Our People

Susan Shay – Director, RPEQ (Civil & Environmental)

Angela Harlen – Director / Bachelor of Business (Agribusiness), MAICD

Sara Stanley – Civil Engineer, BEng (Civil)

Nicholas Falvey – Senior Civil Designer, AD Civil Engineering

Matthew Westphal – Civil Engineer, BEng (Civil) / Bachelor of Business (Management)

Jared Skinner – Civil Designer/Drafter, BEng Tech (Civil)

Malinda Sellars – Civil Drafter, Cert 3 Engineering Technician

Taylah Black – Undergraduate Civil 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 21 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 – Bachelor of Business (Agribusiness), MAICD

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.

Sara Stanley

Civil Engineer, BEng (Civil)

Growing up in the Scenic Rim, Sara completed her Civil Engineering degree at Queensland University of Technology. Upon completing University, Sara worked as a Graduate Civil Engineer in the construction industry, on large scale regional projects. Sara is keen to continue developing her engineering skills and deliver professional engineering solutions within the local community.

Nicholas Falvey

Senior Civil Designer, AD Civil Engineering

Nick has over 10 years of design experience and has primarily worked in the public sector before starting at ACS Engineers. Nick was raised in Boonah and still resides in the town he has called home for over 30 years. Nick will be primarily based in our Boonah office and will be able to offer good quality design to meet the needs of the Boonah community and other surrounding areas. His years of experience in the design and delivery of a wide variety of civil infrastructure projects is a great asset to the ACS Engineer’s team.

Matthew Westphal

Civil Engineer, BEng (Civil) / Bachelor of Business (Management)

Before graduating from QUT in 2019, Matthew worked at ACS Engineers in 2018 as an undergraduate engineer. Upon graduation, Matthew relocated to Barcaldine to work for GBA Engineers, gaining invaluable experience working for regional councils. He has now relocated back to the Scenic Rim to join ACS Engineers as a Civil Engineer with a commitment to ongoing professional development and a keen interest in project management and sustainable design.

Jared Skinner

Civil Designer/Drafter, BEng Tech (Civil)

With over 15 years of experience in the design and delivery of a wide variety of civil infrastructure projects, Jared joined ACS Engineers in late 2020. After working for numerous engineering firms within Brisbane, Jared wanted a career and lifestyle change and relocated to Beaudesert to further his career whilst enjoying time with his young family.

Malinda Sellars

Civil Drafter, Cert 3 Engineering Technician

Malinda is an experienced drafter who holds further education status within the civil engineering sector. Malinda has previously worked in the local government sector for an extended period and has learned knowledge of statutory requirements and drafting standards required.

Taylah Black

Undergraduate Civil Engineer, UG BEng (Civil)

Taylah is currently completing her Civil Engineering degree at the University of Queensland and hopes to graduate at the end of 2021. Taylah has joined the team at ACS Engineers whilst undertaking and finalizing her studies in Civil Engineering. Taylah is from the Mackay region and is learning all the facets of a small engineering firm, expanding her knowledge in the carrying out and the delivery of projects related to professional engineering and infrastructure services. She is learning to effectively liaise with clients, providers, Council and other stakeholders to achieve the required deliverables of a professional engineering firm.