Our Team

Bitzios Consulting has almost 50 professionals working continuously in the fields of traffic engineering, transport planning and traffic modelling.

Our team includes accredited road safety auditors, specialist strategic and simulation modellers, road and intersection designers, GIS specialists, planners and engineers. We also have a number of staff with accreditation to create Traffic Management Plans and Traffic Control Plans.

Our approach to staff development is to provide as many staff as possible exposure to as many aspects of traffic engineering and transportation planning as possible; providing a broad base of skills and experience to solve technical challenges in a holistic way as their careers evolve. Our project managers start early, learning the fundamentals of client service, the importance of communication frequency and ensuring that precision and quality are at the forefront of everything they do.

This “on the job” training and development program has resulted in most of our staff having technical and project management skills well beyond what would be expected as an industry standard for the years of experience that they have, enabling us to provide exceptional value for money for our clients.

Damien Bitzios

Company Director

With 25 years experience as a traffic engineer and transport planner in consulting and in local government Damien’s specialist skills include transport modeling, public transport system planning, traffic analysis, impact assessment and integrated transport planning. He is a highly experienced project manager of a number of traffic and transport projects ranging in size and complexity and has been technical leader on projects throughout Australia, Asia, the Middle East and in America.

Damien has published and presented a number of papers nationally and internationally on various modeling and integrated planning topics. Damien has the ability to provide strategic direction to studies whilst also being able to solve detailed technical issues.

Damien’s key skill areas include;

  • Traffic studies, engineering and analysis
  • Centre and area transport strategies
  • Public transport strategy and operations
  • Road network planning
  • Transport policy and guidelines development
  • Transport and traffic modeling using Aimsun, Paramics, VISUM,EMME, SATURN, VISSIM and SIDRA modelling packages
  • Project leadership and management
  • Independent reviews
  • Expert witness services

Steve Brooke

National Manager and Principal Traffic Engineer

Steve has over 34 years experience in transport planning and traffic engineering within local and state governments and eight years in consulting. He is a very experienced traffic engineer and specialises in traffic engineering and parking assessments for development applications and local area planning.

Steve’s specialist skills include;

  • Project management/project leadership
  • Public transport strategy and operations
  • Road hierarchy and network planning
  • Traffic studies, engineering and analysis
  • Multi-modal transport corridor studies
  • Local and State Government policy and planning
  • Local area traffic management
  • Traffic management and operations
  • Parking studies
  • Development traffic impact assessments
  • Road safety audits
  • Active transport planning

Steve oversees the national operations of the business.

Andrew Eke

Manager - Major Projects and Principal Traffic Engineer

With 12 years experience as a traffic engineer and transport planner both in Australia and the UK, Andrew has specialist skills in transport modelling, development and town centre master planning, traffic analysis, impact assessment and integrated transport planning. Growing up in both Northern NSW and the Gold Coast, Andrew has a thorough local knowledge of the transport operations in the region. Andrew has led major town centre, retail, community, sports and residential precinct studies for both government and private clients.

Andrew’s skills include;

  • Traffic studies, engineering and analysis
  • Town centre and precinct master planning
  • Public and active transport planning
  • Road network planning
  • Transport and traffic modelling using Paramics, EMME/2, and SIDRA modelling packages
  • Project management

Damien Scutt

Manager - Brisbane and Principal Traffic Engineer and Transport Planner

Damien is a Principal Traffic Engineer and Transport Planner with over 12 years’ experience in both the Public and Private Sector.  Damien has gained extensive experience in a wide range of traffic engineering disciplines including traffic impact assessments, traffic management planning, road safety, parking studies, road corridor studies, public transport studies, as well as traffic engineering design.  Damien is a Chartered Professional Engineer (CPEng) as well as a Registered Professional Engineer of Queensland (RPEQ), and has provide expert witness services:

Damien’s key skill areas include:

  • Project Management
  • Traffic impact assessments
  • Master planning studies
  • Road hierarchy and network planning
  • Bus corridor studies
  • Parking strategy studies
  • Traffic management planning
  • Road safety audits
  • Expert witness service

Tom Wheatley

Manager Sydney and Principal Traffic Engineer and Transport Planner

With over 20 years of experience in traffic engineering and transport planning in Australia and the United Kingdom, Tom’s specialist skills include traffic management, transport modelling, road safety audits and reviews, traffic analysis, impact assessment, parking studies and design of traffic control device schemes. He is a highly experienced project manager of a number of traffic and transport projects ranging in size and complexity.

Tom’s specialist skills include;

  • Project management/project leadership
  • Traffic studies, engineering and analysis
  • Traffic management
  • Road safety audits and reviews
  • Master planning studies
  • Traffic impact assessment for developments
  • Parking studies
  • Design of traffic control device schemes

Luke Darragh

Manager - Gold Coast and Northern NSW and Principal Traffic Engineer

With over 11 years’ experience in traffic engineering and transport planning in Australia and abroad, Luke has specialist skills in traffic and transport modelling, development and town centre master planning, traffic analysis, public transport planning, road safety, development impact assessment and integrated transport planning. He is a highly experienced project manager completing a number of traffic and transport projects ranging in size and complexity.

Luke’s skills include;

  • Micro-simulation traffic modelling and analysis
  • Traffic and transport planning/modelling
  • Master planning studies
  • Corridor studies and traffic impact assessment
  • Traffic impact assessment for development
  • Public transport planning and design
  • Parking studies
  • Road Safety Audits
  • Project management

Arif Ahmed

Technical Leader - Traffic Modelling

Arif has over 15 years of experience internationally and in Australia as a traffic engineer and transport planner. Arif has worked with leading global consultancies and his specialist skills include transport modelling, public transport planning, traffic analysis, impact assessment, integrated transport planning and road safety audits. He is a highly experienced project manager of a number of traffic and transport projects ranging in size and complexity.

Arif has published and presented a number of papers nationally on various modelling and integrated planning topics. Arif has the national technical leader role for traffic modelling.

Arif’s key skill areas include;

  • Transport and traffic modelling using Aimsun, Paramics, VISUM, VISSIM and SIDRA modelling packages
  • Integrated transport planning
  • Road safety audits
  • Traffic impact assessments
  • Public transport planning

Adrian Bitzios

Principal Traffic Engineer and Transport Planner

With over 20 years’ experience in transport planning and traffic engineering predominately in local and state governments, Adrian’s specialist skills include project management, traffic management, transport planning, intelligent transport systems planning and network performance evaluation. He is a highly experienced project manager of a number of traffic and transport projects ranging in size and complexity and has been technical leader and reviewer on projects throughout Australia. Adrian has published and presented a number of papers nationally on traffic network performance, intelligent transport systems, traffic signal operations and integrated planning topics.

Adrian’s skills include;

  • Light rail signalling
  • Traffic Management Centre operations
  • Project management for planning and infrastructure projects
  • Town Centre Master Planning
  • ITS planning, design and operations
  • Traffic signal design and coordination
  • Highway corridor planning
  • Traffic impact assessments
  • Road safety audits
  • Network operations performance evaluation

Adrian leads many of our major projects.