management of engineering services to achieve the successful completion of projects and business performance targets.
• Forecasting and budgeting of sale prospects and managing bidding processes for complex tenders to enable best positioning for winning and executing projects.
• Development of technical specifications and engineering solutions for existing infrastructure and for new developments involving processes with varying degrees of complexities.
• Rebuild client relationships with the Port of Melbourne Corporation to achieve business objectives.

Achievements
• Increased maritime opportunities resulting in the maritime team substantially increasing in size from 3 to 6 engineers and achieved the successful completion of all projects.
• Successfully negotiated favourable contract conditions for all projects managed.
• Established strong client relationships and exceptional business growth meeting strategic business objectives.
• Became Client Relationship Executive for the Port of Melbourne Corporation (major client) and exceeded sales forecasts.
• Increased the client base and in particular increasing opportunities with the Port of Melbourne Corporation.

Maritime Team Leader

AURECON PTY LTD

February 2008 - April 2010

Victoria

Responsibilities
• To establish and grow a maritime business in Victoria drawing on my industry expertise and strong local client relationships.
• Project management and management of engineering services to achieve the successful completion of projects and business performance targets.
• Forecasting and budgeting of sale prospects and managing bidding processes for complex tenders to enable best positioning for winning and executing projects.
• Development of technical specifications and engineering solutions for existing infrastructure and for new developments involving processes with varying degrees of complexities.
• Expand the client base and introduce new business streams in Victoria.

Achievements
• Established a maritime business achieving the successful completion of many projects and fully employing 4 maritime engineers.
• Successfully negotiated favourable contract conditions for all projects managed.
• Established strong client relationships and exceptional business growth meeting strategic business objectives.
• Became Client Relationship Executive for the Port of Melbourne Corporation (major client) and exceeded sales forecasts.
• Achieved bid success rate of 36% and introduced new clients and work streams to the business.

OWNER-BUILDER

SELF EMPLOYED

VICTORIA

Implemented the planning, development and construction of residential buildings, including period restorations, and managed the subdivision and development of residential estates. Also involved in a research partnership regarding microwave modification of timber for marine applications.

Manager Maritime Infrastructure

PARKS VICTORIA

Responsibilities
• Planning, developing, coordinating and prioritising the annual and 3 year regional asset management programs and budgets based on investigations/risks and developed management plans.
• Manage an ongoing monitoring and investigation programs including visual inspections based on technical expertise, risk audits and structural assessments.
• Administer the Works Permit process which includes the issuing of works permits for construction on the bays.
• Preparation of comprehensive, technical project briefs and management of consultancies and contractors engaged in planning, investigation and implementation of major projects.
• Manage contractor/consultant services regionally to ensure compliance with standards, cost effectiveness and timely delivery.

Achievements
• Delivered a paper in partnership with GHD on integrated multi-site dredging at the Australasian Coasts and Ports Conference, 2001, held in the Gold Coast, Queensland.
• Developed regional contract specifications, technical standards, major initiatives reliant on analysis of infrastructure condition and an asset management database for more effective data collection and monitoring.
• Lead and motivated a small cohesive, productive and versatile team of professional engineers to achieve exceptional results.
• Successfully managed the delivery of the annual program of major contract works valued in excess of $5 million.
• Successfully negotiated partnerships with private consortiums in the construction of shared public/private facilities and in obtaining various Government funding grants.
Key Projects

Regional Engineer

PORT OF MELBOURNE AUTHORITY

(most senior/recent role)

Responsibilities
• Manage teams of up to 70 professional, technical and trades personnel and the operation of workshops and depots, including plant and equipment.
• Management of the annual and 5 year capital, operations and maintenance programs/budgets valued $ millions.
• Supervise internal work crews for construction/maintenance of port infrastructure such as roads, rail, maritime structures, foreshore protection, landscaping, buildings and services.
• Prepare documentation and technical specifications for major construction contracts and for procurement of materials, plant & equipment.
• Supervise the maintenance and upgrade of Oil and Gas Terminals in Western Port, Williamstown and Port Melbourne.

Achievements
• Managed major contractor services involved in civil and maritime construction works valued up to $10 million.
• Prepared documentation and technical specifications for major construction contracts.
• Successfully managed teams of multi disciplined trades personnel in all facets of civil/maritime/municipal type works.
• Managed the procurement of materials, plant and equipment including vessels, mobile cranes, trucks, etc.
• Managed operational works depots, construction sites, slipways, plant and staff to achieve annual business performance targets

Assistant Engineer

SHIRE OF MYRTLEFORD

Road set out, design and construction supervision.
Survey of sewerage network and document on drawings.
Footpath and drainage maintenance programming and construction supervision.

Projects

Webb Dock Redevelopment, Melbourne (Client: Port of Melbourne Corporation, Project value: $2M

Project Manager for the container terminal expansion preliminary design involving multi disciplined engineering services and a complex consultation process. This project is a major project in Victoria and involves civil and maritime infrastructure development to service the future growth demands to 2025 for the container trade to the Port of Melbourne.

Footscray Wharf Precinct Redevelopment, Melbourne (Client: Port of Melbourne Corporation)

Project Manager for the redevelopment design of civil and maritime infrastructure including all services, amenities, marinas, rock revetment, car park and structural wharf/retaining wall design. Instrumental in providing technical solutions for replenishment of the rock revetment and refurbishment of the heritage wharf.

Wyndham Cove Harbour Marina, Victoria (Client: Wyndham Harbour, Project Value: $300,000)

Project Manager for the preliminary design of maritime infrastructure for a $40 million marina development, including one of Australia’s largest breakwaters, groynes, revetments, marina infrastructure, reclamation, dredging design and a sand bypass system. Design of the foreshore revetment, reclamation, beach nourishment, and breakwaters was undertaken in conjunction with other specialists.

Port Phillip & Western Port Infrastructure Assessment, Victoria (Client: Parks Victoria)

Project Director for the condition assessment of maritime infrastructure in Port Phillip & Western Port required informing the client’s asset management program. A diverse range of engineering services were provided to assist the client realise their risk profile relating to maritime assets. The assessment identified options for remediation with the focus to mitigate risks.

Elwood Beach Renourishment, Melbourne (Client: Dept. of Sustainability and Environment, Project valu


Project Coordinator for a significant foreshore reclamation project consisting of the design of a beach 500m in length and an 80m long rock armour beach anchor groyne incorporating a two-lane concrete boat launching facility. Constraints included environmental issues and multiple public uses and required innovative solutions that achieved improved safety to users.

Qualifications & Certifications

Bachelor of Engineering (Civil)

Caulfield Institute of Technology

Wangaratta Technical College

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