Expertise and experience
Led by David Slatter and Jen McIntyre, the Coasteel Engineering team is made up of qualified and experienced project managers, tradesman boilermakers, draftsman, estimators and professional administration staff.
From the initial enquiry to the completion of the project, customer service is our priority and we pride ourselves on our expertise, professionalism and values.
David and Jen’s aim is to provide a workplace where employees are happy to be work, and customers want to return for every project.
Let us introduce you to the Coasteel Engineering team members you will work with from start to finish.
Owner – Managing Director
David purchased Coasteel Engineering in 2016, in partnership with Jen McIntyre. Together they knew they had the experience and skills to successfully operate this promising business. Since then, Coasteel Engineering has gone from strength to strength and continues to grow in services and size.
David brings more than 40 years experience in the Steel Fabrication and Construction Industry and 20 years experience managing and directing structural steel fabrication businesses. He commenced his first trade when he was just 15 years old.
He holds dual tradesman qualifications as a Coach and Motor Body Builder, and as a Boilermaker, as well as formal qualifications in Business Management and Frontline Management. He is an avid believer in staying current with continual personal and professional development, so you will often hear about a relevant course or learning opportunity that he has undertaken.
To unwind, Dave likes to spend time on weekends either surfing, playing golf and spending time with his family. He also likes to travel with his partner Jen.
Contact Dave about: Projects; Estimating and Quoting; Business Development
Owner – Business Manager
Jen has overseen the development and operations of Coasteel Engineering since purchasing the business in 2016 in partnership with David. She has 10 years experience as a Senior Project Manager in the asset planning and construction department of a large University, and 30 years experience in professional office environments in the Construction and Education sectors.
Her educational qualifications add further depth to her skills, as she holds a Bachelor of Science with a Major in Public Health, a Diploma in Project Management, Certificate in Contract Management and she is a Justice of the Peace (C.Dec).
Jen is passionate about Coasteel Engineering and is driven to operate a business that goes beyond the ordinary in the delivery of service and the quality of product to its clients.
In her spare time, Jen loves to travel and spend time at the beach. She is also a dedicated yoga practitioner and will take time out on a yoga retreat whenever possible.
Contact Jen about: Contracts, Compliances, Business Development, Accounts.
Project Manager and Estimator
Jarrod is a huge asset to the Coasteel team, having joined the family business in 2019, where his skills, experience and unflappable and friendly personality are welcomed and a great fit.
Jarrod graduated from the University of the Sunshine Coast in 2015 with a Bachelor Civil Engineering (Honors) Majoring in Construction Management and with a Minor in Environmental Engineering. During his studies, he gained employment conducting steel take-offs and as a student engineer with two small Sunshine Coast firms, which gave him valuable experience.
Following the completion of his Degree, he worked with a private consultancy firm for four years as a Project Engineer, where he looked after numerous projects and clients.
Jarrod is also a member of ‘The Institution of Engineers Australia’ and can help point you to the right people to talk to for any engineering needs your project may require.
Jarrod enjoys the great outdoors, but in his spare time you will most likely find him surfing, spear fishing or playing golf. He also likes lifting heavy things (he has competed on the Power Lifting circuit) and isn’t opposed to the occasional PlayStation game.
Contact Jarrod about: Projects (small and large), Estimating and Quotes.
Accounts and Administration Officer
Having joined our team in early 2017 as a part-time accounts and administration officer, Alana was a keen and quick learner, and fully understood the business in a short amount of time. In 2019, Alana became full time, and is now our office magician who manages accounts, payroll, administration, workplace health and safety and assists the project team when help is needed.
She is now an important part of the team and is essentially the face of Coasteel Engineering, being the first point of contact when clients call or drop in. Alana also closely assists the Business Manager on a daily basis.
On weekends you will find Alana climbing mountains, reading, and spending time at the beach or with her cat.
Contact Alana about: Accounts, Workplace Health and Safety, Compliance, and all Administration matters. Ask any questions and Alana can direct you to the person you need to talk to.
Lee ensures supplies are ordered, creates work schedules for the timely delivery of projects, and coordinates workflow for the workshop tradesmen to ensure everything flows efficiently through the factory. He also checks the quality of work that leaves the workshop, and is the man in know for the progress of all projects.
Lee has more than 35 years experience in the Steel Fabrication and Construction Industry and has worked in supervisory and managerial roles for more than 25 years. He has dual trade qualifications as a Blacksmith and as a Boilermaker.
When he has spare time, he is partial to kart racing, which are often weekend long events for Lee.
Contact Lee about: Projects; Delivery and Installation timelines; Supplies.
Steel Detailer and Boilermaker
Darren is our in-house Steel Detailer for smaller projects, creating workshop drawings for fabrication purposes. These drawings are then viewed and used by the factory tradesmen. He liaises with clients to obtain information about their projects, then draws them accordingly utilising AutoCad.
Darren is outstanding in his customer service skills, and makes all clients feel welcome and comfortable when talking about their project. If workloads dictate, Darren also applies his tradesman skills by working on the factory floor or attending projects onsite to measure, fabricate or install.
Darren is a tradesman Boilermaker with 14 years experience, and has obtained skills and experience in using AutoCad, a 3D computer modelling program.
Most weekends are spent working on his farm, or spending time with his young family.
Contact Darren about: Projects; Detailing of small projects.
Client Meet and Greet
Angus is a born and bred local and has been a valued part of the team since he was 3 months old.
Angus loves to meet clients as they come through the door, and also loves getting the occasional pat. Clients have been known to come in just to bring him treats. He is also excellent at supervision of employees, and finds the office viewing window the perfect spot to watch from.
On the weekends you will find Angus busy sleeping or eating.