Martin O’Connor

Martin O’Connor - Structural Engineering Section Manager, Project Engineer

  • Office: Brisbane
  • E: martin.oconnor@wge.com.au
  • P: +61 7 3811 4519
  • M: +61 (0)427 971 515
  • Structural

Martin is a Structural Engineering Technologist member of Engineers Australia. He has a National Higher Diploma in Civil Engineering, a Diploma in Business Management, and a Higher Certificate in Project Management.
Martin has 22 years of Civil / Structural experience.
Prior to joining Wood & Grieve Engineers, Martin established and led the structural engineering team of the Durban office of PD Naidoo & Associates. He was promoted to Director in 2008, and in August 2010 was promoted to Office Director.
Martin commenced with Wood & Grieve Engineers in August 2012 and in July 2013 was appointed as Section Manager of the Structural Section in the Brisbane office. The Structural section compliments the strong building services offering in the Brisbane office providing a one stop shop for clients including those in the commercial, residential, health and education sectors. Martin is continually building the capacity of the structural section to meet the demands of this growing section.

Outside of work

Martin is a committed family man who enjoys a healthy lifestyle where weekends include cycling, gardening and exploring the great outdoors with his wife, Frances and children, Andrew and Rosemary.

What will you bring to a project

I bring over 20 years of industry experience to a project. My satisfaction from achieving project success drives me to find solutions for the project. My solutions driven approach focuses my attention on identifying potential challenges and risks and formulating strategies to overcome or mitigate these.

Qualifications

• National Diploma in Civil Engineering (Natal Technikon) South Africa 1988
• National Higher Diploma in Civil Engineering (Natal Technikon) South Africa 1989
• Higher Certificate in Project Management (Damelin) South Africa 2002
• Diploma in Business Management (Varsity College) South Africa 2010

Industry accreditations / bodies

• TMIEAust – Member of The Institute of Engineers Australia (3330291)
• Pr Tech Eng – Member of the Engineering Council of South Africa (200570037)

Previous projects

Regent Street Apartment Block

Structural Project Leader to this 10 level apartment block including 2 basement levels situated in Woolloongabba, Brisbane.

Midlands Liberty Mall

Consultants Project Director for the extension of the existing regional shopping centre situated in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa.

Moses Mabida Stadium

Sub Consultants Project Director for podium slab design and construction stage supervision for this new stadium in Durban, South Africa, which hosted a FIFA 2010 World Cup semifinal.