Following his graduation from Curtin university in 1994, Eric began his engineering career amongst the bright lights of Hong Kong and Kuala Lumpur working on large-scale projects. His overseas work also saw him spend 2 years in Dublin, Ireland on inner-city mixed use developments. Upon his return to Perth in 1999, Eric joined WGE as a structural design engineer, inspired by the company’s culture and people. WGE’s enthusiasm and culture and jumped at the opportunity to become part of the WGE structural design team. During his years at WGE, Eric has been responsible for the successful completion of a wide range of technically challenging projects including numerous mid to large-scale mixed-use developments, a number of which now grace the Perth CBD skyline. He enjoys complementing these projects with a diversity of smaller projects including high-end residential projects, retail and government work. In 2005 Eric was promoted to Project Engineer and was subsequently offered company ownership in 2008. Today, as a senior structural project engineer and principal, he continues to bring his expertise and enthusiasm to all projects, large and small. He takes pride in his projects and makes a personal commitment to deliver great service to his clients with the help of his dedicated team.
Outside of work
Eric is a Fremantle local. Weekends generally see him and his young family exploring markets, lazing on local beaches or venturing far afield, boat and camper-trailer in tow.
Aspiring photographer, avid traveler and procrastinating handy-man, he also has a penchant for French-films, Bordeaux Wines and geeky history books.
What will you bring to a project
I take an engaged and proactive approach on all my projects and remains fully involved from concept design through to project documentation and site supervision. I prides myself on being able to provide efficient, workable and cost-effective structural solutions and I feel I am known for my personable and collaborative working relationships with clients and team members.
- BEng (Civil)
Industry accreditations / bodies
- Member, Institution of Engineers, Australia
- Member of Australian Steel Institute
- Member Australian Cement and Concrete Association
Gateway, 59 Albany Highway
Multi-storey residential development featuring load bearing precast construction and the first-time ever use of the “Bubble-Deck” voided slab system in Australia.
Fort Knox Redevelopment
Conversion and adaptive re-use of an iconic, 80 year-old, heritage-listed Woolstore to residential and commercial use including an additional level of reinforced concrete carpark slab.
Lot 790, Port Coogee
Founded on difficult ground conditions including Karstic coastal limestone, this 9-storey concrete residential development made use of deep-wall elements to eliminate structural transfer and to assist with overcoming variable ground conditions.
27-storey mixed residential and commercial tower which was the recipient of a 2012 UDIA award. It featured a street-level plaza, terraced amphitheatre and 4-level underground car park.
This 8 multi-storey mixed use development was the first of its kind in Australia’s North West. Designed for cyclonic conditions, the majority of structural elements were fabricated in Perth and transported to site to minimise on-site trades and facilitate remote-site construction.
We would recommend Eric and the Wood & Grieve team without any hesitation. They are a professional outfit with excellent client understanding who are willing to form long standing relationships which can only benefit everyone.
We at Mirvac have been very impressed by their attention to detail, relevant and practical input during meetings, quality documentation and meeting program milestones.
Their professional approach expertise and enthusiasm on projects have provided many successful outcomes
Tony Goodsell, Mirvac
Eric has been proactive, quick with communication and responses, and able to identify and provide practical working solutions.
The quick response of Wood and Grieve Engineers to email and phone contact reflects the ease of the relationship and forestalls any issues impacting on the critical path.
Scott Cameron, Finbar
Eric has always demonstrated a high level of diligence and professionalism and an ability to understand our objectives to deliver efficient and collaborative solutions.
Project documentation has always been of a high quality and has consistently been delivered within tight timeframes. Arising construction-stage site issues have been dealt with quickly and efficiently in a cooperative and pro-active manner.