Insight Engineering staff
At Insight Engineering, we employ the best people who have a strong understanding of the electrical industry through experience in electrical engineering design services, installation, commissioning and maintenance. Not only are our staff members experts in their fields, but they are client-focused professionals, committed to working in partnerships and achieving the best possible project outcomes.
Mark has worked in the industry for almost four decades and is not only Insight Engineering’s managing director, but also fills a pivotal senior engineering role. He started out as an electrical apprentice at Alcoa while he studied part time completing a Bachelor of Engineering (electrical and electronic). He also holds an A-Class Electrician’s Licence (Victoria). Throughout his career Mark has worked across the world including in North and South America, New Zealand, the Middle East, Europe, Africa and Asia. He brings real world experience and world best practice to engineering solutions.
Mark is passionate about maintaining manufacturing and engineering services in Australia and has a desire to offer job opportunities and training to young Australian engineers.
As Insight Engineering Managing Director, Mark has a broad leadership role within the company. It’s Mark’s responsibility to review, develop, and implement organisational sales and marketing strategy, prepare and implement annual business plans and budgets, and oversee the management of all departments to ensure the achievement of business plans and budgets. Mark also prepares reports and forecasts for the board, undertakes business development and maintenance of client relationships, collaborates, cooperates, and proactively contributes to ensure the annual business plan and budget is not exceeded.
Mark communicates performance expectations and supports the Insight Engineering team by building required competencies, providing feedback, managing behaviours and performance gaps. As a leader he monitors individual and team performance and workload and takes relevant or required action to address learning and development needs and performance issues. He also actively participate in our annual performance review process in a timely manner.
It’s Mark’s goal as a people manager to provide a safe, healthy and hazard-free environment for staff, and ensure both employer and employee obligations are met – as outlined in the Insight Engineering OHS and Equal Opportunity and Prevention of Bullying, Harassment and Discrimination Policies and Procedures.
As a senior engineer, Mark has an entirely separate set of leadership duties. These include contributing to electrical design reviews and preparing preliminary and detailed designs drawings for engineering projects. Furthermore, to ensure project work complies with conditions and parameters set out in project scope of works, and in accordance with client practice and procedures. He works to ensure all electrical design drawings for engineering project work complies with statutory and regulatory requirements and company policies and practices, as well as completed on time and within budget.
It is Mark’s role to liaise with engineers to establish design criteria and ensure project goals are met, as well as provide direction to subordinate designers as required, liaise with clients and contractors, design and conduct tests, prepare documents and reports, and observe and practice the Insight Engineering OH&S policy, guidelines and procedures. Mark is also familiar with Australian and international standards such as AS3000 (Australian Wiring Rules) AS4024 (Safe Guarding of Machinery).
When it comes to hands-on skills, Mark has vast areas of expertise. These include: MCC design; project management; quoting and tender processes; process definition; electrical design documentation (AutoCAD Electrical); building services; PLC programming on various platforms; HMI and SCADA programming on various platforms; commissioning of electrical and control systems; documentation auditing; power distribution (high and low voltage); telephone and data distribution systems; earthing and lightning protection; fire protection and detection; creating and submitting technical documentation; risk assessments; safety system design.
Outside of work, Mark enjoys spending time with family, snow skiing, farming, cricket and getting involved in his local community. He is also a member of his local cricket club executive committee and is passionate about supporting young people in his local community.
Richard started his career in the 1980s as an apprentice electrician with Alcoa spurred on by a strong interest in electronic projects, particularly audio and hifi. He now holds a Diploma of Project Management and an A-Class electrician’s licence.
Richard is inspired by continuous improvement, new challenges and client satisfaction. He finds his team members a great motivation and aspires to see them consistently up-skill and transform new market sectors and opportunities.
Richard’s hands-on expertise includes electrical design documentation, quality assurance documentation and the commissioning of electrical and control systems. He is also skilled in creating and submitting technical documentation, project management, process definition, electrical/automation and instrumentation design documentation, and energy audits.
In his spare time, Richard enjoys managing house projects such as renovations and gardening. He also gets a thrill from having a car project. One project in particular was his Z3 Roadster. From a young age, Richard had an interest in audio and he still loves good-quality audio and home theatre.
John Hendriks is an electrical engineer with Bachelor of Engineering (mechatronics) and Functional Safety Engineering (TÜV Rheinland, #8718/14, Machinery) qualifications. John is also a registered building practitioner (electrical engineer – VBA registration EE 42965). He has worked in the industrial automation field for two decades and thoroughly enjoys his profession and the people he works with and for.
