Duncan Stegmann

Duncan Stegmann

Senior Electrical Engineer
Year joined DMA: 2016


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

Duncan started his career in electrical building services engineering in Australia in 2016.

His desire for improvement and thirst for knowledge helps him progress his development within the building services industry at a rapid rate.  Duncan is passionate about working with clients and brainstorming to find creative solutions to their challenges.

Duncan is known for his detail-oriented approach to problem solving and detecting the smallest defects during site inspections.

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 career highlights:

  • 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.
  • Being appointed as the electrical sub-independent reviewer for the Herston Specialist Rehabilitation and Ambulatory Care Centre (SRACC), overseeing construction, testing and commissioning of plant rooms, specialist operating theatres, a loading dock, carparks, a skybridge and entry plaza areas.
  • Gaining invaluable rural experience as the lead electrical project engineer for a dozen South-West Hospital and Health Service hospitals and clinics involving electrical refurbishment and body protection upgrade works, backup diesel generator works and lighting upgrades.

Other select project experience:

  • Herston Quarter Redevelopment – Lead Electrical Sub-reviewer.
  • SWHHS Region Various Electrical and Mechanical Upgrades – Lead Electrical
  • Kawana Vitality Village Building and Solar PV – Lead Electrical
  • Woolworths Peer Review and Design (multiple projects) – Lead Electrical
  • Destination Gold Coast Tower 2 – Lead Electrical Peer Reviewer
  • Destination Gold Coast Tower 1 – Lead Electrical Peer Reviewer
  • Queens Wharf – Lead Electrical
  • Centenary Heights State High School redevelopment – Lead Electrical
  • Solar RPEQ – In-field Tester, Reviewer and Compliance Assurance
  • Mazda Showroom and JAG Showroom – Lead Electrical
  • National Cricket Campus – Lead Electrical
  • The Eminence Commercial Building – Lead electrical
  • Queensland Rail Station Accessibility Upgrades – Lead Electrical
  • Jilalan Wagon Maintenance Facility – Lead Electrical
  • Lutwyche Shopping Centre Redevelopment – Lead Electrical

My specialisations:

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

My qualifications and accreditations:

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

Professional Memberships:

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

Conference papers Duncan has 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.