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About Me

A civil engineer with a 12-year proven track record of successfully delivering high-quality engineering solutions for roads and infrastructure projects.

Known for creating and implementing new and better work processes to improve the performance of teams and delivery of projects to meet client requirements.

A willingness to share knowledge and skills and an ability to communicate complex ideas effectively with people from a wide range of backgrounds.

Contact Details

Matthew Monk
48 Duffy Avenue
Thornleigh, NSW 2120

+61 420 910 831

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NorthConnex - Lend Lease Bouygues Joint Venture

Contractor - 12d Systems Engineer 2015 - Present

  • Development, implementation and support of 12d Model systems for construction survey
  • 3d modelling of tunnels and associated infrastructure for clash detection, construction setout and conformance reporting
  • Created a data management process and system for the collection and distribution of survey and design data
Overall Winner - 12d International Innovation Awards 2016

Overall winner of the 12d International Innovation Awards for the systems developed and used on the NorthConnex project using 12d Model and 12d Synergy. The Innovation Awards are open to all users covering a wide range of disciplines and categories. Judged by 12d staff and peers, the Innovation Awards are awarded for the interesting or innovative use of 12d Model or 12d Synergy software, particularly in helping users perform their jobs more efficiently and advancing the state of the art for the surveying and civil engineering industry. The NorthConnex project submitted 3 entries in the Survey, Customisation and 12d Synergy categories, beating over 20 entries to win the overall prize. For details, see: List of Innovation Award winners and Award-winning entries

12d UK

Manager - Europe, Middle East, Africa 2011 - 2015

  • Sales of over AU$500,000 from FY2011 to FY2015
  • Trained over 130 people over 30 courses across EMEA region
  • Resolved day-to-day support issues of over 100 clients
  • Promoted 12d Model and latest software methods throughout region via visits, seminars and marketing material
  • Expanded reseller network, including training, networking and lead visits in new markets

ADM Cut & Fill GIS Integration - Abu Dhabi Municipality

Integrated 12d Model into new Geographic Information System (GIS) for survey and volume calculation for Abu Dhabi Municipality. Developed custom 12d applications to automate workflow and meet client requirements. Trained end-users in new system and documented all systems, including tutorial videos. Technology and process developed during this project and presented at the 2014 12d User Conference was adopted by several other clients to improve their workflow and integration.


Senior Civil Engineer, Highways & Municipal Group 2008 - 2011

  • Delivered over 100 small, medium and large projects (up to AU$150,000 fees)
  • Complete project management of projects, including invoicing and fee forecasts, scheduling, client liaison and business development, resourcing and QA reviews
  • Created and reviewed designs, including calculations, drawings, technical analyses and reports
  • Trained, mentored and advised team members and other groups within GHD

Royal Children's Hospital Traffic Entrance, Parkville - Bovis Lend Lease

Management and design of a new signalised intersection and associated roadworks for the AU$1 billion new Royal Children's Hospital project in Melbourne, Australia. Included extensive liaison with VicRoads, Yarra Trams, Council, the State Government and service authorities to obtain approval and coordinate works at various stages throughout the project.

Civil Engineer, Highways & Municipal Group 2003 - 2008

  • Delivered numerous small and medium projects (up to AU$100,000 fees)
  • Assisted in delivery of large projects, including coordination with other disciplines, companies and stakeholders
  • Created design deliverables, including drawings, calculations, cost estimates, technical analyses and reports.

Derrimut Road Duplication, Hoppers Crossing - Negri Contractors

Designed the duplication of Derrimut Road for Negri Contractors as a Design & Construct contract. Delivered the design of a 1.6 km long urban road with service roads, drainage and service relocations to meet construction timelines and client requirements.

Casey Fields Sporting Precinct, Cranbourne - City of Casey

Designed several areas of the Casey Fields sporting precinct, a high-profile $30 million, 70 ha site being developed by the City of Casey, hosting sporting teams at the national, state and district level. Delivered projects within tight timeframes, typically 6-8 weeks, to meet client demands, on-going construction activity and a constantly changing site. Won successive portions of work (approx. $200,000 fees) based on our ability to deliver projects within tight timeframes and close working relationship with the client. Incorporated award-winning, world-class features for sustainability, including harvesting and treatment of stormwater run-off.

Various Projects - Various Clients

Several drainage investigations and designs for various Councils, including Knox City Council, Hobsons Bay City Council and Bayside City Council. Investigations included survey and hydraulic analysis of existing drainage infrastructure, design and recommendation of possible solutions and a report summarising all issues.

Tender Phase designs for contractors for various VicRoads Design & Construct projects. Tender designs included functional design of road and drainage and extraction of quantities for pricing by the Contractor. Extensive and accurate tender designs delivered under tight timelines and small budgets.

Management and design of numerous local road rehabilitations and reconstructions for various Councils, including Hobsons Bay, Bayside, Wyndham and the City of Casey.

Global 12d Model Administrator 2008 - 2011

  • Established, led and trained an internal 12d support team.
  • Improved the delivery of projects through customisation and streamlining of workflows.
  • Created and deployed a 12d User Manual documenting the standardised processes.
  • Resolved day-to-day support issues and implemented sharing of ideas for over 400 users of 12d Model worldwide.
  • Trained over 100 people in the use of 12d Model and the GHD 12d User Manual in Victoria, Dubai, Malaysia and the Philippines.
  • Created a custom launcher for 12d Model for use with the GHD customisation, a feature later incorporated into 12d Model for official use by enterprises.


RMIT University - Melbourne, Australia

Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) (Honours)  •   1998-2002
Bachelor of Business (Business Administration)  •   1998-2002


A selection of my many skills and proficiency in each. I'm always eager and happy to learn new skills and improve existing ones, but these reflect those skills used most extensively and recently.

  • Road Design
  • Urban Drainage Design
  • 3d modelling
  • Engineering Survey
  • 12d Model Training
  • 12d Model Development

Additional skills:

  • Software: AutoCAD, Microstation, 12d Synergy, HEC-RAS
  • Programming: 12d Programming Language (12dPL), XML/ XSLT/ XPath, VBA/ VBScript, Perl, PHP, HTML, CSS, Javascript

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