With over 35 years of industry experience, Mr McGonagle has a diverse background in electrical engineering, construction and management.
He has a First Class Honours degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, is a professional engineer, Member of the Institute of Engineering and Technology and the Institution of Energy.
Mr McGonagle’s forensic engineering experience features extensive experience investigating variety of solar and wind power installations including solar farms, roof mounted commercial projects, roof mounted public school locations, and home installations. He has investigated component failures, lightning strikes and transformer failures and fires.
Provides consulting engineering services to law firms, insurance companies, and corporate clients. He has been involved in technical due diligence, report writing, and working closely with the legal, regulatory and standards bodies to ensure workmanship and equipment are fit for purpose in the industry.
He has significant experience in cases involving residential and commercial wiring, medium and high voltage substations, battery storage facilities and electrical vehicle charging systems. His work also includes industrial and commercial fires investigation, engineering analysis of electrical systems, industrial and construction accident investigations (including electrocutions and electrical shock injuries), construction defect analyses for electrical equipment, industrial and commercial equipment maintenance evaluations, and product liability investigations.
His work has also included plant and equipment damage evaluations, lightning and surge inspections, and the assessment and implementation of industry standards. Whilst working with the government on strategy and policy, Mr. McGonagle helped establish working groups to enable stakeholders to engage on a regular basis and shape the landscape of a rapidly evolving industry.