Project Description

Project: Westconnex Stage 2 NewM5
Client: CPB, Samsung, Dragados JV
Date: 2017-2019

A fulltime role to CPB, Locaters P/L worked in the position of Utility Survey Manager for around 2 years to deliver the Local Roads/St. Peters Interchange part of the Westconnex project.

Directly reporting to project senior managers and working with Senior Project Engineers and Engineers alike, our responsibilities included resource planning, utilities model rationalisation and data management, Permits to Dig (PTD) awareness training, scoping, unidentified reporting, SME reporting and compliance auditing.
Interfacing with both the survey and utilities teams, our Utility Survey Managers enabled confidence in the engineering and design decision making process resulting in more efficient cost effective operations of the project.

Project issues:

  • Local Roads works associated to the introduction of St. Peters interchange
  • Commercial and residential property development and existing local business along the routes
  • Project delivery timelines and construction sequencing
  • Telco data centre adjacent to construction areas
  • High-risk utility networks including high pressure gas, optic fibre, transmission electricity
  • Major congestion of underground networks within key construction areas
  • Rapidly changing utility model with asbuilt and updated existing utility data
  • Unidentified utilities management including drill and tap database management

How we we helped:

  • Gained thorough understanding of client requirements
  • Develop and implement custom internal process’s to meet client’s needs
  • Delivery of data back to the project
  • Customised ‘CUD’s’ (Combined Utilities Drawings)
  • Compliance to Acciona’s own process’s and systems
  • Provide feedback and further development around systems and safety
  • Maintain line reporting to Utilities and Survey managers
  • Incident investigation support
  • Facilitate and expedite design changes
  • Ensured secondary capacity to cover sick and annual leave requirements of primary personnel
  • Assist in utility identification and stakeholder engagement
  • Communication to project management team on issues and progress