About Us

Mining & Industrial Electrical Contractors

WAY Electrical is a Western Australian based electrical contracting firm, which specialises in the provision of electrical services to the mining, oil and gas, materials handling, processing, power generation, and power distribution industries.

For over 12 years, our senior management team has worked closely with project, procurement, and contract managers to deliver cost effective electrical contracting services throughout Australia, Africa, and Asia. We have gained a solid reputation for our flexibility, reliability, and above all, outstanding workmanship and project delivery – always on time, and on budget.

Tailored Solutions to the Resources Sector

No matter the size of your project, WAY Electrical can custom an electrical contracting solution to meet your specific requirements. Our fully qualified and highly experienced personnel specialise in project management, procurement, process plant installations, high voltage installations, infrastructure installations, and instrumentation. We also have the capabilities to mobilise labour and materials at short notice, if required.

Our team can assist with every stage of your project, including:

  • Feasibility studies
  • Project budgets
  • Cost-saving construction alternatives
  • Project programming
  • Electrical design reviews
  • Procurement of electrical materials
  • Onsite installations
  • Plant commissioning
  • Generation of handover documentation

Experience Matters…

At WAY Electrical, we understand that every project is unique. That is why we strive to develop strong working relationships with our clients to ensure all needs are met and that the best and most cost-effective project solutions are identified. Our stringent management system also ensures effective monitoring and control of each project from feasibility and design through to commissioning and handover.

Our senior management team is one of the most experienced in Australia, having worked on electrical projects up to $145m in Australia, Africa, Hong Kong, Thailand, Laos, Fiji, Indonesia, and many other countries. We have also developed a well-established network of project personnel, including mining and industrial electrical contractors, high voltage specialists, and instrument experts who are fully qualified, highly skilled, and well versed on all OHS, environmental, testing, and commissioning procedures.

Key Personnel

Steve Yates


General Manager

Steve has 26 years’ experience in the electrical construction industry, with 14 years as a Senior Project Manager on electrical projects in Africa, Asia and all major resource areas of Australia ranging up to $135 million.

Projects have included: BHPB HBI gas plant, Woodside train 4 underground cabling, HV reticulation and above ground modules, BHPB process plants Port Hedland, Newman mining area C and ore bodies 18 and 24, the Western Australian Water Corporation desalination plant at Karratha, Alcoa Wagerup process plant upgrade, and gold/copper process plants in Thailand, Laos, Ghana and numerous plants around Australia.

Steve’s experience with major resource sector clients such as Woodside, BHPB, Rio Tinto, and Alcoa mean he is well versed in the strict contractual conditions that clients can set for projects in respect of OHS, environment, fitness for work, quality control, and regular reporting.

Tony Watchman


Operations Manager

Tony has 27 years’ experience in the electrical construction industry including 9 years as a Senior Site Manager and 7 years as Project Manager on some of Western Australia’s largest construction projects, including a $145 million electrical package for the Newmont Boddington gold mine and $67 million electrical package for BHPB Ravensthorpe nickel process plant.

Tony’s exposure to numerous diversified projects in Australia as well as Hong Kong, Thailand, Laos, Indonesia, Ghana and Fiji, has given him the experience and ability to undertake any type of electrical project.

Tony also works closely with our clients to achieve outcomes that, as well as being cost-effective, maintain an important focus on safety, quality, environmental considerations, and workplace relations.

WAY Electrical is located at 11 Meares Way, Canning Vale. For further information, email admin@way-electrical.com.au or phone +61 8 6253 5700.