Russel Booth

Russell Booth

Operations Manager – QLD/NT/WA/SA

Russell is the Operations Manager for our QLD, NT, WA, and SA regions, providing high-level operational support for our General Managers and Laboratory Managers.

Previously the Sydney Laboratory Manager, Russell possesses a deep knowledge of the complex science behind testing.  Russell has extensive experience overseeing specialty testing across aggregates, soils, concrete, and rock servicing a highly complex and broad client base. 

Russell’s thorough approach ensures risk is reduced and reliability of accuracy is increased.  He’s built his career over many decades in testing and QA Management joining Coffey as Project Manager for a large road construction project in Southern NSW.  Since this project Russell has been involved in the running of multiple site laboratories at locations across Australia.

He has continually demonstrated the ability to successfully manage multiple staff on larger projects.  He has been recognised within Coffey for his dedication to the Testing Team.  In 2011 he held the title of Queensland Major Projects Manager for Coffey.  In 2013 he was awarded National Major Projects Operations Manager for Coffey.

Russell has been a NATA signatory since 1994 and has been responsible for the success of significant projects such as the Wheatstone LNG Project Laboratory, APLNG Curtis Island Laboratory, APLNG Reedy Creek and Condabri Laboratories as well as many major transport projects throughout NSW, Australia.   

Russell’s ability to apply the technical interpretation of specifications to de-risk or enhance construction methodologies is highly sought after by our clients.  This ability coupled with a take no shortcuts approach is what sets Russell apart in the industry.

Areas of expertise

  • Earthworks Control Testing
  • Soil and Aggregate Testing
  • Concrete Testing
  • Testing of Concrete Pavements to RMS Specifications
  • Quality control of forms and procedures
  • Supervision of earthworks to RMS specifications

Education and training

Technical qualifications

  • Cert IV Laboratory Operations
  • NATA Signatory since 1994
  • Supervising your Apprentice, Dept Ed NSW

Other training

  • Leadership and Performance Grad 2010
  • RTA Bridgeworks Course 2010
  • RTA Paving Course R83, R82
  • Work cover OH & S for Construction Work NSW Accredited – Environmental Protection Authority