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MCE Wins “Employer of Choice” Award 🏆

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The Sydney City Business Awards celebrate the innovation, resilience and dedication of businesses across wider Sydney.  Businesses play a vital role in driving economic growth, creating jobs, and contributing to the overall well-being of our city. That’s why Business NSW are committed to recognising the hard work and dedication of businesses of all sizes and industries.


We’re thrilled to announce that MCE has been honoured with the prestigious “Employer of Choice” Award in the Sydney Metro Region, and we’re equally excited to share that we’re finalists in the same category at the upcoming NSW State Awards Competition in November.  We were also recognised as a Finalist in the “Excellence in Small Business” category.


A massive thank you to Business NSW for recognising our dedication and hard work, and a heartfelt shout-out to our incredible MCE Team – you’re amazing!


We also extend our gratitude to our valued clients for entrusting us with their projects and teams. Your support allows us to do what we love every day. And, of course, our dedicated and passionate employees who deliver excellence day in and day out, you’re the heart of our success.


This achievement is a testament to our exceptional team culture, and we’re delighted to see it acknowledged. Congratulations to all the finalists, and we’re eagerly looking forward to the State Awards Competition on 9th November. Wish us luck!


#EmployerOfChoice #Awards #Teamwork #MCEDreamwork #StateAwards #BuildbetterMCE


Date: Oct 19, 2023
AUTHOR: Nicky Fell

Exploring the Rich Tapestry of Australia’s Indigenous Cultures

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At MCE, we are committed to fostering an inclusive workplace and community that not only respects but deeply values the vibrant Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures that have thrived on this land for over 60,000 years. Our journey towards reconciliation is guided by our Company Reconciliation Action Plan, which serves as a roadmap for actively engaging in reconciliation efforts.READ MORE

Date: Sep 8, 2023
AUTHOR: Nicky Fell

Australian British Chamber of Commerce Rugby World Cup Lunch

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The Australian British Chamber of Commerce kicked off the anticipation for the upcoming Rugby World Cup with a spectacular Sports Lunch on August 31st. Held in the elegant Grand Ballroom at the Four Seasons Hotel, Sydney, the event was a true celebration of the sport and its camaraderie.

Our MCE directors, Matt Colton, Stephen Pascall and Jonathan Richardson, specialist team, Brian Keating, Cameron Ritchie and Phil Barkman and esteemed guests from Richard Crookes Construction joined the vibrant gathering. The atmosphere was convivial as legends of the game took the stage to recount historic battles and share insights about the upcoming tournament.

We were honoured to have exceptional guest speakers: David Kirk, the All Black RWC Winning Captain; Ben Evans, the Wales International; Dan Parks, the Scottish International; Al Baxter, the Wallaby great; Sera Naiqama, the current Australian Wallaroo player; and Matt Mostyn, the Irish-Australian. Special guests included Sean Maloney from Stan Sports, Ken Averre MBE, President of Sydney Convicts, and Jim Williams, former Wallaby International.

Beyond the excitement of the event, we were proud to contribute to a noble cause. The Chamber supported Hearts in Rugby Union, a charity dedicated to aiding players who’ve faced severe spinal injuries while playing rugby.

Amidst lively conversations, beverages, and entertainment, the three-hour lunch united industry peers and rugby enthusiasts alike. As we set the stage for the Rugby World Cup, this event was more than just a warm-up—it was an inspiring journey through the heart of the sport of rugby.

#rugbyworldcup #BuildbetterMCE

Date: Sep 1, 2023
AUTHOR: Nicky Fell

ACT Major Projects Conference Canberra 2023

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On Tuesday and Wednesday this week, our ACT Regional Director attended the ACT Major Projects Conference 2023 in Canberra.

The event was hosted by Expotrade and provided details of the circa $7Bn pipeline of projects that the Territory will be undertaking over the next few years. Not only was it a good opportunity to network with our peers and clients but to also learn about some of the ground breaking approaches the Territory are taking to re-think, plan and design for Gender Sensitive Urban Design in their places and projects (if you want to learn more look at Steve Pascall’s LinkedIn post, the approach between wellbeing and infrastructure, building more sustainable and efficient homes and decarbonisation across the built environment.

A great event and excellent investment in time!

#BuildbetterMCE #ACTmajorprojects #gendersensitiveurbandesign #infrastructure #wellbeing #sustainablehomes #decarbonisation

Date: Aug 24, 2023
AUTHOR: Nicky Fell

Celebrating 9 Years of Excellence at Management Commercial Engineering Pty Ltd!

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Last week marked a significant milestone for MCE as we proudly commemorated 9 years of growth, innovation, and collaboration. What began as a humble vision around a kitchen table has evolved into a thrilling journey, navigating the peaks and valleys of the industry landscape.


