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
Ben Hargreaves

Ben Hargreaves

National Manager, Aviation
Bridget Wouts

Bridget Wouts

Principal Consultant, Aviation
Andrew Pezzutti

Andrew Pezzutti

National Manager, Civil Urban Development
Martyn Illingsworth

Martyn Illingsworth

Design Manager, Structures
Glenn Ireland

Glenn Ireland

Manager - North Qld.
Melissa Braun

Melissa Braun

Principal Project Manager
Paul Colley

Paul Colley

Principal Structural Engineer

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:


Terms of Use

These are our Terms & Conditions for use of our website which you may access in several ways, including but not limited to the web, PDAs, mobile phones and RSS feeds. These Terms & Conditions apply whenever you access the Site, regardless of how you access the Site.


Users of this Site (Users) agree to be bound by these Terms & Conditions, which are subject to change at our sole discretion. Your use of and access to this Site indicates your acceptance of these Terms & Conditions, as they exist at that time.

Intellectual Property

All intellectual property in relation to content on this Site belongs to L+R. You obtain no interest in that intellectual property. All content on this Site is protected by Australian copyright and other intellectual property laws. You may not do anything which interferes with or breaches those laws or the intellectual property rights in the content.

You may download and view content or print a copy of material on this Site for personal, non-commercial use provided you do not modify the content in any way (including any copyright notice). All rights not expressly granted under these terms of use are reserved by L+R. Unless expressly stated otherwise, you are not permitted to copy, or republish anything you find on the Site without the copyright permission.

Liability & Idemnity

L+R does not exclude any rights and remedies in respect of goods or services under the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth) or equivalent State or Territory legislation which cannot be excluded, restricted or modified.  However, L+R excludes all rights, remedies, guarantees, conditions and warranties in respect of goods or services from your use of the Site whether based in statute, common law or otherwise to the extent permitted by law.  To the fullest extent possible:

  1. L+R does not warrant the accuracy of the content on the Site. The content is provided to you “as is” and on an “as available” basis and on the condition that you undertake all responsibility for assessing the accuracy of the content and rely on it at your own risk. All content on the Site may be changed at L+R’s sole discretion and without notice.
  2. L+R will have no responsibility or liability in relation to any loss or damage that you incur, including damage to your software or hardware, arising from your use of or access to this Site.
  3. L+R does not warrant that functions contained in the Site content, such as hyperlinks, will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected or that L+R or the server that makes it available, are free of viruses or bugs.
  4. You indemnify L+R and its affiliated companies, and each of their directors, officers, employees and agents against any action, claim, loss or expense which it incurs which arises from your use of the Site.

Third Party Content & Links

This site may include third party content which is subject to that third party’s terms and conditions of use. Nothing on this Site should be construed as granting any licence or right for you to use that content.


Users will not use this site for any purpose or in any way which is unlawful. These Terms & Conditions shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of Queensland.

Privacy Policy

L+R recognises the importance of protecting the privacy of personally identifiable information collected about our customers and staff. For the purposes of this Privacy Statement, the word customers includes visitors to our web sites, subscribers to and users of our services and purchasers of our services.

We are bound by the National Privacy Principles in the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) in relation to the handling of personal information. We collect personal information such as your name, address, telephone number, and when you attach a copy of a resume we obtain your employment history. This information is retained in a database which has a secure access. When you are online, we collect information regarding the pages within our network which you visit and what you click on.


Remember to close your browser when you have finished your user session. This is to ensure that others cannot access your personal information and correspondence if you share a computer with someone else or are using a computer in a public place like a library or Internet cafe. You as an individual are responsible for the security of and access to your own computer.

Whenever you voluntarily disclose personal information over the Internet this information can be collected and used by others. In short, if you post personal information in publicly accessible online forums, you may receive unsolicited messages from other parties in return. Ultimately, you are solely responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your username and passwords and any account information. Please be careful and responsible whenever you are using the Internet.


Our Commitment To Accessibility

A number of accessibility features have been implemented across our website to make the website more accessible to people with visual, motor or cognitive disabilities. Below are some enhancements to our website that we consider beneficial to our users:


  • All links are text-based. If an image is used for any link, techniques are used to keep the text within the code so they are still text-friendly for screen readers, text-based browsers and for those who browser with styles off (this included consoles that cannot render cascading style sheets).
  • All link rollovers are high-contrast so they are easily distinguished from regular text and headlines that are not clickable.
  • Link content text is contextual when possible (eg. Instead of ‘more’, the link may read ‘more recent news’) to make navigation easier for screen readers.