James Blackburn

Associate | Darwin Office Manager



About James

James began his engineering career with a mid-tier Sydney based consultancy where he was initially employed as an undergraduate engineer whilst completing his degree. On graduation, James was retained by the firm and assumed the role of design engineer where he quickly gained valuable experience in the design and detailing of structures which complemented his academic major in concrete-steel composite structures. The diversity of projects with which he was involved led to James’ exposure to geotechnical design, enabling him to develop and hone his skills in the design of a wide range of site retention and retaining structures including large cantilevered and anchored pile walls.


Bachelor of Engineering (Civil – Structural)

Master of Engineering Studies (Civil and Structural) Ongoing

GradIEAust | Green Building Council Australia (GBCA)

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To follow the growing sustainability trend in the construction industry, James completed an accredited qualification through the Green Building Council Australia and has worked on various developments as a Green Star consultant which have achieved up to a 5 – star Green Star rating.

Joining the Triaxial team, James brings with him knowledge and experience in the structural design and management of residential, industrial, commercial, retail and institutional projects which will only be enhanced on completion of his Masters of Engineering qualification.

Technical Skills

Structural Design

Design and detailing of reinforced, post tensioned and precast concrete, structural steel, concrete-steel composites, masonry, and timber structures.

Structural modelling and analysis using Microstan, ANSYS, Inducta (RC Building and Slabs), Visual Basic and MatLab.

Geotechnical Design

Geotechnical modelling and analysis using Wallap, FEAR and X-Slope.

Forensic/ Residential/ Strata /Remedial

Technical investigations / reporting and expert witness services  for the insurance and legal industries, forensic investigations, diagnostics and remedial solutions, preparation of repair specifications, tender documents / construction documents, contract execution, project supervision, and project management.