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Our Management Team

Darnell Cordova

- Certification Manager

  • Bachelor of Engineering (Civil)(Honours), University of Technology Sydney
  • Diploma of Engineering Practice, University of Technology Sydney
  • Registered Certifier with accreditation in the Subdivisions, Road and Drainage and Stormwater categories

Darnell is a Civil Engineer and Registered Certifier with over 10 years’ experience in the private and public sectors.

Throughout his career, Darnell has gained comprehensive experience assessing civil works including roads, stormwater, drainage, flooding, WSUD, traffic and car parking facilities from the Development Application through to the Subdivision Certificate stages.

As a Registered Certifier, Darnell has extensive experience assessing and approving Subdivision Works Certificates, Compliance Certificates, Complying Development Certificates and Subdivision Certificates for a wide range of residential, industrial and commercial developments under the EP&A Act. Darnell also has extensive experience assessing and approving works under the Roads Act 1993 and Local Government Act 1993 throughout his time in Council.

Darnell has worked as a Project Verifier for multiple Works Authorisation Deed (WAD) projects with Transport for NSW (TfNSW). Darnell’s experience includes working closely and collaboratively alongside civil contractors, consultants, developers and TfNSW to review engineering designs and QA documents, performing compliance inspections and maintaining QA documentation to supervise WAD projects through to completion.

Darnell was a member of the Association of Australian Certifier’s (AAC) EPIC Conference Committee, through which he assisted with the professional development and mentoring of young and emerging certifiers. Darnell won the AAC’s Emerging Certifier of the Year award in 2023 for his commitment to professional excellence and potential for future leadership within the industry.

In his role as Certification Manager, Darnell is responsible for leading and mentoring the certification team, coordinating projects, and providing expert technical advice.

Outside of work, Darnell enjoys spending time with his family, playing and watching basketball, fishing, travelling and anything pop culture related.

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