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New Appointments

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New Appointments

We are proud to announce a few key appointments nationally and welcome new staff to the team.

As we progress further into 2015 and beyond, you can be sure that we will continue to deliver exceptional consulting services, award winning projects and outstanding design solutions for our clients.


Paul Jacobsen

Director, New South Wales

We are proud to announce that Paul Jacobsen has been appointed as Director of Umow Lai, New South Wales.

As Team Leader, Paul has been integral to the growth and stability of the Sydney office and he will continue to oversee operations as part of his role.

Paul is responsible for many of Umow Lai’s landmark projects, including the redevelopment of the Overseas Passenger Terminal in Sydney’s Circular Quay.  He has also led the development of our Residential and Industrial market sectors, including the Uniting Care’s Mayflower Aged Care facility in Westmead, Australand’s Vivid, Pavilion, and Centrale Residential Developments in Discovery Point and North Ryde; and GPT’s  Retail Ready Meat processing facility, a state of the art facility featuring over 20,000m2 of processing space.

Paul’s dedication and drive have been significant factors contributing to the overall success of the business and his promotion to Director is well deserved. This appointment is recognition of his outstanding performance.

Congratulations Paul.


Andrew Oxley, Victorian State ManagerAndrew Oxley 

Victorian State Manager

We are pleased to announce that Andrew Oxley has been appointed as the State Manager for Umow Lai’s operations in Victoria.

Andrew has been with Umow Lai for 10 years, commencing in 2005 as a Senior Engineer. His consistent high performance led to his promotion as Director in 2010. In his 5 years as Director he has been responsible for overseeing the Fire Engineering, Fire and Hydraulic Services teams and administrative functions, managing project resourcing and general operations around the office.

Additionally he has led numerous major projects including; residential developments at 35 Spring Street, Melbourne and 150 Clarendon Street, East Melbourne; commercial developments  Melbourne Water Head Office located at 990 La Trobe Street in the Docklands and the State Government Office, Dandenong C2.   His major project experience also extends to the health sector, as he has led numerous fire engineering projects including audits at Peninsula Health, Eastern Health and Alfred Health.

Andrew’s extensive experience combined with his commitment to his clients, team development and staff engagement equip him with the ideal skill set to run Umow Lai’s Victorian operations.

We know he will continue to grow the team and further advance the business to meet our clients’ needs.

Well done Andrew.

Louise Donellan, Marketing ExecutiveLouise Donellan

Marketing Executive, Victoria

We would like to congratulate Louise Donellan on her recent promotion within the Umow Lai team.

Louise started with Umow Lai at the beginning of 2015 as the Marketing Coordinator and has since worked tirelessly to drive communications and events, taking the Umow Lai brand to a whole new level.

New to the engineering sector, Louise has proactively engaged staff, conducted research and pushed her own professional development to grasp the industry quickly.

Louise’s enthusiasm and passion make her a real asset to the team. She consistently challenges the status quo and our way of thinking to ensure the best possible outcomes are achieved for the business.


New Starters at Umow Lai

Sashi Yarramsetti, Umow Lai



  Sashi Yarramsetti
  Mechanical Engineer

  Brisbane office





Pablo Pablo Almendras, Umow LaiAlmendras
Senior Electrical Engineer

Melbourne office



Paul Jolly, Mechanical Engineer


Paul Jolly
Mechanical Engineer

Melbourne office



Amita Nayak, Electrical Engineer



Amita Nayak
Electrical Engineer

Melbourne office



David Vuong, Umow Lai



David Vuong
Mechanical Engineer

Melbourne office




Nalin Piyaratna, Electrical Engineer


Nalin Piyaratna
Electrical Engineer

Sydney office



Dane Brockman, Umow Lai



Dane Brockman
Mechanical Engineer (Graduate)

Sydney office



Rosie O'Neill


          Rosie O’Neill
           Sustainability Consultant (Undergraduate)

           Brisbane office


Bronson Forward, Umow Lai



Bronson Forward
Fire & Hydraulics Engineer (Intern)

Sydney office





By |July 30th, 2015|Categories: Staff|