Lawrence is an ICT Systems Engineer with over 25 years of Telecommunications and ICT Industry experience. Lawrence has extensive ICT/telecommunication experience acquired from working 16 years with Queensland Rail, three years with Project Services (QLD), and seven years with SKM/Jacobs. This experience includes voice networking (inc. PABXs, regional-wide networks), telecommunication and transmission networks (optical fibre and microwave radio), Structured Cabling designs, WAN/ CANs, LANs, Audio-visual systems, security systems, and various radio communication systems.
Lawrence is a member of the Standards Australia (Standards development) CT-001 (Communications Cabling group), CT-002 (Broadcasting and related services). Lawrence was formerly involved with ITU-T SG5 (WG) Environment and climate change, and ITU-R ARSG-5 Terrestrial services. Lawrence is also involved with Communications Alliance, assisting with Working Committee WC45: Industry Code DR C524:2013 – External Telecommunication Cable Networks Code, amongst others.
I’m regarded to a leading ICT Infrastructure engineer; very capable of conducting critical design integration in an iterative design process, within a multi-disciplinary team.
My focus is always on the client goals to ensure that the solutions proposed are those most appropriate from a business, functional, design, cost, and construction perspective.
Lawrence is a father of four wonderful children, two girls and two boys, and is still dreaming of that chance to sleep-in.
Previous projects Lawrence worked on prior to joining WGE include:
Lawrence is a knowledgeable, diligent and enthusiastic ICT Engineer who performs with excellenceGrant Lewis, SKM
I was Arts Centre Melbourne’s Project Manager responsible for overseeing our two-way radio communications upgrade in 2012 and 2013.
Arts Centre Melbourne is a multi-site campus which needs high quality, robust communications to manage large visitor flows and enhance our safety and productivity.
We were very fortunate to work with Laurie McKenna. He designed a high capacity, feature rich networked solution to replace our aging, inadequate system and seamlessly implemented it in the Arts Centre’s challenging operational context. Laurie’s technical acumen, appreciation of complex organisations, project management skill and extensive experience in radio communication projects strongly recommend him to any large organisation seeking to successfully navigate this process.Simon Austin, Arts Centre Melbourne