Management

Jim Harpas

Managing Director

Jim has over 30 years of experience in the building and electrical industry during which, he has occupied a range of roles. Jim’s experience is extensive, with a strong emphasis on client relationships. Jim’s roles have varied from acting as an on-site Senior Foreman for projects such as the Sydney Opera House Electrical Services upgrade and Macquarie Bank Bond St to Project Managing the University of Technology Sydney Electrical/ Data Refurbishment which was a 19 – floor high rise electrical upgrade.

Having performed several projects with the NSW Department of Public Works and Services, Jim maintains strong links with many Western Sydney Suburb Councils and provides our office with expertise in Public Work infrastructure projects. Jim has a comprehensive understanding of the building services industry and a profound history in D&C documentation.

Some of Jim’s additional major projects:

  • Taronga Zoo Sydney- Data and Electrical installation of animal enclosures.
  • Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Blacktown Hospital, St Gorge Hospital & Mona Vale Hospital- Medical Electrical Installation
  • Department of Defence; Holsworthy Army Barack- electrical defence installation
  • University of New South Wales- Refurbishment for student accommodation
  • Burwood Council- Street lighting and council chambers
  • Kirrawee South Village Apartments and shopping complex
  • Clemton Park Village- Apartments and shopping complex
  • Centrale North Ryde Apartments

Matthew Lea

Managing Director

Matthew has had just over 20 years of experience in the building industry during which, he has accumulated distinct knowledge in specialist fields. Technical aspects of the electrical trade encompass Matthew’s expertise with fields such as electrical design and engineering, logical control and programming, systems integration, switchboard design and innovation in various technologies and construction being a section only of his broad electrical knowledge. Matthew is known for his unique and noteworthy problem-solving capability that is extremely valuable to the company.

Some of Matthew’s major projects:

  • Bupa Nursing homes at Baulkham Hills and Queens Park- Electrical and Medical Installation
  • Australia Post Chullora- Data and Electrical Installation
  • Bankstown Sports Club- Working District; Flinders Centre- Data and Electrical Installation
  • Kellyville Independent living and Retirement Homes- Electrical Installation
  • Quest Hotel
  • Greenland 5 Star Heritage Hotel

Kieran Cleary

Project Manager

Kieran, our resident project manager has a Bachelor of Engineering degree majoring in Construction Technology. Kieran joined Utech in 2010 and has been involved with several projects of all shapes and sizes in various sectors such as residential, commercial, health, industrial and retail. Kieran has exemplary leadership, organisation and supervision skills, complementing his skills in project value management, drawing preparation, EH &S implementation, QA application, installation supervision and document control.

Some of Kieran’s major projects:

  • Bunnings Complexes at Wallsend, Rydalmere and Alexandria
  • Shellharbour Council Civic Centre
  • Australia Post Alexandria
  • Harbord Diggers Hotel
  • Macarthur Gardens Apartments

Shafraaz Ali

Project Manager

Shafraaz is an electrician by trade and has been with Utech since it was established in 2004. Coming from the skilled trade side of the industry, he has been an instrumental and proactive member of the Utech Management team for nearly 15 years. Shafraaz has managed a broad spectrum of projects, including residential, commercial, aged-care facilities and health- care facilities.

Some of Shafraaz’s major projects:

  • Anglican Retirement Village (ARV)- Nursing Home medical and electrical installation
  • Flower Power Milperra
  • Mission Australia in Orange
  • Mezzo Apartments in Glebe
  • Marrickville Industrial Complex