LORRAINE PERERA, PROJECT QUALITY MANAGERBE(Hons); MEng; RPEQ; MIEAust; CPEng
“By being creative in our thinking, solutions to problems can easily become apparent.”
Lorraine has more than 25 years’ experience as a civil engineer, including over 15 years’ experience in quality management, independent verification and auditing. She obtained her RPEQ and CPEng status focusing on concrete durability in 2012.
Lorraine joined Seymour Whyte because it was an opportunity to work for a company the right size to make a real impact, and for others to see her capability.
She is an active contributor towards Seymour Whyte’s workplace gender diversity initiatives, and has been involved in multiple panel discussions at the University of Queensland. Lorraine has encouraged female civil engineering students to make strides in engineering by using their natural creativity to find solutions.
In recognition of her achievements, Lorraine won the 2016 National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) Award for Achievement in Construction (Civil Works).
BRAD BINNS, PROJECT MANAGERBEng(Civil)
“Project management and site experience drives me to mentor talent from within my team.”
Brad is a highly capable Project Manager with building and civil construction experience spanning almost 20 years. Brad’s career in construction began when he worked as a part-time labourer during high school, continuing this through to the final year of university.
Brad’s ground-up experience, starting in the field has provided an excellent foundation in gaining practical knowledge greatly shaped him as a Project Manager today.
Brad’s innate leadership skills bring out his team’s best strengths. He maintains a collaborative culture within New South Wales project teams, inclusive of the client, contractors, supplier and all stakeholders. On every project, Brad thinks like a neighbour and recognises the impact of our works in the community.
Brad loves managing complex projects with difficult staging requirements, traffic restrictions, utilities relocations, and bridge and structure constructability staging requirements.
CAITLIN TOLONE, PROJECT ENGINEERBEng (Civil)
“Seymour Whyte management gave me confidence that I was capable to take on such a complex role.”
Caitlin has worked with Seymour Whyte since completing her undergraduate placement in 2010. Since then, she has been promoted twice, holding the role of Project Engineer on the Central Coast Highway Upgrade at West Gosford and then the Pacific Highway and Wyong Road Intersection Upgrade at Tuggerah.
Caitlin’s primary responsibilities include construction staging and program planning, monthly forecast reporting and cost control, and managing utility subcontractors and earthworks, drainage and structures crews.
A major scope of work Caitlin recently completed was the intersection staging at Gosford where two existing intersections transitioned into one signalised intersection. She managed all utilities relocations including undergrounding more than 5km of Ausgrid and RailCorp power lines, and relocating 8km of telecommunications infrastructure, 7km of new water, sewer main and gas main installations and 10km of stormwater drainage along with several overhead 66kV Ausgrid & RailCorp modifications. Caitlin worked closely with designers, asset owners, subcontractors, the client and the project team to complete the required activities without impacting local communities or causing major delays. Thanks to Caitlin’s efforts, the project achieved practical completion 7 months’ early.
JOEL SINGLES, SUPERINTENDENTCertIV Civil Construction Supervisor; CertIV Frontline Management; CertIV Training and Assessment
“Seymour Whyte is really a people business, where the people are the key to its success”
Joel began his career in construction in 1995 working across various labouring roles. Fast forward twenty years and he has risen through industry ranks, now employed at Seymour Whyte as a Superintendent.
Joel provides leadership to his site based crews, working on large, difficult, technical projects that require a lot of planning and constant challenges. With projects that include large scale earthworks, very high live traffic brownfield sites, large detailed structures and complex service relocation, Joel supports the business by delivering these complex projects to the highest standards without compromise to safety and quality.
RAVI PRASAD, NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGERBEng(Chemical); MEng (Environment)
“Seymour Whyte is a great workplace, where senior managers motivate and influence staff to give their personal best and work together as a team.”
Ravi began his career as a Chemical Engineer, however it was his true passion in Environmental Sustainability, which led to him to complete a Masters in Environmental Engineering in 2004.
The environmental focus evident on Seymour Whyte’s construction sites has been possible because of Ravi’s collaborative communication style and practical approach. Ravi’s ground-up training has provided him with a complete understanding of how to manage the environmental aspects and impacts of major infrastructure projects. Prior to joining Seymour Whyte in 2012, Ravi held management roles on the $425 million Trackstar Alliance, $4.8 billion Airport Link and $388 million Bundamba Advanced Water Treatment Plant.
Ravi is an excellent role model with his consistent hands-on and passionate approach to the environmental and overall performance of a project.
SEAN DONALD, CONSTRUCTION MANAGERBEng (Civil); CertIV (Building)
“For me, it's all about creating a collaborative culture - it's the people that make the business a success.”
Sean has been with Seymour Whyte for over 17 years, starting his career with the company as a site engineer. Now Construction Manager, Sean provides leadership to Project Managers and supports delivery of a large number of major projects.
Sean's team leadership and sense of fun plays a vital role in building and maintaining a collaborative culture within his project teams, inclusive of the client, contractors, supplier and all stakeholders. He is skilled in working with the strengths of the team to deliver solutions that best suit the project. His enthusiasm and energy enables him to motivate his team to new heights.