Experienced and insightful
geotechnical consultants

About Fortify Geotech

“Although we are a relatively new company, our history as a geotechnical and geological consultancy has spanned over 30 years.”

We initially operated in Canberra in 1985 as Peter J Burgess & Associates, before forming ACT Geotechnical Engineers in 1994, and then expanding through NSW as Fortify Geotech.

Those in the know seek our advice first on complicated geotechnical engineering issues.

We are a mix of young and experienced engineers and engineering geologists. Our enthusiastic approach, good quality advice and efficient service has earned us a solid reputation within the construction industry.


Our highly capable engineers and geologists have a comprehensive understanding of the industry.

All of our engineers are members of the Institution of Engineers Australia, the Australian Geomechanics Society, and the Australian Geological Society. Most of our engineers also have postgraduate qualifications.



“Fortify Geotech were able to use their technical expertise to enable the footing system to be optimised, significantly saving the client both time and money on the project.”

Alan Schmeier

Huntingwood Data Centre - AECOM

“I have worked with Fortify Geotech on many difficult projects and they have always delivered a comprehensive geotechnical report, with detailed investigation works and practical recommendations. I look forward to working with his company on many more exciting projects together.”

Adrian Lewis

15 Davies Street, North Paramatta - Lewis Consulting

“We have worked with Jeremy and his geotechnical engineers on many projects over the last 10 years and are always pleased with their responsiveness, thoroughness, and ability to find flexible and efficient solutions for our engineering needs.”

David Jackson

152 Military Road, Neutral Bay - Arcadis

“Fortify Geotech have always provided exceptional geotechnical engineering advice at a competitive price. They are responsive to our needs and have always been able to conduct their investigations and provide reports in a timely manner.”

Paul Farrell

6 Gerrale Street, Cronulla - Farrell Management

“Our experience with the team at Fortify Geotech have provided us with excellent service and detailed professional reports and advice always provided promptly.

The projects range from small site classifications for residential extensions and pools, through to large commercial mixed-use and convenience retail developments, as well as advice related authorities.

I would happily recommend Fortify Geotech to get a great result in a timely manner with service that you can rely upon. “

Jono Isaac

Director - Isaac Property Developments

Key personnel

Jeremy Murray

Principal & Senior Geotechnical Engineer

Jeremy is a professional engineer, with over 20 years experience in the geotechnical field, including investigation and design for subdivisions, multi-storey structures, roads, dams, large excavations, and slope instability risk assessments. He is a Fellow (FIEAust) and Engineering Executive (EngExec) of Engineers Australia, as well as being a Chartered Professional Engineer (CPEng) in the areas of Civil Engineering, Geotechnics, and Leadership and Management. He is on the National Engineering Register (NER) and is a Registered Professional Engineer of Queensland (RPEQ), and a Victorian Registered Building Practitioner (VBA). He also has a Masters degree in geotechnical engineering.

He supervises:

  • earthworks and substructure construction
  • instrumentation installation
  • monitoring for settlement and groundwater
  • slope stability and analysis
  • soil and groundwater assessments

Allison Baillie

Senior Geotechnical

Allison is a Geotechnical Engineer, with over five years experience in engineering design and project management, including experience in geotechnical investigations and design. Allison has geotechnical experience on water infrastructure projects, site classifications, large-scale subdivisions, commercial/multi-unit buildings, fill platforms/road embankments, and civil infrastructure.

Ivar DankersIvar Dankers

Senior Geotechnical

Ivar has over 57 years experience in the geotechnical engineering field in Australia and overseas including investigations for design and construction of major earth and rockfill dams, tunnels, roads, airfields and concrete structures, as well as instrumentation and construction administration of major projects. He was an Associate Director with Peter J Burgess & Associates, and established and managed the Canberra office from 1985 prior to forming the new consultancy firm of ACT Geotechnical Engineers in 1994.

Dennis DyerDennis Dyer

Senior Engineer

Dennis provides specialised geological expertise for both small and major project needs. Dennis has 50 years experience in engineering geology, including work on the dams and tunnels of the Snowy Mts Scheme, and tertiary lecturing.

Jerome Sami

Geotechnical Engineer

Jerome is a graduate geotechnical engineer who started with Fortify Geotech as an undergraduate engineer. Jerome has experience in geotechnical investigations, site classifications, slope stability assessments and foundation inspections. He has worked on projects ranging from small scale residential projects, to large scale commercial developments and subdivisions.

Maggie Jordan

Administration Officer

Maggie joined the team as administration officer in 2021. She manages the administration, office and accounts, and looks after the team of engineers to ensure a smooth running office. Maggie has a great rapport with customers, and will be the person that greets you should you visit our office and the friendly voice on the phone to take your call. She is super organised and the cog that keeps our office efficient, compliant and a great place to work.

Mitchell Mack

Graduate Geotechnical Engineer

Mitch has traded in his job as a high ropes technician to get more down to earth with Fortify. As the newest member of the team, he has already shown a passion for geology and has an interest in finding geotechnical solutions. Mitch will become an asset to the Fortify team in no time.