JOHN STEVEN HARKINS – Owner/Managing Director
Bsc (Hons) CEng FICE FIStructE FHKIE RPE
With forty years of experience in the field of structural engineering consultancy working in both small and large design consultancies, John has been instrumental in the design, construction and management of a wide range of building and civil engineering structures including a number of award winning designs. He moved from the UK to Hong Kong in early 1997 and established Prime Consulting Engineers Ltd in 2011. The aim was to create a structural engineering design consultancy that would provide clients with smart advice and efficient elegant structural solutions to meet their needs. The ethos underpinning the business reflects his personal approach to design which is to find a most appropriate solution to even the most complex or challenging brief rather than take the easy path. Since establishing PCE and with the support of many excellent clients, John he has grown the team and business so that it now enjoys a strong reputation for quality design and much of the new business comes from existing clients and word-of-mouth referrals. As a senior member of the profession, John is active in the mentoring, training and examination of engineers in the professional institution graduate training programmes.
ROY SU YI – Technical Director
BEng MEng Class 1 Registered Structural Engineer
Roy has twenty four years of experience and been involved in a wide variety of structural projects with complex project management and technical design. He is a PRC Class 1 engineer and has a comprehensive knowledge and experience of Chinese and International design standards and codes across all structural materials. Roy started his career in engineering with a focus on building structures and was fortunate to be involved in many of the early building projects in Shenzhen during the initial period of economic development within the city. Building upon a comprehensive design background, in 2009 Roy was responsible for complex projects in Guangdong and Guizhou, China and by 2011 was appointed chief engineer for the developers Design Institute. Roy joined PCE in mid-2013 and has been responsible for growing the company’s technical expertise in the China market. Roy has developed a skill for bridging the gap between the client and landlord/LDI teams to ensure that innovative design solutions get early stage support from the approving authorities.
RAMIL ASIS – Technical Director
BSc CEng MIStructE
Ramil has sixteen years of extensive experience in structural design accumulated on a wide range of East Asia and Middle East Projects. Working initially in the Hyder Global Design Centre in Manila, he gained solid training in the detailed design of reinforced concrete and steel structures with a focus on design integration with architectural and other engineering disciplines.
In late 2010, Ramil moved to Hong Kong with Hyder and after a short period working in the design office was seconded to an airport site as an embedded design team member. Soon after returning to the office he joined Prime Consulting Engineers in early 2012.
Ramil is a versatile designer familiar with a wide range of International design codes and well versed in structural engineering software for analysis and design. He is adept in the preparation of calculations and drawings for efficient Government submissions, approvals and construction.
JOSEPH PATRICK WALKER – Principal Engineer
MEng BArch CEng MICE IStructE
Joe has degrees in both structural engineering and architecture which forms a strong foundation to his design philosophy. Building on his academic background, he has attained nine year experience in building structure projects, designing in both steel and concrete for a variety of iconic projects across commercial, heritage, residential, high-rise, healthcare, and aviation projects. He is at home in a multidiscipline environment when all disciplines and stake holders including contractors are collaborating and challenging convention for the best all-round result.
Having a passion for design, Joe enjoys contributing to architecturally challenging projects. This is what brought him from the UK to Hong Kong in a search to create novel structural solutions to architectural projects. His focus is to always add value to his assignments through his technical expertise and computational engineering skills.
PATRICK WALSH – Senior Engineer
BEng CEng CPEng MIEAust AIStructE
Patrick has six years of experience in structural design and detailing. He has experience in both structural consultancy (Design and RSE T3) and with a main contractor. Beginning his career as an undergraduate and then graduate engineer at WSP Hong Kong, he gained solid experience in the design and analysis of reinforced concrete high-rise towers as well as long-span cantilever structures. During this time, Patrick also completed a six-month secondment to Hip Hing, where he gained experience in temporary works design and construction sequencing. In 2021 Patrick joined Prime Consulting Engineers to broaden his structural skillset and knowledge. Joining at the grade of Engineer, he is able to work on projects independently, and assist in the training of graduates. Since joining PCE, Patrick has been in a leading role on numerous projects in Hong Kong, China, and overseas.