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Andrew Murdoch

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Andrew Murdoch

Founder, Managing Director

Andrew has been operating in technical-commercial roles in the Queensland NEM Zone since it was first founded over 20 years ago. In 2017, he founded Arche Energy to provide a high-quality clean energy, power and infrastructure consultancy to facilitate investment in the clean energy sector. He is an experienced general manager, project director and engineer operating in renewable power, power generation, energy, ports and heavy infrastructure.

His experience spans business development activities, major approvals, project execution, operations and maintenance and decommissioning. Andrew is an innovator and optimiser thriving in changing environments through the adaptation and integration of emerging and innovative technologies into business applications.

Founder, Managing Director
Headshot of Andrew Murdoch, Arche's founder and Managing Director
Andrew Murdoch

Founder, Managing Director

Andrew has been operating in technical-commercial roles in the Queensland NEM Zone since it was first founded over 20 years ago. In 2017, he founded Arche Energy to provide a high-quality clean energy, power and infrastructure consultancy to facilitate investment in the clean energy sector. He is an experienced general manager, project director and engineer operating in renewable power, power generation, energy, ports and heavy infrastructure.

His experience spans business development activities, major approvals, project execution, operations and maintenance and decommissioning. Andrew is an innovator and optimiser thriving in changing environments through the adaptation and integration of emerging and innovative technologies into business applications.

Peter Bradnam

Peter Bradnam

Director of Project Services

Peter is a leading commercial executive, project manager and engineer with a proven record on large infrastructure and resources projects. He has worked for asset owners, construction contractors and EPCM consultants. With 20 years of experience in engineering and construction and a reputation for delivering outcomes, Peter draws on diverse experience to achieving clients’ business and project outcomes.

Peter has led commercial tenders and negotiations of large and small contracts for EPC, EPCM, construct only, design only, and services delivery on both client and contractor sides. He has also administered and managed the delivery against those contract conditions on behalf of owners or clients. He negotiates and awards subcontracts, processes payment claims and SOPA compliance, monitors cashflow, submits contractual claims, and conducts dispute resolutions.

Director of Project Services
Peter Bradnam

Director of Project Services

Peter is a leading commercial executive, project manager and engineer with a proven record on large infrastructure and resources projects. He has worked for asset owners, construction contractors and EPCM consultants. With 20 years of experience in engineering and construction and a reputation for delivering outcomes, Peter draws on diverse experience to achieving clients’ business and project outcomes.

Peter has led commercial tenders and negotiations of large and small contracts for EPC, EPCM, construct only, design only, and services delivery on both client and contractor sides. He has also administered and managed the delivery against those contract conditions on behalf of owners or clients. He negotiates and awards subcontracts, processes payment claims and SOPA compliance, monitors cashflow, submits contractual claims, and conducts dispute resolutions.

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George Mellick

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George Mellick

Director of Studies

George comes to Arche Energy having held roles in sustainability, energy conservation, heavy industry and rail. His skills include project management, contract management, major tender and bid preparation, and asset management particularly operations and maintenance costs. George also brings substantial hydrogen experience to the team through his Master’s thesis.

Since joining Arche Energy, George has been managing the grant funding application for the Galilee Basin Carbon Pilot Injection Project. He has also been involved in a confidential energy storage system and grid smoothing project on an isolated grid. George has 25 years’ experience in energy and infrastructure, a Master of Science in Renewable Energy, and a Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical/Electronic).

He is a leader in safety performance with a passion for renewable energy and decarbonisation and in 2008, added to his formal expertise in this area completing a Master of Science in Renewable Energy, which included a thesis on hydrogen fuel cells.

Director of Studies
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George Mellick

Director of Studies

George comes to Arche Energy having held roles in sustainability, energy conservation, heavy industry and rail. His skills include project management, contract management, major tender and bid preparation, and asset management particularly operations and maintenance costs. George also brings substantial hydrogen experience to the team through his Master’s thesis.

