About

Power Control Engineers Pty Limited (PCE) is an electrical design, consulting and project management company specialising in electrical power systems.

We have over 250 years of combined electrical engineering experience and pride ourselves on providing practical power engineering solutions; delivering excellence and value to our clients.

History

PCE was founded in Newcastle in 2003 by the late Ken Bode, with a focus on servicing local heavy industry. Initially, the company provided electrical engineering services to the two aluminium smelters in the Hunter Valley; being Tomago Aluminium Company and Hydro Aluminium in Kurri Kurri.

In 2006, as local demand for electrical engineering services increased, particularly in the Hunter Valley, PCE took on a number of senior engineers and began to expand it's service offering. Today, with a presence in Newcastle (PCE HQ), Melbourne and Perth, we service a range of clients and industries throughout Australia including primary metals, port, mining, rail, manufacturing, water, energy, construction and local government. 

'We are industry-based electrical engineers providing practical power solutions, rolling up our sleeves since 2003'

Our Team

Bryce Parker – Managing Director

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Bryce has worked in the electrical field for almost 20 years - across engineering services, original equipment manufacture (OEM) and defence aerospace sectors - He has formal electrical trade, engineering, functional safety and business management qualifications; with demonstrated ability in business development, operations and engineering management. 

 

Mark Second – Lead Electrical Engineer / Director

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Mark is a chartered electrical engineer with over thirty years of engineering experience in the power generation, coal, water, chemical and petroleum industries. Since 2008 he has been a co-director and senior electrical design / project engineer with PCE. Presently he holds NER and RPEQ registrations and provides company signoff responsibility for engineering designs when required.

Past experience has included industrial automation and instrumentation design, electrical design and commissioning supervision, industrial process control software analysis and development; PLC/SCADA configuration and system commissioning; power system analysis and studies; switchgear installations; protection scheme design; motor control applications for medium and low voltages; hazardous area evaluations and design; earthing analysis and design and Australian Standards compliance audits.

Donald Carbarns – Lead Electrical Engineer

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Don is a chartered electrical engineer with over twenty-five years of electrical engineering experience across a number of different industries.  He has been a practicing electrical engineer since graduating from the University of Natal in Durban, South Africa in 1979. During this period he has worked in engineering and management positions in a number of organisations in South Africa, the UK and Australia.

Don joined Power Control Engineers (PCE) in 2010 as a lead Electrical engineer.  For eight years prior to this, he was employed by WorleyParsons in Newcastle as a senior electrical engineer. Most of this period was spent at the Hunter’s two Aluminium smelters, first at Tomago and then at Hydro Aluminium.

Paul O'Donohue – Senior Electrical Engineer

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Paul has over thirty five years of maintenance/engineering experience in the primary metals (Aluminium), electrical power, coal, materials crushing/handling and steel making industries.

He offers a wider range of electrical expertise and management skills necessary to support our customer's engineering and project requirements; gained from ‘on-site’ management and supervision of materials handling plant, high voltage reticulation systems, power systems protection, transformer maintenance and overhauls, as well as HV switchgear upgrade and replacement projects.

 

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Leonie McNeill – Senior Electrical Engineer

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Leonie is a Senior Electrical Engineer with Power Control Engineers and has over ten years of engineering experience in the industrial, utility and mining sectors.

Her experience has included power system analysis and studies (PTW, ETAP and Paladin DesignBase); protection studies and settings; secondary detailed design; industrial automation design and PLC/SCADA configuration and system commissioning.

Tyran Anderson – Senior Electrical Engineer

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Tyran joined Power Control Engineers (PCE) in 2020 as a Senior Electrical Engineer. Prior to this, he was employed by Ausgrid, WorleyParsons and UGL Rail as an Electrical Engineer.

A professional and dedicated Electrical Engineer, Tyran’s career in engineering has spanned over fifteen years working in various industries throughout Australia. Tyran has demonstrated strong engineering and project management abilities in the areas of engineering electrical utilities, consultancy, heavy industry and rail.

 

 

 

Goban Yogalingam – Senior Electrical Engineer

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Goban is a Senior Electrical Engineer and has over ten years of engineering experience in the renewables, bulk materials handling and mining sectors. Goban’s experience has included explosion protection techniques (Ex ‘d’, Ex ‘i’); functional safety design and assessment (HAZOP, LOPA, SIL, PL, CAT); HV & LV electrical design; power system analysis and studies (PTW); renewable integration; and engineering project management.

Prior to joining PCE in 2019, Goban has worked as a design lead in the renewable sector and electrical design engineer in bulk materials handling; providing technical input to new and existing 3.3kV and 11kV flameproof and non-flameproof substations (transformer), switch rooms and other power infrastructure. 

