Duncan Stegmann

Duncan Stegmann

Senior Electrical Engineer
Year joined DMA: 2016


“Duncan Stegmann’s patience and technical contribution was a huge asset for us in delivering the design and the project. Duncan was great to work along side and I think it has helped strengthen the relationship between DMA and NRG.” Darren James, Project Manager, NRG Services

My professional background

Before starting at DMA Engineers, I had six years’ experience as a sub-transmission lines network design engineer in South Africa working for Eskom, a state owned entity.

I started my career in electrical building services engineering in Australia in 2016.

My desire for improvement and thirst for knowledge helps me progress my development within the building services industry at a rapid rate.  I am passionate about working with clients and brainstorming to find creative solutions to their challenges.

My specialisations

  • Electrical Engineering
  • Building Services Engineering
  • Design Management
  • Specialist Lighting Design
  • Sub-Transmission Lines Network Design Engineer

My key project experience

  • Lutwyche City Shopping Centre – Stage 1: Responsible for the electrical services design for both demolishing existing electrical infrastructure and installing new electrical services to service the new Lutwyche City Shopping Centre Food Court. Works included mapping out the existing electrical low voltage distribution and electrical services design for revamped sections of the level four commercial space. I worked closely with Point-of-View-Tony-Dowthwaite-Lighting-Design (POV-TDLD) in creating a superb lighting design for the new food court. A good relationship with the incumbent, Cartella, facilitated the refining of electrical designs to provide a value engineered design.
  • Lutwyche City Shopping Centre – Stage 2: Electrical services design for the major refurbishment of Lutwyche City Shopping Centre.  This involved master planning of the electrical low voltage distribution including a high voltage assessment of existing and required additional supply to site. I worked closely with POV-TDLD in creating new lighting designs for existing and new mall entrances, lobbies on levels one-four, new common area lighting to level three and level four and new façade lighting to the shopping centre.
  • Queensland State School Projects – Various: All facets of design including master planning advice, concept designs, design and construction (D&C) briefing documentation and detailed design documentation for new buildings on existing sites. Projects also included implementing Department of Education standards and experience to provide learning spaces for the future. Electrical services design has also been carried out for performing arts centres which involved coordination between audio/visual, lighting and sound services.
  • Residential & Commercial – Various: Electrical design services for shopping centres and malls, including Queen Plaza, Stockland Townsville, Spring Lake Metro and Cannon Hill Plaza; for multi-storey residential and commercial buildings such as The Avenue Maroochydore Retirement Community, Tricare Stafford Lakes Buildings 1 and 2 and The Eminence Fortitude Valley; and for childcare centres.
  • RPEQ Certification of Large Solar Array Projects – Various:  Undertaking on site testing, analysis and certification to Ergon Energy’s requirements for Embedded Generating Systems to enable export to the authority grid.

My qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering (Computer & Electrical) conferred via the University of Cape Town
  • Master of Business Administration conferred via the University of Stellenbosch

Awards I have received

  • The Dale Carnegie Immersion Course Graduate
  • The Dale Carnegie Immersion Course Highest Award for Achievement

Professional Memberships, including any committee positions

  • Member Institute of Engineers Australia (MIEAust)
  • Registered Professional Engineer of Queensland (RPEQ)
  • National Engineering Register (NER) [2016-2017]

Conference papers I've presented:


Remote Health Engineering: implementing proactive maintenance and compliance methods that work.

Presented at the 2018 IFHE (International Federation of Hospital Engineering) Conference.

Download a copy of the paper here.

What creating inner beauty means to me

In Building Services Engineering, I create inner beauty by having a practical approach to designing spaces based on end-user needs and practical preferences.  Merely conforming to required standards, such as lighting lux levels is not enough.  A tick box exercise is easy; the real challenge is to think how lighting fixture placements and light distributions affect the end-user experience.