Your Team

Expertise and experience

Led by Dave Slatter and Jen McIntyre, the Coasteel Engineering team is made up of qualified and experienced project managers, tradesman boilermakers, engineer, solicitor, 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.

Dave and Jen’s aim is to provide a workplace where employees are happy to 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.

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Dave Slatter

Owner – Managing Director

Dave 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.

Dave 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

E: [email protected]

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Jen McIntyre

Owner – Business Manager

Jen has overseen the development and operations of Coasteel Engineering since purchasing the business in 2016 in partnership with Dave. She has 10 years experience as a Senior Project Manager in the asset planning and construction department of a large University, and 30 years administration experience 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: Compliances, Business Development, Financial Management.

E: [email protected]

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Jarrod Slatter

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.

E: [email protected]

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Jade Slatter

In House Counsel and Contract Administrator

Jade joined the Coasteel Engineering team in 2020, bringing with her a new element of service that has been a catalyst for change and growth within the family business. 

Having completed her Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honors) at the Queensland University of Technology in 2017, Jade was admitted as a Solicitor to the Supreme Court of Queensland. Her experience in the legal industry, together with her knowledge and qualifications, are helping to expand our high-level service at Coasteel Engineering. 

Jade is responsible for undertaking contract reviews and negotiations, ensuring compliance with legal and regulatory obligations, and assisting with estimating and project management. 

In her spare time Jade loves surfing, keeping fit outdoors, and enjoying good coffee at the local cafes. 

Contact Jade about: Contracts, Compliance, and Projects.

E: [email protected]

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Alana Lucarelli

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 curled up with a good book and spending time at the beach.

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.

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Dylan Davey

Workshop Manager

Dylan is responsible for coordinating workflow for the tradesman, creating work schedules for the timely delivery of our projects, supervising staff, liaising with suppliers and ordering materials. Additionally he ensures the quality of works prior to delivery and installation. 

Dylan is a highly valuable team member here at Coasteel Engineering and is a trade qualified boilermaker with over 10 years of workshop supervisory experience in the steel fabrication industry.

On the weekends you will find Dylan playing a round of golf, camping or fishing.

Contact Dylan about: Projects, Delivery and Installation timelines and Supplies.

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Darren Prentis

Steel Detailer and Boilermaker

Darren is our in-house Steel Detailer for smaller projects, creating workshop drawings for fabrication purposes. He liaises with clients to obtain information about their projects, then draws them accordingly utilising our 3D CAD programs.

Darren is outstanding in his customer service skills, and makes all clients feel welcome and comfortable in the office. If workloads dictate, Darren applies his tradesman skills by working on the factory floor or attending to projects onsite to measure, fabricate or install.

Darren is a tradesman Boilermaker with over 14 years experience, and has progressively increased his skills to incorporate CAD programs, making him a valuable asset to the Coasteel Engineering Team. 

Most weekends are spent working on his farm, or spending time with his young family.

Contact Darren about:  Projects; Detailing of small projects.

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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.

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Wellbeing Officer

Koby is a favourite at Coasteel Engineering, and for good reason. Koby is incredibly friendly and loves to make friends with all the staff and our clients.

You will find Koby in the kitchen looking for treats, or at the feet of the office staff receiving pats or fast asleep. Koby is known to bring a fun and light-hearted energy into the room and will always find a way to bring a smile to everyone’s face.

On the weekends you will find Koby chasing his ball or swimming down at the beach.

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