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Living One TMR

Here at Transport and Main Roads, we know that in today’s knowledge-based global economy, innovative, adaptable and engaged employees are a critical asset to ensure we deliver the best outcomes for Queenslanders.

Our people are our most important asset, so we'll be showcasing some of our best talent, from across the department, who put our customers first and deliver the best outcomes for Queenslanders.

Chris Russell – Director, Hydraulics & Flooding

Chris Russell is the Director – Hydraulics & Flooding for the department. He has been with the department for just over two years, having previously spent over 27 years as a consultant in the private sector. Chris’ technical background is in hydrology and hydraulics, having been involved in all manner of flooding and drainage investigations and designs both in Australia and Asia. Since joining the department, Chris has been involved in providing hydraulic advice to the various regions of TMR plus assisting with the hydraulic specification, tender evaluation and peer review of major projects including the Toowoomba Range Second Crossing, Gateway Upgrade North and the Bruce Highway Upgrade (Caloundra Rd to Sunshine Motorway). He also assisted Crown Law and the State with hydraulic advice in relation to the Grantham Floods Commission of Inquiry.

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Jamie Murray, Graduate Civil Engineer and Joshua Pe Benito, Graduate Business Analyst

The Graduate Development Program is a key focus of TMR to attract and retain talented graduates and strengthen our capability areas. It’s also about encouraging new ways of working in TMR—and thinking—as well as planning for the future by investing in our next generation of leaders. Hear our energetic TMR graduates Jamie and Joshua share their experience about working with the department.

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Jared - Manager, Batter Slope Element

A Principal Engineering Geologist, Jared has been with the department for 15 years leading and managing complex geological projects. He started with TMR as graduate geologist, building his career to become a leading expert in his field offering valuable input into ensuring the department's compliance with vital geotechnical standards.

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Kelsea - Indigenous Cadet

Kelsea exemplifies the success of the department’s cadetship program. We are proud to have supported Kelsea from high school through to her completing a university degree. She is an inspiring young indigenous woman who has given back to the community through her roles in the Queensland Indigenous Youth Leadership Program, Mentor in the Young Achievers Program and the Outreach Ambassador for the University of Queensland.

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Damian Volker - Senior Technical Officer (Pavement and Rehabilitation)

Damian Volker works within our Infrastructure Management and Delivery Division. He was awarded the Young Stabiliser of the Year at AustStab's 2015 Awards for Excellence.

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Last updated
14 January 2019