Since joining Arche Energy, George has been managing the grant funding application for the Galilee Basin Carbon Pilot Injection Project. He has also been involved in a confidential energy storage system and grid smoothing project on an isolated grid. George has 25 years’ experience in energy and infrastructure, a Master of Science in Renewable Energy, and a Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical/Electronic).

He is a leader in safety performance with a passion for renewable energy and decarbonisation and in 2008, added to his formal expertise in this area completing a Master of Science in Renewable Energy, which included a thesis on hydrogen fuel cells.

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Matthew Richards

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Matthew Richards

Principal Consultant

Matt is an experienced engineer and manager who has been delivering multidisciplinary projects for the past 25 years. He works across the project lifecycle from feasibility through detail design to manufacture, construction and commissioning of complex heavy industrial plants and systems.

He also understands the detailed process to procure complex products and services from expression of interest through contract execution, manufacture, final inspection and delivery.

Matt is a qualified contracts professional who recognises the importance of, and possesses the necessary skills to, formalise engineering agreements incorporating both the scope and the identified risks without ambiguity. He is a dispute practitioner with both the training and experience to achieve timely outcomes, enabling transition beyond the disagreement.

As a qualified team coach, Matt incorporates varied stakeholder expectations prior to integrating towards a common objective. His passion is to get involved, align business outcomes and drive the solution to our common goal.

Principal Consultant
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Matthew Richards

Principal Consultant

Matt is an experienced engineer and manager who has been delivering multidisciplinary projects for the past 25 years. He works across the project lifecycle from feasibility through detail design to manufacture, construction and commissioning of complex heavy industrial plants and systems.

He also understands the detailed process to procure complex products and services from expression of interest through contract execution, manufacture, final inspection and delivery.

Matt is a qualified contracts professional who recognises the importance of, and possesses the necessary skills to, formalise engineering agreements incorporating both the scope and the identified risks without ambiguity. He is a dispute practitioner with both the training and experience to achieve timely outcomes, enabling transition beyond the disagreement.

As a qualified team coach, Matt incorporates varied stakeholder expectations prior to integrating towards a common objective. His passion is to get involved, align business outcomes and drive the solution to our common goal.

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Sarah Jansen

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Sarah Jansen

Director of Corporate Affairs

Sarah is a science and engineering writer and editor, storyteller, and communications manager with 20 years of experience working with infrastructure and arts/cultural organisations. She brings a winning combination of creative problem solving and a methodical, practical approach to project management. As a manager and team member, she is inclusive, proactive, approachable and supportive.

She is highly skilled in translating complex technical information for non-technical audiences, from government officials and other decision‑makers to communities affected by our projects.

Services that Sarah provides to Arche’s clients include writing and polishing reports and submissions, collaborating to create communication strategies for staff or projects, developing and delivering writing style guides and training seminars, developing and implementing stakeholder communication strategies.

Director of Corporate Affairs
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Sarah Jansen

Director of Corporate Affairs

Sarah is a science and engineering writer and editor, storyteller, and communications manager with 20 years of experience working with infrastructure and arts/cultural organisations. She brings a winning combination of creative problem solving and a methodical, practical approach to project management. As a manager and team member, she is inclusive, proactive, approachable and supportive.

She is highly skilled in translating complex technical information for non-technical audiences, from government officials and other decision‑makers to communities affected by our projects.

Services that Sarah provides to Arche’s clients include writing and polishing reports and submissions, collaborating to create communication strategies for staff or projects, developing and delivering writing style guides and training seminars, developing and implementing stakeholder communication strategies.

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Walter Hodgins

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Walter Hodgins

Project Controls

Walter’s 20 years of program and project management experience was gained on diverse projects, for and with some of the most respected companies, EPCMs and clients in the construction, rail, mining, roads, water, sewer and energy industries.

He has an excellent understanding of engineering and project management principles, contract law and its practical implementation, project budgeting, cost and accounting control systems, quality assurance, procurement, risk management and a commitment to health, safety and the environment.

