Darren joined Wood & Grieve Engineers in 1997 as a Graduate Civil Engineer. He became a Project Engineer in 2000 and moved to Busselton in late 2002 to become the Busselton Manager for approximately 3 years. In July 2003, Darren became a Principal of Wood & Grieve Engineers and in November 2012 was appointed a Director. Darren is a UDIA Council Representative and chairs the Sustainability Committee.
Darren’s special competence is in the civil design, documentation and construction phase services. Darren has managed all aspects of land development. Disciplines involved include:
• Feasibility studies;
• Strategic concept design;
• Liaison and constructive advocacy on behalf of clients with various servicing authorities;
• Engineering design and cost estimation;
• Contract administration;
• Cost and programme control of civil projects;
• Overall project management and co-ordination of civil projects.
Darren has extensive experience in the detailed engineering design and superintendence of bulk earthworks, roadworks, sewer reticulation, stormwater drainage, Water Corporation headworks infrastructure, retaining walls, water, gas and underground power reticulation for civil engineering, land development and building services projects.
Outside of work
Darren enjoys family time with his wife Tracey and three children – Blake, Kade & Stella. As stress relief, he thrives for endurance events (finished several marathons and ironmans), still plays soccer, coaches soccer and enjoys fishing.
What will you bring to a project
With extensive experience in the land development sector in WA, I provide valuable upfront strategic vision and high level advocacy. I have a professional, enthusiastic, collaborative, friendly and fun attitude towards work that has contributed to a favourable rapport and respect within the industry. My work ethic and sense of ownership of all projects that I am involved in ensures I am driven towards delivering the best possible outcome for all stakeholders.
• Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) (1st Class Honours), University of WA (1996)
• Bachelor of Commerce – General Management, University of WA (1996)
Industry accreditations / bodies
• Member, Institution of Engineers Australia
• UDIA Council Representative
Delivered the first 500 lots of a master-planned community just north of Busselton. Innovative solutions were developed to dealing with fine residue remnant from mining operations and high groundwater that ultimately reduced construction costs considerably.
I would like to thank Darren Pesich for his dedication, expertise, performance and punctuality. Darren has always risen to the occasion when requested and has provided services over and above Wood & Grieve’s contractual requirements.