Jeremy Penton

Jeremy Penton

  • Principal Electrical Engineer
  • Company Director
  • Bachelor Engineering
  • Discipline Electrical & Control Systems Engineering


Jeremy has vast experience in Electrical and Control Systems Engineering in the mining, mineral sands, refining and smelting industries. Jeremy has operated as an Engineer in these disciplines for over twenty (20) years and has ran many major projects and held many Senior Engineering positions. Jeremy leads multi-disciplined project teams capable of control systems design and implementation, electrical, high voltage HV, and project delivery. Jeremy is now a Director of Bunbury Electrical BESC and holds the position of Principal Lead Engineer with the Company BESC.

Jeremy purchased Bunbury Electrical with two other Partners, Chris Busby and Cameron Walton, who have also been in the electrical industry for many years, after the previous Company where all were employed at, was sold to a non-local Company. All the current Directors as well as some senior Employees made the move for various reasons however the uniform driver was to retain local identity and continue a local Company with good Client relationships well into the future.

Experience & Project History:

1992-1995 Water Corporation

  • Graduate South West Electrical Project Engineer.
  • Electrical Design Engineer (Perth based, 1 year)

1995-1997 Comalco (Bell Bay)

  • Potrooms Electrical Project Engineer.

1997 Westralian Sands

North Capel Separation Plant Greenfield Project

  • Electrical design; HV to instrumentation.
  • Electrical procurement and contract management.
  • Plant commissioning.

1998 Westralian Sands

Yoganup Concentrator Screen Plant Inpit Unit Greenfield Project

  • PLC & Telemetry design, programming FBD/SFC, implementation & commissioning.

1999 Westralian Sands

Powell Concentrator & Inpit Screening Plant

  • PLC & Telemetry design, programming FBD/SFC, implementation & commissioning.
  • Design & implementation of Westralian Sands first Citect System.

2000 Iluka Resources

  • Newman Concentrator & dual Mining Units Greenfield Project
  • Electrical/instrument design, construction contract management & commissioning of Mining Units.
  • Plant control system lead engineer role.

2001 Iluka Resources (USA)

  • Old Hickory Mineral Separation Plant (USA) Brownfield Project
  • Late to project role to correct electrical design problems in new Staurolite Plant.
  • Re-programming, implementation & commissioning of plant PLC software from ladder logic to standards based FBD/SFC.

2002 Iluka Resources (USA)

Virginia Concentrator and Mobile Mining Unit Greenfield Project

  • Electrical Project Manager.
  • Control System Project Manager.

2003 Iluka Resources

Yoganup Extended Remnants Concentrator, Screen Plant & Mining Unit Project

  • Designed, programmed, implemented and commissioned entire PLC/SCADA system.

2004, 2005, 2006 Iluka Resources

Douglas Minesite & Hamilton Mineral Separation Plant (Victoria) Greenfield Project

  • Lead Systems Designer & PLC programmer.
  • Site commissioning of control system PLC, SCADA & Telemetry.

2007 Iluka Resources

Waroona Minesite Greenfield Project

  • Lead Systems Designer and PLC programmer
  • Site commissioning of control system (PLC, SCADA and telemetry)

2010, 2011, 2012 Simcoa

Grinding Plant Greenfield Plant

  • Lead Electrical from concept to commissioning including SIL Shutdown System & Hazardous Area Design.
  • Programming of Triconex Safety PLC System.

2012 – 2013 Iluka Resources

North Capel SR1 Restart Project

  • Replacement of Honeywell TDC 3000 control system with Schneider Unity PLC system.
  • PLC programming of sequences.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Electrical & Instrumentation Systems Design, Industrial power designs.
  • Control System Design, Programming & Implementation
  • PLC & SCADA (Citect) programming & implementation.
  • Motor control centre (MCC) & electrical distribution systems design.
  • Hazardous Area Electrical/Instrumentation Design.
  • Process Safety Systems design & PLC software development.