Project Controls
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Walter Hodgins

Project Controls

Walter’s 20 years of program and project management experience was gained on diverse projects, for and with some of the most respected companies, EPCMs and clients in the construction, rail, mining, roads, water, sewer and energy industries.

He has an excellent understanding of engineering and project management principles, contract law and its practical implementation, project budgeting, cost and accounting control systems, quality assurance, procurement, risk management and a commitment to health, safety and the environment.

Richard Lukianto

Richard Lukianto

Engineering Manager and Technical Lead

Richard is a Project Manager and Director and Principal Engineer with substantial project development and delivery experience around the world in South Korea, Germany, India, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Russia, and Oman.

He has been working on the energy transition for many years, having been a senior member of SK ecoplant’s Eco Engineering division and Siemens Headquarter in Germany and on construction sites.

Spending more than five years in Korea, he has been integral to major projects such as Posco Energy’s 789 Project at the Incheon LNG Combined Cycle Power Plant, Wirye, Dangjin 4 and Jangmoon CCPP.

At SK ecoplant, he helped developed a brown field regulating station to support Uzbekistan’s intermittent renewable generation as well as diverse portfolio encompassing generation technologies for LNG and hydrogen as well as SOC fuel cell technology. At Siemens, Richard last optimised EPC construction estimates and implemented new and improved execution approaches for site execution and management.

Richard speaks English, German and Indonesian.

Engineering Manager and Technical Lead
Richard Lukianto

Engineering Manager and Technical Lead

Richard is a Project Manager and Director and Principal Engineer with substantial project development and delivery experience around the world in South Korea, Germany, India, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Russia, and Oman.

He has been working on the energy transition for many years, having been a senior member of SK ecoplant’s Eco Engineering division and Siemens Headquarter in Germany and on construction sites.

Spending more than five years in Korea, he has been integral to major projects such as Posco Energy’s 789 Project at the Incheon LNG Combined Cycle Power Plant, Wirye, Dangjin 4 and Jangmoon CCPP.

At SK ecoplant, he helped developed a brown field regulating station to support Uzbekistan’s intermittent renewable generation as well as diverse portfolio encompassing generation technologies for LNG and hydrogen as well as SOC fuel cell technology. At Siemens, Richard last optimised EPC construction estimates and implemented new and improved execution approaches for site execution and management.

Richard speaks English, German and Indonesian.

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Nicky Hitz

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Nicky Hitz

Finance and Operations Manager

Nicky is an experienced operations director, entrepreneur and investor. She has worked across a variety of industries including professional services, financial services, information technology and education.

At Arche she brings a wealth of experience in accounting, banking, and the management and development of small consultancies.

Finance and Operations Manager
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Nicky Hitz

Finance and Operations Manager

Nicky is an experienced operations director, entrepreneur and investor. She has worked across a variety of industries including professional services, financial services, information technology and education.

At Arche she brings a wealth of experience in accounting, banking, and the management and development of small consultancies.

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Daniel Nieto

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Daniel Nieto

Senior Consultant

Daniel’s experience and skills support the transition to a sustainable future. He believes that innovation, engagement with stakeholders and the development of low-carbon technologies are crucial to mitigate and adapt to climate change. Since joining Arche Energy in early 2021, he has been heavily involved in the development of the Galilee Basin Carbon Pilot Injection Project Implementation Plan.

An experienced Petroleum Engineer, Daniel has managed multiple upstream oil projects with a strong focus on social engagement and health and safety. He has a strong record of managing complex field operations and projects with the application of new technologies and innovative solutions, thriving on collaborating in multidisciplinary teams to achieve common goals and deliver projects within time and budget.

In all his work, Daniel prioritises effective social engagement with stakeholders to achieve the success of projects and has worked with communities in Australia and Colombia to understand the energy industry’s impacts. He supports the involvement of local communities in the development of projects. He recently completed a Master of Sustainable Energy Management at the University of Queensland, with an excellent academic record and multiple scholarships.

