Welcoming A Geotechnical Industry Leader

Dr Nihal Vitharana

Technical Consultant – Geotechnical Engineering
Last week, we appointed Dr Nihal Vitharana as a Technical Consultant – Geotechnical Engineering at BG&E.

Nihal is an eminent figure in the profession, with more than 35 years of technical experience in geotechnical, structural, dams, seismic engineering and durability services.

Matthew Ing, Executive Director and Transport Lead, New South Wales at BG&E says, “Nihal is a welcomed addition to our growing team and will be based in our Sydney office. He has a strong track record in fulfilling
Design Manager, Project Director, Reviewer and Subject Matter Expert roles on complex projects, as well as contributing to winning bids and providing value for clients on projects – from inception to construction.”

Previously, Nihal held similar roles at Arup, Jacobs/SKM and GHD, among others. His project experience includes the Parramatta Light Rail, Sydney Metro, Warragamba Dam upgrade, several residential and commercial property developments, complex wet-infrastructure such as desalination plants, and projects in Japan and the Philippines.

He holds a Masters in Geotechnical Engineering, PhD in Structural Engineering, Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering and an MBA in Technology Management.

Welcome aboard Nihal.


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