L+R are a leading professional services firm, proudly delivering technical business solutions through personalised service.

Who are L+R?

L+R is an Australian owned and operated, multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy. Our broad spectrum of services means that our clients are able to engage a single firm to fulfil all of their engineering requirements. We are geared to administer either specific aspects or a total package of professional, scientific and management services.

Our aim is to deliver a unique and personalised service to each of our clients, irrespective of the size of their project or the specialisations involved.

We believe total satisfaction can only be achieved through a combination of innovative thinking, efficient design and coordination, complete documentation and a strong commitment to the achievement of our clients’ goals. This philosophy is embraced by all members of our team, in all of our offices across Australia.

Civil + Structural Engineering
Project Management
Traffic + Transportation
Infrastructure, Hydraulics
Environmental Services
Defence, Mining

Our History

Our Origins

Established in Brisbane in 1982 with just five staff, L+R initially concentrated in the structural engineering sector. Following a business merger in 1994, our business grew rapidly with the creation of new divisions, with our client base experiencing the same growth.

Building our Offering and Reputation for Service

From the beginning, L+R have always enjoyed a position of esteem as a focused and reliable practice, respected by clients and known for ‘going the extra mile.’ Our reputation, along with our marketing focused business model, has enabled us to expand our offering to include a broader range of services, from solely Structural Engineering in 1982, now to Aviation, Business Advisory, Civil Engineering, Defence Consulting, Environmental, Hydraulics, Infrastructure Engineering, Mining, Project Management, Structural Engineering and Traffic + Transport Engineering.

Our Vision

"L+R will achieve national, industry recognition through professional engineering, and the scientific and management services provided by our people"

We will achieve this by:

Recognising our people are company's key asset and ensuring not only their satisfaction, but opportunities for growth and success.

Providing the best possible professional environment and create an enjoyable workplace and excellent rewards for our staff.

Delivering a professional service which is focused on technical leadership, personal service and innovative and efficient solutions.

Seeking opportunities to diversify our services to meet the rapidly changing requirements of our clients and responding decisively to those opportunities.

The application of high standards and attention to detail in everything we do and each project we undertake.

Controlled growth through sustained organic expansion and strategic acquisitions.

Our People

Our Management team bring to the organisation and to our clients a combination of proven commercial ability, sound technical experience and a passion to ensure the success of all of our clients.

Ashley Ruffin

Ashley Ruffin

General Manager & National Structures Manager
Steve Williams

Steve Williams

Executive Manager, Transport and Infrastructure
Brent Woolgar

Brent Woolgar

Executive Manager, Project Management
Joshua Ruiz

Joshua Ruiz

Operations Manager
Andrew Pezzutti

Andrew Pezzutti

National Manager, Civil Urban Development
Martyn Illingsworth

Martyn Illingsworth

Design Manager, Structures
Fred Gattuso

Fred Gattuso

Manager - Victoria, Principal Structural Engineer
Paul Colley

Paul Colley

Principal Structural Engineer
Ben Hargreaves

Ben Hargreaves

National Manager, Aviation
Alec Tadman

Alec Tadman

Manager, Transport Infrastructure
Steve Sherrington

Steve Sherrington

Manager, Environmental
Glenn Ireland

Glenn Ireland

Manager - North Qld.

National Presence

In line with our evolution and growth, we are continually looking to expand our geographical reach and availability of our services nationally. L+R’s Directors have applied a considered strategic expansion approach which has resulted in significant acquisitions and mergers and the opening of new premises. 

As a result, L+R operate in multiple states across Australia and consults to private, corporate and government bodies in both the local and national markets.

Our aim is to provide a unique and personalised service to each of our clients. We believe total satisfaction can only be achieved through a combination of efficient design and coordination, complete documentation and strong commitments to the goals of our clients and the success of our firm.

Join the L+R Team

Interested in becoming part of the L+R Team?
Whether you’re a recent graduate or an experienced engineer, we’re always looking for talented individuals to join our team.

For information regarding our current vacancies or possible job opportunities, please contact the HR team at The Five Group via the email address below: