Chris Short – General Manager

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Areas of Expertise:

  • Business & Financial Management

  • Strategy & Planning

  • Financial Modelling

  • Business Case Analysis

  • Project Management

Qualifications:

BBS, PG Dip Man,
CIMA Dip MA

Chris joined CGW in 2013 and looks after the overall management and strategic direction of the company. He lends his knowledge of financial and client management to a number of projects and has been steering the company through significant system improvement, growth and change over the past few years. Recently he led the sale of a portion of CGW to Wilton Joubert creating a launching pad for growth on a national scale.

Chris’ experience includes leading staff, and managing financial and commercial functions for large businesses in retail, science and technology, consulting, and horticulture as well as leading a team of specialist professional advisors in a large accounting practice. He has a degree and post graduate qualifications in Accounting and Management, is a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and the Institute of Directors.

Chris enjoys getting into the outdoors tramping, mountain biking, kayaking, and climbing, and has travelled extensively; visiting the some remote parts of the world on various adventures.

Contact:

You will find Chris in our Nelson Office.

Phone: 03 548 8259

Mobile: 021 812 911  

Email: chris@cgwl.co.nz

Rowan Puklowski – Technical Director

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Areas of Expertise:

  • Civil Infrastructure Modelling & Design

  • Surveying

  • Project Management

  • Construction Supervision

  • Contract Administration

Qualifications:

NZCE (Civil), MENGNZ, REA

Rowan joined CGW in 1991 and has extensive knowledge and proven experience in infrastructure planning and design in both the public and private sectors and oversees the technical direction and delivery of company projects with a particular focus on Civil and Environmental.

Rowans key experience includes Project & Design Management of a wide range of Geotechnical, Structural, Civil and Environmental engineering projects for commercial clients and client service management.

Rowan enjoys mountain biking, home renovation projects, travel and time with his family.

Contact:

You will find Rowan in our Nelson Office

Phone: 03 548 8259

Mobile: 027 694 0844

Email: rowan@cgwl.co.nz

Ian Hussey – Senior Projects Engineer

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Areas of Expertise:

  • Civil & infrastructure design & 3D modelling
  • Complex multistage subdivision design
  • Project and design management
  • Client Liaison
  • Proposals

Qualifications:

GradDipMgt, NZCE (Civil), BMin

Ian’s background is in complex multi staged residential and commercial developments and infrastructure design with a focus on element interface and work package demarcation. With over 20 years in engineering consultancies Ian understands what is needed to deliver engineering solutions for stormwater attenuation and treatment, flood channel 3D modelling, wastewater pumpstation, for wastewater treatment facilities and roading infrastructure - learnt across numerous projects nationally and overseas.

These days Ian is based in the Nelson region and acts as project engineer overseeing project teams, deliverables, and providing that key interface between the engineer and client.   Ian isn’t afraid to ask the hard questions with a sharp lens focused on the detail to understand how the various work component fit together from each service discipline.

Recently Ian has been leading various local authority and commercial client projects.  His most recent success was managing CGW’s delivery of geotechnical services and civil design of infrastructure and carparking for the $32M redevelopment of the Nelson Airport Terminal.

Away from the office, Ian loves working with recycled timber and the odd DIY project while juggling family life.

Contact:

You will find Ian in our Nelson Office 

Phone: 03 548 8259

Mobile: 021 059 8655

Andy Reid - Senior Structural Engineer

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Areas of Expertise:

  • Design of industrial and marine structures
  • Computational modelling and finite element design
  • Damage avoidance technologies for seismic

Qualifications:

BE(Mech) Hons, CPEng

Andy has over 15yrs experience working in engineering design and fabrication. He has worked with CGW since the Stockton CHPP project of 2007, coming from a background of project work in marine and offshore projects. Initially specialising in industrial steel design and detailing, he has widened his skillset to include engineered timber and seismic design of low to mid-rise buildings.

Andy has a good practical knowledge of modelling and analysis techniques, including finite element analysis, and where each may bring value to a project. He is knowledgeable in displacement based design of structures and the use of hybrid energy dissipation systems such as post tensioned rocking walls. He has a strong interest in pushing structures beyond current code required design, to systems incorporating damage avoidance or other best practice detailing that achieves high performance without necessarily costing a great deal more to construct.

While not a geotech engineer, Andy has a strong interest in the field and where geotech overlaps with building structural design.

Andy loves his sailing, fishing and freediving, all sports that he manages to share with his two young sons.

Contact:

You will find Andy in our Nelson Office  

Phone: 03 548 8259  

Email: andy@cgwl.co.nz

Andy van Houtte – Senior Project Engineer (structural)

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Areas of Expertise:

  • Market development
  • Structural engineering
  • Timber design
  • Seismic assessments

Qualifications:

BE(Hons), ME(Structural), INTPE, MIPENZ, CPEng

Andy joined CGW in 2016 as a senior project engineer. He is responsible for successfully delivering a range of projects from small to large clients, supported by CGWs engineering resources. Using his timber fraternity network Andy has been able to grow the reach of CGW and add specialist knowledge of timber prefabrication and design to the business.

Andy’s experience stems from 14 years in the Timber Manufacturing Sector in New Zealand and Australia, where he has been involved in production, product development, sales, marketing, educational, technical and management roles. He has a Masters Degree Engineering from the University of Canterbury and is currently completing a Masters in Business Administration from Massey University. Andy is a Chartered member of the Institute of Professional Engineers New Zealand and a member of the Structural Engineering Society and the Timber Design Society.

Andy enjoys getting into the outdoors; tramping, mountain biking and watching rugby. He has a young family and enjoys spending time with them.

Contact:

You will find Andy in our Nelson Office 

Phone: 03 548 8259  

Mobile: 021 998 834

Email: andyvh@cgwl.co.nz   

Shane Davies - Senior Project Manager

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Areas of Expertise:

  • Project Management

  • Civil Construction Supervision

  • Infrastructure Design

Qualifications:

NZCE(Civil), PRINCE 2 (Foundation)

Shane joined CGW in 2018 and brings 24 years’ experience in the civil engineering sector of which 8 years have been in Local Government management roles where he was responsible for the operation and delivery of roading, 3 waters and major capital work programmes.

Shanes’ experience includes programme management, risk assessment and reporting, resource and project management, civil construction supervision and infrastructure design. Shane has a wealth of experience managing successful work programmes, resources and projects.

Shane is a keen motorcyclist and enjoys the outdoors, tramping, camping and spending quality time with family and friends.

Contact:

You will find Shane in our Nelson Office 

Phone: 03 548 8259    

Mobile: 027 252 4466

Email: shane@cgwl.co.nz

 

Brandon Kay - Senior Project Manager

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Areas of Expertise:

  • Project Management

  • Client Management

  • Business Development

Qualifications:

CERT BM, BDES (Visual Communication)

Brandon joined CGW in 2019 and is the company’s senior project manager. He brings a culmination of over 10 years knowledge in the building and development sector, bringing with him strong project oversight, team management and client management skills to deliver a high level of service to the CGW experience. Brandon’s focus is to ensure that the highly experienced engineering services that CGW provides is equally matched by strong relationship development with our customers and the smooth delivery of their projects. Brandon also brings experience in and a passion for business development and client management.

Brandon’s experience includes several years in property management and project development for one of New Zealand’s largest private retail property portfolio developers, along with a number of years’ experience in leading teams responsible for property/site development, facilities oversight and operation and management of hospital wide facilities including maintenance/engineering services for a district health board. He has a degree in Design specialising in Visual Communication and has completed a Certificate in Business – First Line Management.cessful work programmes, resources and projects.

Brandon enjoys getting into the outdoors, in particular camping with his young family and mountaineering with close friends. He also likes to ply his practical skills to various projects around the home and loves getting out on the bike or boat for a bit of fun with friends and family.

