Environmental Consultant Melbourne

Glenn Berry, B.Sc. (Spec.Geol.), CEnvP
Principal Environmental Consultant| Director

 As Principal Environmental Geologist, Director and founder of Atma Environmental, Glenn has continuous contaminated land consulting and hydrogeological experience going back to 1985.

He is a Certified Environmental Practitioner (CEnvP), a member of the Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand (EIANZ), a member of the Australasian Land & Groundwater Association (ALGA) and an active member on the Australian Contaminated Land Consultants Association (ACLCA) M&E focus area.  Glenn earned his Bachelor of Science (Specialisation in Geology) from the University of Alberta (Canada) in 1984.

His career has spanned positions in both the consulting and regulatory sectors with past positions including: well site geologist (oil & gas), hydrogeologist, Alberta Dept of Environment special projects (underground storage tank and industrial waste landfills), manager of environmental contamination consulting services.  His past work experience included work in Canada, the USA, and (of course) Australia.

Glenn eventually migrated to Australia for good in 1996, then opening Atma Environmental – specialised in ESAs for 53X contaminated land audits, property transfer assessments, and remedial work for land developers, industry, town planners and government bodies.  Since inception of the company Glenn has overseen the operations and management of thousands of contaminated land and groundwater assessment, remediation and other projects.

When not reviewing reports by his most-excellent staff, Glenn enjoys spending time with his two young children, weekends away and walks in the river valley near home.

Rory McPhillips, B.Sc. (Hons.), Env.Sci., CEnvP SC
Principal Environmental Scientist | Director

Rory is a Certified Environmental Practitioner – Site Contamination Specialist (CEnvP-SC), a member of the Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand (EIANZ), a member of the Australasian Land & Groundwater Association (ALGA) and Chairperson of an Australian Contaminated Land Consultants Association (ACLCA) focus area. Rory holds a Bachelor of Environmental Science (with first class honours) from Lancaster University (UK) and has environmental assessment and consulting experience in Australia, UK and Ireland, dating back to 2006.

Rory has developed expertise in all aspects of contaminated land assessment, remediation and management, including preliminary and detailed site investigations, soil, groundwater, vapour and landfill gas assessments, waste hazard categorisations and risk assessments, with a particular focus on completing detailed site assessments for 53X Environmental Audits and clean up to the extent practicable (CUTEP) submissions. He is also skilled in community consultation, third-party peer reviews and in providing expert witness testimony.

Rory has experience in assessing a broad range of sites, including former defence sites, schools, gun clubs, industrial sites (various including service stations, dry cleaners, chemical manufacturers, printers, electroplaters, textile manufacturers etc.), as well as greenfield/agricultural sites.

Rory is known for his thorough yet pragmatic approach to environmental site assessments and he is capable of managing all aspects of the most complex projects. His broad understanding of relevant legislative requirements and industry guidance, enables him to achieve the best outcome for the client.

When not advising on site contamination matters, Rory enjoys camping, cycling and travelling with his wife, twin daughters and dog ‘Alan’ (although Alan usually gives the cycling a miss!).

Jared Hammett, B.Sc. (Hons), Earth Sciences
Associate Environmental Scientist

Since graduating from the University of Melbourne (Bachelor of Science, Honours in Earth Sciences) in 2005, Jared has continuously worked as an environmental scientist, gaining wide-ranging experience in many projects throughout Victoria, interstate and overseas.

Jared’s initial role was to research and develop the environmental consulting services of a geotechnical consulting company, where he implemented a diverse range of environmental services, becoming Environmental Team Leader overseeing the firm’s environmental department, liaising with regulatory authorities, training new staff and growing that aspect of the business. Between 2006 and 2009, Jared was seconded to a multi-national consultancy to manage the day to day fieldwork operations of a large contaminated land project.  Jared subsequently joined Atma Environmental in 2015, contributing his years of experience to the team by managing the full gamut of contaminated land and groundwater projects.

Away from work, Jared is a keen gardener with dreams of creating the perfect tri-coloured camellia.

Kyle O’Brien, B.App.Sc (Enviro), NZDE
Senior Environmental Scientist

Kyle joined Atma Environmental mid-2018 but commenced his career back in 2014 in New Zealand as a field technician at a geotechnical/environmental engineering consultancy, progressing to project management and reporting focused on geotechnical engineering, later joining the environmental team in 2017, with a range of duties including contaminated land management, on-site wastewater design, on-site stormwater management and flood level reporting.

Since relocating to Australia and joining Atma, he has received extensive hands-on experience managing a wide range of desktop investigations, detailed site investigations, hydrogeological assessments and remediation projects.  He looks forward to meeting the varied professional challenges available at Atma Environmental and his further career growth.

Kyle is an eager tramper and in his spare time is an undercover power-lifter.

Environmental Consultant

Gilliam Williams, B.Env.Sc. (Hons. Hydrogeology)
Associate Environmental Scientist

Gillian is an Environmental Scientist with over 15 years experience in the contaminated land industry. During this time she has been involved in numerous environmental investigations across Victoria, South Australia, New South Wales and Tasmania for environmental audit, due diligence, property divestment, risk management, regulatory compliance and site redevelopment purposes.

Gillian’s project experience extends across a broad range of sectors including the property development, waste management, power, petrochemical, defence and rail transport. Gillian has experience in the characterisation of soil, soil vapour, landfill gas, surface water and groundwater media, development of conceptual site models, detailed analysis and interpretation of field and laboratory data, qualitative and quantitative risk assessment, remediation and environmental site management.

Gillian also has interests in the areas human health risk assessment and groundwater contaminant fate and transport. To complement her technical proficiencies, Gillian also has a strong consulting skillset encompassing project management of medium to large sized assessments of varying complexity and budgets, client, stakeholder and regulatory liaison, health and safety management, subcontractor management, ensuring project compliance with quality management systems and project delivery.
When not at work, Gillian enjoys spending time with her family, gardening and renovating the family home.


Liam Laffey, B.Eng, Environmental
Environmental Consultant

Liam joined Atma Environmental early to mid-2021 fresh out of university having graduated from RMIT (Bachelor of Environmental Engineering, Honours) in 2020 Majoring in Groundwater.

Throughout university he enjoyed experiences such as travelling to China to learn about the many environmental challenges faced by one of the most populous areas in the world.

In his spare time he enjoys heading down to the coast to catch up with friends and go for a swim and surf.


Louise Petersen
Office Manager

Louise joined Atma Environmental in June 2021. She has worked in a variety of office support roles over the past 14 years in the environmental and geotechnical engineering consultancy sector. She provided administrative support on a number of large scale projects. Louise brings to the team excellent time management and organisational skills to maintain efficient office standards.

Outside of work, Louise enjoys baking and cake decorating, and travel.

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