Principal Engineer Safearth Consulting
Bill has been involved in the discipline of electrical earthing/grounding and lightning protection full time for 15 years, providing consulting expertise to a range of key clients and projects primarily in the electrical utilities sector. Bill is now one of the Principal Engineers at Safearth and is responsible for leading a team of consultants servicing all areas relating to electrical utilities, mining, tunnelling and heavy industry. Bill is also dedicated to the further development of the field at international standards level but also in support and mentorship of his team and the industry locally. More recently Bill is responsible for managing new business globally.
Bill graduated with the Bachelor of Engineering with first class honours from the University of Newcastle in 2001. Bill began his engineering career in the rail/rolling stock industry and later joined EnergyAustralia/Ausgrid as a consulting engineer in the substation earthing team. Over the last 15 years Bill has gained power utility experience in project management, primary and secondary design, network earthing and in providing specialist consulting expertise. Bill has presented at each of the previous DTEC events and is the conference chair for DTEC2018 Melbourne.
In 1915 Wenner (Frank Wenner 1873-1954) of the National Bureau of Standards’ electrical resistance measurement section published a landmark bulletin describing a method of measuring earth resistivity. That method we now obviously call the Wenner Method. Wenner devised his method as a way of injecting a current into the ground via two electrodes insulated to […]