The Polaris Marine team are highly experienced and ready to meet all your construction needs.
David has worked in the marine industry for approximately 30 years, spending many years at sea and progressing to a master of vessels. David has successfully operated his own fleet of vessels based in Southeastern Australia for the past 15 years.
Since being appointed Managing Director of Polaris Marine, David has brought invaluable experience to the company from operating offshore on a continuing schedule and is instrumental in the day to day operations and the safety culture of Polaris Marine.
Chief Operating Officer
Brad has in excess of 15 years in the marine industry and has been with Polaris Marine since 2011. After several years as a senior tug master, Brad moved across into management as the Operations Manager. There he was responsible for job assessment, quotations and implementation along with the day to day management of crews and vessels operating out of Sydney and along the east coast.
He has now progressed to Chief Operations Manager where he is responsible for the overall management of the company and ensuring strategy and direction as set by the board is implemented. He is responsible for seeing the overall operational requirements are being met, overseeing all management teams and their project commitments including administration. He is well placed for this role given his many years of experience both in management and in the field.
Stephen’s particular focus is on the management of offshore vessels, crew and projects and he has extensive project management experience for large scale marine infrastructure projects. Stephen has in past projects been responsible for the employment, induction, management and safety of personnel.
Stephen is supported by the Polaris Marine administrative team and together deliver the movements of the crew, vessels and barges to meet the clients daily, weekly and monthly expectations and schedules.
A Civil Engineer, Dane has been working in marine construction for 9 years. Through this period he has been involved in both large and small scale marine construction with a particular affinity for timber jetty, marine piling and reactive repair construction. Within the PMC business, Dane is responsible for the overall resource management and planning, workflow forecasting, and for leading the operations team in both project tendering and delivery.
Maintenance Works Supervisor
One of the most experienced and knowledgeable maritime construction professionals on the Harbour. Dave has operated on Sydney Harbour and the East Coast of Australia for nearly 44 years as a construction supervisor and as a Bridge and Wharf Carpenter. His knowledge in this industry is exceptional.
Nathan is a Civil Engineer with 9 years’ experience in maritime construction and project management, including 2 years spent working on pile-driving and dredging projects on the West Coast of Canada. He has worked on a range of technical marine infrastructure projects, including managing the Sydney Ferry Wharf Upgrade Programme for the last 3 years. Nathan has extensive experience in marine piling, dredging, maintenance, heavy lifting, demolition and all manner of maritime structures and construction techniques.
Richard is a Chartered Civil/Structural Engineer with 12 years’ experience in design, project engineering and project management. Richard’s maritime experience includes design and maintenance rehabilitation projects for timber jetties, dry docks, bulk liquids berths, export wharves, and cargo wharves. He has extensive experience in site-based project engineering roles on both brownfield and greenfield projects.
Working in construction for 14 years in a variety of roles, Ken has valuable extensive experience in Civil Engineering particularly in the construction and remediation of structures. In recent years Ken has Project Managed the Pier’s Restoration at Pyrmont Bridge, Darling Harbour and the Walsh Bat Arts Precinct Wharf Remediation Project both of which are heritage listed. Ken holds a BSc (Hons) in Construction Management and Engineering and a MSc in Construction Project Management.
TORA GREIFF KALLENTOFT
For over 3 years, Tora has been in marine construction, design, engineering and management. Notable projects include the design and construct of Cockle Bay Boardwalk 17/18 and HMAS Waterhen & HMAS Creswell 18/19. For the past year, Tora has been working in maintenance, managing smaller projects around the harbour for TfNSW and PANSW.