At MLEI, we love working on building projects of all sizes.

We support clients with engineering services for a broad spectrum of buildings, from architecturally designed family homes, through to a large-scale industrial warehouses and multimillion dollar, multi-storey buildings.

Whether we’re coming up with inventive and respectful ways to give heritage-listed buildings new leases on life, or helping create new landmarks across cities and towns, we’re driven by opportunities to innovate.

We’re proud to have an excellent working relationship with the education sector, and to have been asked to deliver dozens of education projects to benefit students, teachers and communities across regional and metropolitan Australia.

Our work has included building projects with budgets of up to $110 million. However, we pride ourselves on offering efficient and cost effective solutions for our clients, regardless of the project scale.

For us, the keys to successful project delivery are understanding our clients’ needs inside and out, the strong rapport we build with all stakeholders and our appreciation of every step of the building process. This only comes through experience, which our team has in spades.


  • Structural engineering including design of buildings, with design expertise in steel, concrete, timber, masonry, stainless steel and aluminum
  • Civil engineering associated with building civil Works e.g. stormwater management and earthworks
  • Value engineering assessments and redesigns
  • Structural building inspections and asset condition assessments
  • Building Information Modelling (BIM) using REVIT and Autodesk 360
  • Building certification services including certification of proprietary components
  • Temporary works design and certification of temporary structures
  • Base building
  • Fitouts
  • Sports facilities
  • Alterations and extensions
  • Heritage upgrade and preservation
  • Facades and cladding.

MLEI are experienced in delivering projects under a number of different procurement models including:

  • Traditional lump sum
  • Design and construct
  • GMP
  • ECI
  • Managing Contractor
  • TOC


Project Highlights


Engineering design for the $40 million Rundle Mall Plaza redevelopment. With four of the plaza’s nine storeys redeveloped and a multi-level expanse of glass added to bring in natural light, the plaza is a centrepiece of Adelaide’s Rundle Mall shopping precinct.


Structural and civil engineering for a new $15 million, five-storey office building with basement car park, overlooking Adelaide’s eastern parkland. The office was custom fitted for key tenants Medallion Homes and Thomas Foods.


Structural engineering for the trackside pit buildings and a 100-room hotel at The Bend motorsport Park, Tailem Bend, South Australia. The Bend is one of Australia’s premier multi-purpose motorsport facilities.



Jim has over 25 years’ experience in engineering management, team development/leadership and project delivery capability. Jim has a proven track record and has provided positive contributions to many successful South Australian and National projects in the built environment, defence, infrastructure and industrial sectors. Jim has contributed to the successful delivery of some notable South Australian projects, including Osborne Naval Shipyard, New Royal Adelaide Hospital PPP, Calvary Hospital, Coopers Brewery, SA Police Headquarters, Festival Plaza Redevelopment and RAAF Base Edinburgh.


Associate / Senior Structural Engineer
Bachelor of Engineering (Civil and Architectural),
University of Adelaide (2014).

Chris has expertise in structural engineering, with emphasis on project coordination and delivery. Since coming on board in 2014, Chris has worked on a number of key projects for MLEI including the Rundle Mall Plaza upgrade where his focus was on the construction phase. This involved intricate temporary works coordination and constant change to the original design intent as more original structure as exposed for the Aberfoyle Park High School redevelopment in Adelaide's south: a complex and interesting job involving refurbishing and expanding existing buildings and connecting these with new buildings. Chris was Structural Engineer for the Taperoo Soccer Club upgrade: a successful project from design to completion which saw the development of a new change room facility with a unique architectural design for the north-west Adelaide-based club.


Lead Structural Engineer
Bachelor of Engineering (Civil & Computing),
Monash University (1997);
Chartered Professional Engineer (CPEng);
National Engineering Register (NER);
Committee member of the Structural College at Engineers Australia.

Michelle is a structural design engineer and project manager, coordinating various disciplines and running consultants' meetings for both the design and construction phases of a project. Her expertise includes client liaison, early engagement, schematic and detailed design, multidisciplinary leadership and value management. She has worked on commercial, industrial and residential buildings, and designed in steel, concrete, timber and masonry.

Since joining MLEI in July 2020, Michelle has worked on notable projects such as Joyce Foam Products, a 7,200 square metre warehouse for client Sagle Constructions which required a large degree of coordination of consultants. Michelle also worked on the Osborne Naval Shipbuilding Precinct, which included certification of the future submarine program infrastructure development: an interesting project because of the building's scale and the large loads.


State Manager NT / VIC
Bachelor of Engineering (Civil/Structural),
Charles Darwin University (2009);
Executive Committee Member,
Consult Australia, NT;
Executive Committee Member,
Urban Development Institute of Australia, NT.

Raza has worked on a diverse range of large civil and structural projects across various industries including defence, industrial, water resources, property and roads. He has delivered key projects through various stages of design including prefeasibility assessments, concept designs and detailed designs. Raza has also had key construction experience through the hands on delivery of projects lifecycle. Having worked on several large government and private projects, Raza has development into a well rounded civil engineer capable of servicing a wide range of clients and projects.

