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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Fred Lunderstedt

Senior Structural Engineer

Fred is a Senior Structural Engineer with extensive experience in residential, mining, industrial and commercial industries. He has worked on many different sized projects ranging from small residential projects to very heavy plants, specialising in steel and concrete structures. Fred’s structural steel design experience includes base metal process buildings, plants, sheds, hangars, pipe racks, supports, trusses, trestles, mixing tanks, silos, single and multi storey buildings, transfer stations and conveyor supports.

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Rachel Connelly

Chief Operating Officer

Rachel is a Certified Practicing Accountant and a member of the Australia Institute of Company Directors. She has 21 years’ experience in business including diverse commodity experience.

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Mehdi Naseri

Mechanical Engineer

Mehdi is a highly experienced mechanical engineer with over 7 years’ experience in designing static and dynamic equipment for different sectors of industry including oil & gas and manufacturing; such as Petrochemical and Power plant steam boilers, variety of vessels, storage tanks and heat exchange’s. As a result of his experience, Mehdi has strong skills in all aspects of static equipment including design, design review, integrity assessment, failure analysis and material selection

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Cale Vickery


Cale has been working for Design Engineering (previously known as Wilkie Civil Engineering) since 2010. During this time he has completed many projects ranging from simple drainage of a single lot to subdivisions tying into existing roads, as well as drainage, involving water and sewer design and application.

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Keith Thomas

Engineering Surveyor

Keith brings with him a wealth of experience, having worked as the main engineer for the Municipality of Gosnells for many years. One of his key achievements during this time was a subsoil drainage system which he developed, and is now used in amended forms throughout the metro area.

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