Andrew White

Director
Year joined DMA: 2009

With a keen understanding of the importance of maximising a client’s return-on-investment, I see space-efficient and well-coordinated designs being key elements to contributing to their investment.

My professional background

Over the course of my career I’ve been fortunate to have worked in many sectors and have been responsible for identifying various solutions to address a wide range of issues.  Applying knowledge in situations to avoid potential problems is one aspect of engineering I see as very important and this is how we at DMA can help our clients find effective solutions to deliver their projects.

With a keen understanding of the importance of maximising a client’s return-on-investment, I see space-efficient and well-coordinated designs being key elements to contributing to their investment.

Much of my time is now spent managing projects and providing guidance to our passionate engineers to ensure they have the skills and resources to deliver on customer service.

My specialisations

  • Experience drawn from many sectors, which allows for cross pollination of ideas and knowledge transfer.
  • Delivering pragmatic solutions.
  • Ability to consider and coordinate with all trades on a project.

My key project experience

  • Led the electrical team on a $450 million expansion and refurbishment on the Townsville Hospital project. Departments included the Central Sterile Supply Department (CSSD), planned procedures, kitchen and many other units. Scope included HV, LV and all ICT services.
  • Worked through dozens of new builds, extensions and refurbishments for ALDI stores in all roles from detailed documentation, ordering of equipment, construction phase, post construction phase and fault finding. Through this long-term client relationship, I’ve gotten to know the ALDI stores and processes very well which enables me to provide meaningful advice to assist the client.
  • Led the team to complete the DMA office fit-out – where I spend a lot of my time! I guided one of our younger engineers through the process of conceptualising our wants and needs, visualising the outcome, liaising with suppliers, documenting and managing construction and defect process.
  • Responsible for delivering the electrical services for the Richlands pharmaceutical manufacturing and distribution facility. This secure Government facility included laboratories, warehouse, cool rooms, hazardous areas and backup generator.
  • Designed and documented all electrical and ICT services for Caboolture Mental Health: acute and sub-acute, which included some bespoke solutions for damage-resistant lighting and motion sensors.

My qualifications

  • Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical and Computer Systems)

Professional Memberships, including any committee positions

  • RPEQ

What creating inner beauty means to me

As building-services engineers, it’s important we focus on creating inner beauty because often it’s the elements you don’t see which allows the building to “come to life”. Concealing the arteries (pipes, cables and ducts) can be challenging and rewarding at the same time.