OUR PEOPLE: BEN READ

OUR PEOPLE: BEN READ
  • Enviropacific Role: Operations Manager – Northern Territory
  • Previous Roles:
    Property Development Management – delivering a development in NSW 2018-2020
    Construction Manager – V8 Supercars Newcastle East 2017 (EPS were our major subcontractor with value in excess $7mil)
    Manager Northern Territory Enviropacific 2015-2016
  • Professional Studies:
    Project Management Diploma
    Master Business Administration
  • FAVOURITE PROJECT / CAREER MOMENT

My final project with Enviropacific in 2017, was with the team at the Hickson Road Ex-Situ project, at the early design phase of the works.  That project was unlike any I had encountered before: the constraints were numerous and challenging to say the least.  The team spirit that was common among all the projects underway at Barangaroo at the time was typical of the Enviropacific culture, and why I joined.

  • WHAT ATTRACTED YOU TO ENVIROPACIFIC? 

I have worked with Enviropacific (as a client) since 2008.  The culture and team attitude of the company was something I noticed then, and through the other projects that followed.  I joined Enviropacific by chance in 2015 and over the next two and a half years was able to be part of that culture, in projects in the NT, WA and as close to the Sydney CBD as you can get.  It is that culture and the team that brings me back this time too, and I have grown partial to the NT humidity.

  • WHAT IS SOMETHING INTERESTING ABOUT YOU?

At a remote boat ramp, after a day’s fishing in Arnhem land, we found we had three healthy tyres, two on the car and one on the boat trailer – we also had 5 flat tyres, two on the car and three on the trailer. The dual axle trailer became a single axle, and with a tyre pump we limped 20 kilometres in about 3 hours to a station house with a sat phone. Options were discussed over the campfire and in the morning we chartered a small plane to come and pick us and our flat tyres up for a scenic flight back to Darwin. Tyres were fixed and we retuned along the 600km of dirt road back to the rescue the car and boat.

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