About This Individual
Michael is an Engineering Loss Adjuster with Charles Taylor Adjusting. He completed his Bachelor of Engineering at the Queensland Institute of Technology in 1984, and has some 30 years industry experience in engineering investigation, planning, design and construction, across a range of projects, including roads, bridges, subdivisions, water and sewerage, dams, major earthworks, mining infrastructure and landfills.
Michael commenced his career with the Queensland Department of Main Roads, where he was responsible for the construction and maintenance of roads, highways and concrete and timber bridges. Here Michael gained valuable experience in the design, construction and maintenance of road pavements and the administration of construction contracts.
After leaving Main Roads, Michael worked for PPK and became involved with the design and construction of embankment dams and creek diversions for a number of coal mines throughout Central Queensland and the Illawarra. He gained experience in the hydrological and hydraulic analysis of floods, geotechnical analysis of slopes and embankments and the design and construction of large earth and rockfill dam structures.
Following a further period of site supervision on the regional landfill for Brisbane City, Michael then moved into subdivision engineering with Kinhill Kramer. Here Michael gained significant experience in planning and design of major residential subdivisions in Cairns and contract administration and works certification.
In 1999 Michael started his own engineering consulting practice, undertaking a significant number of design commissions for the Queensland Department of Main Roads across a number of districts, including significant time spent in the Cloncurry office of the Department.
Michael joined Charles Taylor Adjusting in early 2014, bringing a wealth of engineering industry experience and expertise, which will be invaluable in his adjustment of claims which emanate from the construction, mining, energy and utility industries. Michael is currently studying towards his Loss Adjusting qualification.