Staff

Derek Morrison
Derek Morrison
Managing Director and Senior Surveyor
Business Manager
Associate Diploma Surveying
Member of I.E.M.S (Australia)

Since establishing Engineering Surveys Pty Ltd in 1983, Derek Morrison has built and expanded this South Australian company to one of the leading Surveying companies in this state. It is now the 3rd largest surveying company in South Australia.  Derek has 35 years experience in surveying and project management, previous experience with the Highways Department; Derek has extensive Knowledge and history of managing large scale infrastructure survey projects.

Derek's areas of specialisation include: Project Management, allocation of staff and resources, accounting and business systems, building construction surveying and AutoCAD.

David Topfer
David Topfer
Company Director and Senior Project Surveyor
Bachelor of Surveying, major in Computing
Member of S.S.S.I.
David Topfer commenced with Engineering Surveys in 1994, and has been Project Surveyor on numerous engineering and civil projects including: the new RAH, the SAHMRI, Adelaide Oval Western & Eastern Stands Redevelopments, The New Adelaide Airport Terminal and Elevated Road; Glenelg to North Terrace Tramline Extension, Westlakes Shopping Centre Extension; Southern Expressway Bridges - Stage 1, Marion Shopping Centre Extension; Extensive detailing experience with various councils and including mapping of the Adelaide University Campus, Christies Beach waste water treatment plant pipeline detail and route design. David's areas of specialisation include building construction surveying, bridge and roadworks surveying, light rail construction surveying, AutoCAD, 12d Model, Trimble Geomatics Office, customization and development of in-house field, administration and accounting systems and software and development of Engineering Surveys quality management system to ISO:9001 standard.
David Barker
David Barker
Operations Manager
Senior Project Surveyor
Associate Diploma Surveying
Member of I.E.M.S (Australia)
David Barker commenced employment with Engineering Surveys in 1988. David has been Project Surveyor on numerous major contracts including: Hindmarsh Island Bridge, Chain of Ponds Replacement Bridgeworks, Numerous overtaking lanes from Barmera to Renmark, Holden Press-lines construction, Amcor Bottling Plant at Gawler - a 'greenfields' development, Stages 1 and 2. David's areas of specialisation include: building construction surveying, bridge and roadworks surveying, rail construction surveying, AutoCAD, 12d Model, Trimble Geomatics Office, GPS and Machine Control Systems.
Joseph Cannizzaro
Joseph Cannizzaro
Senior Project Surveyor
Civil and Road-works Division Supervisor
Associate Diploma Surveying
Member of I.E.M.S (Australia)
Joe Cannizzaro commenced with Engineering Surveys in 1999 and has been working in the surveying industry since 1991. Joe has been Project Surveyor on numerous major road and bridgeworks projects including Portrush Road Upgrade Stage 1, Torrens Road widening, Port River Expressway Eastern Parade Bridge, and the Northern Expressway Bridges.  Joe's areas of specialisation include bridge and roadworks surveying, rail construction surveying, AutoCAD, Trimble Geomatics Office and 12d Model.
Darren Cross
Darren Cross
Topographical and Detail Surveys Division Supervisor
Senior Project Surveyor
Associate Diploma Surveying
Darren Cross commenced work with Engineering Surveys in 2007 and has been in the surveying industry since 1991; Major projects include MX detail survey of the Southern Expressway from Darlington to Reynella; Survey control; MX detail of the NEXY project, Gawler turn pike, Sturt Highway, Angle Vale to Globe derby; Moss detailing, set out and asbuilt checks for overtaking lanes throughout South Australia; Detail surveys for SA Water for sewer design and tank sites: Project Management of MX detail surveys undertaken by Engineering Surveys for DTEI since 2007; Detail surveys of TransAdelaide Rail infrastructure, including the Belair, Noarlunga, and Gawler lines and Adelaide rail yard, Adelaide railway station and Dry Creek holding yard. Darren's areas of specialisation include: MX detail surveys, Survey Control surveys, 12d Model, Trimble Geomatics Office and implementation of detail survey quality systems.
Dario Rigon
Dario Rigon
Senior Licensed Surveyor and Cadastral Manager
Bachelor of Technology (Surveying)
Member of Member S.S.S.I., Member Institution of Surveyors (SA)
Dario commenced work with Engineering Surveys in 2013.  Dario has over 20 years Project Management experience in various major projects throughout Queensland and South Australia.  Experience includes surveys for urban and rural water and sewer reticulation schemes, surveys for salt interception schemes along the river Murray, Construction Surveys for the Hope Valley and Happy Valley water filtration plants and water storage facilities.  Experience also includes Land division Surveys for departmental land acquisition and disposal requirements and surveys for statutory easement requirements.
Michael Templer
Michael Templer
Senior Project Surveyor
Bachelor of Geoinfomatics and Surveying
Michael Templer commenced with Engineering Surveys in 1999. Michael has been Project Surveyor on numerous major building, road and bridgeworks projects including Pelican Point Power Station, Woomera Airport Refurbishment, The State Library Redevelopment, Portrush Road Upgrade Stages 2-5, Hampstead Regency Intersection Upgrade, the Anzac Highway Gallipoli Underpass, Adelaide Oval Southern and Eastern Stands development and The Kinetica building at Tonsley.  Michael's areas of specialisation include building and high-rise surveying, bridge and roadworks surveying, AutoCAD, Trimble Geomatics Office and 12d Model.
Mark Ainsworth
Mark Ainsworth
Senior Project Surveyor
Associate Diploma Surveying
Mark Ainsworth commenced employment with Engineering Surveys in 2003 and has been working in the surveying industry since 1994.  Major projects have included Elliston to Lock original detail survey; Victor Harbor to Mount Compass detail survey; Road detail surveys for Queensland Main Roads, design and set out of urban roads in Port Moresby NG, Glenelg - Adelaide Tramline detail and construction Survey; McKinlay Ridge Subdivision; Potts Road subdivision, Angle Vale; Harbourtown commercial subdivision; Adelaide Airport aprons taxiways and access roads; Project Surveyor, Bakewell Underpass, 2008, Project Surveyor, North Terrace to Entertainment Centre Tramline extension, 2010.  Mark's areas of specialisation include bridge and roadworks surveying, rail construction surveying, AutoCAD, Trimble Geomatics Office and 12d Model.

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I have used the team from Engineering Surveys for over 20 years, and found them to be reliable, provide quality work and prompt service.  Their surveyors have a practical "hands on" approach and have...
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