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ABOUT US

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CAF has a strong reputation for delivering quality projects throughout Australasia and beyond. Our Victorian based team works with a range of private and public clients both locally and internationally.

WE AIM TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE

At CAF we are passionate about making a lasting difference to communities in which we work. To achieve this, we work alongside our clients to provide unique and valuable solutions to challenging infrastructure and agricultural problems.

OUR VALUES

The senior management team at CAF are passionate about maintaining their reputation for clear communication, innovation and successful partnerships. At every stage of proceedings, we strive to conduct our business with integrity and care and we are committed to industry best practice.

 

OUR MISSION

Our mission is to be the service provider of choice for engineering, project management and surveying services. We aim to do this through the provision of timely, cost effective solutions which not only meet, but exceed the expectations of our clients.

OUR PEOPLE

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JENNIFER SMITH
Mick Toll
Alan Isac
Ben Ross
Joseph Borrelli
Luke McGill
Dean Briggs
CYNTHIA ORTIZA GORRY
Lachlan Woods
Leanne Bedwell
Darcy Ryan
Mahinda Vithange
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STEELE SIMPSON
Jarrod O'Brien
Leigh Findlay
Tom Frame
Jamie Densley
Brent Slaon
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Calvin Robinson
Bree Findlay
Nick Younghusband
Col Findlay
Cameron Druitt
Keith McRae
Glenn Boyd
Shannon Galea
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CAF’s team is made up of experienced engineers and project management professionals who have worked on a wide range of high profile projects within Australia and overseas.

Operating from the regional hub of Shepparton, our team is passionate about delivering world class solutions to challenging problems.

ALAN ISAC

GRADUATE CIVIL ENGINEER

Alan is a second year Civil Engineering Student at RMIT. Working part time at CAF, he is learning more every day. Thanks to the great and diverse team at CAF he is getting a firsthand understanding of how Civil engineers and the industry as a whole operate.  Furthermore, Alan is getting vital experience for his future in engineering and is improving his skills in design and drafting.  

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ALLEN GALE

Ben Ross: Associate Civil Engineer

Allen is a Civil Engineer with over 45 years of experience in leading development, delivery, management and operation of water infrastructure in technical and management roles in Australia and internationally.  Allen has project managed the implementation of a wide range of water and other infrastructure projects in the public and private sectors in Australia, USA, Asia and the Pacific. His water industry knowledge is deep and well respected having provided advisory services to Western Australian Minister of the Environment on water industry structure in WA, as well as specialist advisory roles to the Hong Kong and Malaysian governments. Allen loves sailing and is turning his hand to golf in the later parts of his career.

CIVIL ENGINEER

BEN ROSS

Ben Ross: Associate Civil Engineer

As a Charted Professional Civil Engineer, Ben has over 16 years of experience in water infrastructure projects in south eastern Australia and the United Kingdom.  He has particular expertise in irrigation and potable water supply projects, including dams, wastewater and drainage.  Ben works extensively on water related infrastructure projects for civil, structural and hydraulic engineering developments, primarily in the roles of Design Engineer and Project Manager. 

ASSOCIATE CIVIL ENGINEER

BREE FINDLAY

Bree Findlay: Accounts & Finance

Bree plays an integral role in CAF’s accounting and finance department keeping the books as well as CAF’s staff and directors in line with general administration. Bree is highly organised and loves a challenge.

OFFICE ADMIN

BRENT SLOAN

Brent Sloan: Director | Senior Surveyor

DIRECTOR  |  SENIOR SURVEYOR

Brent has over 19 years' experience in the surveying industry and is director of CAF's survey division.  He possesses high level skills across a number of survey disciplines including feature, title and set-out survey for civil infrastructure projects.  Brent is passionate about surveying and is constantly developing the company's survey technology and systems to ensure CAF is at the forefront of innovation in the survey industry.  Brent is CAF's chief pilot flying the company's UAV's which are revolutionsing the survey sector.  

CALVIN ROBINSON

SENIOR SURVEYOR

Calvin has been in the survey industry for over 13 years working in many different areas of surveying from Tier 1 civil, rail and building projects, extensive use of machine control and has experience conducting large and small scale feature and levels surveys also covering all aspects of setout surveys. Calvin prides himself of his professionalism, efficiency and understanding of day to day activities on site.

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CAMERON DRUITT

Cameron Druitt: Surveyor

Cam is a qualified surveyor having completed his Bachelor of Geomatic Engineering at Melbourne University. Cam has been active in the spatial industry for many years since his graduation and is undertaking a variety of CAF’s works including feature surveys, construction set out, 3rd order levelling, data reduction, processing and presentation. Cam has also recently completed his UAV license and is embracing the challenges and technology advances the survey industry is enjoying. 

SURVEYOR

CYNTHIA ORTIZ GORRY

TECHNICAL OFFICER

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CYRUS TAYAG

CIVIL DESIGNER

With an overseas Civil Engineering degree, Cyrus has 12 years’ experience abroad and locally in the field, design and construction.

