Our RDA CONSULTING
HOW BIG? This is one of our larger ponds to date, (although not the biggest!). A recent project completed for a Client in Dacre. Their existing dairy effluent pond was well past its’ use by date and more storage was required to meet current best-practice guidelines. Our design re-used part of the existing pond, replacing some embankments to increase the size, with a new HDPE liner and leak detection system fitted. The refurbished pond measures 86m x 40m and has a storage volume of more than 7 million litres, plenty of capacity to give our Client flexibility to manage their effluent according to best practice. The team at Wilson Contracting did an excellent job of the construction works. ... See MoreSee Less
Introducing Jarrod O’Connor who has joined the Invercargill team as an Environmental Consultant.
Jarrod studied and obtained a Bachelor of Applied Science degree majoring in Environmental Management and Statistics from the University of Otago. Having grown up in the Riversdale, Southland area, Jarrod has worked in several sheep and beef roles as summer positions since graduating in 2019. He has also been involved with a Marram grass control project at Mason Bay, Stewart Island for Otago University which worked alongside the Department of Conservation.
Jarrod started with RDA in early July and is now looking to apply his knowledge and skills to advance his consulting career with the RDA team and providing efficient and practical results for its clients. ... See MoreSee Less
Congratulations Jarod , well done paula and sean you will both be so proud of him
Congratulations Jarod well done
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Introducing Tom Goosey who has joined the Queenstown team as an Engineering Geologist. Tom studied Geology and Engineering Geology at Canterbury University and later obtained his Masters degree in Engineering Geology and Geotechnical Engineering at the University of New South Wales.
He has spent 10 years working in Australia on a number of large scale mining and civil infrastructure projects across Western Australia, Queensland and New South Wales. He made his return to New Zealand in 2018 and worked as a project manager for a civil earthworks company in Auckland, before making the move down south to Queenstown.
Tom enjoys working with the RDA Consulting teams across the South Island and the collaborative approach taken for assisting RDA’s clients to deliver timely and cost effective solutions. ... See MoreSee Less
Welcome to Mark Adam who has joined the team here at RDA in Invercargill!
Originally from Milton, Mark started his career as a Fire Fighter in the RNZAF, before an interest in earth science led to studying a Bachelor of Science in Geology at the University of Otago. Afterwards, Mark went to work in Western Australia as a Mineral Exploration Geologist for several years. On return to New Zealand, he completed a Computer Science Diploma for Graduates. He has worked as a contract geologist and a quarry worker, obtaining a B-Grade quarry manager’s certificate. Looking to get back to a more geology-based role and acquiring an interest in engineering geology he completed his Master of Professional Engineering Geology post graduate studies at the University Canterbury in 2020.
Mark came to work for RDA in late January and is looking forward to meeting and working with new people in and around Southland and helping the RDA team achieve positive results for its clients. ... See MoreSee Less
Mark Trainor has recently joined our engineering geology team in Christchurch. Mark has previously spent the last 5 years working for a private engineering consultancy in Wellington where his focus was on geological engineering/geotechnical assessments for subdivisions, earthworks, slope remediation and structure design.
Originally from Christchurch, Mark is excited to be back in his home town and is looking forward to working with the team at RDA to provide practical solutions to meet our clients needs. ... See MoreSee Less