STA Consulting Engineers Team

Who we are

All your engineering needs above and below ground

STA Consulting Engineers offer a single point of contact for all your residential and commercial engineering needs.

We’re different to other engineering companies you may have worked with. More than just consultants, we deliver 1200+ jobs every month across multiple engineering disciplines, providing a holistic, end-to-end service from soil testing and foundation design to structural and hydraulics.

Founded in 1991, we’ve grown to become the largest specialist residential engineering company in Queensland, operating from Bundaberg in Central QLD, down to Bermagui in Southern NSW.

We may be approaching our fourth decade in business, but we’re only just getting started. In the next few years, we plan to shake things up in the market by using more services automation, leveraging massive data, offering new services, and creating better experiences for our customers.

You can accomplish a lot with the right people

A few decades of hard work help, too

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Half a million

project delivered

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3

office locations

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Serving 300+

Aussie builders, big and small

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29+ years

serving locals

What we do

Need engineering for a building project? We can help.

We're a single source for all your engineering needs, from pre-design advice and design to documentation and job reporting across commercial and residential projects.
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Residential projects

  • Designer homes
  • Project homes
  • Multi-storey
  • Apartments
  • Medium density
  • Government housing
  • Renovations
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Commercial projects

  • Aged care
  • Education
  • Modular
  • Hospitality
  • Restaurants
  • Retail
  • Office
  • Industrial
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Our team

Work with some of the industry's most experienced and dedicated engineers and technicians
Nigel Wilson

Nigel Wilson

Senior Engineer
Christina Gilbert

Christina Gilbert

Administration Team Leader
Grant Rosbrook

Grant Rosbrook

Chief Engineer
Stefan

Stefan Schmidt

Group Team Leader - Building Hydraulics
Brenton Rosbrook

Brenton Rosbrook

Group Team Leader - Residential Structures
Amandeep Gill

Amandeep Gill

Senior Engineer and Supervisor
Ben McDonald

Ben McDonald

Brisbane Team Leader - Residential Structures
Luke Davis

Luke Davis

Brisbane Team Leader - Residential Foundations and Senior Design Technician
Wayne Kerkow

Wayne Kerkow

Group Team Leader - Compliance Inspections
Larry Norris

Larry Norris

Group Team Leader Residential Foundations

Our values

Our values? Probably a lot like yours.

We’re a family business - big enough to make an impact, but small enough to care

Continual innovation

Boost productivity and profitability in the building industry

Respect

Cultivate positive, respectful relationships with people and the environment

Integrity

Operate with trust, transparency, and honesty

Collaboration

Help builders, regulators, home owners, designers, and manufacturers work together

Tech driven

Leverage data and tech to optimise the user experience

Our work

Recent projects we've worked on

who we work with

Some of our clients

We work with small licensed builders and large building teams in SEQ and along the NSW coast
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Careers with STA

STA Consulting Engineers employs engineering experts for projects in soil testing, foundations, structural engineering, building hydraulics, building inspections, and geotechnical services. We’re proud that many of our valued employees have been with us for decades.

Whether you’re a new graduate or an experienced in your field, if you’d like to boost your career working with one of Australia’s smartest engineering consulting firms, we’d like to hear from you.

Why join STA

  • Build your industry connections
  • Experience cutting edge innovation
  • Enjoy long-term growth opportunities
  • Work for a family business that cares about you
  • Be part of a team that’s making an impact

Contact us for the latest career opportunities

Certifications, memberships, and insurances

We’re active members and trusted participants within the building industry in Australia. Our senior engineers have MIEAust, RPEQ, NPER, VIC, and NT qualifications and we hold all the current insurances and affiliations needed to work on Australian projects.

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Nigel Wilson

Nigel Wilson

Senior Engineer
Nigel joined STA in 2015 as a Senior Engineer. He brings more than 30 years’ experience in engineering (BEng. – Civil), providing consulting services, as well as designing solutions for manufacturers in the residential building industry. He’s ideally positioned to lead his team in designing, drafting, and certifying the structural component of residential buildings. When he’s not at work, Nigel enjoys music, cooking, and camping.
Christina Gilbert

Christina Gilbert

Administration Team Leader
Christina joined the team towards the end of 2019. She applies her skills and experience to help STA improve efficiency and increase customer satisfaction. She leads by example, engaging and motivating the admin team to drive results, like improved accuracy and faster delivery times. Outside of the office, Christina enjoys going camping, reading, caring for her family, and hanging out with her two Old English Sheepdogs (aka Dulux dogs!).
Grant Rosbrook

