Meet our People

Our success has only been possible through the commitment and skill of our staff.

DSE employs people with skills and experience necessary for reliable and high quality services. Our success has only been possible through the commitment and skill of our staff. We employ highly experienced personnel, and instil them with a commitment to client needs and readiness to innovate. Our employees are a valuable mix of local and international experience, knowledge, loyal and committed to continuous development; these factors help DSE to retain its ability to construct state of the art infrastructure.

DSE has been recognised for construction excellence with repeat business very a core of clients being recognition in itself.

Darryl Rankin
Darryl Rankin
Director Operations

Darryl was part of the family earthmoving business in New Zealand before moving to the Sunshine Coast in Queensland where he first purchased his own ‘combo’ truck, excavator and bobcat.  His first job was contracting to Tenix Alliance, a large company who at the time was involved in underground construction of electrical works.  It was during this time he became more knowledgable and skilled with the civil part of the electrical works and has now more than 20 years experience both practically and technically in this field.  Darryl is in charge of the big picture operations of DSE, building relationships with new and existing clients and ensuring projects run smoothly and clients are happy.

Darryl Rankin
Sharon Bates
Director Administration

Sharon commenced work within the legal industry before moving to a training and product marketing role with Telecom New Zealand.  When Sharon returned to Australia with Darryl and their children in 2003, she became the sole office person at the beginning and now has a more strategic administration and financial role within DSE.

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Kathy O'Leary
Finance & HR Manager

Kathy’s accountancy background, combined with her absolute loyalty and dedication to DSE, has enabled us to be in a position of knowing exactly where we are with project performance.   Kath is known as our Excel guru and has implemented financial project processes and templates all used throughout the company.  Kath was DSE’s Employee of the Year 2017.

Darryl Rankin
Craig Twomey
HSQ Manager

Craig has taken up the role of DSE's HSE Officer to ensure that all aspects of safety management, auditing, compliance.  Craig has come from a construction background with many years keeping his projects and staff safe.  

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Tony McDonell
Projects Co-ordinator

Tony joined DSE in 2009 and brought with him a whole wealth of industry knowledge.  Tony has extensive on-site experience with civil works and is our company ‘go-to’ man.  Even though we try and keep him in the office more and off the tools as much as we can these days, Tony can be found operating a machine or in a trench, giving staff hands-on training and ensuring DSE’s best practices are always implemented.  Another critical part of the DSE family, Tony is always available to offer solutions to many situations.

Darryl Rankin
Chez-Rose Rankin
Project Manager

From a young school-leaver to DSE’s leading Project Manager, Chez-Rose commenced as a junior estimator in 2012 too scared to answer the phone in case someone asked her a hard question, to now an extremely capable, knowledgeable and valuable member of DSE who knows the ins and outs of both our civil and electrical works.  Chez-Rose project manages multiple projects with many crews doing multiple things from underground civil works to above ground electrical works, as well as working with client engineers on site.  All of this combined with her thorough computer and analytical skills, Chez-Rose is another highly valued member of the team.

Darryl Rankin
Mick Carter
Electrical Foreman

As a qualified electrician, Mick joined the DSE team 5 years ago and now leads our Electrical team.  Mick has extensive experience with road and street lighting, switchboards and transformers.  Mick co-ordinates our resources and materials and is part of any electrical switches we have with Energex.

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