He has worked on a variety of projects ranging from residential developments, capital works projects and irrigation, This experience has enriched his professional experience and knowledge in the field.

Cyrus has demonstrated his ability to work effectively under pressure whilst maintaining a high-quality standard.

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Cynthia is new to CAF bringing with her 20 years of technical experience in the fields of architecture, civil engineering and survey. She studied Architecture in the Philippines and worked for a New Zealand consultant in Brunei Darussalam before coming to Australia working at various consultancies including telecommunications, land development and water industry. Cynthia is an exceptional CAD team member producing plans, drawings and technical representations from data produced by civil engineering and survey software or manually sketched by CAF Designers, Surveyors & Engineers. Out of the office, she is passionate about her community involvement expressed through culture, arts and food.

DARCY RYAN

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Darcy is a Graduate Structural Engineer who has recently began a full time position at CAF Consulting. He has previously completed work placement at CAF as a student engineer whilst studying a Bachelor of Civil Engineering at La Trobe in Bendigo. Darcy’s passion for all things engineering and problem solving is what lead him to pursue a career at CAF Consulting as a Structural Engineer. Although new to the industry, Darcy hopes that he can gain valuable experience working on  large projects in the coming years as he continues to develop his skills as a well-rounded Structural Engineer.

STRUCTURAL ENGINEER

DEAN BRIGGS

ACTING GENERAL MANAGER

General Manager with over 14 years’ experience leading and managing project teams across Victoria and NSW in the infrastructure, building and civil works industries. 

Dean is effective at team leadership with management qualities enabling the ability to build exceptional working relationships and culture across project teams.

To our clients projects, personnel and the CAF team Dean provides valuable construction experience across many disciplines. With established safety and quality outcomes, delivered on time with system compliance proven by successful audit results across safety, quality and environment.

Dean builds and sustains healthy relationships with key stakeholders and clients through a strategic procurement approach, responsible commercial management, focused cost control and tailored reporting. Also ensuring adherence to good governance practices for project decision making.

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GLENN BOYD

Henryk Woldark: Associate Civil Engineer

Glenn Boyd is CAF's leading Project Manager / Site Supervisor.  Glenn is an experience commercial builder and has been project / site manager of various industrial, multistory commercial and residential projects ranging in value from $1M to over $60M.  Glenn directs and supervises works on site from mobilisation through to handover.  In his role as Project Manager, Glenn co-ordinates all project delivery requirements and is the day to day contact providing reporting and communications as required.

PROJECT MANAGER

JAMIE DENSLEY

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SENIOR DESIGNER

Jamie has recently re-joined CAF after 2 years working in Metropolitan NSW in the construction industry.

He has over 12 years’ experience in surveying, residential, structural and civil design across a large variety of government and private clients in Victoria and NSW.

Throughout his experience, he has demonstrated the ability to work in a team environment and establish excellent communication skills through liaising with relevant authorities and clients.

JENNIFER SMITH

HSEQ MANAGER

Jen comes to CAF with over 15 years’ experience advising and supporting workplace safety within the Manufacturing, Construction and Utilities sectors.  She supports CAF with Health, Safety, Environmental and Quality capability across all projects and works alongside daily operations of our worksites to ensure a high level of performance and compliance are met with the company’s management systems.

Jen aims to see CAF’s great reputation for best practice quality and environmental concern continued, and everyone going home safely at the end of the day

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JARROD O'BRIEN

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Jarrod has recently re-joined CAF as an experienced Project Manager after 7 years working in various roles throughout Victoria and NSW managing civil and building infrastructure projects. He brings strong project delivery and construction management experience to the team managing a range of CAF’S EPCM contracts throughout the entire project life cycle. His key skills include a keen eye for detail, project planning, reporting, procurement and risk management. 

PROJECT MANAGER

JOSEPH  BORRELLI

PROJECT ENGINEER

Joseph is a Civil Engineer with experience in irrigation, drainage, floodplain and potable water supply projects. He has a range of project experience including lead designer, design manager and project manager and has delivered a number of large and complex design projects. He has shown his ability to manage projects both on time and on budget and is able to liaise effectively with clients and stakeholders. Joseph also has experience managing construction contracts, having held the role of Superintendent for a number of major construction projects for Goulburn Valley Water.

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KYLIE VALENTINE

LACHLAN WOODS

TECHNICAL OFFICER - DESIGN / DRAFTING

Lachlan started his professional working career at CAF having completed an Advanced Diploma in Agriculture (Dairy) at Dookie. His keen interest in agriculture having grown up on a family dairy farm in Leitchville led to him becoming experienced in design and documentation of farm development plans incorporating irrigation, drainage and detailed design of pump and storage infrastructure. Lachlan is now CAF’s accredited effluent management designer for major agricultural projects.

