Derek Gnauck, Operations Manager – West

Derek has over 30 years construction and engineering industry experience and is Barpa’s Operations Manager for WA, NT and SA. He is an experienced operational management professional and ensures relationships are sustained with our clients and provides leadership and mentoring to operational and project based management and personnel.

Derek’s technical background commenced with a qualification in Quantity Surveying and he worked in contract management, design management and project management roles for a major construction company before transitioning into operational and general management roles for a number of well-known construction and engineering companies over the past 15 years.

Derek has been involved in many major complex and live operational environment campus type projects. He was involved in the delivery of the high security contract as the Melbourne Magistrates Court and Watch House as well as many large hospital, school and university projects.