Infrastructure Cell Manager
“To me, lighting is so much more than just lights on poles, it is one of the backbones that our society is built on,” says Paul Doig.
“Lighting is one of the most integral parts of most engineering projects, and it can be amongst the most interesting and challenging too.”
A qualified Electrical Engineer, Paul is behind the design and coordination of some of the most large-scale and innovative public infrastructure lighting projects in Queensland.
Working on a range of diverse projects – from cutting edge lighting installations in new buildings to major urban street lighting projects, Paul coordinates the installation of services in narrow corridors and uses specialist design software tools to get each job underway.
“Each day I get to spend time with a group of friends that consistently impress me with their topic knowledge and quick wit,” says Paul.
Paul has worked on the Gold Coast Rapid Transit project – an ambitious, city-changing infrastructure project that has integrated a new light rail transport system in one of Australia’s fastest growing cities.
“We were involved in almost all the lighting aspects of this project – it was a thrill to see it all come to life and make such an impact on the city, especially in the lead-up to the 2018 Commonwealth Games,” he says.
He has also been heavily involved in the lighting upgrades for the Inner City Bypass and Western Freeway in Brisbane – both of which are the entrance and exit points to the Legacy Way tunnel, Brisbane’s newest and most exciting tunnel project.
“We’re not just about the lighting – we design intelligent transport systems which are the “smarts’ built into roads to monitor vehicle speed and height,” says Paul.
Further afield at Greater Springfield, he is now helping to design a range of lighting projects for Robelle Domain, a central parkland that will offer amazing features and facilities including waterfalls, cafes, water cascades, water play areas, land art pyramids, exhibition gardens, treetop walks and spaces suitable for large community events and gatherings. The project is one of dozens Paul is working on every day.
“We also design communications systems and power network design. You can’t have a building without power, without communication or without lighting. It’s our job to keep our fingers on the pulse of developments in technology. We’re constantly looking to the future and adapting for what is just around the corner.”
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