Since joining MLEI in 2019, Raza has worked on several significant projects across the Northern Territory and Victoria. These include assisting Power and Water Corporation across key subdivision development assessments in the NT, the National Highway and Warloch interesting design and continued support of Local Government agencies in the development of remote and regional towns (i.e Mataranka, Urapunga and Jilkrninggan road upgrades and safety improvements). He has also recently completed civil designs for several private townhouse developments across VIC and a new Functional Layout of an existing carriageway within Essendon on behalf of the Moonee Valley City Council (VIC).


Lead / Senior Structural Engineer Bachelor of Engineering (Civil/Structural) Cairo University, Egypt (1985); Chartered Professional Engineer (CPEng) and National Engineering Register (NER).

Samir has vast experience in the structural design and management of commercial projects, retail developments and high rise buildings.

Since joining MLEI in June 2018, some of Samir's most notable projects include Weilong Winery in Mildura, Victoria; a steel tower for our cement handling client's bagging plant in Yarraville, Victoria; and South Australia's first TRYP by Wyndham hotel at 266 Pulteney Street, including a seven storey office complex.


Manager - Steel Framing/Senior Structural Engineer Bachelor of Engineering (Civil & Structural) (Hons), The University of Adelaide (2006)

Samuel specialises in product engineering, specifically around steel framing, passive fire protection and anchors / fasteners which is his main area of expertise.

Since joining MLEI in 2018, Samuel has led internal system development within the Steel Framing division, product development of our client's systems to reduce structural steel and save site costs, and continual improvement and documentation / modelling of our client's products.


Residential Manager Ginos Engineering Bachelor of Engineering (Civil & Structural), The University of Adelaide (2000).

Sam specialises in structural and civil engineering of residential projects as well as footing designs and has successfully managed several major local home builders, establishing long term working relationships, Sam also has extensive knowledge of Adelaide soil profiles.

With the company since the year 2000, some of Sam's notable projects include Allenby Gardens Foodland shopping centre, due to the complexities of integrating new and old structures; 44-46 Brighton Road Glenelg East, because of the economical design delivered in 10 days; and a luxury residence in Leabrook.


Associate / Business Development / Senior Engineer Bachelor of Engineering (Civil), The University of South Australia (1998)

With a long list of successfully completed projects for private, local government and state government clients, Tuan has been with MLEI since 2012. Specialising in the area of multidisciplinary infrastructure, major transport, public realm/streetscape and road construction, some of Tuan's most satisfying projects with MLEI have included the Liebherr Adelaide Facility development, the Holland Street Streetscape Project and various Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure projects, which have all required a large degree of teamwork.


Civil Manager
Bachelor of Engineering (Civil/Structural), The University of Adelaide (2006); Certified Practising Project Manager (CPPM), Australian Institute of Project Management.

Craig is an experienced Civil Engineer, specialising in design, project, contract and construction management of projects within the Urban Development, Water, Civil and Resources industries.

Since joining MLEI in 2018, Craig has worked on many notable projects such as the Prospect 1838 residential estate. This project's success led to further work coordinating civil and service infrastructure ad multiple stakeholders for the Kaufland Prospect store and Churchill Road junction design and streetscape upgrade, all in the same precinct. Other key projects include Parkvale Estate, Angle Vale, a 175-allotment residential estate; and the Iluka Jacinth Ambrosia Incremental Upgrade, which allowed Iluka to commence mining the Ambrosia Mineral Sands Deposit.


Director / Senior Structural Engineer Bachelor of Engineering (Civil), The University of Adelaide (1999); Chartered Professional Engineer (CPEng).

Ben specialises in complex building structures, concrete water retaining structures and design management of large projects. Since starting with MLEI in 2015, Ben has delivered significant projects such as The Bend Motorsport Park Pit Building and Hotel, a high-profile project in an existing building that required detailed analysis to deliver an effective, simple solution; and the memorable and challenging 162 Fullarton Road, which relied on close-knit teamwork to overcome all challenges.


Director / Senior Structural Engineer Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) with First Class Honours, The University of Adelaide (2001); Fellow Member of the Institution of Engineers Australia (FIEAurst); Chartered Professional Engineer (CPEng), National Engineering Register (NER); Registered Engineer with QLD Board of Professional Engineers (RPEQ); APEC Engineer; International Professional Engineer IntPE (Aus).

Thomas is a chartered professional engineer with nearly 20 years' experience in construction and consulting. He specialises in structural design consultancy for a range of projects and industries including schools, hospitals, commercial developments, power and heavy industries, mining and defence. Thomas joined MLEI as a Director in 2010 and has been part MLEI's success story. Apart from his day-to-day management duties, Thomas has a great passion for designs which are practical and economical. He enjoys working with the clients and the consultant teams to develop designs that are most suited to each client's vision.


Managing Director / Senior Engineer
Bachelor of Engineering (Civil),
The University of Adelaide (2005); Chartered
Professional Engineer (CPEng).

Nicholas is a chartered professional engineer and one of MLEI's founding Directors. As our Managing Director since our 2007 inauguration, his primary roles are overseeing the business operations and promoting our strategic direction.

An experienced engineer, Nicholas remains hands-on with a variety of civil and structural projects ranging up to $100 million. In leadership, he is an accomplished manager of multidisciplinary teams and also achieves better business outcomes through facilitating collaboration within the overall team.

Notable projects Nicholas has worked on include civil engineering on significant land development projects, working on various civil structures at Olympic Dam, project management of works for Hills Industry and, lead engineer on Autism SA headquarters and 91 Commercial Road Port Adelaide.