We love collaborating with our clients and consultants, to come up with the best engineering designs for every project.
“Inertia consistently stand out above others for their warmth, their excellent knowledge base and most importantly their practical approach to technical issues.”
“The Inertia team is responsive, efficient and provides a committed service, ensuring projects are delivered successfully.”
"Throughout the entire process from design to completion, Inertia’s engineers not only bring a high level of professionalism and experience but also a willingness to engage with builders and designers to achieve great results and cost savings for the project."
Our mission is to make a truly significant and positive impact on every project, on the people we work with and on communities globally.
The following values guide us in everything we do:
As Managing Director, Scott's purpose is to lead Inertia in achieving a significant positive impact on every project. Scott is experienced at working on projects of all scales, from small housing projects to multi-residential apartments, industrial and commercial developments, and stadium structures.
His project work is combined with time in roles outside of engineering, including development, marketing, and finance. Scott brings his expertise gained in these roles to each client’s project.
Director & Principal - Housing
Dave is the Founding Director of Inertia, which he established in 2005 after realising the industry’s need for small-to-medium sized consultancy firms that provide a professional and personal service. Dave is one of South East Queensland’s most highly recognised housing engineers. He is experienced at working on low-rise projects including architecturally designed houses, townhouses, retaining walls, childcare centres and other commercial structures.
Dave combines a drive for problem-solving with attention to detail, practical site experience and a love of collaboration with clients and other consultants to deliver the best possible solutions for your project.
Principal - Water & Flood
Emma is Inertia’s Water & Flood Principal. She brings over 20 years of local and international experience to our flood and civil engineering projects. Her extensive background in hydrology and water engineering covers water quality studies, modelling, flood studies, water-sensitive urban design, disaster management and analysis.
Emma works with developers, architects, and planners on a range of mixed-use developments in Queensland. She’s passionate about identifying a site’s land and water opportunities and constraints to help create the development footprint while respecting the local topography and surroundings. Emma loves guiding her clients on the importance of protecting our waterways while helping them maximise their yield.
Principal - Structures
Phil brings two decades of iconic global experience to Inertia’s Structural team. He has worked across a range of projects in civic, accommodation, leisure, public art and infrastructure sectors as well as advisory roles such as expert witness.
Throughout his successful career, Phil has demonstrated the highest level of engineering skill, knowledge and capability. Combined with his vast experience and passionate approach, this enables him to produce innovative solutions that achieve outstanding project success.
Principal - Buildings
Throughout his career, Sean has delivered Structural Engineering for a broad range of building developments in Australia and overseas, including major projects in the resources, transport, healthcare, education, retail and arts sectors.
He has substantial experience in leading design teams on both small and large scale construction projects from initial concept through the design phase to completion of site works and hand-over.
Jason has over 11 years experience in Business Management with a demonstrated history of working in the construction and engineering industry. Jason brings skills in quality, safety and environmental management, financial reporting, sales & marketing and human resource management to Inertia and his passion lies in fostering positive workplace environments and cultures.
He holds numerous business qualifications, as well as a Bachelor of Arts Degree majoring in History from the University of Queensland which occasionally comes in handy during Trivia contests.
Lead - Growth & Development
Gregg has over 20 years of memorable project experience and engineering leadership within the structural engineering space. Working across a variety of multi-disciplinary design projects throughout Australia and the UK, he has a demonstrated ability to listen to clients and coordinate with consultants to understand their requirements.
As part of our Industrial team here at Inertia, Gregg has been an integral part of the delivery of multiple large-scale industrial structures and sites.
Associate - Industrial Lead
Writing bios for websites isn’t Joshua Falco’s thing, so let’s look at what he does best - solving the engineering problems that others put into the too hard basket.
From large scale retail, commercial and defence projects through to education and residential developments, Joshua brings his 10+ years of experience and RPEQ to Inertia Engineering’s Buildings Team.
Where he really excels is in adapting existing structures, efficiently, thoughtfully and in a way that makes economic sense for all parties.
Want to add 35 storeys to your existing multistorey building? Or maybe you wish to sympathetically rejuvenate a historic building, to give it a new lease of life and retain its character and charm? These are the projects Joshua does best and where he helps Inertia Engineering’s clients.
