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Paul Thomas

Email address
paul.thomas@wge.com.au

Phone
+61 (03) 8554 7059

Mobile
+61 (4)03 467 674

Property Asset Management Project Engineer

Office: Melbourne

Paul joined WGE in 2011 as a Project Engineer in the Property Asset Management section in the Melbourne office.

Paul’s expertise is in the provision independent technical advisory services in all areas of building operations including ongoing operational requirements, strategic planning, feasibility analysis, application and development of building benchmarks (Performance, energy, operations & maintenance, energy, NABERS, Green Star etc.), asset management planning and management of related activities.   Paul’s background experience is in property and site technical audits, mechanical design, refurbishment projects, energy auditing, essential services, maintenance management, operational trouble-shooting and optimisation.  Paul also provides strategic ESD/sustainability advice for the planning, feasibility, design and construction phases of projects.   Experience covers mechanical, electrical, fire, lifts and hydraulic services and sustainability.

What will you bring to a project

My experience across a broad range of engineering disciplines and facilities provides a ready reference of knowledge of key issues relevant to my clients’ projects.  From years of investigations, audits, and report writing I have developed skills to translate “engineering speak” into everyday English, and highlight the issues that really matter.

Outside work

Paul enjoys spending time with his family and visiting interesting places. He also likes to escape on the weekends through recreational cycling.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical), Swinburne University
  • Registered Building practitioner EM19575
  • NABERS Accredited Assessor
  • NABERS Accredited Auditor (and former Supervisor)
  • CBD Accredited Assessor
  • Green Star Accredited Professional

Industry accreditations / bodies

  • Member – Institution of Engineers
  • Member – The Australian Institute of refrigeration, Air-conditioning, and Heating (AIRAH)
  • NABERS Auditor – as requested by the NABERS National Administrator

Previous projects

  • La Trobe University secondment – Operations and Infrastructure Group
  • Northern Territory Wildlife Park asset management plan
  • Raine Square – Cause & Effect manual / technical due diligence
  • Charter Hall – Office portfolio capex review s
  • St Michaels Grammar – Site infrastructure review

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