Title: Process Engineer
Location: Bentley, Australia
Silvio Nicoli, Process Engineer, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Engineers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in consulting.
Mr. Nicoli became involved in his profession, initially working in an operational position at Worsley Alumina, operated by Reynold’s Metals Company. He worked his way up from a graduate process engineer to a process manager in the role of expanding the refinery. He found success in the commercial department, where he was involved in energy and material supply contracts. Most of his career was in operations management, technical development, and design for major projects. Mr. Nicoli utilizes this background to consult for a number of clients in process engineering. Furthermore, he has served as the director of SMCo Pty Ltd since its establishment in 2017.
Having always had an interest in engineering, Mr. Nicoli earned a BChemE from the Western Australian Institute of Technology in 1985. He later expanded his academic foundation by obtaining a postgraduate diploma in business from Curtin University in 1992. In his career, he has leveraged his skills and expertise as the Owner’s Team Process Manager for Billiton Aluminum Australia Pty Ltd, as a manager of technical standards for BHP Billiton Worsley Alumina Pty Ltd, and as a manager of technical stewardship for the Australian region of South32 Pty Ltd. Mr. Nicoli’s career highlight was the successful implementation of the Worsley Expansion, which included a significant steam and power co-generation contract back in 1998. The expansion went up on schedule, had a good safety record and did not incur any production loss.
Other achievements in Mr. Nicoli’s resume include the invention of increase pressure filtration performance, the design of high rate decanter circuit integration with existing CCD plant to double capacity, the commercialization of improved Bayer liquor non-organic impurity removal systems and his involvement in the concept definition for recovery of water from gaseous emissions. He currently serves with the Industry Advisory Panel for the University of Western Australia and attributes his success to a wide range of experienced mentors at the very start of his career. Mr. Nicoli’s motto is, “be open-minded; there is always more than one way to accomplish things.”
Contact Mr. Nicoli: