Peter Stark is the founder and co-owner of Stark Engineering Consulting. In 2011, after years gaining valuable experience in some excellent design engineering firms, he set out to create a company based on the key principles of strong client relationships and valuing the people he works with.
Peter is our lead on everything "water". His background as Chemical Engineering has led him to cooperate as design and commissioning engineer on a number of water treatment plants around Australia, such as: Harding Dam water treatment plant, South West Rocks water treatment plant and Lake Cathie tertiary treatment plant. He then went on to provide engineering and project management support on stormwater harvesting projects such as Gosford City Council's award winning projects at Terrigal CBD and Hylton Moore Park.
As managing director at Stark EC, Peter sets, promotes and implements the company strategy. As senior engineer he provides engineering and management services to a number of our strategic clients.
Before founding Stark Engineering Consulting, Peter worked for 9 years at WorleyParsons learning the value of thorough design and commissioning skills. Prior to this, Peter started his career at Queensland Nickel (QNI), following in his father's footsteps.
Peter's particular area of expertise is in membrane water and wastewater treatment processes. Through his previous career Peter has been formally trained on the design of membrane treatment plants by a membrane manufacturer, as well as worked as lead design engineer, construction manager, commissioning manager, & operations and maintenance engineer for various plants throughout Australia. He has gained experience in water treatment, wastewater and tertiary treatment as well as newer membrane bioreactor plants.
In the area of stormwater harvesting projects, Peter's skills include design but also managing project risk, in particular defining health and environmental requirements of these projects to meet current guidelines.
Peter has significant experience as project manager as well as previously holding a role as operations manager. Peter understands the value of accurate accounting and tracking of a project as well as the importance of communication and stakeholder management.