Staff Profile

Susan Shay – Director, RPEQ (Civil & Environmental)

Angela Harlen – Director (BBus)

Kate Brand - Senior Civil and Environmental Engineer BEng (Civil & Environmental Management) (2nd Class Hon), RPEQ

Cameron Summerville – Civil Engineer, RPEQ

Krystin Peach - Engineering Technologist, BTech (Eng)

Jack Morgan – Civil Designer & Drafter

Mitchell Hyam - Civil Drafter

Connor Krahnen - Undergraduate Engineer, UG BEng (Civil)

Susan Shay

Director, RPEQ (Civil & Environmental)

Beaudesert-born Susan is ACS Engineer’s Principal Civil and Environmental Engineer. Susan’s key skills focus on drainage design, environmental compliance and project management. Susan has 17 years experience in the civil and environmental consultancy industry and as a Registered Professional Engineer Queensland (RPEQ) provides her clients with quality solutions and advice.

Susan is experienced in development feasibility assessments, the management and supervision of engineering construction projects, stormwater quality and quantity assessment and management including Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD), analysis and design of stormwater drainage including hydraulics and hydrology, water supply and sewerage needs for agricultural, residential, commercial and industrial development projects.

Susan prides herself on delivering proactive and practical solutions satisfying the requirements of her clients, service authorities, local councils and local communities. Susan is mindful of her Client’s, the Community’s and the Environment’s needs and values the knowledge that stakeholders bring to a project. Susan is committed to building solid and trusting relationships with her clients and industry partners and guiding them through their development journey through superior communication.
Susan is proud to be a young professional providing quality engineering services to her community.

Angela Harlen

Director (BBus)

Angela obtained her degree in Business from the University of Queensland, Gatton Campus, and is one of the Directors at ACS Engineers and is responsible for overseeing and supervising all the businesses activities and employees. She is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and regularly attends courses and networking events to keep abreast of the latest trends in the business and finance sectors. Angela is not an Engineer, but, ACS Engineers rely on Angela to keep everyone aligned with the businesses goals and values.

Angela has her eye on the horizon and the bottom line! As the business leader for ACS Engineers she has the vision and knows where we are, where we want to go and how to engage the team. Without her skills the team cannot execute the ACS Engineers plan. She sets the teams goals and gives direction on how to move the business forward. Keeping the team inspired, Angela, is always one to communicate the businesses vision and values.

Positioning, people, passion, purpose and profits are what drive Angela.

Kate Brand

Senior Civil and Environmental Engineer
BEng (Civil & Environmental Management) (2nd Class Hon), RPEQ

Kate is a Civil and Environmental Engineer with over 10 years experience in the civil and environmental consultancy industry. Kate spent her childhood in the Scenic Rim and has returned after working on environmental and mining projects across Australia, South America, PNG and the pacific islands. As a Registered Professional Engineer in Queensland (RPEQ), Kate works with her clients to provide cost effective solutions that meet their needs, now and into the future.

Kate’s experience includes engineering design, construction supervision and management, ranging from stormwater assessments to large dam construction and environmental planning. Her technical experiences are erosion and sediment control, sustainable site water resource planning; risk assessment and dam failure impact assessments; planning and engineering feasibility studies; and, water resource planning and hydrology.

Kate understands the required details and how water management, infrastructure and construction issues affect the client or end user, yet knows the big picture impacts. She enjoys the opportunity to work closely with the local community and assist with the implementation of ACS Engineering designs.

Cameron Summerville

Civil Engineer, RPEQ

Cameron draws on a wide range of experience in the design and delivery of civil infrastructure projects to deliver optimal outcomes to clients. His experience and professional skills are endorsed by the Board of Professional Engineers Queensland in his qualification as a Registered Professional Engineer of Queensland (RPEQ).

Cameron predominately focuses his skills and expertise into the fields of civil infrastructure and public utilities such as water and sewer services. His depth of project perspectives benefits clients through his refined knowledge of the best approach to achieving their objectives. Cameron is recognised in the building and construction industry as the go to person to overcome engineering and management challenges that can present themselves throughout the course of a project.

Cameron also takes pride in keeping up with developments in the engineering world and passing on best practice knowledge to engineering graduates as required by his professional code of ethics. He strives to use his knowledge and skills to benefit the community and create engineering solutions for a sustainable future.

Krystin Peach

Engineering Technologist, BTech (Eng)

Krystin has over 10 years engineering experience working in both the private and public sectors.

Krystin’s experience has been 4 years spent as a Civil Designer for a private consultancy, and the previous 6 years at Scenic Rim Regional Council as a technical officer.

Krystin prides herself on her attention to detail and technical knowledge.

Jack Morgan

Civil Designer & Drafter

Jack has over 6 years experience with the Autodesk AutoCAD suite. After having studied Graphic Design and Engineering Design in high school, Jack utilised his AutoCAD skills doing freelance work while studying Civil Engineering at QUT before changing course and pursuing a carrier in drafting. Jack continues to increase his knowledge of AutoCAD and engineering practices.

Mitchell Hyam

Civil Drafter

Mitchell has 3 years’ experience with a variety of Autodesk AutoCAD products.

After studying Graphic Design at High School, Mitchell has furthered his knowledge of CAD through his tertiary education studies.

Studying at both the University of Queensland and at Southbank Institute of TAFE, in the fields of Architecture and Building Design.

He is continuing this knowledge of design by working in his hometown pursuing a career in civil design and drafting.

Connor Krahnen

Undergraduate Engineer, UG BEng (Civil)

Born in Beaudesert, Connor has spent his whole life growing up in the Scenic Rim area.

Having completed nearly all his schooling career at the Kooralbyn International School, he developed an interest in the field of engineering and decided to pursue it. Currently studying second year civil/ structural engineering at the University of Queensland, St Lucia campus, alongside some mechanical engineering electives, he works at ACS Engineers as assistant drafter and trainee engineer, hoping to gain early knowledge and experience within the industry.

Connor hopes to apply these experiences to future studies and works, to eventually graduate to a professional engineer.

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