Jilong Zhang

Electrical Engineer
Year joined DMA: 2021

A qualified Electrical Engineer with experience in both the Australian and New Zealand building services industries.

My professional background

I’m a qualified Electrical Engineer with experience in both the Australian and New Zealand building services industries.

Across my career, I have gained expertise in all aspects of electrical system design including 400V/230V power reticulation, MEN earthing, both functional and decorative lighting, ICT/data communication services, security access control, intruder detection and electrical infrastructure master planning. I also have extensive practical and design experience in dry fire alarm/detection systems.

Prior to my move to Australia in early 2021, I worked on projects across a variety of sectors in New Zealand including education, hospitality, high-end residential, commercial, industrial, and recreation.

My specialisations

  • Building services electrical engineering
  • Dry fire detection system design
  • Multi-disciplinary services management
  • Project management

My key project experience

  • Base building electrical and IT services design and documentation for 7-Eleven fuel station in Ingleburn, NSW.
  • Lead electrical services including power & lighting, IT services and security design for the new Landlang’s Hotel in Invercargill, New Zealand.
  • Electrical and IT services design and documentation for various McDonald’s restaurants across Queensland and NSW.
  • Electrical construction observation for the multi-storey and multi-tendency Spark Building in Christchurch, New Zealand.
  • IFC construction documentation for the Fraser Coast Mental Facility.
  • Electrical power and lighting design for the new Audio and Visual Link at Christchurch Men’s Prison.

My qualifications

  • Bachelor of Engineering (Elec)
  • New Zealand Diploma in Business (Project Management)
  • New Zealand Certificate in Project Management

Professional Memberships, including any committee positions

  • Registered Professional Engineer Queensland (RPEQ)
  • Chartered Members of Engineering New Zealand (CMEngNZ)
  • Chartered Professional Engineer New Zealand (CPEngNZ)
  • International Professional Engineer New Zealand (IntPE(NZ))
  • APEC Engineer (APEC)

What creating inner beauty means to me

The truth about electricity in buildings is that no one notices it but it’s everywhere for everything we do – from switching on the lights to charging up a laptop. It’s our responsibility to make these ‘invisible services’ readily available to everyone and everywhere they’re needed, safely and efficiently.