Our Team


John Coote


John is the Director of Local Government Engineering Services, having commenced his career with the company as a trainee Civil Engineer back in 1998.

John is also the Manager at our Port Macquarie office. John has vast experience in the following:
-Major road & highway design
-Project management
-Stormwater & drainage design
-Subdivision design
-Road Safety Audits


Andrew Dekkers

Manager - Inverell Office

Andrew is the Manager of our Inverell office, having worked with the company since 1998. He is a highly skilled Civil & Structural Engineer with extensive experience across all areas of the industry including:
-Structural design for residential, commercial and infrastructure
-Road design
-Traffic engineering and design
-Stormwater & drainage design
-Sewerage design including onsite treatment systems & effluent reuse
-Subdivision design
-Engineering surveys

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Jacob Tan

Manager - Tasmania Office

Jacob is the manager of our Tasmania office in Devonport. Having worked with the company since 2015 he has developed a wide range of engineering experience and expertise across both civil and structural engineering including:
-Road Design
-Stormwater and Drainage Design
-Subdivision design
-3D Modelling
-Structural design for Residential and Commercial infrastructure
-Project Engineering and Management

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Adrian Vickery

Manager - Residential/Commercial Design

Adrian has been the Residential / Commercial Design Manager at our Inverell office since 2008. His background in building design and construction is vast, but also has experience in the civil construction sector, having been involved in building dams, roads and mining infrastructure projects. Adrian can provide a range of services including:
-Architectural design
-Structural design & inspections
-Project management & construction surveillance

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Kieran Ryan

Manager - Maclean Office

Kieran is the manager at our Maclean office. Having worked with our company since 2017, he has gained industry-based knowledge and experience as a Building Designer, completing his studies in 2022 attaining a Diploma of Building Design.

Working in collaboration with our civil and structural engineering team, Kieran has gained invaluable experience in multiple facets of design and construction methods.

His core interest lies in residential and commercial building design, including all aspects of architectural drafting. However, Kieran has a particular interest in realistic 3D model presentation.


Luke Ward

Design Manager

Luke is a very experienced designer, and is the Design Manager based in our Port Macquarie office.

Luke joined us at the start of 2015 after 9 years of industry experience covering drafting, design and project management in both civil infrastructure and mining projects.

His expertise includes the design of roads, stormwater, sewer and water services. Luke is also trained in Road Safety Audits.


Ollie Stephens

Survey Services Manager

Ollie is the manager for Survey services and is based from our Port Macquarie office. He has many years of industry based experience in all aspects of engineering survey and construction set out.

Ollie has worked on a large variety of projects, including the Pacific Highway Kempsey by-pass.


Ryan Campbell

Bridge Services Manager

Ryan is the manager for Bridge Services and is based in our Port Macquarie office. Ryan joined our team at the start of 2018 with 19 years of Bridge Construction, Maintenance and Inspection experience. As a former Roads and Maritime Services employee, Ryan recently conducted structures surveillance on the Oxley Highway to Kundabung (Pacific Highway Upgrade) and Hunter Expressway Projects.

Ryan can provide a range of services including:
- Bridge and Culvert Inspections (Levels 1-4, including testbore and load assessment)
- Bridge Asset Management Assistance
- Project Surveillance/Verification


Ian Moylan


Ian joined the Surveying team in 2015 after relocating from Inverell.

Ian has an extensive background in Management, WHS & Human Resources and is now based in our Port Macquarie office.

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Xiaobing Yang

Structural Engineer

Xiaobing joined our Port Macquarie team in 2019 after an extensive career overseas. Xiaobing has a Masters Degree in Structural Engineering. He is a very well-qualified professional structural engineer with over 20 years of experience in Australia and abroad. Xiaobing has worked on a wide range of projects, including commercial, residential, office buildings, educational institutions, hotels, hospitals and power plants, as well as electronic, chemical, oil and gas facilities. As an innovative and quality-focused engineer, Xiaobing is dedicated to providing clients with cost effective and constructible solutions, in all aspects of structural designs.


Harvey Heap

Graduate Engineer

Harvey completed some work experience in our Inverell office in 2021 and has since begun working with LGES. He has graduated with a Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Honours) through the University of Southern Queensland and has continued working for LGES as a Graduate Engineer. Harvey has a background in project estimating and looks forward to improving his skills in both civil and structural engineering.

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Isabelle Menezes

Graduate Building Designer

Isabelle is a Graduate Building Designer and is based in our Maclean office. Having graduated from the University of Brazil Anhembi Morumbi of Architecture Design and Urbanism in 2017, Isabelle has since undertaken extensive further study in Australia. Having joined our team at the end of 2023, Isabelle has brought her considerable experience in design and documentation of residential buildings to the company. Isabelle believes in contextually driven, sustainable architecture enriching daily life through the creation of buildings that are unique to their surroundings. 


Dhavve Manoharan

Cadet Engineer

Dhavve is a Cadet Engineer in the process of attaining a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) through the University of Southern Queensland. Having joined our Inverell office as of 2022, he aims to gain industry-based knowledge and experience while completing his studies part time. His interest is in the area structural modelling, road design and stormwater design.


Hugh Penson

Cadet Engineer

After achieving excellent results in his HSC in 2021, Hugh joined the Port Macquarie team in 2022 as a Cadet Civil Engineer studying part time externally through the University of Southern Queensland. Hugh is expanding his engineering skill set through both his study and industry-based experience with Local Government Engineering Services. He is eager in his learning and is developing his understanding of road design, stormwater design, 12D modelling, and drafting.

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