Our team

Let us introduce ourselves

Rebecca KnottRebecca Knott
General Manager
Principal Dam Safety Engineer

Rebecca has been part of the dam industry for over 20 years since starting with the Electricity Corporation of New Zealand (ECNZ). After being on the committee for 6 years, Rebecca has recently become the Chair of the New Zealand Society on Large Dams (NZSOLD) and in doing so, is the first female Chair. Rebecca is also part of the Technical Working Group for the New Zealand Government’s proposed National Environmental Standard for Dam Safety. During her time in the dam industry, she has been involved with dam safety reviews, dam surveillance, remediation projects and dam safety training just to name a few.

Tim LoganTim Logan
Principal Dam Safety Analyst

Tim has over 35 years' experience with performance assessments and geotechnical investigations for dams and other major engineering projects. At Dam Safety Intelligence, Tim is primarily responsible for conducting dam safety reviews, dam surveillance, training and investigation of anomalies where his background in instrumentation, geophysics and high-resolution temperature sensing provide some unique perspectives and solutions. Tim also has specialist expertise in vibration impact assessment and the evaluation of soil and backfill thermal resistivity for installation of underground HV power cables.

Rick ScottRick Scott
Principal Dam Safety Engineer

Rick moved to New Zealand in 2015 after over 30 years with the United States Bureau of Reclamation. During his career with Reclamation he held several different positions including Design Engineer, Construction Engineer, Lower Colorado Regional Engineer and Upper Colorado Dam Safety Officer. As the Dam Safety Officer, he had dam safety and security responsibilities for over 60 high and significant hazard dams located in the western United States.

Dan ForsterDan Forster
Principal Dam Safety Engineer

Dan has over 15 years' experience in the dam industry including 8 years working for large owners. He has expertise in dam safety programmes and management systems, dam safety reviews, surveillance, emergency preparedness and training. Dan has worked on a number of major dam rehabilitations in New Zealand and Australia. Dan was a contributing author of the 2015 New Zealand Dam Safety Guidelines and is chair of the NZSOLD Young Dam Professionals Group.

Andrew BalmeAndrew Balme
Senior Dam Safety Engineer

Andrew has been involved with dams for over 8 years, stepping into the dam safety industry straight after completing his engineering studies at the University of Canterbury, during which he spent time working for Mercury (then Mighty River Power). Andrew is primarily responsible for dam safety reviews and ongoing performance assessments, as well as providing experience in dam break hazard assessments, dam safety management and emergency preparedness, and is a regular presenter at our dam safety training courses.

Erin PoirotErin Poirot
Dam Safety Analyst/Geologist

Erin moved to New Zealand from Australia in 2015 where she was the Geology Team Leader at SunWater, primarily working on geotechnical foundation studies for either proposed or existing dams. Erin has over 7 years experience in the dam industry. Prior to the move to dams, Erin spent time in the mining industry. Bringing her specialist background to Dam Safety Intelligence, Erin is involved in most of Dam Safety Intelligence’s service offerings, primarily dam safety monitoring, analysis and resolution of anomalies . 

Gloriana QuirosGloriana Quiros
Civil Engineer

Gloriana moved to New Zealand from Costa Rica in 2012 and has been working in dam safety engineering since then. Gloriana first came to New Zealand in 2005 for a year school exchange, which left her vowing to return. Before entering into the dam industry, Gloriana worked in construction quality assurance for large concrete structures. Gloriana provides valuable insight for our clients and is heavily involved with dam safety reviews and dam surveillance. 

Julius TesoroJulius Tesoro
Dam Safety Analyst/Engineering Geologist

Julius has recently joined Dam Safety Intelligence with almost a decade of geotechnical and dam experience in the Philippines and New Zealand, most recently with Solid Energy looking after their dams and slopes. Julius’s background in dam feasibility investigations, monitoring and installation and analysis of geotechnical instrumentation is a great fit for Dam Safety Intelligence.