For years we’d observed first hand the huge variation in document quality that existed in our industry and the problems it caused: a lack of design drawings, a lack of clear specifications and poor document control that gave contractors little guidance or direction and we witnessed poor quality outcomes with projects often running over-time and over-budget. We saw design drawings produced in Microsoft Paint. We saw one-page specifications with no quality standards or controls, and we saw non-engineers designing drainage systems and pavements. We also saw the post-construction problems this caused; usually poor drainage and poor quality control where the client felt they did not receive what they wanted but the contractor arguing that the scope or brief was not clear.
We wanted to bring the thinking, approach, processes and quality we learnt at a large international engineering firm into the Field of Play world. We were convinced that by doing so, many of the issues we’d observed could be eradicated. Fundamental to our success has been our company mantra; measure twice, cut one. Coupled with our high-quality documentation and an engineering-led design, this has been fundamental to our success and we’re convinced it was the right step to make.
We live by this one. It’s much easier to make a change on a computer screen than on-the-ground once works are underway. We’ve created a culture, both internally and externally with clients, where we deliberately question, review and refine our design. This ensures decisions and their impacts are clear. Each decision is made as a team and rules out surprises and issues later in the project and forms the basis of our on-time and on-budget project success that we like to mention now and again…..
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Jarrod blends his Civil Engineering profession with his extensive knowledge for the development of sport and recreation facilities to ensure client and stakeholder desires are met within budget and program.
Well known for his accomplishments in the planning and development of sport Fields of Play, Jarrod’s experience includes athletics running tracks, hockey fields, football grounds (all codes) and general purpose facilities.
Jarrod’s credentials are based on knowledge of specialist engineering applications and a detailed understanding of athlete and venue owner requirements. This proficiency has seen Jarrod work on most of the major sport projects throughout Australia in recent years.
Gray has been exposed to a wide variety of multidisciplinary engineering projects which include elements of civil, water, land development, rail and sports. Gray’s roles on these projects have included technical design, project management and site roles, which have been utilised in all phases of project delivery.
Gray’s comprehensive knowledge in the planning and design of Fields of Play stems from being involved in projects across Australia and internationally, in particular being involved in the construction phase monitoring.
As a result of his project experience, Gray has become a trusted advisor for clients, having successfully delivered various Field of Play projects for different sports, on-budget and on-program.
Marke has extensive experience in all aspects of natural and synthetic turf projects including policy, strategy, design, construction and maintenance.
Marke has an Engineering Doctorate relating to playing quality of sports surfaces which has seen him work in numerous countries, including Australia, England, New Zealand, Fiji, Cook islands, Brazil, China, Korea, Papua New Guinea and Canada. These projects have ranged from school and council fields to training and match venues for domestic tournaments, World Cups and the Olympics.
With over 15 years’ experience, Marke is one of the most technically capable Field of Play specialists in the industry
With a diverse range of experience in the sports field industry, Dean brings a wealth of knowledge & skills to assist clients with reaching their goals in construction and maintenance projects.
Dean specialises in project management and has a background in managing turf construction & maintenance. Dean’s industry proficiencies enable him to understand client needs regarding budgets and resources to ensure a successful result is met on each project.
Combining his business and turf knowledge has allowed Dean to be involved in many leading turf construction projects throughout Australia.
Our team members have extensive experience with Fields of Play for all sports, nationally and internationally. We pride ourselves on working as a team in order to produce a high level of detail and quality in all our work. We also like a party now and again and socialise together, showing off our trivia knowledge, lawn bowls skills or 5-aside soccer abilities.
Aella MacDonaldCivil Designer & Field of Play Consultant
Ashlea BichanPA to CEO
Cameron NayarCivil Engineer
Cameron StevensonGraduate Civil Engineer
Derek KotekCivil Designer
Enuri EhansaGraduate Civil Engineer
Jake VerlinSenior Civil Engineer
Jess SewellField of Play Consultant
John NeylanTurfgrass Agronomist
Nicholas MatthewsSenior Civil Engineer
Patrick BeazleyCivil Engineer
Paul CurryCivil Engineer
Peter EisenSenior Drafter
Troy FiscusCertified Irrigation Designer
Paul Cammack - National Infrastructure Manager
Simon Gorr - National Venues Manager
Andrew Crowley - Manager Sport and Recreation
Ronnie Hurst - Project Director, Dept. of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries
Now you’ve read through our website, you should have a good sense of what we’re about. We’re a bunch of engineers, turf experts, designers and drafters doing interesting work, but we don’t take ourselves too seriously and we like to have a bit of fun along the way to create a great place to work.
We’re always on the lookout for talented individuals to join the team.
So what about you? Are you technically focussed, have great attention to detail, like some banter with your colleagues and happy to put the hard yards in when the deadlines are looming but equally happy to celebrate those milestones with a cold one and a party or two through the year? Our team culture is a major part of our success and if you're keen to join the team and help contribute to our continued success, drop us a line anytime.