Projence Profile - Edition 8

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Providing integrated project management and commercial services to leading companies across a range of industries September 2022 | Projence Profile | Edition 8

Directors Welcome

At the start of August, Projence announced its acquisition by UK based RSK Group, a leading environmental, engineering, and technical services group consisting of over 150 businesses and employing more than 8,000 specialists As Directors we saw a great fit for Projence to join the RSK Group and believe this provides a positive step for Projence with access to a broader resource pool, an increased service offering and will present many opportunities for staff in terms of personal and professional growth and development.

Since the acquisition we have been working with RSK Group on integrating into their broader systems and reporting As we were one of the first Australian companies bought by the Group, we have been working closely with the other acquired companies developing opportunities through the sharing of pipeline knowledge and resources

Over the last 6 months we have expanded both our Project Management and Project Controls teams, welcoming six new full time staff members into our Newcastle and Ballina offices, and we are currently in the market for several additional resources to support our project pipeline

Since our last update in March, we have commenced work with new clients including Evolution Mining where we have been engaged to support the study for the Cowal Gold Operations open pit construction

project, Snowy Hydro on the Hunter Power project located at Kurri Kurri, various projects with Regional Growth NSW Development Corporation from Jindabyne to Moree, and the Australia Seabird & Turtle Rescue Inc for their Ballina facility upgrades

We are continuing to support our existing clients with various new and ongoing projects including the provision of a long term resource to assist in Australian Rail Track Corporation’s (ARTC) Structures team and project supervision resources for their monthly closedown works, project management support for Port Waratah Coal Services (PWCS) 2023 projects and the provision of a resource to assist in their electrical engineering team, project management support for the Department of Planning and Environment (DPE) Hunter Valley Flood Mitigation Scheme, and project controls support for Muswellbrook Shire Council for the development of templates for their quarterly reporting requirements.

Projence is looking forward to finishing this year off in a strong position now that the effects of the pandemic appear to be behind us We are fully embracing opportunities within the market and solidifying our position as an employer of choice

Gavin & Mitchell
September 2022

Recent Wins

Australian Seabird & Turtle Rescue - Facility Upgrades

Projence has been engaged by Australian Seabird & Turtle Rescue Inc. to assist in the project management of their Ballina facility upgrades.

Australian Seabird & Turtle Rescue Inc is licenced to rescue and rehabilitate seabirds, shorebirds, sea turtles and sea snakes in NSW. The head office is located in Ballina, NSW and they have 3 branches covering a wide range of the coastline

Port Waratah - Electrical Engineering Support

Projence is providing electrical project management services to support the successful execution of Port Waratah Coal Services electrical project portfolio.

The project involves a range of high voltage, low voltage and process control upgrades at Port Waratah's Kooragang and Carrington sites.

Materials Handling Client - Finance and Maintenance Systems Replacement Stage 2

Projence is providing Project Management support for a materials handling client's Finance and Maintenance Systems Replacement (FMSR) Stage 2 Project.

The project involves working with internal and external stakeholders to develop the scope for our client's system requirements

Department of Planning and Environment - Flood Gate 7.080 Construction

Projence is providing project management support for the remedial construction works to heritage floodgate structure 7 080 as part of the Hunter Valley Flood Mitigation Scheme

Projence is responsible for managing the head contractor, implementing WH&S, environmental, and project controls and consulting with landholders and associated stakeholders through to practical completion of the works

September 2022

Project Spotlight

Evolution - Cowal Gold Open Pit Continuation

Projence is working with Evolution Mining on the execution planning for the Cowal Gold Open Pit Continuation project which involves the upgrade of the existing mine with 3 new pits including the construction of a 7.5km lake protection bund.

Projence's scope of works includes:

coordinating the designers, cost estimators, schedulers and constructability leads to produce an execution plan providing constructability advice and support for the Evolution study team managing the consultants engaged in the civil infrastructure scope of works site inspections to verify assumptions assisting in the preparation of feasibility study inputs preparing a solid, simple and robust execution plan for the execution team

March 2022
September 2022

Project Spotlight

CMC - Shannon Creek Dam Tailwater Structure

Projence is working with Civil, Mining and Construction for Clarence Valley Council on the Shannon Creek Dam tailwater structure project. The works involve flood repair to replace the spillway tailwater dam, a 7m high, 45m wide and 20m long concrete structure with circa 1,300m3 of concrete and 110t of reinforcing

Projence's scope of works includes:

day to day project management and engineering design management cost control schedule management quality control procurement management

March S2022 eptember 2022

Project Spotlight Peabody - Wambo Complex Services Management

Projence is working with the Complex Services Unit at Wambo Mine overseeing site wide infrastructure to support open cut and underground mining operations.

