About me
I am a structural engineer with experience in highrise, commercial and industrial structures. My CV is provided below, and outlines the main points of my career.
Specialist experience
Design of deep basements for top-down construction techniques.
Design of raft foundations for highrise structures (including in conjunction with top-down construction).
'Fast-track' design and document delivery.
Familiar with Australian, British, North American and South East Asian design codes.
To discuss how my design experience can be applied to your project, please use the contact details on this page or email me via this form. Further information on my workplace is available at
Resume of Jeffrey Roulston
BEng (Hons) MIEAust RPEQ
I have had extensive exposure to all stages of structural design of building structures in steel, concrete and composite materials. Specialist design experience has been gained in planning and design of top-down basement construction, and the design of tall buildings for dynamic loading. My technical communication skills have matured through hands-on site supervision and the management of resident engineering teams. With experience managing human and technical resources in a volatile business environment, my capabilities extend to all aspects of engineering consulting.
Education and professional affiliations
Bachelor of Engineering (Civil), 1st class honours, QUT 1992
QUT Medal
Deans Award for Excellence
Member, Institution of Engineers Australia
Member, Concrete Institute of Australia
Registered Professional Engineer of Queensland no. 6807
Professional employment record
Feb 1998 – present, Bruce Lemcke Engineering Pty Ltd, Senior Engineer

This position involves preliminary and detailed design of all aspects of building structures, preparation of tender and construction documents and periodic supervision of structures under construction. These functions are carried out with limited supervision of the firm’s principal. The role requires liaison with clients, contractors and other members of the consultant team involved on the projects, and delivery of documents on time and within budget.

Apr 1996 – Jan 1998, Robert Bird & Assoc Sdn Bhd (Malaysia), Technical Manager

In this role, Jeffrey managed the technical and human resources of a design office servicing large projects throughout Malaysia, and reported to both local and Brisbane-based senior management. Aside from performing preliminary and detailed design and documentation of building structures, he managed a team of on-site resident engineers conducting supervision of various projects under construction. Many of the projects undertaken in this period brought together consultant teams from multiple countries, and required close liaison with clients to overcome the hurdles of a volatile economic market.

Jan 1993 – Mar 1996, Robert Bird and Partners Pty Ltd, Design Engineer

Project highlights
  • Axis, Main Beach
  • Axis

    Preliminary and detailed design of a 30 level reinforced concrete apartment building at Surfers Paradise.

  • The Observatory, Brisbane

  • The Observatory Preliminary and detailed design of a 28 level reinforced concrete apartment building in the Brisbane CBD.

  • Deepwater Point Stage 2, Labrador

  • Deepwater stage 2 Detailed design and construction supervision of structural elements for 12 and 17 level apartment buildings. The tower structure consists of reinforced concrete flat plates and a post-tensioned transfer grillage over the carpark levels.

  • Metropolis apartments, Brisbane

  • Metropolis Preliminary and detailed design of all structural elements for a 15 level apartment building in the Brisbane CBD, and periodic supervision during construction.

  • Deepwater Point Stage 1, Labrador

  • Deepwater stage 1 Detailed design and construction supervision of a reinforced concrete, 17 level apartment tower. The project was documented on a design-construct basis, requiring document delivery on a tight schedule to suit the contractor.

  • Supercheap Auto distribution centre, Lawnton

  • Detailed design and construction supervision of a 14000 m2 warehouse utilising portal frames and tilt-up panels.

  • Riviera stage 2, South Brisbane

  • Deepwater stage 1 Detailed design and construction supervision of all elements of the structure for two 14 level apartment buildings overlooking the Brisbane CBD. The project was documented on a fast track, design-construct basis. The structure consisted of reinforced concrete flat plates over a post-tensioned transfer level.

  • Pacific Pines reservoir, Helensvale

  • Preliminary design, detailed design and construction supervision for a 16 megalitre, circular prestressed reservoir.

  • Brisbane Cricket Ground stages 4 and 5

  • Preliminary and detailed design of pretensioned precast seating units and long span floor units for the southern and eastern grandstands. Precast alternatives to insitu slabs were also developed and implemented for the western back-of-house areas.

  • Mincom Central, Brisbane

  • Detailed design of pretensioned precast floor units for a 10 storey office tower.

  • Westin Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

  • Westin hotel Design review and site supervision for a 37 storey hotel over five basements. This process involved liaison with the (offshore) design engineer and close cooperation with the geotechnical consultant to overcome issues associated with the limestone founding strata.

  • Penang Treasure, Penang, Malaysia

  • Penang Treasure Concept design, design development and management of detailed design and documentation for a 34 level beachfront hotel and apartment complex over three basements in adverse ground conditions.

  • Hotel Universal, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

  • Hotel Universal Design development, detailed design and site supervision for a 20 storey 600 room hotel and 20 storey office tower over six podium levels and five basement levels. The structure was designed for simultaneous top down and tower construction, and employed composite vertical and transfer elements.

  • Venice Hill Condominiums, Cheras, Malaysia

  • Venice Hill A condominium development comprising 13 towers varying from 13 to 35 storeys. Involvement included detailed design, construction support, management of the engineering team providing site supervision and contract management for aspects of the foundation works.

  • A'Famosa Golf Resort, Malacca, Malaysia

  • A'Famosa Eight 24 storey apartment buildings, eight low rise apartments and club house facilities for a golf resort. Involvement included detailed design, construction support and management of the engineering team providing site supervision.

  • Brisbane Cricket ground Northern Grandstand

  • Gabba grandstand A 9000 seat, two tiered grandstand incorporating extensive facilities for both players and spectators. The project received a High Commendation from IEAust in the 1996 Engineering Excellence Awards.

  • Lippo Life City, Jakarta, Indonesia

  • Detailed design of various structural elements for twelve 30 storey apartment towers containing 3000 units, a 30 storey hotel, 250,000 m2 of retail area and underground parking for 6000 cars.

  • Admiralty Towers stages 1 and 2, Brisbane

  • Admiralty towers Detailed design of horizontal elements for a 23 level and a 37 level apartment tower situated beside the Brisbane river.

  • City Tower, Jakarta, Indonesia

  • City Tower Detailed design of a 32 storey steel framed office building over 6 deep basements. The substructure employed top-down construction techniques and a raft foundation.

Other activities
  • Collaboration platform implementation

  • Planned, implemented and customised the Microsoft Sharepoint platform for Bruce Lemcke Engineering. Our extensive use of tele-commuting staff presented unique challenges for effective design collaboration and document control. The Microsoft Office System with Windows Sharepoint Services has been successfully implemented and is providing numerous benefits both internally and for our clients.
  • Quality assurance system implementation

  • Implemented a Quality Assurance System for Bruce Lemcke Engineering which complies with ISO 9000:2000.

  • QUT research assistant (1993)

  • Conducted a parametric study of a viscoelastic model of a thin bitumen layer. Using the finite difference package FLAC, recommendations for model size and element proportions were developed.

  • Papers published

  • Roulston, J.D. and Black, R.W. (1992), ‘Educating Engineers: What’s Happening to Communication’, New Opportunities and Challenges for Engineering Education, Proc. 4th Annual Convention and Conference, Brisbane, pp 190-193.