Senior Consultant
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Daniel Nieto

Senior Consultant

Daniel’s experience and skills support the transition to a sustainable future. He believes that innovation, engagement with stakeholders and the development of low-carbon technologies are crucial to mitigate and adapt to climate change. Since joining Arche Energy in early 2021, he has been heavily involved in the development of the Galilee Basin Carbon Pilot Injection Project Implementation Plan.

An experienced Petroleum Engineer, Daniel has managed multiple upstream oil projects with a strong focus on social engagement and health and safety. He has a strong record of managing complex field operations and projects with the application of new technologies and innovative solutions, thriving on collaborating in multidisciplinary teams to achieve common goals and deliver projects within time and budget.

In all his work, Daniel prioritises effective social engagement with stakeholders to achieve the success of projects and has worked with communities in Australia and Colombia to understand the energy industry’s impacts. He supports the involvement of local communities in the development of projects. He recently completed a Master of Sustainable Energy Management at the University of Queensland, with an excellent academic record and multiple scholarships.

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David Nolan

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David Nolan

Principal Consultant

Dave is an MBA-qualified mechanical engineer with over 25 years’ experience in the mining, construction and rail industries.

He has excellent people management and communication skills as well as business development expertise, with proven experience in engineering management, study management, project management, and coordination of technical teams in design office and construction and fabrication environments.

Dave has particular expertise in transitioning mining and resources projects in preparation for transition to the renewable energy economy. He has delivered comprehensive business cases to enable property and asset owners to consider options to ensure long-term viability of their assets, and managed large, multidisciplinary teams for feasibility studies, detailed design projects, construction support, through to commissioning activities.

Principal Consultant
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David Nolan

Principal Consultant

Dave is an MBA-qualified mechanical engineer with over 25 years’ experience in the mining, construction and rail industries.

He has excellent people management and communication skills as well as business development expertise, with proven experience in engineering management, study management, project management, and coordination of technical teams in design office and construction and fabrication environments.

Dave has particular expertise in transitioning mining and resources projects in preparation for transition to the renewable energy economy. He has delivered comprehensive business cases to enable property and asset owners to consider options to ensure long-term viability of their assets, and managed large, multidisciplinary teams for feasibility studies, detailed design projects, construction support, through to commissioning activities.

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Andrew Robson

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Andrew Robson

Construction and Development Manager

Andrew brings his strong history in land acquisition, stakeholder engagement, approvals management and compliance management enabling him to work flexibly on all phases of projects from preparation and tendering through design to construction and handover.

Andrew has 40 years’ experience in managing the development of large, complex projects. Andrew’s experience includes the management of complex approvals, stakeholder relations, landholder relations and land acquisition, transition to operations and complex negotiations with government stakeholders.

He has provided these skills to Wiggins Island Coal Export Terminal, New Hope Coal, Queensland Gas Company, CS Energy, Waratah Coal, Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners, Ergon Energy, Itochu, and the State of Queensland’s Coordinator General’s office.

Construction and Development Manager
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Andrew Robson

Construction and Development Manager

Andrew brings his strong history in land acquisition, stakeholder engagement, approvals management and compliance management enabling him to work flexibly on all phases of projects from preparation and tendering through design to construction and handover.

Andrew has 40 years’ experience in managing the development of large, complex projects. Andrew’s experience includes the management of complex approvals, stakeholder relations, landholder relations and land acquisition, transition to operations and complex negotiations with government stakeholders.

He has provided these skills to Wiggins Island Coal Export Terminal, New Hope Coal, Queensland Gas Company, CS Energy, Waratah Coal, Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners, Ergon Energy, Itochu, and the State of Queensland’s Coordinator General’s office.

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Abel Quintero Fuentes

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Abel Quintero Fuentes

Senior Consultant

Abel has worked in renewable energy projects for more than eight years and has developed hydropower plants, wind and solar farm projects at utility scale and connected to distribution grid (1–9MW range), primarily focused in the early stage of development.

