Meet Brad Thomas

Meet Brad Thomas, the Discipline Lead of BG&E Resources’ (BGER) civil engineering team.

From a young age, Brad expressed curiosity about how things work and how things are built. He says, “I grew up with my grandparents and my grandfather was a ‘jack of all trades’. I spent many hours after school and during holidays helping him to fix things and learning from him.”

Brad is a visual learner and enjoys the process of seeing a concept come to life in physical form. A natural career pathway for him was engineering, which he studied at Curtin University and, graduated with Honours in Civil and Construction Engineering.

When reflecting on a career milestone that he is proud of Brad mentioned his time working in the South West of Western Australia (WA), during his graduate year. He says, “I was involved in the construction of a Main Roads Western Australia (MRWA) bridge over the Collie River, which involved most facets of civil engineering including piling, structural concrete, bulk earthworks and roadworks. The broad and diverse experience that I gained from that project at such an early stage of my career has shaped my thinking and approach around civil construction.”

When reflecting on joining BGER he says, “I was initially drawn to the fast growing and dynamic working environment, which has held true in my experience, over the last two years.” From sharing a laugh throughout the day, to huddling together in a design review or catching up after work, it’s the people that truly make it a great place to work.”

Brad and his team assist clients by developing efficient designs that reduce waste and minimise infrastructure footprints.

His team collaborates with others to minimise the environmental impact of civil works through clever design, innovation, and careful consideration of materials reuse. This focus extends through each stage of our projects, from concept through to construction.

At home, Brad is putting his engineering and geotechnical expertise to good use, as he plans the renovation of his 1930s California bungalow.

His curiosity knows no bounds when he works through a Rubik’s Cube in under two minutes.

Brad has been counting down the days until the next season of ‘Drive to Survive’ returns to the screen, which fuels his serious passion for Formula 1.

His best downtime is spent with his family and Labradoodle.

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