MEET TEAM TUNGSTEN

Vince Williams Founder | Managing Director

RPEQ NER CPEng MIEAust APEC IntPE(Aust) EC BE (Hons)

Vince embodies drive, determination, hard work and the ability to succeed like no other. Whether it be in his engineering concepts, creating a sustainable business, his CrossFit skills or his unquenchable thirst for personal & leadership development.

With over 14 years’ experience in Structural Engineering, Vince has always embraced creativity, questioned the norms and challenged traditional ways of achieving his end goal.

A bit of a closet nerd, Vince loves to solve complex problems and get his hands dirty in the details. Being born and raised in the Adelaide Hills, he’s passionate about AFL (having also personally played for over 15 years) but in recent times he’s even more passionate about the human brain and learning how to master the mind through meditation.

Suzanne Williams People & Brand Director

BBM (HRER) IECL (L1)

Suz is obsessed with understanding human behaviour, what drives us and ensuring our team are loving life at Tungsten Structures. She’s the keeper of the culture, our chief brand promoter and our sanity check when it comes to all things people - both internally and externally.

As a trained HR expert and Executive, Leadership and life coach, you’ll often find Suz seemingly being oh so friendly, but at the same time hitting us right between the eyes asking the tough questions.

In keeping with her vibrant personality, Suz spends her time outside of Tungsten coaching clients through her business Grace & Grind, zenning it out through her pilates and yoga practice and spending every hard-earned dollar on her high needs pooch.

Elise McDonald Associate Structural Engineer

NER RPEQ CPEng MIEAust BE (Hons 1)

There are three things that Elise holds near and dear in her life. Precision in her projects; logic and facts that fuel her technical fire; and adventurous days slogging it out through rough terrain on her mountain bike.

Elise is our technical guru at Tungsten Structures and the team go to when it comes to ensuring things are completed to the highest of standards. As Elise would say, “there’s a right way and a wrong way to get the job done, so let’s make sure we do it the right way.”

When Elise isn’t keeping us all on our technical toes, you’ll find her winning gold medals in mountain bike races all over the country and making friends with any doggos she lays her eyes on.

Adam Segrave Senior Structural Engineer

RPEQ RPEng BE (Hons)

As one of Tungsten’s experienced Senior Structural Engineers, Adam loves to get out and about to see our projects coming to life. An avid people person, Adam thrives on assisting with those nitty gritty on-site problems and helping his clients find practical solutions.

When Adam isn’t on site or working on some of our contemporary new designs, you’ll find him nursing his new born daughter in one arm whilst feeding the many animals on his growing homestead with the other. If you have a question about any possible hobby known to man, the chances are Adam can tell you about it. A master of beer brewing, coffee extraordinaire, running a homestead (complete with chickens, duck, geese and aquaponics), smoking meats and a self-confessed Subaru fan, there is pretty much nothing Adam can’t do. Oh and did we mention he is a trained chef? Yep he’s our jack of all trades, literally!

Michael King Structural Engineer

BE (Hons 1)

Michael is one of the most patient, conscientious and reliable guys around town. Need someone who will always deliver? Michael is your guy.

Having worked in heavy industry structural engineering for over 5 years, Michael is now spreading his niche expertise across Tungsten building projects. Michael thrives on challenging the status quo and finding the most effective way to get the job done.

A mountain biking and football enthusiast (the soccer kind), as well as a devoted dog Dad to his cavoodle Alfie, Michael has got a breadth of talent, not to mention his freaky ten pin bowling abilities (make sure you ask him sometime).

Julian Chinn Graduate Structural Engineer

BE (Hons)

Julian has a thirst for absorbing all the technical components of Structural Engineering and he certainly adds value to all his projects. He is a team player by every definition, which is not surprising given his cricketing background. As a cricket die hard, he has both coached and played for over 12 years and even took his playing career over to the UK and bashed it out with the best of them in the home of cricket.

Julian’s also an avid country music fan, so you’ll often find him working on his engineering designs while listening to some country beats and in his spare time teaching himself this genre through playing the guitar and the harmonica.

Matthew Griffin Graduate Structural Engineer

BE (Hons)

Matt is always living the Tungsten team values by dedicating himself to continuous development and learning each day. An excel guru and forward thinker, Matt is always on the lookout for ways to not only improve himself but find efficiencies in our processes and ways to #support the wider team.

A curious and passionate member of our team, it was Matt's rural  upbringing in Far North Queensland on the family farm that sparked his interest of structures at a young age (however you definitely won't catch him listening to any country music). Matt takes pride in his work and is most satisfied with a job well done, unlike his preferred steak (medium rare if you were wondering). When's he's not at work, Matt loves to cook and spend time with friends over a couple of frosty bevvies and is a follower of all things sport related, particularly basketball and rugby.

Celfrey Salamanes Tekla Manager

BSE (Phil.) CE Licence (PRC Phil.)

Celfrey is our Tekla expert and honestly one of the nicest guys you’ll ever meet. With over 14 years’ experience in all things engineering software, he loves to use his advanced technical knowledge to improve team processes and procedures. Celfrey pours his heart and soul into everything he does, from running our Tekla team to teaching the team the latest trends and tricks to make their jobs easier to volunteering for neighbourhood clean ups and education in his local community.

Celfrey is a dedicated family man and is at his happiest when he is spending time with his wife and daughter while cultivating his green thumb tending to his home garden.

Jemma Cunanan Cadet Tekla Technician

Jem is our resident alegbra queen and when she's not busy solving complex formulas she's learning from the team and building on her technical drafting skills.  Jem loves nothing better than analysing plans and seeing a design through all stages of modelling to create an expert outcome.  Believing that the key to success is 'to help each other out', Jem is always on-hand to help the team out wherever she can whilst learning as much as possible to hone her Tekla skills.

When Jem's not being a Tungsten Tekla ninja, you will find her at home spending time with her family of five, reading, watching movies (Jumanji is her favourite) or going hiking or camping with loved ones. If you are lucky enough, you might even catch her working on her singing!

Louisa Dyson Operations & Office Manager

Lou is the master organisational ninja and gets her kicks in getting things done. Her pragmatic prowess is second to none. As our Operations & Office Manager, Lou ensures our office runs like a well-oiled machine while making everyone’s lives easy as she tackles the complex operational problems that can bog others down.

When Lou’s not keeping team Tungsten in tip top shape, you’ll find her being a supermum and wife and finding a balance between fuelling her wellbeing vibes through her love of Pilates instructing whilst finding the newest place to eat or drink (yes you can love both wine and exercise!).

Lily Bostroem Office Administrator

Lily is a lover of list making, getting things done right the first time and a guru of all things administration. Lily is a huge asset to the Tungsten team with her broad experience across administration and support across various industries such as engineering consultancy, laboratory and fire testing.  Not only does Lily keep the office humming smoothly on a daily basis (we are never without coffee!), she ensures our office plants are thriving, the MDs calculations are filed and the team is never without support. With such a broad range of skills, there's nothing Lily can't do or won't try her hand at.

Out of the office you will find Lily getting creative at home painting, getting out amongst nature either hiking or camping or whipping up some delicious "Fika" and introducing Australia to her Swedish roots.