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 experienced personnel, and instill 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 from clients being recognition in itself.
Darryl was part of the family earthmoving business in New Zealand before moving to the Sunshine Coast where he first started with his own truck, excavator and bobcat as D&S Earthworks. The first job was contracting to Tenix Alliance, a large company who at the time was involved in underground construction of electrical works. During this time he became more skilled with the civil part of the electrical infrastructure works and has now more than 20 years experience in this field. Darryl heads the operations of DSE, building relationships with new and existing clients and ensuring projects run smoothly and clients are happy.
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 and now has a more strategic administration and financial role within DSE. Sharon also leads our document control and processes for upkeeping our ISO Accreditation.
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.
Safety & Compliance
Grace joined us as our Safety & Compliance officer in early 2020. Grace's role is to ensure we maintain our high safety standards, including implementing and maintaining all safety documents needed, ensuring our teams on site understand our safety management system and keeping all staff trained with up to date skills. Grace has a Certificate IV in WHS, she is a trained to perform workplace drug testing, auditing and also conducts our own testing of equipment.
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.
Kelvin joined DSE in 2018 bringing with him his Project Management skills from many years in the construction industry. Kelvin specialises in our smaller projects and is always prioritising works with our clients to ensure smooth and on-time delivery of projects.
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.