Matthew has been employed as a principal engineer with Hunter H2O since January 2005. He obtained first class honours in his engineering degree and began working in the water sector with MEMTEC, membrane microfiltration, in 1997. From this starting point with membrane separation processes Matthew has delivered projects with all manner of unit treatment processes and focuses on ‘fit for purpose’ solutions that meet the challenges of specific raw water hazards as well as recognising the unique requirements of remote locations and clients operational capacity.
Much of Matthew’s process unit design and operation experience has been gained through hands on application of designs through the writing of process functional descriptions and seeing their application through FAT testing, commissioning and operational trouble-shooting. This has enabled Matthew to incorporate lessons learnt into the design phase of projects to guide clients around expensive or time consuming pitfalls.
Matthew has a deep understanding of the design, operation, control and effectiveness of unit treatment operations employed to mitigate raw water hazards. Complimenting this is a thorough knowledge of the Australian Drinking Water Guidelines (ADWG) and the Australian Guidelines for Water Recycling (AGWR). This knowledge and experience enabled Matthew to be certified as an Auditor of Water Quality management Systems in 2016 under the Exemplar Global Scheme. In depth knowledge of process and regulations allows Matthew to effectively and efficiently undertake reviews and audits of both drinking and recycled water management plans. Matthew is practiced in all stages of project implementation including planning studies, risk assessments and process reviews, community consultation, conceptual design, preparation of specifications, project management, commissioning, and subsequent plant operations.