Pensar now offers Subsurface Utility Engineering (SUE) services for our clients, a natural extension to our technical infrastructure capabilities and an offering which creates real cost savings.

The company recently appointed industry expert, Simon Griffin as Manager – Subsurface Utility Engineering and he brings to Pensar skills in asset detection, mapping of underground utilities, relocation of existing infrastructure, utility coordination and utility asset management broadening the company’s technical capabilities.

David Brown, Director (Power) said Simon’s appointment allows the company to add SUE to its skill set – reducing utility conflicts, project delays, unwanted extra project costs and potential utility damage. In Addition, adding SUE to the company’s capabilities means faster turnarounds and more responsive activity; as it’s no longer outsourced.

“Increased construction is adding to the demands of land, creating a concentration of utilities in some locations. These services allow us to design and deliver customised subsurface utility detection, survey and mapping solutions.”

Pensar designs and delivers infrastructure solutions across six business units for projects including urban development, road, rail, airports, water, power, marine and resources. Our broad spectrum of technical capabilities serves the diverse needs of a wide range of clients in the public and private sectors.

Simon said that he anticipates growing this area of the company significantly and by streamlining this offering across all of Pensar capabilities he believes that the benefits of offering a larger utility service will be significant.

“Whether it’s locating subsurface utilities on busy city streets or three dimensional mapping of subsurface utility assets on major infrastructure projects, I work closely with clients to coordinate the design and delivery of customised subsurface survey and mapping, utility detection and engineering solutions. Using state-of-the-art equipment and technologies, I help project owners, managers, engineers, designers and utility providers mitigate risk and avoid unnecessary and costly utility relocation and project delays.”

Simon also holds Dial Before You Dig (DBYD), Telstra, Optus and Energex accreditations.

Mr Brown said that the combination of Simon’s skills with the broad breadth of experience within Pensar means that the company can deliver true turn-key solutions for all its clients.