the plancost team

Our team is full of bright curious minds, inspired to make a positive difference

PlanCost Australia was established in 1999 by Steve Grimes a former director at Slattery Australia. Since this time, the business has built a highly skilled and experienced team of cost planning consultants lead by Simon Grimes, Managing Director.

Simon Grimes – Managing Director

Simon’s broad and extensive quantity surveying experience is uniquely enhanced by his engineering knowledge, which combines excellence in technical knowledge and creative problem solving.

Qualifications:
Bachelor of Engineering 2008 (Electronics & Computer Systems) (First Class Honours) – Swinburne University of Technology

Professional Associations:
Affiliate member of the Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors

Professional Experience:
Commenced work at PlanCost Australia in 2005
Appointed Director of PlanCost Australia in 2010
Appointed Managing director in 2018

Steve Grimes – Founding Director

Steve has had 40 years’ experience in the Quantity Surveying profession, establishing himself at the forefront of Quantity Surveying. His extensive experience covers a wide range of projects for both public and private clients.
He is a recipient of the AIQS Victorian Chapter President’s Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Promotion of the Profession for his work in Environmentally Sustainable Design.

Qualifications:
Diploma in Quantity Surveying 1983 – Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
Registered Building Practitioner QS-1008

Professional Associations:
Fellow of the Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors

Professional Experience:
Commenced practical training as a Quantity Surveyor in 1976
Appointed Director of Slattery Australia in 1990
Commenced PlanCost Australia in 1999 Specialising in Master Planning and Cost Planning 

Holly Phillips – Quantity Surveyor

Holly has been with PlanCost for 7 years and has built a substantial base of experience and depth of knowledge and skills. She has a First-Class Honours from RMIT in Construction Management. Holly has a highly professional approach to Quantity Surveying, evidenced in the quality of her work.

Qualifications:
Diploma of Building & Construction 2014 – Swinburne University
Bachelor of Applied Science 2017 (Construction Mgt) (First Class Honours) RMIT
Registered Building Practitioner QS-63 954

Professional Associations
Member of the Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors

Professional Experience:
Joined the PlanCost team in 2013.

 

 

Mathew Hinkley – Quantity Surveyor

Mat has been with PlanCost for 5 years and has built a substantial base of experience and depth of knowledge and skills. He has a First-Class Honours from RMIT in Construction Management. Mat is a highly skilled, and valued member of our team.

Qualifications:
Diploma of Building & Construction 2014 – RMIT
Bachelor of Applied Science 2017 (Construction Mgt) (First Class Honours) – RMIT
Registered Building Practitioner QS-63 940

Professional Associations
Member of the Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors

Professional Experience:
Joined the PlanCost team in 2015.

 

 

 

Bandula Dassanayake – Quantity Surveyor

Bandula has 20 years of experience across a broad range of projects in multiple countries. He is highly motivated and result focused member of our team.

Qualifications:
Bachelor of Science in Quantity Surveying 1998 – (Honours) University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
Master of Construction Law and Adjudication /Arbitration 2013 – Robert Gordon University, UK
Certificate IV in Building & Construction 2016 (Building) – Holmesglen Institute

Professional Associations:
Certified Member of the Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors

Professional Experience:
Joined the PlanCost team in 2018
Slattery Australia 2016-2018
Udaya Constructions 2014-2016
Dubai Properties 2006-2013

William Chen – Quantity Surveyor

William joined our team two years ago and quickly became a strong contributor to our project teams. He has a thorough, results driven approach to his work and possesses excellent analytical and problem-solving skills. These traits along with his excellent communication skills and positive personality have made William a valued member of the PlanCost team

Qualifications:
Bachelor of Engineering 2008 – Chongqing University
Master of Engineering Structures 2010 – The University of Melbourne
Master of Engineering Project Management 2011 – The University of Melbourne
Master of Environment 2013– The University of Melbourne

Professional Associations:
Member of the Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors

Professional Experience:
Ralph Beattie Bosworth Pty Ltd, Melbourne
Joined the PlanCost team in 2018

Patrick Walsh – Quantity Surveyor

Patrick joined our team three years ago and quickly became a strong contributor to our project teams. He has a thorough, results driven approach to his work which benefits from the practical insights gained from his years in building and construction.

Qualifications:
Bachelor of Construction Management 2019 – University of Newcastle

Professional Associations:
Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors

Professional Experience:
Joined the PlanCost team in 2017

Danni Li – Graduate Quantity Surveyor

Danni is our high achiever graduate who has hit the ground running after joining us in the beginning of 2020. Her bright mind and solution focus provides much appreciated support within the team.

Qualifications:
Master of Construction Management 2019 – University of Melbourne
Bachelor of Math and Economics 2016 – Boston University
Certified Translator English to Chinese 2017- National Accreditation Authority

Professional Associations:
Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors

Professional Experience:
Joined the PlanCost team in 2020

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