Patrick MacNeill, Principal Consultant, Engineering

Patrick joined Geodetica after a successful career with the Department of Defence, with over a decade in various engineering roles across major maritime acquisition programs.

He has been involved in several key Defence projects, including as Platform Engineer for JP 2048 PH 2A/B LHD Project, Senior Platform Engineer for SEA 5000 Future Frigate Program and Platform Engineer involved with the Ocean Protector rapid acquisition. He was also the Principal Engineer / Technical Director for a number of years within the Offshore Patrol Vessel Program (includes Project SEA 1180 Offshore Patrol Vessel and Project SEA 1905 Tranche 2).

These roles have involved the development of engineering plans and processes, the review of platform systems design, development of systems engineering processes and the development of Integrated Logistics Support and Configuration Management processes in support of integrated engineering delivery. Through these roles, Patrick has focused on fostering relationships, both within Defence and with industry partners, to drive the outcomes required to deliver.

Outside of work, you’ll find Patrick spending time with family or getting out on the golf course whenever he can.

“I enjoy working as a leader within teams which are able to drive integration across both Defence and industry parts of the program. Building relationships between the engineering and project management teams is the core role of an engineering leader. This includes working with integrated teams (APS, ADF and Industry) to put people in the best position to succeed. At the end of the day, it is people who deliver outcome."

Qualifications and experience

  • Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical), CPENG, NER
  • Formerly delegated as a Principal Engineer by DGENG-N
  • Engineering Management
  • Systems Engineering, Requirements and Confirmation Management
  • Engineering Governance and Planning
  • Integrated Logistics Support
  • Stakeholder Management
  • ASDEFCON Practitioner
  • Strategic planning
  • Leadership and mentoring

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