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Highly Skilled & Customer Focused

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We are a customer-focused business and pride ourselves on fast responses to customer enquiries, quick turnaround times and practical solutions.

North Queensland Engineering provides professional engineering consultancy. Our highly skilled team can tailor our services to your requirements. We speak your language.

Doug Lee

Principal Engineer / Director

Doug has 15 years experience working as a professional engineer, during this time work has been completed for small business owners and large multinational companies throughout Australasia. Doug has an honest approach and values integrity in all transactions.

Doug is passionate about engineering and enjoys working with clients to solve difficult problems where there seems to be no solution. The variation and high quality deliverables provided has seen NQE steadily grow in capability every year.

Outside of work Doug enjoys working on his hobby farm, rebuilding machinery, woodworking and spending time with his wife and three kids.

Specialist In
  • Front end engineering reviews
  • Critical design reviews
  • Statutory certified designs
  • Construction / On site suppor
  • Design Certification (RPEQ / CPEng / IntPE)

Reuben Richardson

Principal Engineer / Director

Reuben is a professional engineer with over 12 years experience in the engineering consultancy field in Australia and Canada. Reuben’s experience includes structural / civil design, project management, consulting, inspections, condition assessments, various studies, estimating and design reviews.

The structures he has experience with include a variety of structural assets including tanks, boilers, bins, silos, associated support steel work, wind fences, foundations , civil works and mobile bulk materials handling machines.

Outside of work Reuben enjoys a variety of sports including cycling, running, paddling and kitesurfing in the Townsville Region. He and his family also formed a love for the snow, snowboarding and back country touring while in Canada.

Specialist In
  • Concept Development
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Detailed Design
  • Structural Inspections
  • Design Reviews and Finite Element Analysis
  • Design Certification (RPEQ / CPEng / PEng (BC))

Pablo Rodriguez


Pablo is a Mechanical Engineer with a Masters in Mechanical Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Valencia.

Pablo worked for over six years in Argentina and Spain developing his skills as a maintenance supervisor and R&D engineer before settling in Australia.

Pablo has experience in a wide range of areas including concept development, R&D, detailed design, maintenance, project management for various structural and mechanical components including Pressure Vessels, Vehicle Modifications and Hydraulic and Piping Systems.

When Pablo is not working on our client’s latest projects he enjoys running, travelling and is known around the office as a bit of a cuisine connoisseur.

Specialist In
  • Mechanical Design
  • Maintenance Strategy Planning
  • Piping and Hydraulic Systems
  • Pressure Vessels
  • SkyCiv / Start-Prof
  • AutoCAD / Inventor and SolidWorks

Jay Burling


Jay is a mechanical engineer with three years experience in mechanical design, project management, bulk materials handling and asset reliability. He has experience designing and maintaining all elements of conveyor systems as well as access structures, tanks , hoppers, weigh bins and support steelwork.

On days off you might find Jay cruising off the coast of Townsville on his half cabin boat looking for his next big catch.

Specialist In
  • Mechanical Design
  • Project Management
  • Asset Reliability
  • Conveyor Systems
  • Cranes
  • AutoCAD / Inventor / Start-Prof

Cathy Cailler

Office Administration

Cathy is a qualified book keeper with 20 years experience over her career. Cathy manages our office day to day, looking after reception and accounts. She is the friendly voice you will hear when you call in to reception.

Outside of work, Cathy is a lover of all things outdoors and aquatic with some of the biggest fish tanks and collections of tropical and fresh fish we have seen in the residential setting.

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