South Queensland

Master Electrician of the Year

Winner: Scott Sinclair – Fallon Solutions

What the judges said: Scott clearly demonstrated a passion for safety as his no. 1 priority to his customers of which there is over 30,000 every year. A fully optimised service delivery model further ensures high customer satisfaction outcomes. Scott has developed an energetic, engaged, accountable workforce culture that has enabled Fallon Solutions to deliver guaranteed safety outcomes to his customer base. Scott also made it very clear that this award was not his alone but an award to the entire Fallon Solutions Team.

Women in Contracting

Winner: Kym Norris – RPE Electrical

What the judges said: Kym has clearly had a profound effect on her business over the past 12 months.  She has lead change and introduced higher standards throughout the business by imbedding a lot of new process and procedures. Kim clearly has a passion for driving efficiency and continual improvement and is not afraid to challenge the norm, rather looking for and implementing continual improvement.

Commercial Project of the Year

Winner: Steve Flanagan – SDF Electrical

What the judges said: Three excellent Commercial Projects which made the judge’s decision very difficult and therefore the judges want to make special mention that all three projects were of a very high standard and all three companies should be commended. However, there can be only one winner and the standout feature at the SDF Electrical Project was the way the Hotel/Casino was built with so many late design changes towards the end of the project and a shortened construction period yet with the stocking of trades and pressure to complete SDF still maintained a 6 star quality installation. The project took 75,000 man hours, peaked at 80 staff and was completed without any LTI’s or industrial issues due to SDF utilising a very high standard safety program.

Residential Project of the Year

Winner: Blackout Electrical Solutions

What the judges said: When looking at this project, if you were to compare apples to apples and scale of the job back to one of the same size, there was a high level of organisation with all trades working well.  The leadership, quality of workmanship and attention to detail was of the highest standard and industry leading.  All of this resulted in client satisfaction to a high degree that Kory Lazarus and the team who work with Blackout Electrical Services should be extremely proud of.

Industrial Project of the Year

Winner: Ryan Johnson – CEQ Australia

What the judges said: The Scriviner Dam Project stood out due to the completed scheduling aspects to the installation and the flexibility that was required to deal with the constant changing conditions. CEQ Australia’s ‘Safety in Design’ approach to the project provided minimalization of risk to both the environment and personnel on site.

CEQ was able to execute the project within the timeframe despite a number of challenges typical of a brownfield site which included:
  • An aging installation of over 50 years and the procurement of parts
  • Fluctuating dam Levels
  • Site clearing for dam wall operations, often at short notice
  • Continuous scope change
The success of the project can be attributed to the planning, preparation and consideration of all aspects of the project.
A worthy Winner.

Energy Efficiency Project of the Year

Winner: Michael Reiken – Excel Power

What the judges said: The finalist in the Energy Efficiency Project of the year category presented innovative and exciting entries to the judges. In a competitive field of entrants, it was both pleasing and inspiring to see the high calibre of projects presented to the judging panel this year. The judges were most impressed with potential future applications of the entries. Michael Reiken of Excel Power delivered an off grid solar solution that showcased the future of self-contained, sustainable electricity production. His system was developed to both train staff in off grid systems and educate customers on how these systems work. The expertly designed system displayed a high level of workmanship rarely seen today. The ‘Steam Punk’ styling added to the visually spectacular system aimed at improving the understanding of how off grid systems work. This project is a beautiful blend of classic workmanship and the future off grid solar systems.

Legrand Apprentice of the Year

Winner: Oscar Darvill – Arnold Electrical and Data Instrumentation

What the judges said: Standout in every category, Oscar enjoys the challenging and different parts of the career he has chosen. Oscar displays a great understanding of time management and the value of working together as a team to ensure the project is completed on time. Oscar’s contagious enthusiasm extends from apprentices to project managers.

Electrician ‘Tradie’ of the Year

Winner: Ben Skryzpa – Tradesmen on Time

What the judges said: Ben shows excellent passion for the industry and applies all his knowledge learnt over the years and engages at a high level with his diverse customer base. He will go further in life if he could only tuck his shirt in. Well Done!!