About Us

PEMS is a Queensland based Engineering, Procurement and Construction Company. PEMS provides full EPC/Turnkey solutions inclusive of engineering, detailed design, drafting, procurement, fabrication, onsite construction, commissioning and operations handover. PEMS has extensive experience in the Oil & Gas, Mining, Energy and Infrastructure sectors of industry and provides sustainable solid solutions as a partner in your engineering project. Our capabilities provide you with a high value, low cost, one stop approach.

Two like-minded engineers who have worked in the construction industry for years decided to join forces and build a company based on their values, combining their unique skill sets and expertise to deliver sustainable EPC Projects no matter the scope or challenges.

During their careers they quickly learnt what really matters to deliver successful projects:

  1. Safety – Every person returns home to their family and friends safely!
  2. Quality – Do it right the first time!
  3. Environment – Reduce the environmental footprint, don’t waste resources!
  4. Communication – Open and honest, no bullsh**!
  5. Relationships – Are built on respect and trust!  
  6. Efficiency - Don’t waste time, time is money!
  7. Results – Set clear goals and commit to them!
  8. Sustainable Solid Solutions – Built to last!


Colin McIlhatton - Director

Colin is the founding Director of PEMS. He is an experienced and accomplished Project Director, with over 25 years of experience in multi-national EPC businesses working on major projects in Australia, New Zealand, Asia, America and Europe in the Oil & Gas, Energy, Manufacturing, Marine, Petrochemical and Pharmaceutical sectors. 

Colin has recently completed major scopes of works on the APLNG, Wheatstone and Ichthys LNG projects in Australia and Cameron LNG in America, coordinating 400+ personnel with an average annual project turnover in excess of $100 million. He is very customer focused and has a strong commitment to ensure the project has the right resources, talent and capability to deliver.

Colin is registered with the Australian Institute of Project Management at the Certified Practising Portfolio Executive level and has achieved high grades in his qualifications for the Diploma of Project Management and Graduate Diploma of Portfolio Management. Colin commenced his career with a City & Guilds of London trade qualifications and currently holds IIW, IWI & S International Institute of Welding Inspection Diploma and the Welding Technology Institute of Australia Certified Senior Welding Inspector certification.

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Ciarán Hallinan - Director

Over his 30 year career Ciarán has held project, functional management and executive leadership roles in Oil & Gas, Mining, Water, Energy, Marine, and Civil construction and production businesses. His international experience is extensive having held both regional and corporate leadership roles in Australia, Europe and America.

Prior to joining with Colin in PEMS Ciarán has led diverse companies of more than 1,000 employees overseeing the delivery and execution of major infrastructure projects in Australia, Europe and America for clients  such as Shell, Conoco Phillips, Chevron, Woodside, ExxonMobil, Santos, Vale, Peabody, BHP and Bechtel.

Ciarán attributes his success to developing the people and culture within the organisation he works in. The core values of sustainability, integrity, achievement, teamwork and loyalty are the foundation of the way he operates companies. Throughout his career he has proven his ability to collaborate with clients to understand their needs and achieve business solutions to the satisfaction of all parties.

Ciaran is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has a MBA from Queensland University of Technology and an Honours Bachelor of Engineering from Greenwich University.

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