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Meet the team

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Name: Tom Long
Position: Managing Director
Qualifications: RPEQ (6373), MIEAust, CPEng, NPER, BEng (Hons)

Tom set up PCE in July 2004, having gained ten years experience as a professional engineer in the areas of consulting and contracting. Born and raised in the UK, Tom emigrated to Australia in 1999 and moved to Mackay in 2000. Qualified in civil and structural engineering, Tom now concentrates on project management and running the company.

Peter Lea

Name: Peter Lea
Position: Structural Manager
Qualifications: BEng, Co-Op (Hons)

Peter graduated in 2007 and has many years experience in structural design, inspections, damage assessment and project management. Peter has extensive knowledge of using structural design programs to produce efficient designs.  Peter manages the structural section of the company.

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Name: Brendon Purnell
Position: Civil Project Engineer
Qualifications: RPEQ (19819), MIEAust, CPEng, BEng (Civil) (First Class Hons), Dip. Prof. Practice

Brendon joined PCE in 2012 as a graduate civil engineer with one year of post graduate experience, and specialises predominantly in the conceptual and detailed design of urban infrastructure, stormwater quality design and sewer design.  Brendon also has a year of undergradute experience in procurement and the maintenance of bulk materials handling facilities. Brendon achieved his RPEQ status at the start of 2018.

Candice Dutton

Name: Candice Dutton
Position: Engineering Assistant

Candice joined PCE in 2006 after working in the local industry. Candice is experienced in both civil and structural drafting and her well-organised nature and engineering proficiency lead to high-quality outputs delivered in an efficient and timely manner.


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Name: Corrina Long
Position: Engineering Assistant & Accounts Officer

Corrina joined PCE in March 2016 as an Office Administrator and Assistant Drafter. Corrina has quickly become a valuable staff member and an integral part of our company.  Corrina has skills in administration, reception, accounting and AutoCad and provides support to both sides of the engineering team.  Corrina has commenced her Associate Degree in Engineering (Civil) in 2018 and intends on expanding her knowledge and ability in the engineering industry.

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Nam: Olivia Robertson
Position: Office Administrator

Olivia joined PCE in February 2018 as an Office Administrator. Olivia completed her final schooling years in 2017 at Holy Spirit College and has joined our team to further her skills and experince in the business industry. Olivia is currently undertaking her Certificate III in Business through Central Queensland University, and intends to complete her course by the end of 2018.