Power Control Engineers Pty Ltd is an electrical design, consulting and project management company focused on electrical power systems.

We have over 250 years of combined electrical engineering experience and our mission is to develop and maintain a leadership role in this field so as to deliver excellence and value to our customers.


Power Control Engineers was founded in Newcastle in 2003 by Ken Bode with a focus on electrical engineering services for heavy industry. The company initially provided electrical engineering services to the two Aluminium smelters in the Hunter Valley.

In 2006 PCE started to grow to meet the increasing demand for electrical engineering particularly in the region. PCE has continued its growth, now with a permanent presence in Melbourne and Perth. PCE is now servicing a range of clients and industries throughout Australia and internationally.

Our Team

Rob Baxter – Principal Consultant (Grid Connections)


  • Project concept design
  • Utility liaison
  • Connection Applications and Processes


Colin Mackay – Lead Electrical Engineer


  • Electrical switchgear applications
  • HV transformers and switchgear installation, testing and commissioning
  • Protection schemes, motor control applications and earthing systems


Mark Second – Lead Electrical Engineer


  • High Voltage Detailed design
  • Power system studies (load flow, protection and earthing)
  • Commissioning




Don Carbarns – Lead Electrical Engineer


  • Project Management
  • Utility liaison
  • Earthing studies




Dennis Slade – Lead Electrical Engineer


  • Brownfield and greenfield installations
  • Utility liaison
  • Connection Applications and Processes



Ian Varcoe – Lead Electrical Engineer

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  • Brownfield and greenfield installations
  • HV maintenance strategies
  • High Voltage Installation Safety Management Plans (HVISMP)



Leonie McNeill – Senior Electrical Engineer


  • Power system studies (load flow, protection and arc flash)
  • Secondary (protection) detailed design
  • Control & automation (design, programming & commissioning)



Justin Barbour – Senior Electrical Engineer


  • High Voltage detailed design
  • Utility liaison
  • Power system studies (load flow, protection and earthing)


Graham Boucher – Senior Electrical Engineer


  • Project management
  • Electrical design and power system analysis
  • Generation, transmission and distribution networks


Paul O'Donohue – Senior Electrical Engineer


  • On site support
  • High voltage testing
  • High voltage operator training


Andrew Pilarski – Senior Electrical Engineer


  • Industrial Engineering
  • Power System Studies
  • Commissioning



Patrick Ivory – Electrical Engineer


  • Control & Automation (Design, Programming & Commissioning)
  • Power System Studies (Protection, Arc Flash & Earthing)
  • Project Management


Alex Murray – Electrical Engineer


  • Level 3 detailed design
  • Power system studies (load flow, protection and earthing)
  • Utility liaison



Mark Cornally – CAD Designer / Drafter


  • Schematics, Control & Process Diagrams (AutoCad & Microstation)
  • Switchboard Design and Inspections / Existing Site Inspections & Upgrade
  • Licensed Electrician

Matthew Davison – Graduate Electrical Engineer


  • Graduate Electrical Engineer 2016 First Class Honours
  • Power System Studies



Nicholas Sain – Undergraduate Electrical Engineer

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  • Power System Modelling
  • Power Distribution Analysis


Will Magnussen – Undergraduate Electrical Engineer

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  • Power System Studies (Load Flow, Protection & Earthing)
  • Power Systems Modelling 
  • Power Transmission & Distribution Analysis


Ralph Asquith – Company Secretary / Accountant


  • Chartered Accountant
  • 35 years in Profession and Industry

Brian Ness – Group Business Development Manager


  • Business development and strategic planning
  • BSc Mech Eng (Hons)
  • Graduate Diploma in Business Management


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