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35+years experience
35+years experience
35+years experience
35+years experience

Peter Matthews

Principal Engineer

Peter has a strong multi-disciplinary background in structural engineering, durability, design, acoustics, vibration as well as environmental and structural testing.

For over 35 years he has been responsible for delivering consulting assignments across a wide variety of industries including rail, aviation, spacecraft, defence, automotive, maritime, mining, oil and gas, infrastructure, and manufacturing.

Peter continues to provide those services to positively influence the decision-making processes related to asset management, design, procurement, performance, compliance, testing, safety, reliability and through life support.

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Leadership & project management

Peter is a Principal Engineer and provides a leadership role in:

  • Project and technical management
  • Advanced structures design
  • Qualification test management
  • Detailed design and analysis of structural/mechanical systems
  • Noise and vibration
  • Structural and machine dynamics
  • Product development

Technical experience

Structural Engineering

Many years of direct experience with domestic and international design standards, as well as multi- disciplinary hands-on experience in a wide spectrum of industries, provides Peter with a broad understanding of structural design requirements.

Product Development Services

Projects have involved advanced engineering design philosophies, requirements mapping, high order modelling and simulation techniques, and advanced manufacturing techniques for conventional and composite structures.

Qualification Test Management

Verifying the product build definition and fitness for purpose requires a robust verification and qualification plan beginning at concept carrying through final design and production.

Peter’s experience in the development and management of this process and conduct of environmental test programmes can provide significant long term economic benefit for the product’s in service performance.

Structural & Machine Dynamics

Interaction of structures, machines and/or environmental excitation can lead to unpleasant outcomes including human vibration (perception, fatigue, injury), in- service durability issues and potentially catastrophic failures of both equipment and structures.

Key skills

  • Structural engineering (including lightweight and composite) Design Verification
  • Fatigue and durability
  • Structural and machine dynamics
  • Qualification test planning and conduct
  • Product development services
  • Vibration and acoustics
  • Consulting services


  • BEng (Aero), RMIT 1978


Aeronautical Engineer

Peter worked on:

  • Acoustic investigations of Sydney Metro Rolling stock and infrastructure 
  • Specification development of locomotive simulator for Rio Tinto
  • Structural design reviews for Yarra Trams and Metro Trains Melbourne

Other team members