Jonathon Marriott – Senior Electrical Engineer

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Jonathon is a professional Electrical Engineer with 15 years of engineering experience. Working in various departments at NSW Utility, Ausgrid, Jonathon has developed strong design engineering and sound project management skills. Jonathon’s attention to detail is second-to-none and his focus is on quality results that meet the aims of each project.

Jonathon joined Power Control Engineers (PCE) in 2020 as a Senior Electrical Engineer. His expertise in Overhead (OHL) and Underground (UGL) line design, particularly at the sub-transmission level (33kV, 66kV and 132kV), will help PCE deliver exceptional design outcomes for our customers. Jonathon’s experience with Ausgrid will ensure that your designs are compliant with Utility requirements and Australian Standards. In particular, his experience with engineering design software PLS-CADD will help you overcome your most complex project issues.

Thomas Parkinson – Electrical Engineer

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Tom is an Electrical Engineer at Power Control Engineers and has over 10 years of experience in heavy industry. Since 2017 he has been an electrical design engineer with PCE, where his experience has been in electrical design, auditing and commissioning; power system studies; earthing & lightning system design.

Fields of experience include underground coal, bulk materials handling, power generation and distribution, water and mining.

William Magnussen – Electrical Engineer

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Will is a graduate electrical engineer at Power Control Engineers, with experience in industrial, utility and manufacturing sectors. 

As an undergraduate engineer Will has gained practical experience in a range of simulation and programming environments, including: SKM PowerTools (PTW), Groundmat, AutoCAD, Microsoft Office, RSlogix 5000, FactoryTalk View Studio and ClearSCADA. Will is also proficient in C, Matlab and Ladder Logic programming languages.

Fields of engineering experience include electrical design and specification for switchboards, transformers, switch rooms, as well as control system design and implementation.

Brent Stewart – Electrical Engineer

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Brent is an Electrical Engineer with Power Control Engineers and has over 8 years of engineering experience in utilities and renewables.

Brent’s experience has included electrical design; overhead line modelling and design; earthing design and testing; telecommunications design, configuration and testing; solar generator performance analysis and reporting; and standards development.

Since 2019 he has been an electrical engineer with PCE.

Luke Mungoven – Electrical Engineer / ASP3

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Luke is an Associate Electrical Engineer with Power Control Engineers and has over 10 years of engineering experience in the private and contestable sectors. Since 2007 he has been working at Ausgrid (NSW) and has been responsible for providing safe sustainable and reliable solutions in network planning, maintaining appropriate levels of utilisation, identifying constraints, achieving cost effective solutions with considerations including network configuration, segmentation and switchability, as well as supplying capacity in normal state and prudent investment.

Luke also has experience as a contestable designer, capital works designer, network test engineer and control and protection designer, as well as 12 months in the United Kingdom as a network planner which involved a variety of complex network connections using a suite of new applications and also exposure to applicable license conditions and network standards.

Kieran Jackson – Electrical Engineer

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Kieran started his career in power distribution at Ausgrid in 2008. For 11 years Kieran worked within every region of Ausgrid’s franchise area across a vast array of different roles both office and field based.

A majority of Kieran’s experience is in Distribution Networks, being heavily involved in Maintenance Program Project Management, Design of Distribution Networks, and Contestable Design Certification.

Kieran joined Power Control Engineers (PCE) in 2020 as an associate Electrical Engineer.

Mark Cornally – CAD Designer

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Mark is an electrician by trade with over 20 years of industry experience. Mark’s experience includes projects in Water / Waste Water, Heavy Industry including Rail, Coal Mines and Power Stations. Mark has contributed in all stages from design through to commissioning. Mark is experienced in Power Distribution & Control, Automation & Instrumentation.

Mark offers a wide range of skills and expertise necessary to support our customer's engineering needs.

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Elisha Mutasa – Graduate Electrical Engineer

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Elisha is a Graduate Electrical Engineer with Power Control Engineers. Since joining the team in 2020 he has gained experience in power system modelling and analysis and has contributed to a wide range of engineering projects which include power station expansion and optical fibre network assessment.

Elisha has prior experience in software development for solar power system design and modelling in both Matlab and Javascript.

Nic Sain – Undergraduate Electrical Engineer

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Nic is an undergraduate electrical engineer at Power Control Engineers, with experience in mining, industrial and manufacturing sectors. Nic is currently enrolled in his final year of a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Electrical and Electronic) degree at the University of Newcastle; with an expected completion date of December 2020.

Fields of engineering experience include HV and LV electrical design, streetlighting design and analysis, earthing assessment and design, control system design & implementation and power system modelling & analysis.

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