Our team

David Venner

Founder and Director

Founder and Director of VFT. Dave has 25 years of engineering and surveying experience. He has surveyed all facets of infrastructure from marine and mines, to bridges and roads. David oversees all precision surveying practices within VFT and acts as mentor to the staff, ensuring that all work is conducted to the highest possible standards that VFT are renowned for.

Geoff Kaminski

Operations manager

Geoff Kaminski is a dedicated, hardworking Manager who has enhanced his reputation managing large construction projects. Geoff sets a high standard and always gets the best performance out his survey team. Geoff has exceptional knowledge of 12D model software and enjoys using the latest survey equipment. Forging his career on major highways and rail projects across NSW, Geoff has had excellent mentors and training which has earned him a great reputation

Steven Smollett

Survey Manager

Steven combines over 16 years’ experience in the industry across a vast range of survey environments with a meticulous attention to detail. He has worked on some of the largest mining, construction and infrastructure projects in Australia and oversees. Steven prides himself on being a professional, reliable and well educated surveyor – and he has the ability to work autonomously, safely and to strict project deadlines. Steven has the ability to manage large survey teams, and he is responsible for ensuring compliance to plant and equipment procedures, meeting all safety, quality and environmental requirements in accordance with Inspection and Test Plans (ITP’s).

Ben Duck

Survey Manager

Ben is an experienced Survey Manager with over 15 years’ experience on various projects within the Civil and Mining Industries. Ben has recently specialised in large RMS projects and has a great working relationship with the RMS and many of their clients.