Blake Foster

Graduate Electrical Engineer
Year joined DMA: 2021

In my spare time, I am project managing the Mauna Health Centre Project for Rotaract, which involves the construction of an annex building to be sent to Pentecost Island, Vanuatu, with an estimated value of USD$140,000.

My professional background

Having graduated from my Bachelor of Engineering in December 2020, I’m excited to launch my career into building services as a part of the DMA Engineers team.

In my final year placement with City of Gold Coast Council, I gained experience in exterior lighting design including general street lighting, sports field lighting, and pedestrian pathway safety lighting. I was also responsible for developing a quick reference tool for AS 1158.3.1, and programmed a small robotic rover for lighting audits of large sporting fields.

I’m an avid volunteer in my local community and on international projects, including:

  • Establishing the Rotaract Club of Gold Coast Makers in 2021.
  • Project Managing the Mauna Health Centre Project, which involves the construction of an annex building to be sent to Pentecost Island, Vanuatu, with an estimated value of USD$140,000.
  • Being heavily involved in the planning of various Rotaract conferences at a local, district and national level.

My specialisations

  • Building Services (Electrical Engineering)
  • Project Management
  • Restaurant Electrical Design
  • Volunteering Consultant

My key project experience

  • Electrical services documentation for the Mater Hospital Central Sterile Services Department (CSSD) upgrade in Redlands, Queensland.
  • Lead Electrical Engineer for numerous McDonald’s stores throughout Australia, providing electrical and IT services.
  • Electrical engineering design for South Eveleigh Locomotive (Bays 1 & 2) Kitchen and Bar in the Heritage listed Locomotive Workshop, NSW.

My qualifications

  • B.Eng (Electrical & Mechatronics)

What creating inner beauty means to me

The most beautiful part of building engineering is the coordination and unity between various specialities, occupations, and trades to create detailed buildings, each special or unique in their own regards.