Craig Noble is a groundwater specialist with a technical focus in the arena of groundwater resource management associated with mining, oil and gas and infrastructure sectors. His diverse range of experiences provides a holistic view of groundwater, from strategic business approaches to water management through to technical conceptualisation, design and development of water supply/monitoring networks, to the successful management, delivery and operation of robust, fit-for-purpose solutions.
Most recently, Craig has been in a programme level team leader role that provided environmental guidance across all thirteen projects that comprise the $9.3 billion-dollar Inland Rail Project, delivering a heavy freight Melbourne to Brisbane rail connection. In this role he was also responsible for guiding Inland Rails approaches to water resources management, including the development of a program wide Water Resources Strategy, as well as leading project level water resources projects to establish construction water demand profiles, as well as evaluating and identifying potential construction water supply options.
In addition to the role at Inland Rail Craig has also been engaged previously in client side roles at Rio Tinto as a Operations Hydrogeologist at a number of FIFO mines sites in Western Australia looking into groundwater management and monitoring solutions attached to pit dewatering in operational mining environments. He also was employed as a Lead Hydrogeologist for QGC (now Shell) involved with and leading elements of groundwater management associated with the 19.5B QCLNG Coal Seam Gas project.
Craig’s 18 years as a geosciences professional has also seen him in roles in the consulting industry where he has been involved in a number of projects associated with Phase 1 and Phase 2 contaminated land/groundwater assessments as well as water supply studies and landfill monitoring and management. Craig’s extensive field experience is complimented by a strong commitment to health and safety as well as experience as a effective project manager and environmental systems/quality systems auditor.
Groundwater, and the effective management of groundwater systems is both a global and local challenge - water is a precious commodity and one we must manage carefully with a sustainable focus.