About Us

About Patcol Group

Patcol Group is a Rockhampton based consulting company delivering project assistance throughout Australia in numerous sectors.

Commencing operations in 2015 we have grown to now employ a team of 14 local family members. We believe in giving back to the community through our various sponsorship endeavours.

We have the team and resources to help with all manner of engineering design works ensuring the final product meets the expectations of the client. The design process at Patcol Group includes selecting the optimum solution ensuring overall construction expectations are maximised. Material availability, trade availability and constructability issues are all assessed ensuring the most cost-effective and robust solution is selected.

Producing quality drawings and well-conceived documentation takes time. The process we undertake at Patcol Group to produce a superior set of structural documentation allows us to stand out from our competition.

Some people assume the cheapest engineering fees will also result in the best value engineering. Unfortunately, we have had to re-engineer many projects with designs being either impractical, unbuildable, or were well over budget. The structural engineering fee only constitutes a small percentage of the total project costs, and this is frequently overlooked. We strongly encourage everybody to select the engineering firm that will add the most overall value to their project and who will provide the highest quality structural design and documentation.


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Our Team

Scott Thomas

Principal Engineer

Scott established Patcol Group in 2015 after having several roles in construction, throughout Australia, for the 20 years prior to that. Extensive experience in most facets of construction with the ability to draw on the learnings from projects completed and ensuring constructability issues are managed early in the design process.

Gyles de Vere

Civil/Structural Engineer

Gyles is a dedicated engineer specialising in the successful delivery of civil and structural engineering projects. His holistic and pragmatic approach to every project ensures efficient and effective solutions. With a strong reputation built on unwavering client focus, Gyles is actively involved throughout the entire project lifecycle. His primary focus is on mining and residential projects, and he is committed to upholding the highest standards in quality, safety, environmental responsibility, and community engagement.

Joshua McErlean


Josh is an experienced engineer who has been actively contributing to the Central Queensland (CQ) region since 2017. His career has centred around the execution of structural design and civil construction, spanning a wide spectrum of value-added projects within the region. His current professional focus revolves around delivering high-quality structural engineering services, particularly tailored to the insurance, energy production, and mining sectors in CQ.

Shiven Joshi


Shiven is a seasoned civil structural engineer with over three years of expertise specialising in concrete and steel design, although his capabilities extend beyond these materials. Shiven’s experience encompasses the design of diverse projects, including fill points, haul roads, bridges, reload pads, and access roads. Additionally, Shiven actively engages in on-site construction support, lending practical insight to optimise project execution.

Lyndon Ballinger


Lyndon is a recent graduate engineer who began his work at Patcol as part of CQU’s Co-op program. Enjoying the work he does, he has stayed on with the team past his studies and continues to gain experience in the construction industry.

Utkarsh Singh

Graduate Engineer

Utkarsh’s current graduate program is a master’s degree in civil engineering at Central Queensland University (CQU). Utkarsh is new to our dynamic team and work on hydraulic modelling and pavement design. Collaboration with seasoned specialists has given Utkarsh excellent educational experience, allowing him to actively contribute to civil engineering projects in many contexts.

Angus McColl


Angus is based in SEQ providing Patcol with a valuable resource undertaking remote inspections and utilising his expertise for insurance assessments.

Red Lorraway

Senior Structural Draftsman

Red started at Patcol in February of 2022. Red is a highly skilled structural drafter with over 15 years of experience in the construction industry. Traversing from Quilpie to Lismore and beyond means we have all areas covered.

Jordan Pollard


Jordan is a senior structural drafter with 7 years’ experience within the structural engineering and architectural industry. He has been involved in projects of varying complexity within the public, private, government and defence sectors also with experience in a vast range of projects within residential, commercial, industrial, and mining. Jordan has delivered a variety of complex projects utilising Building Information Modelling (BIM) locally in Central Queensland and throughout Queensland for various clients and departments.

Jacob Redsell


Having finished high school at North Rockhampton State High School and spent two years working full-time, Jacob received the opportunity to start his career at Patcol Group as a draftsman. Although he hadn’t initially intended to enter this field, he quickly grew to appreciate the challenges it presented and has been a valuable team member since February 2020. For Jacob, the most rewarding aspect of his job is the daily opportunity to learn something new. He greatly values the support of his fantastic colleagues, who have made each step of his journey more enjoyable and fulfilling.

Cayleb Thomas


Cayleb is new to the industry as he come on board after graduating high school. Cayleb currently has 3 years’ experience in drafting.

Mackenzie Brouwer


Mackenzie brings a refreshing enthusiasm to the team. She consistently excels in her role and provides invaluable support to all members of our team. Mackenzie’s expertise in technical report writing and office management has greatly assisted with our business’s efficiency.

Kaliah Bob


Kaliah has recently joined Patcol and we are hoping to train her across all facets of the business.