Some of our people


With more than 30 years’ experience in project and contract management, BDR Projects Founder and Managing Director Rob Braunack is a leading industry consultant. His drive for business growth and retaining loyal clients has positioned BDR as a leading Queensland consultancy. His experience spans the mining, construction, building, utilities, infrastructure and agribusiness sectors in Australia and overseas. Rob’s expertise lies in delivering high-level outcomes for project owners through proactive input and expert level skills in contract management, project control, project recovery and project delivery.


Heading up the Sunshine Coast office, Project Delivery Manager Michael Balestra offers BDR clients the benefit of nearly 30 years of experience in successfully delivering diverse projects across mining, civil, infrastructure, waste, water, transport and building sectors. Michael is a civil engineer and specialist project manager with an impressive track record and reputation for providing professional project, design, contract and construction management services at the highest level.


BDR’s Business Manager Johanna Stedman drives internal business operations for the BDR Group. With 15 years’ experience in the professional services industry, Johanna expertly assists BDR and its clients in all facets of business processes and project support services. She provides strategy, systems implementation, financial management and project administration to BDR, as well as quality management and control.


With a successful project delivery track record, Dale Josephson is a senior project consultant for BDR with more than 20 years’ experience in project engineering, construction and project management within the mining, infrastructure and utilities sectors. Dale’s seamless integration into BDR’s client project teams ensures quality output and long-term client relationships. Dale’s commitment to project success saw him engaged as part of the BDR team by the world’s first subsea mining company to be a part of its project team to develop the first subsea mining project of its kind.


Sam is a project controls professional with over ten years’ experience working in site engineering, site management and project planning roles across industries including construction, transport and water infrastructure. Sam provides project lifecycle planning, project control, detailed project scheduling, methodology statements, cost control, contract administration, construction management, site engineering and Earned Value Management services and is focussed on value adding and finding practical and efficient solutions to project challenges for clients.


Emalie is a highly competent project engineer with a decade of experience in the private and public sectors and experience spanning subcontractor and client management, cost mitigation and controls and asset management. Emalie specialises in client liaison and management and works to secure best for project outcomes for clients.

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