Our journey thus far has been nothing short of a rollercoaster ride, fuelled by the dedication and expertise of an extraordinary team of industry professionals. As we look back on these 9 years, we are filled with immense pride in the remarkable accomplishments we’ve achieved together. We’ve had the privilege of crafting game-changing infrastructure across the vibrant landscapes of Sydney, Victoria, and Queensland.


A heartfelt thank you extends to our valued partners and clients who have entrusted us with their visions. Together, we’ve brought to life an array of transformative projects – from schools and airports to utilities, renewables, railways, and cutting-edge metro and light rail systems spanning Australia.


None of this would have been possible without the unwavering commitment of our exceptional team. Their tireless dedication, innovation, and willingness to go above and beyond have been the driving force behind our success. Every project we undertake is not merely a construction endeavour, but a step towards advancing society’s growth in a secure, efficient, and sustainable manner.


As we celebrate this remarkable milestone, we recommit ourselves to our core values of excellence, collaboration, and progress. Here’s to the incredible journey behind us and the boundless opportunities that lie ahead.


#BuildbetterMCE #People #Teamworkisdreamwork #anniversary


Thank you for being a part of our journey.

Date: Aug 23, 2023
AUTHOR: Nicky Fell

How should the ICE and engineering profession use CPD to reassure the public?


Matt Colton is a Trustee for the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) and wrote the following article for New Civil Engineer magazine.  In the article he articulates how the ICE and the engineering profession use Continuous Professional Development to reassure the public.  Noting that as a professional engineers recognise the need for greater professional accountability.  How do engineers assure society so that postnominal professional qualifications are current, credible and competent? There are different views about how best to satisfy that need, but the engineering profession needs to continually improve.

For those who have access to New Civil Engineer Magazine the article is :


Extract below.

The Grenfell Tower fire in June 2017 was a notable modern disaster. Fire spread the height of the building rapidly, claiming the lives of many and impacting many more. With 72 deaths, this was the largest domestic loss of life since the Second World War.

The fallout from this disaster continues to reverberate today. There have been many questions asked since – how did it happen? Could it have been prevented? How do we ensure nothing like that happens again?

 In 2022, the government introduced the Building Safety Act, setting out statutory standards for some engineers working in high risk buildings. The ICE felt that assuring society that all its engineers are competent was an important step. Through ensuring greater accountability, we hope to provide a sense of safety within society. Using prescribed continuing professional development (CPD) is the method to achieve this.

 Moving towards prescribing CPD is a significant change. The profession has moved from compulsory CPD through mandated recording to recommending prescribed CPD for professionally qualified members in just five years. This speed of change could be unsettling for some who recognise the need for greater professional accountability but have different views about how best to satisfy that need. That is why the Institution is undertaking a member-led consultation.


How is the Institution best able to assure society that postnominal professional qualifications are current, credible and competent?


 The Trustees want members to engage and share their thoughts. How is the Institution best able to assure society that postnominal professional qualifications are current, credible and competent? We will not present the solution but will ask you for your thoughts to help us reach a programme of real utility. It is imperative that any change to CPD policy is promoted, discussed, considered and adjusted accordingly. The Institution’s role is to provide members with what they need, not want. Our strength is in harnessing the profound, impartial wisdom and intellect of our 95,000 members.

We know our members conduct regular and in depth CPD but that does not mean that we have minimised the risk of catastrophic failure. If we cannot clearly demonstrate this, we risk having the competence of the Institution and those holding its qualifications called into question.

Longer term, Trustees will consider why, if other professionals such as doctors conduct periodic career reviews, engineers do not. There are several options: we could keep the status quo; impose regular professional reviews; or there might be a halfway house. 

The prescribed-CPD consultation begins with an exploratory phase in April. There will be a range of webinars, regional events and online debates. I encourage you to promote the importance of professional qualifications and associated through life professional commitment to CPD. It is through focused CPD that practising engineers can demonstrate the competence that in turn assures society that we are fit to provide the infrastructure on which the world depends.


  • Matt Colton is the ICE’s Trustee for membership 

Date: Mar 20, 2023
AUTHOR: Matthew Colton

MCE is awarded ISO 9001 (Quality Management), ISO 45001 (OH&S) and ISO 14001 (Environmental Management) accreditation

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We are excited to announce that MCE has been reapproved for ISO 9001:2015 (Quality Management System) and ISO 45001:2018 (Occupational Health and Safety Management System) by an independent third-party assessor. Additionally, we have been newly awarded the ISO 14001:2015 (Environmental Management System) certification, reflecting our continued commitment to sustainable business practices.READ MORE

Date: Mar 16, 2023
AUTHOR: Nicky Fell