Matt Eliot – Director/Senior Coastal Engineer
Matt Eliot has 23 years of experience as a civil engineer, with specialist project experience as a coastal and maritime engineer, being involved with projects covering shore protection works, dredging, water quality evaluation, mooring systems, boat ramps and piled structures. Matt has experience through all phases of the engineering process including research, investigations, design, contract management, construction, auditing, condition assessment, maintenance and repairs. He has been involved in projects throughout Australia, South-East Asia and the South Pacific. Matt has particular knowledge of coastal processes and incorporates a strong understanding of weather systems, wind, wave, tide, surge and sediment transport processes into his work.
Stuart Barr – Director / Senior Coastal Engineer
Since completing a Bachelor of Engineering (Env) at the University of Western Australia in 1994, Stuart has gained over 20 years experience working on coastal and environmental projects throughout Australia. This experience has given Stuart particular expertise in coastal engineering investigations, design and construction supervision for coastal and maritime projects, including beach protection (sand nourishment, seawalls, groynes), small boat harbours (breakwaters, dredging, bypassing) and ports. The experience Stuart has gained over the last 18 years has garnered him with a unique and invaluable understanding of costal engineering and coastal processes in Western Australia, in particular the southwest region of WA.
Tanya Stul – Coastal Engineer
Tanya Stul has 12 years of experience as a coastal engineer and geomorphologist, with wide interests in coastal science, engineering and management. Tanya has experience in the investigation of coastal, estuarine and fluvial systems; particularly related to assessments of active sediment transport processes, landform and shore stability, beach nourishment and dredging, monitoring and preparation of strategic assessments.
Tanya’s knowledge of sediment cells, landforms, metocean processes and management solutions has provided the foundation for strategic assessments, process investigations, design of coastal structures, considerations for structure adaptation, foreshore land-use planning, as well as structure condition and function assessments.
Tanya is the Chairperson of the National Committee on Coastal and Ocean Engineering (NCCOE) within Engineers Australia.
Michael Lochore – Project Engineer
Since graduating in 1996 Michael has performed a variety of roles both in and out of the engineering profession. This diverse experience has allowed Michael to gain a large range of skills applicable to project management and engineering. Since November 2011 Michael has been working part-time with Shore Coastal as a Project Engineer. His primary focus has been on the project management of the Busselton Boating Facilities under the Regional Boating Facilities Scheme. He has also been working on the management of a study to identify potential locations for a new Regional Boating Facility in the Dunsborough area and assisted with the project management of the Port Geographe Sand and Seagrass Bypassing and with the analysis and presentation of options for managing coastal erosion at Locke Estate in Busselton. For the remainder of the week Michael is pastor of Margaret River Baptist Church.
Glenn McCormack – Coastal Engineer
Glenn has eight years experience as a coastal engineer, working on a wide variety of coastal and estuarine projects in Western Australia. He has been involved in foreshore dynamics investigations, evaluation of metocean datasets, condition inspection and adaptation of existing structures, as well as design and construction of new structures.
Glenn has developed a solid understanding of coastal and estuarine processes, across a wide range of conditions, which he considers an important foundation for coastal engineers. He has particular skills in the integration of field inspection, coastal data (e.g. surveys) and oceanographic measurements to identify active coastal processes. These skills have been applied through the field survey design, implementation and evaluation of coastal processes monitoring for the Wheatstone Project, near Onslow, and for an erosion assessment and subsequent seawall design and construction at Bunbury.
Harrison Davis – Graduate Coastal Scientist
Harrison joined the Seashore Engineering team in July 2018. He completed his Bachelor of Science with majors in Engineering and Marine Science in 2015. He has worked as a research assistant, investigating the feasibility of artificial surf reefs off the metropolitan coast. He is currently undertaking his final project to complete his Masters of Professional Engineering, specialising in Environmental Engineering. Harrison aims to develop further understanding of engineering practices and coastal processes, particularly those in connection with the shoreline across the southwest region.
Ian Eliot – Coastal Geomorphologist
Ian Eliot is a coastal geomorphologist with extensive experience in coastal investigations, ranging from regional sediment studies to detailed field programs assessing micro-scale processes. This involvement has included academic research, practical studies for foreshore management and development of high level planning. He is a senior advisor to government at Federal, State and local levels on a wide range of coastal issues.
Dr Bill Andrew – Technical Specialist
Dr Bill Andrew was previously a Principal Engineer with the WA Department of Marine of Harbours and has more than 50 years experience. Dr. Andrew originally worked with the Harbours and Rivers Branch of the Western Australian Department of Public Works in the late 1950s and became the Principal Engineer for Maritime Planning for the Department in the 1980s. Dr. Andrew assumed various senior roles with the Department in the 1980s and 1990s including Principal Engineer (Planning and Design) and Principal Engineer (Consultant Engineering Services).
Since 1994 Dr. Andrew has continued to provide high level technical advice on coastal management and maritime planning to various government departments and local government authorities, as well as assuming a valuable mentoring role for many, less experienced coastal engineers in Western Australia.
Dr. Andrew teamed up with Seashore Engineering in 2012 and continues to provide services the WA Department for Transport.
Doug Lord – Coastal Engineer (Coastal Environment Pty Ltd)
Doug Lord was previously manager of the NSW Government coastal and estuary program for 10 years prior to re-establishing the consultancy Coastal Environment Pty Ltd and has more than 35 years engineering experience. Doug continues to practice independently as the director for Coastal Environment Pty Ltd (www.coastalenvironment.com.au) but teamed up with Seashore Engineering in 2012 and continues to provide services the WA Department for Transport.