Chris Turnbull

Managing Director @ Turnbull Engineering

Chris Turnbull is dedicated to advancing transport infrastructure. His focus is design leadership of major road and rail upgrade projects using the latest digital engineering and project collaboration technology.

From an origin of technical road and drainage design, Chris is experienced delivering the full lifecycle of infrastructure from corridor planning and concept designs to detailed design, construction and maintenance. He uses this experience to drive lifecycle value early in projects.

Chris is an adaptive leader that has delivered projects through most procurement models including: design only, design and construct, programmes of work, alliances and early contractor involvements.

As an experienced people leader, Chris uses his interpersonal and communications skills to establish trusted working relationships with a variety of people and stakeholders.


  • Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) with Honours, The University of New South Wales, NSW, 2006
  • Master of Commerce (Finance), The University of New South Wales, NSW, 2007
  • Chartered Professional Engineer, Engineers Australia, since 2009
  • Rail Industry Worker, since 2016

Business Experience

  • Managing Director at Turnbull Engineering, since June 2016.
  • Section Leader of NSW Roads and Highways at Jacobs, May 2014 to May 2016.
  • Team Leader of NSW Roads and Highways at SKM, April 2011 to May 2014.

Project Experience

LendleaseRMS Pacific Highway Upgrade – Pacific Complete Sections 10 & 11 - Traffic Staging UpdatesProject Manager2017
John HollandWestConnex Concept OptionsProject Manager2017
Barangaroo Delivery AuthorityHickson Road Upgrade - Technical AdvisorRoadworks Technical Advisor2016-2017
DM RoadsRMS Rapid Bus Route 8 Lane ReconfigurationProject Manager2017
DM RoadsRMS Galston Road Safety ImprovementsProject Manager2017
GoldwindCattle Hill Wind Farm - Civil Concept Design and GIS MappingProject Manager2017
GoldwindCoppabella Wind Farm (AKA Yass Valley) - Civil Concept Design and GIS MappingProject Manager2016-2017
Lacour EnergyQueensland Wind Farm (200+ turbines) - Concept DesignProject Manager2017
AccionaTfNSW Sydney Light Rail - Construction phase utilities data rationalisation and works planningProject Manager2017
JacobsTfNSW Sydney Light Rail PPPModification Manager &Technical Lead CSR2016-2017
CaltexCaltex Austral External Works - Bringelly Road deceleration lane and Kelly Street accessProject Manager2016
Lindsay DynanRMS Hoxton Park Road Pinch Points (6) Strategic Concept Options Workshop FacilitationWorkshop Facilitator2016
AccionaTfNSW Sydney Light Rail PPPDJV Design Manager, Moore Park to Kingsford Zone2015-2016
DM RoadsRMS Stewardship Maintenance Contract, Sydney WestJacobs Design Program Manager2013-2015
Abigroup (Lendlease)Interlink Roads M5 West Widening D&CJacobs Roadworks Lead2012-2013
BHP Mitsubishi AllianceBuffel Park Mine Operations VillageJacobs Civil Design Manager2010
RMSHume Highway Southern AllianceJacobs & Abigroup drainage design & construction for 10km section2006-2009
RMSAlbury Wodonga Hume FreewayCivil Engineer for Construction Phase Services2006-2007
RMSWestlink M7Site Engineer, Earthworks2005