Lachlan Woods: Technical Officer - Design/Drafting

LEANNE BEDWELL

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OFFICE ADMIN

LEIGH FINDLAY

Leigh Findlay: Managing Director

Leigh grew up in the regional Victorian town of Shepparton before leaving to study Civil Engineering at Monash University. Leigh has 18+ years’ experience in project and construction management, design, investigation and documentation across a variety of sectors in the engineering industry. His expertise ranges from major international airports, motorways, water infrastructure, local council, water authority and land development, agricultural, industrial processing and mega dairy projects. Leigh’s skills include business development, client and stakeholder management, reporting, procurement, project management, contract administration and construction supervision. 

MANAGING DIRECTOR / SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER

LUKE MCGILL

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Luke has more than 10 years’ experience in the Civil Construction Industry as a Supervisor. He has recently expanded his knowledge in safety (OHS/WHS).

He has supervised multi-million dollar projects in Victoria and NSW, including water infrastructure upgrades, sports precincts, and landfills.

Luke prides himself on his professionalism, organisational skills, attention to detail, and consistent ability to deliver projects safely, on time, and under budget.

MAHINDA VITHANAGE

Mahinda has a impressive resume of working as a Surveyor for nearly 40 years.

Mahinda has worked abroad for 18 years and in Australia for 20 years on a wide range of Engineering Surveys (Feature Surveys, Setout work etc.) and Cadastral Surveys (Crown Surveys, Acquisition Surveys, Re-establishment Surveys etc.)

Mahinda became a Licensed Surveyor in 2009 and brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the CAF Survey Team.

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LICENSED SURVEYOR

MICK TOLL

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SENIOR LICENSED SURVEYOR

Mick has worked in the survey industry for over 50 years and has worked the the CRB (Vic Roads) in Kew and Horsham, then moved to Wangaratta to join a private enterprise.

A move to Shepparton in 1986 resulted in the formation of Webb & Toll Surveyors, and in 1992 Land Management Surveyors (LMS).  LMS is now part of CAF Consulting and offers planning and cadastral survey services through the Goulburn and Murray Valleys.

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Nick Younghusband: Civil Engineer

Nick originally landed at CAF as a student engineer from Latrobe University in Bendigo during his summer and mid semester holidays. Now well beyond graduation Nick has proven his capability on a range of projects and disciplines across the company incorporating civil road and drainage design, irrigation modernisation, pipeline design, earthworks design and cost estimation. Having assisted CAF’s survey team through a couple of major winter projects, Nick has developed advanced ability to understand and apply data collection and collation to project design. Recently Nick has been part of some large civil road and drainage projects further advancing his design, document preparation and client liaison skills. 

CIVIL ENGINEER

SHAN GREGORY

OFFICE ADMINISTRATION

Shan is the dedicated CAF’s Administrator with years of experience managing admin functions in both large and small offices.

She has her head around numerous work functions from HR to IT and beyond, all while providing non-stop assistance to staff and customers alike.

Shan is tireless in her support to our Directors and General Manager, who rely on her invaluable efficiency. She has expert-level proficiency with our computer software and we all rely on her to maintain schedules, oversee meetings, and keep the office running smoothly.

SHANNON GALEA

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Shannon is a Civil Engineer with an Associates Degree from USQ. He joins CAF with 17 years of Local Government experience across NSW and Victoria covering roles in Civil Engineering and Engineering, Construction and Asset Management. Shannon’s background in multiple discipline gives him a great understanding of civil projects from inception to completion, with particular experience in roads and related infrastructure projects.   

SENIOR CIVIL ENGINEER

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STEELE SIMPSON

TRAINEE BUILDING DESIGNER

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STEVEN POUSTIE

SITE SUPERVISOR

Steve comes to the CAF team with over 30 years’ experience within the Comms and Electrical/Data industries.  He has also had many years of experience in a range of supervision roles in the construction industry, including 10 years in Melbourne and across Australia working on many large-scale projects in the Banking and Retail sectors. 

Steve oversees and coordinates the daily operations of the worksite to ensure a high level of performance and compliance are met with the company’s plans and visions.

Steve has the ability to work well with Clients, Sub-contractors and Management to achieve a good outcome for all concerned.

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TOM FRAME

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BUILDING  DESIGNER

Tom comes from a design based background.

After finishing his Advanced Diploma in Building & Design (architectural) Tom worked as an Architectural Building Designer / Draftsman for 3 years in both Melbourne & Shepparton.

Tom’s creative background is what drove his career into architectural design however he is now exploring his knowledge further by joining CAF to work as a Civil & Structural Designer where he will be working on a range of projects which involve both Civil & Structural works. Tom’s key skill sets involve eye for detail, Civil, Structural & Architectural Building Design, planning & drafting.

TOM LYLE

PROJECT MANAGER

JORDAN COX

SURVEYOR

KEITH MCRAE

SURVEYOR

Keith has 20 years of experience in the local Survey industry.  Keith specializes in Cadastral Surveys and Plan Preparation.  

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JUSTIN GARCIA

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TECHNICAL OFFICER

Justin has over 8 years of experience in architectural / structural building design and drafting across residential, rural and commercial.

Justin's skills include producing detailed drawings with 3D Models and integrating with the survey and civil teams to establish site setout and co-ordination of buildings.

Justin has great attention to detail, is a team player and has a can do attitude.