strategic hire hones our defence sector focus 398Coffey welcomes Josef Baukes  strengthening our Defence sector focus and delivery on Australian Department of Defence infrastructure development projects.

Based in Sydney, Josef will lead our specialist environmental, geotechnical, testing and project management professionals in the delivery of smart, practical solutions in the Defence sector.

Coffey’s Chief Executive Officer Ron Chu highlighted that Josef’s appointment strengthens our team and their ability to deliver on these projects of national significance.

“Our multi-disciplinary teams work closely with the Department of Defence, providing a range of services around Australia,” said Ron.

“We recognise the importance of these projects – and manage our involvement accordingly to ensure all outcomes meet stakeholder needs.”

Josef is a registered professional engineer with more than 25 years in professional services and industry experience in turnkey contracting and service delivery in the transport and property infrastructure industries and within the Defence sector – including four years in the New Zealand public service.

“I’m looking forward to offering clients an approach that encompasses the whole asset lifecycle – from planning, to design, to delivery,” Josef said.

“It will be exciting to bring together the collective experience across Coffey and seek out opportunities where we can add significant value for Defence and their projects.”