Expert Structural Engineer in Cairns and Darwin

If you need an expert structural engineer with years of reliable and proven experience within the industry, Daniel Post here at AKTIV Engineering is the professional you’ve been looking for.


Here at AKTIV Engineering we provide a complete range of professional, experienced and reliable structural engineering services for the successful completion of your project.

Our comprehensive range of specialist and skilled structural engineering services include:

  • Structural engineering, design & certification
  • Structural engineering consulting
  • Structural drafting & detailing
  • On-site construction inspections
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About Daniel

Before AKTIV Engineering, Daniel was employed as a senior structural engineer with Roetek Engineering, a dynamic consultancy firm in Darwin. During this time, he demonstrated a comprehensive range of skills including sound time management, problem solving, project prioritisation, and communication skills.

Daniel was personally responsible for the structural design and review of approximately 500 projects, 330 of which were for the domestic and residential building sector. This included design and review of new and additions and alterations to existing single, semi-elevated, elevated and multi-story residential houses, units including the design of balconies, verandahs, decks, garages, carports, sheds, swimming pools and retaining walls.

Daniel also designed and reviewed around 100 commercial and domestic portal framed sheds and warehouses.


November 2013 – To Current
Company: AKTIV Engineering
Position: Principal Structural Engineer
Location: Redlynch QLD
Job overview: Structural Engineering Design Certification & Drafting 

March 2008 – August 2014
Company: Roetek Engineering
Position: Senior Structural Engineer
Location: Woodroffe, NT
Job overview: Structural Engineering Design Consultation & Drafting 

January 2006 – January 2008
Company: Santos Ltd, Oil & Gas Exploration, Production and Sales.
Position: Graduate Reliability Mechanical Engineer – Fixed Structures & Rotating Machinery
Location: Adelaide
Job overview: Project Management, identifying & addressing inefficiencies within petroleum liquid recovery and machine reliability. Responsible for optimization and operation of rotating equipment including multi-million dollar pumps, turbines and cooling fans within a given assets region.

Project involvement

Further to this Daniel has been responsible for the design, review and detailing of approximately 70 other miscellaneous projects including:

  • Offshore turbine and pressure vessel lifting frames
  • Suspended temporary work platforms
  • Pedestrian foot bridges of various designs
  • Warehouses constructed of blockwork walls and columns or pre-cast concrete panels
  • Industrial unit complexes with dividing fire rated party walls
  • A supermarket
  • 208m3 lime storage silo with undercarriage truck load out facilities
  • Water tank stands
  • Solar panel fixing frames
  • Laboratory on Christmas Island and workshop on Cocos Island
  • Aluminium framed gangway and access platform
  • Horse shelters and stables

Additions and alterations to hotels, golf clubs, RSL and various other structures


  • Awarded The Society of Automotive Engineers (Australasia) Prize 2005
  • Awarded Dean’s Certificate of merit for outstanding academic achievement (2002, 2004 & 2005)
  • Awarded membership, Golden Key International Honour Society, University of Adelaide (2003)

Memberships and Licenses

  • Registered Professional Engineer Queensland (RPEQ)
  • Registered with NT Building Practitioners Board as a Certifying Structural Engineer
  • Listed on National Professional Engineers Register (NPER)
  • Chartered Professional Engineer in Structural College (CPeng)
  • Member Institute of Engineers Australia (MIE Aust)
  • Hold current QLD White Card – Workplace Health & Safety Construction Induction
  • Senior First Aid

    Education Qualifications

    Bachelor of Engineering Awarded with First Class Honours in Mechanical Engineering 2005

    University of Adelaide, BE Eng

    Technical Skills

    As an experienced and qualified structural engineer with many proven years working within the industry, Daniel has developed many specialist skills.

    He has considerable experience with the following specialist engineering programs:

    • Microstran
    • Limcon
    • CAD

    For the services of an expert structural engineer in Cairns and Darwin,
    call AKTIV Engineering on  0429 805 068  for a free quote today!

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