Phone | 08 9212 8777
Fax | 08 9212 8799
Email | team@upd.com.au
ABN | 53 094 593 067

Underground Power Development Pty. Ltd.

Our Staff

Brad Ellett​​

Director

Cert Elec Fitting, Director / Commercial Manager (19 years’ experience in current position. Previously employed by Western Power from 1982 – 1996). Positions held in Electrical Engineering Field as Customer Liaison Officer, Electrical Metering Officer, Supply Operations Officer, Electrical Inspector and Electrical Fitter.

  
Brad has accumulated 34 years of experience in Electrical Engineering Design. He provides a pivotal role within the business by building strong working relationships with clients, treating their projects as his own.  In all aspects of design he is committed to providing successful resolution of conflicts arising in power designs with all other civil services.
Proactively working with clients to problem solve and provide innovative solutions, Brad has been able to ensure excellent outcomes for the clients. He is fully conversant with all utility’s policy and procedures relating to the electricity and communication distribution industry that allows UPD to provide a value added service to our clients.  He is currently a part of the UDIA Infrastruture Committee  which actively influences changes in the property development industry.
Brad is across all areas of UPD, its projects and clients ensuring that its staff exceed expectations and deliver quality results. He also works closely with the clients on site to ensure the successful completion of the clients’ projects.
  

​​ Kevin Saunders​​

Senior Charted Engineer​​/  Principal Electrical Engineer  

Charted Electrical Engineer (18 years in current position). Consulting Electrical Engineer NPER, (previously employed as a Distribution Engineer and Distribution Manager for 30 years with Western Power).
  
Kevin is a highly experienced Electrical Engineer. He is proficient in High and Low Voltage designs and problem solving particularly in retrospective underground schemes.  Kevin also consults to local councils on street lighting appraisals.  With his background in Western Power ranging from Electrical Inspector to Distribution Manager, Kevin can be called on to undertake any task related to power, be it metering, voltage complaints or street lights.
  

​​ Sumit Singh​​

  
Charted Electrical Engineer (NER) MBA)
  

  
Sumit is a highly experienced Electrical Engineer with over 10 years of experience working in utilities. His background included the management of the State Underground Power Program (SUPP) where he foresaw the end to end delivery of underground power projects. His capabilities include distribution designing, customer relations, project management and operational safety and health management. Sumit is fully conversant with EPR/LFI requirements for the Transmission and Distribution network, private lighting standards and battery/solar storage systems.
  


Eugene Choh

Electrical Engineer and  Communications Designer

  
Eugene has over 10 years of experience and is responsible for electrical subdivision design both in Greenfield and retrospective developments. He is fully conversant with the EPR requirements for Western Power’s substation sites.  Eugene works closely with Civil Engineers in order to achieve the best outcome for both Underground Power Development and the Developers.
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Robin Moran / 

Richard Feillafe / Sandra Edwards / Stewart Tassell

Draftsman- Power and Communications

  
Our drafting team work together to provide the most efficient procedures to produce the drawings required. With a combined 75+ years of experience, they have extensive training and knowledge of software systems, which are used to produce electrical designs. The background in civil design and cartography complements the electrical knowledge in our office.
Robin Moran, Senior Draftsperson - Diploma of Cartography
Richard Feillafe, Draftsperson - Diploma of Civil Engineering, Diploma of Electrical Engineering
Sandra Edwards, Draftsperson - Diploma of Cartography
Stewart Tassell, Draftsperson - Diploma of Cartography

Len Franklin

Field Construction Coordinator

  
Len has been a valuable part of the Underground Power Development team for the past 20 years. His experience in Western Power from Linesman to cable jointer, HV switching operator to Field Supervisor has placed him in good stead for providing the liaison skills required to coordinate between Western Power Construction Managers and the Contractors working to install underground power system on behalf of the developers.
  

Ken Tomlinson

Field Construction Coordinator

Electrical Field Inspector (previously employed as electrical projects underground supervisor at Western Power) and brings with him, extensive experience in overhead and underground power.

Michael  Vu

Administration and Accounting

Michael is committed to the highest quality of customer service and is a vital part of our team. He has an Accounting degree and extensive administrative knowledge and experience in all office procedures. He ensures our internal quality audit procedure is managed and maintained to the highest level, while assisting all customer queries in an efficient and friendly manner. An effective part of the team that provide valuable service to the Directors of Underground Power Development.