Contact:

You will find Brandon in our Nelson Office 

Phone: 03 548 8259    

Mobile: 027 200 1494

Email: brandon@cgwl.co.nz

 

Rodney Gibson- Senior Engineer

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Areas of Expertise:

  • Geotechnical investigation & design

  • Civil design

  • Foundation design

  • Contract management

Qualifications:

BE(Civil), CMENGNZ

Rodney was a founding director of CGW and transferred shares to Wilton Joubert Ltd in 2017 as part of succession planning and resigned as a director of CGW.

Rod is a practicing engineer with over thirty six years of experience across New Zealand and overseas. Twenty one of those years involves local experience across the engineering disciplines of civil, geotechnical and structural engineering. Rod has experience in building a thriving consultancy business around teams but now provides technical support and mentoring to staff teams and experience in construction implementation.

Rodney has continued post graduate studies in seismic foundation design, adjudication, as well as ongoing training across the fields of construction contracts management, civil environmental design, foundation / structure interaction, geotechnical and structural assessments.  

Rodney can be easily persuaded to go fishing, tramping and kayaking in his spare time and also prioritises support to community youth development. 

Contact:

You will find Rod in our Nelson Office 

Phone: 03 548 8259    

Mobile: 027 242 1532

Email: rod@cgwl.co.nz

 

Geoff Knowler - Environmental Engineer

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Areas of Expertise:

  • Water treatment design & construction

  • Environmental assessment

  • Contract management & supervision

  • Local government contract supervision

Qualifications:

BE (Nat Res) Hons, GIPENZ, PG Dip Tech (Energy Management)

Geoff came to CGW in 2003 and is involved in Environmental/Civil Engineering and Construction Supervision.  Since his arrival, he has been involved in a wide range of infrastructure projects, from both a construction supervision role and a design perspective.  These projects, both large and small, have ranged from water treatment plants, both potable and waste water, stormwater upgrades, road and pavement rehabilitations and sewer renewals through to subdivisions, culverts, pipelines, asset assessments, retaining walls and earthworks and many other projects.

Having both a design focus and experience in the practical application of engineering means Geoff is well placed to anticipate issues that may arise during a project or to resolve issues as they become apparent. Geoff’s thoroughness and attention to detail has paid dividends on projects many times over.

Outside of work, Geoff has travelled extensively, spending a number of years backpacking around the world, before settling in Nelson.  Now he is enjoying renovation, decorating and landscaping projects at his home and spending time with his family, although he still gets to indulge his interest for travelling and exploring every now and then.

Contact:

You will find Geoff in our Nelson Office 

Phone: 03 548 8259    

Mobile: 027 466 7158

Email: geoff@cgwl.co.nz

 

Matthew Smith - Civil Engineer

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Areas of Expertise:

  • Civil design & modelling
  • Contract supervision
  • Construction monitoring
  • Site investigation & surveying

Qualifications:

BEngTech (Civil), MENGNZ

Matthew initially joined CGW in 2002 as an Engineering Cadet. Following graduation he spent two years in Westport before he left for his OE in 2011, returning 2 years later to join the CGW team again. Matthew is a Civil Engineer with 15 years’ experience in many aspects of civil engineering from project conception to completion. 

Matthew’s experience has been primarily in two sectors of engineering; civil design utilising computer design programs such as 12d Model and MX, and site supervision. He has worked on a number of large projects including site supervision of the $130million Stockton Mine CHPP, Westport, a £70million refurb at 7-9 Buckingham Gate, London, the Crossrail Project, London and design and supervision of the roading, carpark and stormwater works for the $30million Nelson Airport upgrade, Nelson. 

Matthew travelled extensively on his way to Europe and back and now enjoys the outdoor lifestyle that living in Nelson brings. 

Contact:

You will find Matthew in our Nelson Office 

Phone: 03 548 8259    

Mobile: 027 254 0360

Email: matthew@cgwl.co.nz

 

Daniel Welwood - Civil & Environmental Engineer

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Areas of Expertise:

  • Stormwater, sewer and water utilities design

  • Project management

  • Construction supervision

  • Environmental preservation

Qualifications:

BSc Civil Engineering (Environmental)

Daniel joined the CGW Environmental Team in 2016 after six years as one of our clients with the Nelson City Council. He leverages his knowledge and experience from a variety of public infrastructure and community asset projects to lead design solutions from concept through to completion.