John has wide ranging areas of expertise including; safety consultancy, MCC design, project management, process definition, electrical design documentation (AutoCAD electrical), building services, PLC programming on various platforms, HMI and SCADA programming on various platforms, commissioning of electrical and control systems, documentation auditing and power distribution (high and low voltage). John is also skilled in telephone and data distribution systems, earthing and lightning protection, fire protection and detection, creating and submitting technical documentation, site facilitation, installation supervision, power monitoring and risk assessments.
Every day brings a new challenge for John, and overcoming those challenges brings him great satisfaction. Through his many years of experience he has gained valuable knowledge from designing, programming and commissioning processes in many varied fields of manufacturing. Outside of work John likes to work around the house and in the garden. He also has a passion for restoring old muscle cars and motor racing.
Senior Control Systems Engineer
Russ Umbers is a senior engineer at Insight Engineering with a Bachelor’s Degree in engineering (electrical and electronic). Ross is also qualified in electrical installations design in hazardous areas.
Ross specialises in PLC programming, HMI and SCADA programming on various platforms, commissioning electrical and control systems, creation and submission of technical documentation, MCC design and process definition.
Ross has worked in the engineering industry for more than three decades. In his spare time, he enjoys football, cricket, surfing, bush walking and skiing.
Senior Electrical Engineer
Frank Conte is a senior electrical and process engineer with a Bachelor of Engineering (electrical). Frank is also a Chartered Professional Engineer, Functional Safety Engineer – Machinery (TÜV Rheinland), is a Type B Advanced Gasfitter, has a Certificate IV in Workplace Training & Assessment, and holds a Victorian A-Class Electrician’s Licence.
Frank has wide-ranging expertise in various parts of the electrical engineering and industrial automation industry. His process-related expertise includes; Alcoa flat rolled products course, Alcoa production systems, Alcoa hot rolling conference, MET 202 non-heat treatable alloys, cold rolling 101, ISO9001 internal auditor.
Frank is also highly skilled in process manufacturing analysis tools. He specialises in advanced statistical process controls, gauge capability, design of experiments, process control systems and process control and capability. Frank is also proficient with reliability systems, APOLLO Root cause analysis, GATEWAYS analysis (HATCH), Citect V3, V5 and V7, and vibration monitoring.
Frank is a go-to man when it comes to all things environment, health and safety. He is an Alcoa integrated auditor and has completed training in; occupational health and safety, behavioral safety, level two first aid, noise and noise control, accident investigation, enhanced driving, contractor safety management, confined spaces level two, hazard analysis, major hazard analysis and energy management. Frank is also trained in Alcoa operational hazard analysis, machine guarding to AS4024, Alcoa human performance, Arc flash hazard safety, ergonomics for engineers, x-ray safety, and managing safety – critical instrumentation.
As a senior electrical engineer and process engineer, Frank is a key memeber of Insight Engineering’s electrical team. He is fluent with systems such as Allen Bradley PLC5/CONTROLOGIX, GE 90/60 PLC, and Rockwell DC drives. He is a trained high voltage limited operator and recipient in charge, and understands earthing and surge protection as well as installation testing and power factor.
For almost three decades Frank has plied his trade in the electrical engineering industry but outside of work, he enjoys sport, music and spending time with family.
Senior Electrical Engineer
Wayne Pengelly is an experienced electrical engineer with wide-ranging areas of expertise.
Wayne has a wealth of engineering and safety-related qualifications including:
Graduate Diploma of Applied Science (Occupational Hazard Management) – Victorian Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (VIOSH) and University of Ballarat (1993-1994) (Deferred); Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical) -Ballarat University College (1986-1991); Bachelor of Engineering – Bendigo College of Advance Education (1984-1985); First Aid HLTFA301B (Level 2 First Aid); workplace trainer and assessor; Advanced First Aid HLTFA402B (Level 3 First Aid); High Voltage Consumer HV Electrical Operator; Electrical Access Permit; Methods of release of victims from live conductors; rope rescue; Certificate II in Public Safety (firefighting operations PUA20701); Certificate III in Mine Emergency Response and Rescue; Undertake confined space rescue; undertake road accident rescue; undertake technical rescue; undertake trench rescue; undertake vertical rescue; drive vehicles under operational conditions.
Along with his hands-on, technical and safety skills, Wayne specialises in quality assurance documentation, electrical design documentation, commissioning of electrical and control systems and creation and submission of technical documentation. He is also proficient in MCC design, project management, process definition, electrical, automation and instrumentation design documentation, AutoCAD electrical drafting design, and commissioning of electrical and automation control systems.
When he’s not working hard, Wayne enjoys golf and fishing and he also volunteers his time fire fighting and assisting with rescue operations.
Control Systems Engineer
Bryce has worked in the electrical engineering industry for more than a decade after completing a Bachelor of Electronics and Computer Systems Engineering at Swinburne University. He also has a bachelor’s degree in business, is a NABERS accredited assessor and a trained functional safety engineering (TÜV Rheinland).
