Úna McKenna

Engineer

 

 

 

About Úna

Úna graduated in 2008 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Transport with Specialisms from the University of Ulster in Northern Ireland. Upon graduation Úna commenced working in a top tier Civil and Structural consultancy, Mouchel Pty Ltd as a site engineer on the largest road upgrade in Northern Ireland in over 40 years. Úna’s role as a site engineer involved supervising and monitoring all construction activity on the 27Km long Design, Build, Finance and Operate Corridor Improvement Project.

 

 

Education

BSC Hons Transportation with Specialisms – 2nd class Honours
Diploma in industrial Studies
OHS Construction Induction Training Certificate

GradIEAust
Student Member of the Concrete Institute of Australia

Contact Details

umckenna@triaxial.com.au

Find Out more About Úna

In 2010 Úna immigrated to Australia and joined the team at Structural Systems based in Sydney as a Project Engineer. Whilst in this role Úna gained invaluable experience in co-ordinating on-site activities of post tensioning and structural reinforcement, managing sub-contractors, dealing with design/scheduling issues, cost control, ordering and programming relevant site materials for interstate projects. Úna also developed her experience in remedial projects with Structural Systems through project managing various remedial and heritage projects within Sydney with regard to budget, materials, labour and critical path analysis.

In 2012 Úna joined the team at a medium sized Civil and Structural Consultancy based in Sydney. She developed her experience as a Design Engineer in a wide range of areas including Civil design and documentation, residential alterations, building inspections and reporting, legal building defect reports, insurance reports, technical investigations, dilapidation surveys and remedial solutions on various building defects and providing the documentation required including the preparation of specifications, tender submissions, contract execution, project supervision and project management.

Since September 2015 Úna has moved onto Triaxial Consulting Pty Ltd to expand her design, forensic and diagnostic engineering and project management skills. Her experience to date will ensure a high level of service to her clients is provided.

 

Technical Skills

Structural Design

Reinforced concrete (pre-cast and post tensioned), structural steel, masonry.

Civil Design

Residential and commercial stormwater drainage design, civil structures.

Strata / Remedial / Insurance Reporting / Diagnostic and Forensic Engineering / Project Management

Technical investigations and reporting, condition reports, dilapidation surveys, remedial specifications, formulating and ,reading of tender and contract documents, development application preparation, project and contract management.