Team

KEY PEOPLE

Rickard Engineering provides Civil, Structural and Façade Engineering services in Australia and worldwide. The aim of the company is to provide top quality engineering services in terms of durability, stability, economy and constructability with our highly professional team with over 40 years’ experience in business. Rickard Engineering is experienced in providing effective project communications with other project stakeholders. Our expert team is highly efficient in understanding project requirements and in collaborating with other stakeholders to deliver the design to meet architectural requirements. Below are the key personnel that drive our success and we are proud to introduce them to you.

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Charles Rickard

Principal

Charles Rickard is one of Australia’s most sought-after engineers who has built a solid reputation through delivering quality, trust and innovation within his field. Charles graduated from the University of Surrey, UK in 1975. There he was lectured by worldwide authority, Dr David Hannant in the subject of Fibreglass Composites which included Glass Reinforced Cement (GRC hereafter). After eight years of consultancy and contracting in the UK, he migrated to Sydney, Australia in 1984. In establishing his company Rickard and Partners (subsequently Rickard Engineering), he soon found his training and experience in composites was of value in not only GRC but also Fibre Reinforced Plastic.

In 1999, he was contracted by the GRC Industry Group of the National Precast Concrete Association Australia to produce the document ‘Design Manufacture and Installation of GRC’. Charles has worked in the GRC and façade Engineering industry in the USA, Singapore, Hong Kong, UK, the Middle East and Australia. He was Technical Secretary to the National Precast Concrete Association (NPCAA), in the 90s when he wrote the Australian Code of Practice for GRC.

Charles pioneered the use of incorporating continuous glass filament to improve strength for projects and is a consultant independent of any GRC manufacturing organisation, offering full design and engineering services anywhere in the world.

His portfolio includes major projects across the globe: Oman Convention Centre (Oman), Museum of Contemporary Art (Sydney), Merlion (Singapore), Monash University (Melbourne), Al Rayyan Stadium (Qatar), Adelaide State Library (Adelaide) National Bank of Oman (Oman), Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (Melbourne), Australia 108 (Melbourne) and Taronga Institute of Science and Learning (Sydney).

Charles Rickard
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Aleksander Vuceski

Aleksandar Vuceski

Associate

Aleksandar Vuceski is an experienced Structural / Façade Engineer. Educated in Macedonia at the University of Ss. Cyril and Methodius, Skopje, Aleksandar holds a BEng (Civil / Structural) and has over 9 years’ experience as a Structural Engineer across an extensive portfolio internationally and domestically. His first job in Australia was with world renowned consulting engineer Aurecon. Following some time in Gladstone QLD, his major involvement was the NCIG coal loader project in Newcastle.

Aleksandar joined Rickard Engineering in 2013 and has broadened his expertise to include all areas of structural analysis, gaining experience in the design of commercial, residential and industrial structures. Aleksandar is now one of the most proficient façade engineers in Australia. Major projects that Aleksander has contributed to include: Barangaroo R8 and R9 Buildings (Sydney, NSW), Rosewood Towers (Lusail, Qatar), Wynyard Walk (Sussex Street Bridge, Sydney), Sydney Airport International Terminal T3 (Sydney) and Hillsong Church Epicentre (Sydney).

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Arash Hemmati

Associate

Arash Hemmati is a Senior Civil and Structural Engineer. He has over 15 years’ experience in a diverse portfolio of projects including heavy industrial, oil and gas, power, multi-storey commercial and residential projects. Arash received both his Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering and a Master’s degree in Structural Engineering from Sharif University of Technology, Iran. He received a Master’s degree in project management from Curtin University, Perth, Australia.

He is a professional member of the Institution of Engineers Australia and with his extensive engineering knowledge and project management experience, he is capable of leading engineering projects to the maximum benefit of clients and other stakeholders. Arash has a substantial portfolio of major projects including Australia 108 (Melbourne,), Al Rayyan Stadium (Doha, Qatar), Infinity by Crown (Sydney) and 380 Lonsdale (Melbourne).

Arash Hemmati
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Amir

Amir Naderi

Associate

Amir Naderi is a senior Structural/Façade Engineer and a highly professional member of the Rickard Engineering team. With an impressive portfolio in a variety of projects ranging from commercial to residential, Amir is highly regarded within the engineering industry. He holds a Master of Structural Engineering from the University of New South Wales and a Master of Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology also from University of New South Wales.

Amir is a Chartered Engineer (NER) and also registered in Queensland (RPEQ) and Victoria (VBA). Amir has been with Rickard Engineering since 2014 and within this time has contributed to a range of major projects both domestically and internationally including Australia 108 (VIC), 380 Lonsdale (VIC), Wynyard Walk (Sydney), The Ribbon (Sydney), Australian Parliament House (ACT), Oman Convention Centre (Muscat, Oman) and Singapore Zoo (Singapore).

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Jason Pandolfo

Senior Engineer

Jason is a Structural Engineer and a highly regarded member of the Rickard Engineering team. Having attended Sydney University, Jason had various industry roles before joining Rickard Engineering in 2018.

Having already built a significant portfolio in a variety of projects including both commercial and residential sites, Jason continues to prove himself in larger, more complex projects. His portfolio now includes engineering for: Sydney Metro Dam (NSW), IMEX Freight Terminal (NSW), The Star – Destination Gold Coast (QLD), Sydney Domestic and International Terminals (NSW), Westconnex Tunnel (NSW) and product development and installation engineering for Compass Pools (NSW).

Jason Pandolfo