Gary Sollitt

Gary Sollitt - Structural Project Engineer, Principal

  • Office: Perth
  • E: gary.sollitt@wge.com.au
  • P: +61 8 6222 7071
  • M: +61 (0) 403 726 152
  • Structural

Gary has been a practicing engineer since graduating in 1998 from University. Gary became a Charted Engineer in 2002 and progressed through a number of UK consultants prior to emigrating to Australia with his family in 2009.
In 2009 Gary immigrated with his young family to join Wood & Grieve Engineers in the Perth office as a Senior Engineer, progressing to Project Engineer in late 2010.
Since joining he has been exposed to some challenging roles and projects involving heritage, educational residential, commercial projects ranging from condition surveys through to new build. He has further developed his skills in brief development with the Client, developing outline proposals structurally with the Architect and Client, buildability development of the project, and assistance in economies of the project due to budget constraints if applicable.
In 2012 Gary was promoted to a Senior Project Engineer and Principal within Wood & Grieve Engineers.

Outside of work

Outside the work environment Gary spends the majority of his time with his young family helping them pursue their sporting ambitions in soccer. Prior to immigrating to Australia Gary competed as an elite athlete in UK in which he competed at international level over a 20 year career in athletics.

What will you bring to a project

I have a ‘can do’ attitude with a focus on assisting the clients / architects achieve the project aesthetic vision and end goal for the development. I have a very proactive approach early in the project to ensure the structural form is considered to ensure the most cost effective and efficient layout is adopted in the final documentation and on site minimizing impact on the end clients own vision and functionality of the development.

Qualifications

• Bachelor of Engineering with Honours, Civil Engineering Degree

Industry accreditations / bodies

• Chartered member of the Engineering Council UK
• Member of the Institute of Structural Engineer UK
• Heritage Council of Western Australia – Heritage Listed Consultant

Previous projects

7 Storey Modular Development in Darwin

Working with an offshore modular supplier is both challenging and rewarding with the out coming being the tallest modular development in a cyclonic region within Australia – so far.

Kalgoorlie Earthquake

In 2009 a 6.3 earthquake hit the historical city of Kalgoolrie and Boulder in the Eastern goldfields. I have been involved since that day in assessing various Heritage significant structures damaged by the event to assist the state government, insurance companies and owners on the best restoration and repair strategy.

Educational Revolution

I have been involved in both the BER and the Year 7 inclusion into High School revolution over the last 5 years. I have been involved in numerous extensions and expansions of existing schools all with unique site restrictions and visions for the end product.

Various Mining Companies and Resorts

Support and professional practical advice located within the cyclonic region of WA to assist them in understanding the process of using the facilities as a cyclone refuge and protect the asset.

Client testimonials

I’d like to express my thanks to Gary and his team for the excellent work he has done. The day to day assistance the team has provided has been exceptional. However, the depth of information provided for the submission is far and above what I could have hoped for. It ties in extremely well with the focus our bid is taking, and Gary has done a fantastic job capturing that and relaying it in your submission materials, it has been a pleasure working with such a professional team.

Kieron Whalley, Brookfield Multiplex

During all phases or our recent project located in Karratha, SPH Architects have been impressed by the service and support Gary Sollitt, Michelle Latham and the team of professional structural engineers has offered.

The teams approach and attitude has resulted in a set of documentation of a high standard being provided which has greatly impacted on project budget control and tight program being achieved.

Whilst the standard of technical service by WGE impressed, SPH Architects have especially appreciate the high level of consultation, communication ad availability provided by the WGE team.

Keith Fragomelli, Scot Penn Hall