Hamish Barker - Structural, Fire and Mechanical Engineer


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


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.


You will find Hamish in our Nelson Office

Phone: 03 548 8259    

Email: hamish@cgwl.co.nz