Introduction to the Company
J & P Richardson is a progressive and innovative company and has been providing services in the Electrical and Mechanical Contracting field since 1958.
J & P Richardson has grown and developed over the years through our on-going commitment to quality, both in performance and technical capability.
Our success is due to the combined expertise of approximately 500 skilled, loyal and dedicated staff, backed by a professional and innovative management team.
As J & P Richardson has a diverse sphere of operations and range of activities, we are able to offer our clients a "complete service" including:
- Electrical Installation
- 24 hour/7 day Maintenance and Breakdown Service
- Engineering Services
- Data and Communication
- Power Transmission and Distribution
- Subdivision Power Reticulation
- Roadway and Traffic Signalling
- HV Maintenance and Installations
- Pump and Mechanical Services
- Switchboard Manufacture
- Sheetmetal Fabrication; and
- Specialised Training (Registered Training Organisation)
The Company's image and reputation is built on integrity – that is the act of always doing for the customer what we say we will do. Our approach focuses on integrating the engineering, procurement, project management, installation and commissioning phases to ensure projects are delivered on schedule whilst minimising the owner's risk. We pride ourselves on providing maximum value, assured quality and minimised overall cost for our customers.
Key Areas of Expertise
General Electrical Installations
We have over 300 field staff including over 50 apprentices dedicated to electrical installation work within our Electrical Contracting Services business unit. We have twelve installation supervisors whose role is to coordinate the daily activities of this workforce. Our supervisors are all long serving employees, having started with the company as young tradesmen in the field and as a team they have experience in all facets of electrical work in the industrial, mining, water and wastewater, building construction, and processing plant industries, to name but a few.
Our field staff are our own employees and a large percentage of the tradesmen have completed their apprenticeships at JPR. It is a strategy of the company to foster the development of our staff from the beginnings of their apprenticeships, through their trade years and into senior positions either in the field or in the office. The payback to the company from this strategy is a loyal and dedicated workforce with individuals who are committed to the company ethos of customer service and professionalism.
Switchboard Design and Manufacturing
To support our many varied specialised field activities, JPR have over the past 30 years developed a full metal clad switchboard manufacturing facility at our Wacol premises, including a modern sheet metal factory. Panels are produced in zinc anneal, stainless steel and marine grade aluminium. All painted products are powder coated and finished in our in-house powder coating line.
We design our own motor control centres, power distribution switchboards, relay panels and control cubicles in our engineering and switchboard design departments through a team of highly experienced engineers, technical officers and CAD operators.
We hold type test certificates for high fault and arc containment switchboards and own the intellectual property and manufacture a full range of switchboards previously manufactured by Kennedy Taylor.
J&P Richardson holds NATA certification for Enclosure Type 1 (IP56) to AS60529-2004
We have on staff over twenty qualified control systems engineers/technical officers with combined experience providing solutions to South East Queensland clients totalling well over 150 years. Our past performance working for most of the municipal councils in the South-East Queensland region has proven our ability to provide electrical and control systems design, implementation and support services in a professional and timely manner. Our business is focused on exceeding our customer's expectations for provision of electrical engineering services and our track record in this area is second to none in the region.
High Voltage Electrics
We have longstanding experience in the design, layout and construction of high voltage overhead and underground power reticulation systems. We own and maintain a large plant fleet to service this business including pole borer-erectors, elevated platform vehicles, cable stringing and tensioning equipment, special cable crimping and jointing tools, cable pulling winches, etc.
We have specialist HV cable jointers, testing officers, and switching operators on staff in alignment with our philosophy of “whole-of-project responsibility” which means being responsible for the entire scope of an HV project, comprising design, procurement, installation, testing, commissioning and on-going maintenance.
Pump Station Installations
JPR have a long association with the supply and installation of pumping and associated mechanical, electrical and instrumentation equipment used in clear water and effluent pumping stations and water quality control and treatment plants for government, municipal and private clients.
Projects have been undertaken in all Eastern states both on an installation only or total turnkey basis. We have experienced site installation personnel supported by mechanical and electrical engineering staff and our project management team.
We have within our workforce of 500, sufficient labour resources and technical ability to manage and deliver a project of this nature. We have successfully completed design and construct projects within the last 5 years for clients in the water & sewage, coal mining, sand mining, and electricity supply industries for both private and public sector clients. A sample of these projects is provided below and a complete list can be found within our Company Profile document.
Because of our large base of long-term employees in key positions, we have been able to maintain a culture of teamwork and cooperation between departments to deliver projects where all aspects of the design are seamlessly integrated. This in turn allows us to transition to the implementation phase with the confidence that the design has been fully developed and tested.
Our corporate culture of customer service flows through to our project management team whose focus is on exceeding the client's expectations for delivery of the project on time, within budget and of a quality that reflects the pride with which all of our employees approach their work.