Bryce is an integral part of the Insight Engineering team and has wide-ranging areas of expertise. He is skilled in PLC programming and HMI and SCADA programming on various platforms, is fluent in commissioning electrical and automation control systems, project management, process definition and electrical/automation and instrumentation design documentation. Bryce is also proficient with AutoCAD electrical drafting design, QA documentation, creating and submitting technical documentation and energy audits.
Control Systems Engineer
Ben graduated Bachelor of Engineering (Mechatronics) from Deakin University in 2010 with honours. He pursued engineering off the back off a passion for developing viable and sustainable solutions. He is also a trained Functional Safety Engineer (TÜV Rheinland).
Ben’s areas of expertise include PLC, HMI and SCADA programming on various platforms, functional safety design, electrical design documentation, quality assurance documentation, commissioning of electrical and automation control systems, MCC design, project management, process definition, electrical/automation and instrumentation design documentation and AutoCAD electrical drafting design.
Ben also enjoys sports, including Australian Rules Football and basketball. He also likes to play the bass guitar and has a passion for classic cars. He hopes to one day own his own 1967 Mustang.
Control Systems Engineer
Howard graduated with a Diploma of Electronic Engineering from Universidad Santo Thomas in 2002. He joined Insight Engineering in 2011 as a Control Systems Engineer with expertise in PLC, SCADA, MES and Automation. In 2016, Howard moved to the Northern Territory to gain experience in Natural Gas infrastructure engineering before returning to Insight Engineering in June 2017.
Control Systems Engineer
Tom graduated Bachelor of Applied Science (mechatronics) and Bachelor of Science (mathematical modeling) from Deakin University with a weighted average of 89.5%. During his time at Deakin, Tom was also awarded the 2009 GM Holden Ltd award for the best academic performance in his third year.
Tom was inspired by UK Theoretical Physicist Brian Cox and his success. He thoroughly enjoys the variety of work that he does and loves the reward from problem solving. Tom aspires to perfection and “getting it done right the first time”.
Tom’s range of expertise includes PLC programming, HMI and SCADA programming, electrical design documentation, quality assurance documentation and the commissioning of electrical and control systems. He is also skilled in creating and submitting technical documentation, MCC design, project management, process definition, electrical/automation and instrumentation design documentation, AutoCAD electrical drafting and design, and energy audits.
Outside of work, Tom enjoys live music, particularly acoustic guitar and also enjoys playing the guitar from time to time himself. Tom also enjoys snow skiing and spent time in Japan skiing in February 2016.
Control Systems Engineer
Stephan graduated Bachelor of Engineering (Computer Systems) from Queensland University of Technology in 2012. Prior to joining Insight Engineering, Stephan was working on an international project at one of the world’s largest new red metal mines.
Stephan’s expertise includes PLC/DCS programming, SCADA and HMI programming, fault finding, commissioning, factory and site testing. He is skilled in a range of software including Allen Bradley/Rockwell – Studio 5000 & RSLogix 500, FactoryTalk View Studio and PanelBuilder32, Schneider – Concept & Unity Pro, Siemens TIA Portal and Step 7, VMWare and AutoCAD, and has a solid understanding of control systems philosophy.
In his spare time, Stephan enjoys participating in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and is interested in technology, reading, music and soccer.
Stan Page is an experienced electrical and instrumentation design draftsman with basic intermediate and advanced PLC programming qualifications from the Gordon Tech, which he completed between 1992 and 1994. Stan also earned his Australia A-Grade electrician’s licence at Geelong’s Gordon Tech in 1982. He also has Certificate 1 and 2 in Marine Electronics from South Shields Tech, and earned a Marine Electrical Technician’s Certificate from the British Board of Trade, both in 1971.
Stan specialises in electrical and instrumental design for the steel and aluminium industry. He is also an expert in site installation, supervision of projects, site surveys, plant-as-build drafting, distribution and design and QA. Stan is also skilled in machine safety design system Rockwell and Pilz equipment, and AutoCAD R2013 software.
In his spare time, Stan enjoys fishing and game fishing, snow skiing and squash. He is also a SCUBA diving instructor and keen mountain trekker. In fact, in 2011 he complete the Mount Everest base camp hike.
Control Systems Engineer
Tim joined Insight in April 2017 as an Undergraduate Engineer. He has completed a double degree of Bachelor of Engineering/ Information Technology with majors in Mechatronics and Software Development.
In his spare time, Tim enjoys playing Tennis and Skiing.
Control Systems Engineer
Sam joined Insight Engineering in March 2018 as an Undergraduate Engineer while he was completing the final semester of his Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering.
In his spare time, Sam enjoys spending time with family, playing videos games and learning horology.