Daniel’s experience includes infrastructure and utility design, project and contract management, local government regulations and requirements, option evaluation and decision making, and consultation and communication with customers and stakeholders. He approaches his projects with practicality, operational value, and long-term ownership in mind. He has a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering and is a member of Engineering New Zealand.

Daniel competes in a variety of sports such as golf, inline hockey, and soccer. He was a member of the New Zealand Inline Hockey Association’s National Championship (Open Senior Division) gold medal teams in 2015 and 2016. He also enjoys getting into the outdoors tramping and mountain biking.

Contact:

You will find Daniel in our Nelson Office 

Phone: 03 548 8259    

Mobile: 021 599 675

Email: daniel@cgwl.co.nz

 

Hamish Barker - Structural, Fire and Mechanical Engineer

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Areas of Expertise:

  • Structural engineering

  • Seismic assessment

  • Water supply & wastewater

  • Gas turbines

  • Steam turbines

  • Auxiliary systems

  • Boilers (solid fuel, liquid fuel, gas fuel & waste heat recovery)

  • Pump, valve & heat exchange engineering)

  • Thermodynamic system modelling

Qualifications:

BE(Mechanical) Hons

Hamish joined CGW in 2014 and carries out structural and fire design engineering for CGW’s clients, with occasional demand for the thermal and process engineering knowledge from his previous career as a mechanical engineer in the energy sector.

His thirst for new knowledge, coupled with the market demand for fire engineering has led CGW to support his pursuit of a Masters of Engineering Studies in Fire Engineering in addition to the full time work he carries out as a structural engineer.

Hamish has gained international experience in mechanical engineering working for large multinational firms in both Engineering Consulting, and Engineer, Procure and Construction areas of the power generation industry. The work has been based both in Australia and for more than half a decade in Switzerland.

Out of work hours, Hamish counts himself lucky to be able to enjoy family life as well as half a lifetime of off the planet experiences in paragliding, a new found passion for astronomy and a loyal dachshund.

Contact:

You will find Hamish in our Nelson Office

Phone: 03 548 8259    

Email: hamish@cgwl.co.nz

 

Kylie Johnson - Geotechnical Engineer

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Qualifications:

BSc Geology and Physical Geography, MEngNZ

Kylie joined CGW at the beginning of 2018 as an engineer geologist based in the Nelson office. She has 6 years’ experience working across New Zealand after gaining a undergraduate degree from Victoria University in Wellington.

Kylies experience includes mining and exploration, geotechnical investigations for residential, roading and commercial structures, environmental studies and monitoring, ground remediation and slope stability analysis. She is working towards gaining her charted engineering geologist status through Engineering New Zealand.

Kylie spends her spare time in the outdoors and traveling throughout New Zealand.

Contact:

You will find Kylie in our Nelson Office
Ph: 03 548 8259    

Email: kylie@cgwl.co.nz

 

Emma Munro - Structural Engineer

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Qualifications:

BE (Civil) Hons, CMEngNZ, MIStructE CEng (UK)

 

Emma studied Civil Engineering majoring in Structural Engineering at the University of Auckland. In her 9 years of experience since graduating, Emma has worked in Auckland and overseas in London.  She has been involved in design and build teams specialising in large residential houses, seismic assessments and strengthening, apartment buildings, and sculptures.  Emma enjoys getting out to site when she can and liaising with clients and contractors to ensure her designs are practical and economical.

Emma is a Chartered Structural Engineer with the Institution of Structural Engineers and Engineering New Zealand.  In 2018, Emma moved to Nelson and joined CGW as part of their structural team. 

In her spare time, Emma loves getting out and about, both locally and internationally, experiencing and travelling the world.She is also an avid reader, enjoys socialising, and music.

