Executive Team

Design Engineering employs and engages the services of many skilled and experienced professionals. Our people are highly qualified, trained and have had varied experience with civil and structural engineering design both domestic and internationally. We recognised qualifications in the areas of engineering and are members of leading industry professional bodies. We believe in ongoing professional development.

Damian Connelly


Principal Consulting Engineer

Damian is a Consulting Engineer with extensive experience on a range of commodities. Experience has been gained in plant operations feasibility studies, detailed design, construction and commissioning, and all unit operations.

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A wealth of hands-on operating experience as a Foreman, Plant Metallurgist, Plant Superintendent, Chief Metallurgist and Project Manager, which has provided Damian with a solid base to mix with engineering and construction management.

For the last 26 years he has worked as a Consulting Metallurgist for mining, banking and engineering companies which has provided him with a broad range of experience.

Rachel Connelly


Chief Operating Officer

Rachel is a Certified Practicing Accountant and a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. She has twenty-one years’ experience in business, including a diverse range of commodity experience. She is currently the Director and Chief Operating Officer of two unlisted engineering companies that provide specialised engineering services to a wide variety of clients including mining, oil and gas companies, the Australian Defence Force, fabricators, developers, local governments, councils and private home owners.

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She also sits on the board of an unlisted Resource Company that plans to enter the Australian cement market through the development of innovative products. Previously, Rachel was the Financial Controller and Commercial Manager of an AIM listed mining company based in London. She has a diverse range of experience working in medium to large size mining companies and private equity, specialising in developing and managing reporting systems, continuous improvement and change management.


Our dedicated team of highly experienced

Structural Engineers & Structural Drafters