An engineering team that thinks outside of the box

An engineering team that thinks outside of the box

An engineering team that thinks outside of the box

Meet the Peritas team

We aren’t your average structural and civil engineering firm.

Our entire culture is built on our engineering team and their ability to think outside the box.

Our team is more of a multi-disciplinary brains trust, here to provide practical and strategic advice and cost-effective bespoke engineering solutions.

Christian Stanes

BE (Hons), MIE Aust, MAICD

One of the founding directors of Peritas, Christian is an award-winning senior structural engineer who combines his leadership and management role with strategic projects. Christian’s leadership builds upon more than a decade of professional experience, including extensive site supervision experience and an exceptional understanding of market-leading analysis and design software.

Enzo Biagioni-Froudist


With 38 years experience in civil engineering and infrastructure design and implementation, Enzo has gained extensive knowledge of the design, management and delivery of major residential, commercial and land development projects in Australia and abroad. As a highly-effective leader, Enzo is proactively involved in the resolution of design and construction issues, stakeholder management, and conceptual planning and reporting, from concept to completion.

Kim Stanes

BE (Hons), MIE Aust

Kim began his career in 2002 after graduating with first class honours from the University of Western Australia. Kim has gained a broad range of experience across a wide variety of engineering projects, both locally and abroad. He has played a central leadership role on a host of challenging projects, from port design and offshore wind farms, to shopping centres and industrial facilities.

Oleg Omelchuk

BE (Hons), MIEAust, CPEng, RPEQ, NPER

Oleg has a strong track record in delivering complex projects across Western Australia and New Zealand including development of contaminated sites. He also has an engineering experience in the design, maintenance and construction of railway tracks as well as working with heavy railway machinery. With over 18 years of experience in land development, commercial, mining and local government sectors, Oleg able to provide high-standard engineering solutions to non-standard industry problems.

Leigh Stanes

BE (Hons), MIE Aust, RPEQ, RBP (VIC)

From trainee engineer in 1996 to his senior engineering and business management role today, Leigh has become a key figure at Peritas with his technical knowledge and project management expertise. He has been the driving force behind a host of high profile projects, including mine sites, industrial infrastructure, commercial development, residential construction and marine projects.

James John van der Meer

BE (Hons), MEngSc, FIE Aust, CP Eng

An engineer since 1973, James boasts a wealth of local and international experience. As one of our founding directors, he plays a pivotal strategic role at the helm of our group. In addition to his formidable portfolio of work, James has a proven track record in project management allowing him to take the lead on a diverse range of major industrial, marine and commercial projects.

Edward McLarty

BE (Hons), MIE Aust, CP Eng, NER, RPEQ, RBP (NT)

As a senior member of our team, Edward plays a critical role in a wide range of projects. Since his career began in 2005, he has gained wide exposure to the design of residential, commercial tilt-up and large government projects such as schools and courthouses. Edward applies creative thinking and proven design and engineering experience to deliver projects with rigorous attention to detail.

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Let us add value to your next development, speak directly to a member of the Peritas team today. You can also find out more information on our team’s philosophy and client feedback on our recent projects.

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