Projence’s scope is to fulfil the services superintendent role, manage the Peabody complex team and oversee project delivery including:

water infrastructure tailings infrastructure electrical and security and communications systems roads and civil buildings and infrastructure reporting, CapEx and OpEx budgets and planning interfaces with joint venture partners to ensure operational continuity

March S2022 eptember 2022


Nathan Field Project Planner / Scheduler Nathan joined the Projence tea as a Project Planner / Schedule

Nathan has over 12 years’ indu experience and extensive know construction work processes

Nathan has commenced worki mining clients on greenfield an brownfield expansion projects

Trini Morriss Project Manager

Trini joined the Projence team in July a Project Manager

Trini has over 15 years’ experience in engineering design and the constructio industry

Trini has taken a lead role working in th rail sector as well as on flood mitigation works in the Hunter region

Lance Conway Project Engineer

Lance joined the Projence team in May as a Project Engineer

Lance has 5 years' experience in pavement maintenance, roads, and drainage projects

Lance is working from our Ballina office on Lismore Showground Upgrades and providing project management services for a Northern Rivers dam project

Michael Travers

Project Engineer

Michael re joined the Projence team in a full time capacity in July after having worked for Projence on a part time basis previously

Michael is a Project Engineer with experience in the civil aspects of drainage, bridge structures and earthworks

Michael is working out of our Ballina office on the Evolution Mining Project

Adrian Evans Project Manager

Adrian joined the Projence team in September as a Project Manager

Adrian is a qualified Electrical Engineer with 15 years’ experience in the mining and energy sectors

Adrian has commenced working with Port Waratah Coal Services to support the successful execution of their electrical project portfolio

September 2022

Living the values

Ben Coburn Josh Chivers

Congratulations to Ben Coburn who is Projence's employee of the quarter for Q4 2022 s

Congratulations to Josh Chivers who is Projence's employee of the quarter for Q1 2023.

Joshdisplaysdiligenceinallthathedoeswith astandoutexamplebeingtheidentificationof asafetyissuethroughobservation,andthe elevationoftheissuetoseniormanagement toallowpositiveactiontobetaken.

Joshhasreceivedgreatclientfeedbackand whileonsite consistentlyfacilitateseffective

September 2022

RSK Acquisition Projence happenings

On Monday August 1, Projence announced acquisition by UK company RSK Group Gav and Mitch saw a great fit for Projence to jo the RSK Group with their approach acquisitions being one of the main reasons moving forward with the deal. RSK Group approach is to:

target businesses which complement t group

retain the leadership and employees actively facilitate cross business collaboration

invest in the continued growth of the business

RSK is a leading environmental, engineering, and technical services group consisting of over 150 businesses and employing more than 8,000 specialists. The group has its headquarters in Cheshire, UK, and has an established presence in more than 40 countries around the world.

RSK strive to provide end to end solutions to clients across a wide range of sectors including energy, transportation, and water, to name just a few and have built their service offering around the UN Sustainable Development

RSK operates as a collection of businesses and prides itself on remaining agile. Each business in the group has a dedicated leadership team and a large degree of independence The businesses in the group work collaboratively, sharing ideas, knowledge, and expertise to deliver added value to their respective client bases

This acquisition is a positive step for Projence and becoming part of a bigger organisation will present many opportunities for the business and for staff in terms of growth and development.

Going forward, Gavin and Mitch will continue as Directors supported by the existing management team. Projence will also receive further support from our new colleagues within RSK as we become part of RSK’s Environment & Planning Division led by Sarah Mogford, Divisional Director and RSK Board member.

September 2022

Help baby Bronte Projence happenings

Projence employee, Jake and his partner Emma welcomed their daughter Bronte into the world in March this year During Bronte's new born screening test, an anomaly was detected and she was soon diagnosed with a very rare disorder known as Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (SCID). This condition, if not treated, is fatal within the first year.

To complete the treatment that Bronte needs, Emma and Bronte will be required to travel to England for 6 months in September, with Jake remaining in Australia to care for their 2 other children. This travel and separation will put enormous strain on such a young

If you'd like to support Jake a through this tough time, you c donating to their GoF ndMe page

The family are also holding a fundraising night on the November 12th at the Newcastle Yacht Club to raise money for Emma and Bronte's trip to England

Tickets are $135 and include a 2 course meal, drinks, entertainment, raffle and auction throughout the night To find out more or to purchase tickets to the event, click here.

Open for Business

Projence's Northern office officially opened for business in April 2022. Located in the Ballina CBD, this office will be home base for projects being executed in the Northern Rivers Region.

The office is headed up by Northern Region Manager and Project Manager, Nathan Bourne with two additional full time staff members joining the team over the last few months

Our Ballina team are working on various projects with clients including Civil Mining and Construction, Evolution Mining, Australian Seabird & Turtle Rescue, Designer Bathrooms and North Coast National

September 2022

Projence happenings

R U OK? Day

R U OK? Day took place on September 8 this year and Projence staff got together for symptoms of common me including depression, stre what help is available insid workplace, and learnt the wellbeing and how these life

Future Leader

Projence Project Manager, Riley Smith attended the Hunter Future Leaders Roundtable Luncheon on Friday September 16 at the Merewether Surfhouse.

Riley is a member of the HunterNet Future Leaders Committee and had the opportunity to moderate a panel of guest speakers which included Wayne Johnson (Group Executive, Hunter Valley Network, ARTC), Jonathan Wood (Snr Project Officer, Office of Energy and Climate Change, NSW Treasury) and Annie Jiang (CEO, Go Circular)

The purpose of the panel discussion was to highlight the collective responsibility of leaders and participants in the world of work, to leverage our expertise and impact to create a sustainable future of work.

Projence is proud to ha program that lays the gro mental health literacy, r promoting help seeking in

September 2022
Gavin Heydon 0427 702 204 Mitchell Purvis 0421 558 119
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