After finishing his sports science degree, Matt had a change of heart, recognising his interest lay more with mathematics and problem solving. Choosing to follow his passion, he completed a second degree in Civil Engineering and went on to work with GHD and BG&E before joining WGA as a Senior Civil Engineer in 2015.
Based in Perth, Matt works with clients such Main Roads WA and the Public Transport Authority, along with smaller urban developments, often working on multiple projects at the same time. Matt purposefully plans his schedule to encompass a cross section of work, and although it can be challenging balancing the transition from small to large projects, he enjoys the diversity this brings.
Operating on civil works projects that include mixed-use, shopping centre civil works and a large number of rail station civil works for the PTA, Matt has gained a comprehensive knowledge in project management, geometry design, drainage design, contract administration and quality control. His hands-on approach stems from his commitment to seeing a project from conception to completion. He particularly enjoys the visual and physical result of his work rather than the solution on paper, and gets great satisfaction of being able to leave an enduring mark on the wider community. The Gateway WA road re-development at the airport is a good example of this, as it is the first major landmark people see when they arrive in Western Australia.
On a more personal note, Matt would enjoy the opportunity to be involved in the design and construction of a golf course. As a keen golfer he has an appreciation for the design elements associated with integrating a golf course into the landscape and one day hopes to be involved with a creative engineering project such as this.