Our specialist team

Darren Shirley – Principal Consultant

Darren has over 25 years of experience as a technical practitioner, including 20 years in traffic and road safety. Prior to establishing RoadPro Consulting, Darren held numerous technical positions with state and local government road agencies in Queensland, Western Australia, and Victoria. Darren has extensive experience conducting traffic and road safety investigations and developing effective and cost efficient engineering solutions. He is highly skilled and experienced with detailed analysis and preparing comprehensive reports. Darren has used his broad knowledge and experience to assist road authorities with the development of numerous industry guidelines and standards.

In addition to his technical expertise, Darren has highly developed project management and organisational skills, with engagement by state and local government agencies to assist with the development and delivery of projects and programs. Darren is a registered Senior Road Safety Auditor and has completed training in road crash investigation. He holds memberships with Engineers Australia and the Australian Institute of Traffic Planning and Management (AITPM).

Kirk Jackson – Principal Traffic Engineer

Kirk has over 10 years’ experience as a civil engineer in the private and public sector. He has worked on a range of traffic, Intelligent Transport Systems, and traffic signals projects, as well as experience with project management, provision of technical advice, and stakeholder engagement. With over a decade of traffic experience working on road network projects for the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads, he has an outstanding understanding of the department’s traffic management requirements, as well as departmental guidelines, standards, and expectations.

Kirk has in-depth knowledge and understanding of modelling software used for operational analysis. He is a Registered Professional Engineer of Queensland (Civil), Chartered Professional Engineer, registered Senior Road Safety Auditor, and a member of the Australian Institute of Traffic Planning and Management.

Joseph Carroll – Principal Acoustic Engineer

Joe has 15 years’ experience in engineering. His environmental engineering qualification combined with RPEQ Civil certification and significant site experience in building and civil construction makes for a uniquely practical skill set.

Joe’s specialisation in acoustics spans over 12 years and incorporates hundreds of projects, with a diverse range of applications within the field of acoustics. Projects requiring regulatory approval have ranged from small residential development assessments through to large scale environmental impact assessments for mining operations and pipeline construction. All have incorporated diverse acoustic design work including environmental noise barriers, enclosures, building façade design, speech privacy, and building services. Specialist acoustical design work for projects requiring bespoke designs have included sound isolation of offices in factories, reverberation control in spaces such as sports halls and dance studios, and management of noise in close proximity to sensitive receivers. Joe is also proficient in the use of computer models for predicting road traffic and rail noise, as well as environmental noise from industry and internal building element acoustic performance. Joe is a Registered Professional Engineer of Queensland (Civil) and Member of the Australian Acoustical Society.

Anthony Trace – Acoustic and Air Quality Engineer

Anthony has 15 years’ experience in environmental engineering, specialising in acoustics and air quality. Anthony has worked on a diverse range of projects in both fields, from small residential development assessments through to large scale environmental impact assessments for major rail, airport, and waste handling construction projects.

Anthony is proficient in the use of computer models for predicting road traffic, rail, and environmental noise. He is also experienced in the use of air pollutant dispersion models for assessing impacts from sources such as mining operations, wastewater treatment plants, power stations, and road and rail networks.

Russell Stringer – Surveyor

Russell has 22 years’ experience in the surveying industry, with a Bachelor of Technology in Surveying and membership of the Surveyors Board of Queensland.

Russell has extensive experience in a range of surveying specialties such as residential construction, high rise, civil, bridges, and structural. He has done extensive work with the Department of Transport and Main Roads in both urban and rural settings, working on projects as diverse as minor roads to major highways.

Russell has also developed competent design skills including familiarity with TMR specifications. His design experience includes: hands-on construction experience with earthworks, pavements, and drainage; revising designs; doing onsite design changes for clients and contractors; and designing side tracks and road diversions.

Lisa Shirley – Communications Consultant

Lisa specialises in stakeholder engagement, issues management, and professional writing and editing. With more than 15 years’ experience in the public and private sectors, she has a proven track record in delivering a range of communications services in all areas of the project lifecycle – from managing stakeholder engagement for large infrastructure projects, one-on-one meetings with stakeholders, to drafting and editing publications targeted at key audiences. Lisa’s experience providing communications services at the most senior levels of government makes her skilled at identifying potential issues, analysing stakeholders, and developing strategies accordingly. Lisa is a member of the Public Relations Institute of Australia and International Association of Public Participation.

Luke Kidd – Engineering Consultant

Luke has over 16 years of experience as a technical practitioner in the traffic and road safety field. Prior to joining RoadPro Consulting in 2011, he was employed by the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads. Luke has extensive experience conducting traffic and road safety investigations and preparing detailed reports. His investigations have been conducted across a broad range of state and local government roads, as well as privately operated mining haul networks. His knowledge and ability extends to developing conceptual and detailed design drawings.

Luke is highly proficient in the use of applications such as AutoCAD, BricsCAD, Corel Graphics Suite, MapInfo, TrasiCad, and TraSis. He also possesses a high-level knowledge and understanding of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Global Positioning Systems (GPS). Luke is a registered Senior Road Safety Auditor and has completed training in road crash investigation.

Postal

PO Box 5846
Maroochydore BC Qld 4558

Maroochydore

8 Macleay Lane
Maroochydore Qld 4558

Rockhampton

271 Alma Street
Rockhampton Qld 4700

Townsville

Shop 4, 286 Ross River Road
Aitkenvale Qld 4814

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