Principal - Industrial
Hilton brings 47 years of industry experience to our team across Civil, Structural and Building Hydraulics. He was worked on a wide range of projects, but in particular has specialised in the industrial sector. Throughout his career, he has provided an excellent service to many long-standing clients and is a well-respected authority within our industry.
After successfully running Hilton Reid Consulting for 30 years, his business has recently merged with Inertia to meet the increasing demand for expertise across industrial and resources projects.
Senior Engineer - Housing Lead
Jed joins Inertia after a successful 10 year career and as an RPEQ with diverse experience in site engineering, structural design, contract administration and project management. He particularly shines in his communication and stakeholder management skills, as well as his advanced problem solving skills.
Throughout the past 5 years which he spent working in London, Jed grew his portfolio of interesting and challenging projects and focused on developing his team and stakeholder management skills. He strives to surpass clients’ expectations by proactively looking at alternatives in order to work towards better solutions. As an innovative, enthusiastic and dedicated team player, Jed is an excellent addition to the Inertia’s thriving structural engineering team.
Outside of his work, Jed enjoys getting out into nature, particularly by going hiking or camping. Having spent 4 months doing so all over Europe early this year, Jed is keen to explore more of Australia’s own mountain trails and camping spots!
Senior Structural Engineer
Matthew joined the team in July as a Senior Structural Engineer as a result of Inertia’s increased work in the medium-rise residential and commercial sectors
His Structural Engineering career spans over 14 years, with 6 of those years spent as a Senior Structural Engineer. He has worked on both the design and delivery of a range of residential and commercial projects across Australia. Known for the practicality of his work, and his ability to deliver concise and economical designs to his clients, Matthew will bring additional expertise and capacity to a team that is rapidly building a reputation for its innovative approach to creating solutions for our clients.
Throughout his career, Matthew has had a high-level of interaction with clients and their contractors and has developed strong communication skills which enable him to effectively manage all project stakeholders.
Senior Structural Engineer
Brisbanite, Kurt Annand, has been a valued member of our structural engineering team for over a year. With over 15 years experience, Kurt originally started his career straight from school as a cadet draftsperson, where he found a passion for the projects he worked on.
That passion led to a degree at QUT which has armed Kurt with a Bachelor of Civil Engineering, Majoring in Structural Engineering. Kurt has built a successful career helping to design, plan and implement numerous large-scale retail, commercial and hospitality projects such as Pacific Fair, The Calile Hotel, The Rocket Robina and Coomera Shopping Centre. He will bring this experience, technical know-how and knowledge to further grow this important and growing sector for Inertia.
Like any engineer, Kurt likes the details many miss out on, but unlike most he commits a myriad of facts and figures to memory, which immediately mark him out as a dark horse for Inertia’s Trivia Competitions. Given the serious nature of trivia at Inertia, Kurt will be a highly popular and prized team member.
Senior Structural Engineer
Greg has over 20 years of experience working as a consulting engineer, having worked in key roles on projects across most market sectors.
Intermingled with his experience in commercial, residential, retail, health, education and sports sectors, Greg has extended his experience through working on infrastructure projects, including vehicular and pedestrian bridges, wastewater treatment plants and large industrial structures.
Senior Structural Engineer
Luke has almost 10 years of experience as a Structural Engineer, specialising in the analysis and design of complex residential, commercial and infrastructure buildings, as well as ongoing site support during construction.
His experience across a wide variety of sectors, projects and materials means that he is an invaluable asset in our Commercial Structures team.
Roberto Di Fabio
Senior Structural Engineer
Roberto is a Chartered RPEQ Engineer with over 9 years of experience working within the Queensland engineering consultancy space, bringing with him an extensive portfolio of design and project management experience in both civil and structural capacities.
Working across both services, Roberto has significant experience across a breadth of project areas, including multi-unit developments, industrial developments, townhouses, residential subdivisions and commercial design.
Kai Xu is a Structural Engineer with over 13 years of experience working in both China and Australia. He is a National Registered Structural Engineer in China and is currently the process of obtaining this status in Australia.
If we think Brisbane is growing, what we are seeing is nothing to the first-hand experience Kai gained working for one of China’s top design companies in Beijing. With a skillset developed across industrial, commercial, residential and public buildings, Kai is committed to delivering design solutions that are underpinned by his rich experience, knowledge and skills.
He is passionate about providing the best solutions for his clients to help them cut costs, and thoroughly enjoys the collaborative work environment that his role at Inertia requires.