His interests extend beyond renewable energy, exploring sustainable energy as a broader area and more recently he delivered research into potential hydrogen projects and the future of transport systems.

Senior Consultant
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Abel Quintero Fuentes

Senior Consultant

Abel has worked in renewable energy projects for more than eight years and has developed hydropower plants, wind and solar farm projects at utility scale and connected to distribution grid (1–9MW range), primarily focused in the early stage of development.

His interests extend beyond renewable energy, exploring sustainable energy as a broader area and more recently he delivered research into potential hydrogen projects and the future of transport systems.

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Jonathan Méndez Gonzalez

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Jonathan Méndez Gonzalez

Senior Consultant

Jonathan is a mechanical engineer with a Master of Sustainable Energy and has spent most of the past decade working in oil and gas and clean energy technologies such as solar photovoltaic, biogas and hydrogen. He is particularly focused on project design, production, process and project engineering.

A hands-on professional, Jonathan takes an entrepreneurial approach and has strong passion for continuous improvement.

Senior Consultant
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Jonathan Méndez Gonzalez

Senior Consultant

Jonathan is a mechanical engineer with a Master of Sustainable Energy and has spent most of the past decade working in oil and gas and clean energy technologies such as solar photovoltaic, biogas and hydrogen. He is particularly focused on project design, production, process and project engineering.

A hands-on professional, Jonathan takes an entrepreneurial approach and has strong passion for continuous improvement.

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Parth Contractor

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Parth Contractor

Project Engineer

Parth has diverse experience working in many sectors across different countries. This includes managing multi-million-dollar projects across India, the USA, Saudi Arabia, Canada and New Zealand. He has worked in a variety of sectors including oil and gas, petrochemical, and the pharmaceutical industry.

Parth coaches young professionals to advance their careers. He focusses on leadership and collaborative teamwork and believes empathy can be used in major projects as it is necessary to enact social change in the world.

He is also well-versed in safety and corporate social responsibility.

Project Engineer
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Parth Contractor

Project Engineer

Parth has diverse experience working in many sectors across different countries. This includes managing multi-million-dollar projects across India, the USA, Saudi Arabia, Canada and New Zealand. He has worked in a variety of sectors including oil and gas, petrochemical, and the pharmaceutical industry.

Parth coaches young professionals to advance their careers. He focusses on leadership and collaborative teamwork and believes empathy can be used in major projects as it is necessary to enact social change in the world.

He is also well-versed in safety and corporate social responsibility.

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Mark Phillips

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Mark Phillips

New Connections

Mark has worked in the private and public sectors for over 35 years as a consultant, contractor, and asset owner.  

He founded his own advisory, Marelius, in 2013 where he specialises in bid management, transaction management, strategy development and client relationship management.  

Mark’s passion is connecting smart people with each other, winning major bids and managing teams that create innovative solutions. He is a licensed coach and has facilitated many coaching clinics for managers, executives, and team leaders. 

New Connections
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Mark Phillips

New Connections

Mark has worked in the private and public sectors for over 35 years as a consultant, contractor, and asset owner.  

He founded his own advisory, Marelius, in 2013 where he specialises in bid management, transaction management, strategy development and client relationship management.  

Mark’s passion is connecting smart people with each other, winning major bids and managing teams that create innovative solutions. He is a licensed coach and has facilitated many coaching clinics for managers, executives, and team leaders. 

Work with us

Arche Energy is always looking for excellent people to join our team. We are open to expressions of interest from Principal and Senior Professionals.

We are a flexible employer with a unique approach to how we engage with our staff. In 2023 we were recognised by SmartCompany as a Smart50 Workplace.

If you have 10 or more years experience consulting in energy, infrastructure, finance, ESG, sustainability and related fields and are open to working with a growing and flexible team, please contact us for a confidential discussion.

Let’s discuss what we can do for your business.