Hugh Van Essen

Hugh commenced his career in 1979, working as a site engineer

and eventually as a site manager for a large international mechanical and electrical contractor.

Between 1984 and 1997, Hugh held a number of positions with Lincolne Scott Australia and progressed to an Associate position. The experience gained during these years centred on the development of electrical, lighting, and communication design skills.

Hugh joined AHW in mid-1997 and became an Associate Director in 2000. In 2003, Hugh was appointed Director of AHW.
Hugh has been the main consultant for our major multi-site rollouts for clients, such as Skilled, Spotlight and NAB.

Hugh’s special field of competency is the project management of large and technically complex projects involving the integration of a variety of specialist service providers. He has acted as a team leader on a number of landmark projects. Some of these projects have been recognised by receiving awards for technical excellence in the fields of energy efficiency and lighting design.

Hugh’s expertise extends to a detailed knowledge of not only his core electrical experience, but also other disciplines associated with the building services industry.

Qualifications & Affiliations
Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical), University of Melbourne
Certificate of Illuminating Engineers, RMIT
Member, Institute of Engineers Australia
Member, Illuminating Engineering Society of Australia
Registered Professional Engineer

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