Mike Cullinane

Senior Work Health and Safety Consultant

Career Profile

Mike is an accomplished executive Engineer with extensive experience in managing large projects, assets and providing technical services across the Infrastructure and Energy sectors in Australia and New Zealand. Throughout his career as a Charted Professional Engineer, he has demonstrated expertise in driving process safety and workplace operational improvement.

He worked for BP Australia and New Zealand for over 18 years and his last position as head of Engineering and Asset Management, he was responsible for the application of technical standards to ensure that all projects from infrastructure builds, rebuilds, refits to asset maintenance were undertaken with minimal risk to people, property and environment in highly hazardous workplaces.

He is skilled in the application of Major Accident Hazard reviews, Inherently Safer Design, HAZOP, LOPA, Project HSSE Reviews, Inspection & Testing and Control of Work.

In his last job at Veolia, he held various positions including, Director – Technical and Performance where he led a national multidisciplined project, engineering and technical team to deliver operational improvements into municipal and industrial water & wastewater treatment plants, resource recovery facilities such as recycling centers, organics processing facilities, waste bioreactors and anaerobic digestors, & hazardous solid, liquid & medical treatment facilities.

At Veolia he also led the Technical Subject Matter Expertise group to assist the operational facilities to comply with Standards, improve business performance through efficiency improvements and foster a culture of continuous improvement through research & development, innovation and sharing of lessons. Concurrently he led the National Asset Management team who ensured that plant & equipment was reliably maintained in accordance with Standards, fit for purpose and cost effective.

Mike is an expert in assessing safety and environmental requirements for any business and continues to provide practical solutions that work and are sustainable. For many businesses, Mike also project manages and helps them implement safety processes, with hands on approach including training workers, facilitating tool box talks and ensuring workers are engaged and invested in safety.