Alasdair MacKerron

Alasdair MacKerron - Senior Structural Project Engineer

  • Office: Perth
  • E: alasdair.mackerron@wge.com.au
  • P: +61 8 6222 7738
  • M: +61 (0) 437 589 004
  • Structural

Alasdair joined WGE in 2015 as Senior Structural Project Engineer in the Perth Office. He brings 24 years’ experience running large and complex multi-disciplinary projects in Australia, Russia, the UK and the UAE. With particular experience in commercial, education, leisure and transportation sectors, Alasdair is enthusiastic about quality structural design complementing good architecture and brings a strong strategic development approach to WGE’s existing structural team.

Prior to moving to Perth in 2011, he ran a multi-disciplinary office in Edinburgh, was a visiting lecturer at Dundee University School of Architecture and was a panel member for Architecture + Design Scotland, the Scottish Government’s architectural design review body, ensuring quality designs for major public sector projects.

Outside of work

Alasdair has a wife and two sons and enjoys spending time with them exploring the WA countryside. He is a keen bagpiper having played for some 32 years, winning the numerous major championships with pipe bands and has won several solo piping competitions in Perth. He has played his pipes for the Queen, the Queen mother, Vladamir Putin and Commonwealth Heads of Government as well as at various British Embassies, rock concerts and major sporting events. He has a passion for Scotch malt whisky and the works of Robert Burns and enjoys appreciating a good dram with like-minded friends. Slainte!

What will you bring to a project

Designing buildings is an enormously good fun thing to do. I enjoy the creative process and the engagement required with all stakeholders and collaborators particularly at the early stages of a project when the ability to add value is greatest. I am a very enthusiastic individual and a practiced public speaker who can lead or participate in design forums comfortably, drawing out others strengths and ideas through the process. My public speaking skills have been put to good use by clients while bidding for major projects or in presenting at planning hearings etc. Overall, I retain a positive outlook on the possibilities and challenges that a project presents and I find that yields positive outcomes for all parties involved.

Qualifications

BEng(Hons), CEng, MICE, CPEng, MIEAust

Industry accreditations / bodies

  • Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers (UK)
  • Member of the Institution of Engineers Australia
  • Chartered Engineer (UK) Chartered Professional Engineer (Australia)

Previous projects

Previous projects Alasdair worked on prior to joining WGE include:

  • Ferrari World, Abu Dhabi – Project Director for the $1.5bn, 300,000 m2 enclosed theme park incorporating over 20 rides and attractions under a 200,000m2 iconic roof and two external roller coasters including the world’s fastest.
  • Perth Stadium Station –A six platform station with linking concourse to service the new stadium station
  • Aubin Grove Station – New station to service the growing metropolitan area around Aubin Grove on the Mandurah line
  • Perth Stadium (bid) – Led the multi-disciplinary engineering input to the bid design for the 60,000 seat stadium.
  • Crown Towers, Perth – 23 storey, 6 star hotel and casino.
  • 480 Hay Street, Perth – 22 storey Westin Hotel and commercial office development
  • WAIS High Performance Centre, Perth
  • Cockburn Recreation & Aquatic Centre, Perth

Client testimonials

“We have found Alasdair to be incredibly proactive and engaging while providing immediate value to the broader international design team.  We have found him responsive and helpful to our requirements with a good understanding of cross-discipline issues. We are excited to continue our relationship and would have no hesitation in recommending him.”

James Noel, Crown Perth

“Alasdair was project director on this project and we found him to be responsive and engaged throughout, working well with our construction arm and design team to develop methodologies and optimal solutions.”

Greg Hancock, Georgiou Developments

“Alasdair was very proactive and responsive in developing the solution and working with our in house virtual design construction team to address the numerous constructability and methodology considerations. This was a complex project technically, as well as contractually and we were pleased with the level of engagement.”

Simon Amos, Bpi