Our team of experts

Technical expertise and a professional approach come together at FIELD Engineers. Meet our leaders.

General Manager

David Hartigan

David Hartigan

BEng, BBus (Mgt), RPEQ, FIEAust, EngExec, GAICD

Experience: More than 20 years in construction, maintenance and consulting.

Key areas of expertise:

  • Cranes and rigging systems
  • Incident investigation & forensic engineering

Most rewarding part of the job:
Working with an excellent team that we’ve built from scratch over many years.

Manager – Mining and Projects

Jon Halliday

Jon Halliday

BE, WTIA, Global Minerals Industry Risk Management

Experience: Over 24 years in the mining industry.

Key areas of expertise:

  • Construction and maintenance shutdowns
  • Draglines
  • Shovels
  • Washplants

Most rewarding part of the job:
Seeing a machine go back up online after it’s been completely rebuilt in the field.

Senior Civil/Structural Engineer

Matt Posthumus

Matt Posthumus

BEng (Civil), CPEng, RPEQ

Experience: More than 40 years in civil design, structural engineering and construction.

Key areas of expertise:

  • Infrastructure services – roads, drainage, water, sewerage, earthworks.
  • Concrete, masonry and steel structures.

Most rewarding part of the job:
Devising a practical engineering solution for a unique set of circumstances and then overseeing its construction. Mentoring younger engineers and watching them gain experience and confidence.

Principal Engineer – Special Projects

Slawek Drabot

Slawek Drabot

BE (Hons), MSc, GDM, CPEng, RPEQ

Experience: Over 8 years in the mining industry; 22 years in product development, testing, qualification and statutory compliance within research & development, manufacturing and supply chain operations.

Key areas of expertise:

  • Design and analysis
  • Product development
  • Statutory compliance

Most rewarding part of the job
Solving multifaceted problems.

Manager – FIELD HSE

David Corbett

David Corbett

BBSc (OHS), MSc (OHP), COH

Experience: Certified Occupational Hygienist with more than 20 years in the occupational hygiene, health & safety management and consulting roles.

Key areas of expertise:

  • Occupational hygiene programs
  • Environmental monitoring
  • Noise & vibration
  • Asbestos management
  • Hazardous chemicals
  • HSE management systems

Most rewarding part of the job:
Working with clients to realise improvements in workplace health and safety.

Manager – Commercial

Matt Doidge

Matt Doidge

BE (Hons)

Experience: Over 20 years in the mining industry.

Key areas of expertise:

  • Project management
  • Shutdown maintenance
  • Mechanical design and drafting

Most rewarding part of the job:
Working with clients to identify the root of their problem and then designing an efficient solution for them. It’s always fun to come up with a design that does more with less.

Manager – Engineering

Desmond Searle

Desmond Searle

BEng (Hons), RPEQ, MIEAust, CPEng, NER

Experience: More than 20 years as a mechanical engineer in the consulting, mining and materials handling sectors.

Key areas of expertise:

  • Bulk materials handling system design
  • Pump and pipeline design
  • Feasibility studies
  • Technical due diligence

Most rewarding part of the job:
Working with multidisciplinary engineering teams to develop fit-for-purpose solutions.  Mentoring engineers and designers and seeing them develop into confident and professional team members.