Grant Rosbrook

Chief Engineer
As Chief Engineer, Grant manages the engineering methodology adopted across STA and is responsible for all the RPEQ, BSB, and senior engineering staff activities. Grant launched his engineering career with STA back in 2003, while finishing his BE (Civil). This was followed by a stint in the UK working on a diverse range of projects before rejoining STA in 2008. Shortly afterwards, he became chartered (CPEng MIEAust), registered as a RPEQ, and completed his MBA. He has a practical, commonsense approach to engineering, and ensures all clients get designs that are standards compliant and cost effective to build. Grant spends his weekends with family and friends, playing tennis, fishing, cycling, reading, and watching ALL the sports.
Stefan

Stefan Schmidt

Group Team Leader - Building Hydraulics
Stefan joined STA in October 2011. With more than two decades’ engineering experience, Stefan leads the Building Hydraulics team, driving innovation in pipework articulation and structural preventative protection. His team works hard to ensure clients get top quality, customised designs in reasonable time frames for an affordable price. When he’s not busy leading his team, Stefan is almost certainly playing sport, from soccer (he used to compete at a high level!) and 8-ball, to golf and tennis. He also enjoys the beach, mountain hikes, and dropping into local cafes for a well-earned coffee and danish.
Brenton Rosbrook

Brenton Rosbrook

Group Team Leader - Residential Structures
Brenton has an Associate Degree in Engineering (Civil) and joined the team in 2010. Over the last decade, he’s enjoyed working alongside the team to further develop his skills and lead his team to deliver more efficient, cost-effective solutions for clients. The Residential Structures team are responsible for the structural design of many components within a dwelling to ensure structural adequacy and compliance with Australian Standards and Industry regulatory bodies. Although a lot of the hard work gets covered by plasterboard and cladding in the end product, Brenton’s team take pride in producing economical, practical, and efficient structural design solutions that are tailored to clients’ needs. Outside of work, Brenton loves socialising and enjoying local restaurants and bars. He’s also an avid DIYer with a passion for all things property and renovation.
Amandeep Gill

Amandeep Gill

Senior Engineer and Supervisor
Amandeep joined STA in September 2019, bringing over two decades of engineering experience (RPEQ – ES, HYD & CE). He is responsible for ensuring that all residential engineering services (including foundation, structural, and hydraulic designs) are delivered to a consistently high quality and meet regulatory and engineering standards. Amandeep continually invests back in his team with training to improve their efficiency, which results in more jobs completed on time and within budget. When he’s not working, he likes to spend time with family and friends, go for walks, read, listen to music, and play games with his kids.
Ben McDonald

Ben McDonald

Brisbane Team Leader - Residential Structures
Ben has an Associate Degree in Civil Engineering and brings over 20 years’ experience in the building and construction industry across a range of project types. He joined STA in early 2004 and saw it as a fantastic career opportunity to grow alongside an up and coming engineering company. Ben works hard to deliver projects on time and on budget and is proud of delivering cost-effective design solutions for STA’s clients. When he’s not busy with work, he loves to get away with his family, play golf, and keep up with all his favourite sports.
Luke Davis

Luke Davis

Brisbane Team Leader - Residential Foundations and Senior Design Technician
Luke has been with STA Consulting Engineers since 2008. Over the last 12 years, he’s built up a wealth of experience in foundation design, soil testing, and onsite services. He leads his team to continually improve communication, quality, and outputs to deliver exceptional value for clients. He enjoys exploring new places and getting away with friends on camping trips, fishing trips, and being out on the road.
Wayne Kerkow

Wayne Kerkow

Group Team Leader - Compliance Inspections
With almost four decades of experience and a BE (Civil), Wayne has a strong background across structural design, compliance inspections, foundations, residential, and commercial engineering. Wayne joined STA in 2011 because he wanted to work more on the construction side of civil engineering. His team is responsible for ensuring construction compliance and providing invaluable feedback to our design team.
Larry Norris

Larry Norris

Group Team Leader Residential Foundations
Larry has over three decades of experience in the building industry, including 24 years working with STA. After starting his career in surveying, Larry completed studies in soil testing and before applying to work for STA in 1996. Larry’s team is responsible for all aspects of soil testing and foundation engineering (residential). He handles a lot of the customer service and regularly reviews and streamlines work processes to ensure clients get the best outcomes with quick turnaround times. When he’s not talking to clients or managing his team, Larry enjoys watching motorsports and listening to music.