Contact:

You will find Emma in our Nelson Office

Phone: 03 548 8259    

Email: emmam@cgwl.co.nz

 

Richard Stacey - Senior Civil Designer

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Qualifications:

TC SURV

Richard joined CGW in 2018 as part of the company’s civil design team. He has 30 years’ experience in the civil engineering industry, including civil design, surveying, and contract and construction supervision.

Richard started his career as a surveyor, working on both cadastral and civil projects.  Through the years he transitioned more heavily into the civil engineering field, utilising computer design programs such as 12d Model for civil designing. In his career he has been involved in a myriad of projects both large and small, covering all aspects of civil design, contract management and through construction supervision.

Richard enjoys fishing, swimming and stand up paddle boarding. He is also a keen woodworker and handyman, meaning there is always a project on the go around home.

Contact:

You will find Richard in our Nelson Office 

Phone: 03 548 8259    

Email: richard@cgwl.co.nz

 

Marcel Messemaker - Structural Draughtsman

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Areas of Expertise:

  • BIM modeller
  • Structural & civil draughting
  • Site investigation & testing

 

 

Marcel joined CGW in 2009 and has 30 years of Structural Draughting experience comprising Structural Steelwork, Reinforced Concrete, Precast Panels & Timber Construction. He initially spent several years on the board in the pre-computer days, followed by AutoCad, Microstation and is currently 3D modelling in Revit Structure (BIM).

In his leisure time Marcel pursues a keen interest in Music, Photography & Video projects, frequents local Cafes and the Theatre/Cinema.

Weather permitting he can often be found in the sky over Abel Tasman as an enthusiastic Skydiver with over 1200 jumps.

Contact:

You will find Marcel in our Nelson Office 

Phone: 03 548 8259    

Email: marcel@cgwl.co.nz

 

Sarah Green - Business Support

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Qualifications:

Dip in Tourism & Business, Cert Book Keeping

 

Sarah joined CGW in November 2015 where she looks after Quality Assurance, Accounts and Project Administration.  She has gained a wide range of accounting, administration and service delivery experience from having worked in a range of industries including Local Government, Tourism and the Freighting industry.

She has a diploma in tourism and business, certificate in book keeping and has her ITIL Foundation Certification.  She is a member of the Book Keeping Association.

Sarah is a Cantabrian and moved to Nelson in 2014.  She has travelled to different places around the world and has lived and worked in America, Japan and England.  In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, running and hiking.

Contact:

You will find Sarah in our Nelson Office

Phone: 03 548 8259    

Mobile: 021 121 8442

Email: sarah@cgwl.co.nz

 

Louise Croft - Executive Officer

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Areas of Expertise:

  • Payroll

  • Human resources

  • Health & safety

  • Quality assurance

  • Project administration

Qualifications:

Cert Business Management

Louise hails from the Emerald Isle of Ireland and joined CGW in 2014. At CGW she looks after the Human Resources, Payroll and Health & Safety.

She has an extensive amount of administrative experience and knowledge from having worked in Local Government, Banking, Horticulture and Engineering Sectors throughout her career. Louise also provides additional support to the Directors & Management team as part of her day to day functions.

She has a certificate in Business Management and has completed papers in Human Resources Management. She is also a trained Health & Safety Representative.

Louise has been living in Nelson for over 7 years and loves the lifestyle Nelson can provide her. She enjoys spending time with her family, mountain biking and yoga.

Contact:

You will find Louise in our Nelson Office

Phone: 03 548 8259    

Mobile: 021 0231 7226

Email: louise@cgwl.co.nz

 

Toni Mockler - Administrator

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Toni joined CGW in 2017 and looks after the reception and phones.  She has over 13 years of administration experience.

Toni’s experience includes debtors, helping out with creditors, organising travel, catering and making sure the front office runs smoothly. She is a real people person and loves making sure the clients feel welcome when entering the office.

Toni enjoys running, walking, reading, gardening, holidaying and spending time with her husband and three daughters.

Contact:

You will find Toni in our Nelson Office 

Phone: 03 548 8259   

Email: toni@cgwl.co.nz