With a career spanning over 30 years in the industry, Mal brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Northrop team. Mal’s work in civil and environmental engineering has covered a range of sectors and projects for both government and private clients, across metropolitan and regional NSW.
Since bringing his expertise to Northrop in 2014, Mal has taken on a senior role in managing client relationships and matching client needs with engineering team delivery. He is committed to ensuring that clients receive the best solutions for their project – with the right team in place to deliver responsive, proactive and reliable engineering services. He can leverage his extensive contact network to assemble both internal and external project teams.
Mal excels in the early stages of development where he combines his environmental, planning and engineering expertise to facilitate due diligence investigations, rezoning and Development Applications. In this role he works directly with developers and their consultant teams. In all his work, Mal is a practical and pragmatic operator. He functions proactively in an inter-disciplinary team environment being able to elucidate both engineering and environmental concepts. He is always looking to solve problems for clients, and to move work, projects or programs along.
Another role that Mal performs in Northrop’s Sydney Region is the People and Talent Leader. This is a focus area of the business that seeks to develop Northrop’s Employee Value Proposition, and nurture and retain our staff through various initiatives. In this, he leads a team whose 2020 goal it is to make Northrop’s teams more effective.
Mal has strong affiliations with the Urban Development Institute of NSW where he is a member of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee, and previously the Infrastructure Committee. In 2019 he was a Judge of the UDIA NSW Awards of Excellence in the categories of Masterplanned Communities, Greenfield and Affordable Housing.
Mal’s extensive background has incorporated an early career as a ‘trailblazer’ for new programs – including water quality and aquatic ecology monitoring, landfill management/rehabilitation, and recycling. Through his career he has been a prolific author of technical papers, as well as being a guest lecturer at various colleges.