Raúl Barrera

Group Director | VPE Lead Engineer | PPT CEO

Voltex Raúl Barrera

Raúl, performing the role of Lead Engineer and Auditor for the Voltex Group, is a practicing chartered professional mechanical and electrical engineer; and holds a Master of Engineering Practice specialising in Power Systems Engineering. His career spans more than 30 years in engineering practice and 12 years as an accredited Hazardous Area, High Voltage and Safety Management System Auditor. Member of Engineers Australia (EA), Senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and member of The Electric Energy Society of Australia (EESA).

As an engineer, Raúl leads a team of power engineers driven by the desire to provide engineering excellence on time and on budget. Projects brought to fruition by Raúl include the design and commissioning of T-Park Power Station, Hong Kong; power distribution network design and commissioning for a green field copper mine for First Quantum Minerals in Panama and power studies for BHP Billiton, Olympic Dam Mine in South Australia.

As an Auditor, Raúl has performed numerous statutory High Voltage and Hazardous Area audits across several industries over the last 10 years and is a member of the Voltex team accredited by the Queensland Government, Electrical Safety Office, to provide Prescribed Electricity Entities with Statutory Safety Management Systems audits. These SMS Audit clients include Powerlink, Aurizon Networks, Airtain, Rio Tinto Weipa, Queensland Rail and Energy Queensland (Energex and Ergon Energy).

Raúl is also a qualified and accomplished trainer, holding a Vocational Diploma of Management and a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment and delivers nationally recognised electrical training to personnel in Australian entities as well as delivering training to overseas operations. His clients include Mount Isa Mines, Bell Bay Aluminium Smelter, Queensland Rail and Sydney Trains in Australia, Newcrest Lihir Gold Mine and Harmony Gold Hidden Valley Mine, both in PNG and OceanaGold’s Didipio Mine in the Philippines.