John FitzGerald
Associate - Senior Structural Engineer
MEL

As an Associate Senior Engineer specialising in structural engineering, John brings an excellent knowledge of a wide range of building methodologies and project management skills to the WGA Melbourne office.

John has built a successful reputation for his work in the various types of structures that support communication equipment and has applied his expertise to many projects including Noise Attenuation Walls, retaining Walls, Aged Care developments and Education projects for both Private and Government schools. John has worked in NSW, Victoria and overseas including a 2-year tenure in London. Working collaboratively with peers and stakeholders, he gained an appreciation of the importance of good communication and understanding of different work structures, timeframes and site related challenges.

He is driven by his desire to resolve complex problems surrounding design and certification of steel lattice transmission towers, guyed masts, free standing steel lattice towers and wind up masts with sophisticated and practical design solutions. John enjoys the intricacies and nuances that come with the nature of this specialised field. John’s collective experience has enabled him to gain a profound understanding and appreciation for the importance of a methodical approach to large-scale projects.

He has enjoyed exploring applications of structural design across various industries and materials including masonry, timber, acrylics, aluminum, steel and concrete, John embraces opportunities to further develop his engineering knowledge in each field and cites his work in these areas as challenging, but with great reward. Working in London on the headquarters of GlaxoSmithKline John gained the valuable experience of understanding the holistic knowledge of major commercial project from concept to final construction, being involved in both design and construction. As the site engineer during construction allowed him practical application of his design and the valuable skills of being able to work closely with clients, contractors and colleagues, John aims to achieve solutions which exceed client expectations and deliver outstanding project results.


John’s project experience includes:

  • Freestanding Towers, Guyed Mast, Rooftop Masts and Wind up masts supporting Communication Equipment across Australia, Asia and the South Pacific Islands
  • Baptcare Strathalan Aged Care – Stage 2
  • Melba College
  • Allity Aged Care – Greenview & Claremont Terrace
  • Dandenong Education Precinct
  • B.E.R. Templates