Tina O'Connell | Principal Engineer in Hydrology and Hydraulics for HDR Brisbane

Tina O'Connell, RPEQ, CPEng, NER, MIEAust

Hydrology/Hydraulics Lead & Associate Director

Tina is an experienced hydraulic engineer with over 30 years of experience with a high level of competency in hydrology and hydraulics, design of hydraulic structures, flood level and velocity determination. This includes concept design, mathematical modelling (particularly 1D and 2D modelling), design, environmental studies and damage remediation components of projects. Tina’s core competency in hydraulic assessments relates to flood impacts at corridor infrastructure (road/rail), with many coastal projects involving storm surge.

Over her career as a specialist in water resources management, Tina has supported design teams in engineering consultancies and seven recent years in state government for the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads’ Hydraulics and Flooding Team supporting numerous complex hydraulics and flooding studies for a range of linear infrastructure and damage remediation projects throughout the state. 

Tina is a registered professional engineer of Queensland, a chartered professional engineer, a member of the National Engineering Register, and a Member of the Institution of Engineers Australia. She has worked some of the most complex floodplains throughout Australia, most recently serving on the Independent International Panel Expert for Flood Studies of Inland Rail Flood Panel.