Mr Brendan Donnelly Engineering / School of Engineering and Technology
Lecturer - Engineering / DL Mining
Phone: (07) 4940 7853 - Ext: 57853
Brendan Donnelly has been a leacturer at CQUniversity for more than 3 years. His key interest areas include the hydrogeology of very high spoil piles, the behaviour of groundwater on mine sites and adressing the gap in engineering qualifications at AQF levels 5 and 6. Brendan has a Bachelors of Engineering (Mining) and is currently working on his Masters by Research.
In his spare time Brendan supports Relay for Life fund raising activities, plays golf, enjoys fishing, beachcombing and watching youtube videos about astro-physics and cosmology.
Brendan moved to Mackay from Brisbane to live on the beach at Shoal Point.
Brendan Donnelly has been a leacturer at CQUniversity for more than 3 years. His key interest areas include the hydrogeology of very high spoil piles, the behaviour of groundwater on mine sites and adressing the gap in engineering qualifications at AQF levels 5 and 6. Brendan has a Bachelors of Engineering (Mining) and is currently working on his Masters.
Brendan was awarded a Mount Isa Mines scholarship to undertake his studies in Mining Engineering in 1980.
2010 – Present Lecturer Mining Engineering, CQUniversity (Mackay)
2007 – 2009 Training and HR Manager, John Davidson and Associates (Mining Recruitment Company)
2004 – 2006 Consultant, Safe Mine Training, Developed training packages and safe work procedures for,
- Shotcrete operations at Cadia Valley Gold Mine
- Crushing and hoisting operations and Paste fill operations at George Fisher Silver Lead Zinc mine
- Paste Fill operations at CMPL Copper Gold Mine, Cobar
- Shotcrete operations at CMPL Cobar
2003 - 2004 Technical Writer, Performance Training, Wrote training manuals for mining operations throughout Australia in coal and metalliferous mines for the operation of,
- Haul trucks
- Exploration Drill Rigs
- Production Drill Rigs
- Electric Face Shovels
- Mine Service Vehicles
Developed on-line training package for North Mara Gold mine in Tanzania
2000 – 2003 Recruitment Consultant, John Davidson and Associates (Mining Recruitment Company), Database development
1997 – 2000 Regional Manager, Boral Shotcrete, Ran shotcrete operations in North West Queensland for several different mines including MIM. Developed shotcrete operations in Western Australia at several gold and nickel mines
1993 - 1997 Engineer, JB Family Homes
- Developed database management system for subcontracting of home construction
- Submitted five plans a week to council for approval
- Supervised construction of houses from bare block to “Lock Up” stage.
1985 - 1993 Mining Engineer, Mount Isa Mines
- 12 months underground (8 months hand held mining)
- Mine Manager Ticket
- Ventilation Superintendent
- Planning Engineer 3000 Orebody
- Shift Supervisor Hilton
- Drill and blast engineer
- Scheduling engineer
1980 – 1984 Student, University of Queensland (MIM Scholarship)
- Bachelor of Mining Engineering
1976 – 1980 Apprentice Diesel Fitter, TTS (Wholly owned subsidiary of MIM)
As a lecturer in mining engineering at CQUniversity Brendan is responsible for the delivery and quality of mining courses in the associate degree qualifications of mining and geoscience. When required he also lectures first and second year engneering students. Brendan assists in the supervision of mining related post graduate research students. He is involved in the development of the Minerals Industry National Associate Degree (MINAD) project representing CQUniversity to the Minerals Tertiay Education Council (MTEC).
Brenda Donnely has the following professional interests,
Hydrology of Mine Sites
Brendan is competent in the use of,
SQL Database Software