Andrew Wakelam

Email address

+61 8 6222 7124

+61(0) 457 839 550

Mechanical Section Manager, Principal

Office: Perth


Andrew’s career in building services consultancy commenced in 1987, working and studying part time, gaining an honours degree in Energy Engineering in 1996. In 2002 he became an Associate of a national UK consultancy and then a Partner of another firm in 2004. Andrew’s career with WGE commenced in 2006 where he gained promotion to Project Engineer later that year, Associate in 2010, Principal in 2011 and Section Manager in 2013.

Andrew has over 25 years’ experience in design, contract administration and overseeing numerous projects at different stages of completion. He also has over 15 years’ experience in managing mechanical team members.

Andrew’s experience is extensive with projects completed in the UK, Gibraltar, Nigeria and Australia.

What will you bring to a project

Andrew brings technical expertise and a wealth of experience to a project. The end goal is always to deliver great client service and a successful project.

Outside work

Andrew enjoys cycling, and commutes 20km to and from the office most days. He also has a passion for soccer, being a lifelong Crystal Palace Football supporter.

Andrew has three children and he dedicates most of his spare time enjoying and supporting his family.


  • Bachelor of Engineering, Energy Engineering, South Bank University, London, England

Industry accreditations / bodies

  • Member of Engineering Council (CEng)
  • Member of Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers (MCIBSE)

Previous projects

  • Edith Cowan University, Building 34, Joondalup Campus – New 5 level, 8,000m2, $70M office building, which comprises staff administration, training and conference facilities with a 5 story atrium.
  • Bunbury Hospital, South West Health Campus – New $8M Mental Health Unit (MHU) comprising of administration, patient secure and dental therapy blocks. In addition to the new build services the project included a detailed capacity review and assessment of the Hospitals existing chilled and heating hot water infrastructure. This review concluded that spare capacity was available, allowing an extension to serve the new MHU.
  • Various Educational Projects – Recent successfully completed and current ongoing projects include Shenton College, Churchlands, Wanneroo, Rossmoyne and Baldivis Senior High Schools and John Curtin College of the Arts. Project values range between $6 and $40M.
  • Mixed Use Development, Cityscape on Swan – New build $18M project comprising of a basement car park, office and retail space as well as luxury residential apartments.

Client testimonials

The standard of approach, assistance and skill level was excellent.

Christopher Chee, Sandover Pinder Architects

I first dealt with Andrew quite some time ago and I’ve observed a consistent provision of excellent engineering service and solutions over the years. Therefore I look forward to there being opportunities to work with you and WGE in the future.

Candice Maberly, Sandover Pinder Architects

Wood and Grieve provided an efficient and sustainable design solution, proactive problem resolution, a high standard of reporting and prompt responses to information requests. Their thorough knowledge of Dept of Health Practical Completion requirements made for a smooth transition when the facility was handed over to the Client. Andrew Wakelam managed the mechanical consultancy and he was practically "hands on" throughout the duration of the project. He worked in a collaborative manner with both client representatives and other members of the consultant team.

Jeff Roberts, Hassell