Digital Production Lead
Michael boasts over 20 years’ experience of drafting in Brisbane, acquiring skills in a wide variety of sectors within the construction industry.
Confident working with most construction materials and methodologies, Michael’s expert skills include Autodesk Revit & Navisworks, strong project delivery skills and mentoring junior staff in BIM workflows and software use.
Senior Structural Designer-Drafter
Jodie brings over 20 years’ experience working on award-winning housing and building engineering projects, across both urban and regional New South Wales and Queensland. When Jodie isn't ensuring the quality and standards of our housing projects, you will find her pounding the pavements of Brisbane or working as Event Director of Queensland's biggest Parkrun at Southbank.
Her strong management ability and attention to detail allow her to effectively coordinate with external consultants and contractors, continually delivering high quality documentation. Jodie’s involvement is a foundation for high quality product together with enjoyable collaboration.
Typically, Jodie works on over 20 projects as part of the design and quality assurance project. She excels by gaining a thorough and personal understanding of the clients expectations in order to exceed them.
Senior Building Designer
Geoff is a passionate building designer with over 15 years’ of industry experience across residential, commercial and industrial sectors. As our lead industrial designer, Geoff has a strong track record of over 100 industrial projects from the last 5 years and excels in finding the most efficient orientation and layout to suit each project. Geoff is committed to providing high-quality designs for our clients across all sectors.
Associate - Greenfield Lead
With over a decade of experience and an impressive track record of large-scale urban development projects, Ryan will help expand our civil engineering and design capabilities as we continue to take on larger, more complex projects.
Throughout his career, Ryan has developed a strong skillset as a team lead, project manager, design manager and site supervisor on residential and commercial land developments and civil infrastructure projects. In particular, he has a wealth of experience in project management of complex multi-disciplinary projects, masterplanned communities, strategic planning and project controls, client and stakeholder engagement, and contract administration.
Senior Engineer - Flood Lead
Nathan is a Senior Civil Engineer who specialises in stormwater management and flood modelling. He worked as a civil designer and drafter on the Sunshine Coast, before undertaking his Bachelor of Engineering (Civil). Nathan is particularly interested in urban and land development.
Nathan is also passionate about instilling confidence into property owners in flood-affected areas. He keeps owners informed about the risk of flood on their development, through extensive modelling and reporting.
His recent work includes a concept stormwater management design for an education and training facility, set on a 48-hectare site near Toowoomba.
Principal - Flood
Senior Civil Engineer
Vismay has over 10 years of experience working across project management, civil engineering and contract administration roles. His extensive hands-on experience in administrating contracts, curious mentality and ability to translate contractual clauses, design and specifications into layman’s terms means he is a huge asset in our Urban team.
At Inertia, Vismay provides a mixed bag of services, including project delivery, on-site resolution of construction constraints, client liaison, contract administration and superintendent services.
Senior Civil Engineer
Aaron has over 10 years of broad experience across multiple sectors of civil engineering. His keen interest and practical approach towards design and documentation has allowed him to work across technically complex and interesting projects, including residential, commercial, aged care, industrial and public domain.
Where Aaron excels are his development skills, in managing both complex projects and healthy relationships with clients, consultants and the authorities.
Civil Design Manager
Tim is a motivated and enthusiastic civil designer with a wealth of experience in the civil construction sector. Over his career, he has worked across sub-divisions, multi-residential, commercial and industrial projects, and can lead project teams to deliver successful results. Tim’s effective communication skills and commitment allows him to work effectively with all project stakeholders.
Senior Civil Designer
Benjamin has a wealth of knowledge in technical design, with over 20 years in the industry specialising in large residential sub-divisions.
Throughout his career he has worked on numerous master-planned developments, consisting of residential lots, trunk infrastructure, parks, and major intersections. He has also delivered numerous residential townhouses, commercial developments, industrial warehouses, and schools throughout Southeast Queensland.
His experience is apparent through his ability to identify issues before they arise and provide immediate solutions, resulting in immense benefits for the rest of the consulting team and our clients.
Senior Civil Designer
Sergey has over 16 years of design experience in civil infrastructure, working primarily in the industrial, mining, urban and residential sectors.
Throughout his career, he has specialised in a wide range of areas, including road geometric design, bulk earthworks, land development design, civil and structural drafting, stormwater drainage and hydrologic analysis.