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Brent Thomas

Managing Director | Engineering & Design

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Professional Summary

Brent is a Registered Professional Engineer Queensland (RPEQ) with over 20 years’ experience – most recently helping deliver several of Queensland’s most iconic development projects. 

Brent is experienced in the planning, design and delivery of major urban development projects. Brent has specific expertise in due diligence and development advisory, project planning, scope management, Infrastructure Agreement negotiations, design management, cost estimating, tender and contract documentation, contract administration and Superintendent services. Brent also has extensive experience in negotiating development approvals with various Authorities. His recent projects have included:

•    Pine Valley (Lendlease) – Proposed residential development over 254 ha.
•    Morayfield South (Ausbuild) – Proposed 600 lot staged residential subdivision.
•    Rocksberg (AV Jennings) – Proposed residential development over 210 ha site.
•    Ripley Valley, Ripley (Satterley Property Group) – 800 residential lot subdivision at Ripley.
•    Hayfield, Ripley (Goldfields) – 900 lots residential subdivision in Ripley.
•    Caboolture West (Baycrown) – 700 lots over 2 parcels of land in Caboolture West.
•    Harmony, Palmview (Avid Property Group) – masterplanned community including estate major works on Sunshine Coast.

Company Experience 

•    2016 current: Managing Director | Engineering & Design 
•    2013 – 2016: Sector Leader – Civil & Urban (National) – Calibre Consulting
•    2011 – 2015: Executive General Manager, Qld – Calibre Consulting
•    2006 – 2014: Manager – Sunshine Coast – Calibre Consulting
•    2005 – 2006: Manager – Civil Urban Division, Lambert & Rehbein, Melbourne 
•    2000 – 2005: Civil Engineer – Various Civil Engineering Consulting firms


•    2016 Most Client Focused Consulting Engineer in Australia – AFR Client Choice Awards Engineer, Queensland 


•    BE (Civil)
•    EMBA
•    Confined Spaces Training
•    Working at Heights Awareness

Memberships & Involvements

•    Fellow of Engineers Australia
•    Chartered Professional Engineer (CPEng)
•    National Engineering Register
•    Registered Professional Engineer Queensland (RPEQ)
•    APEC Engineer Register


Service Lines

Engineering and Design

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