James Cooper - Civil Designer


Areas of Expertise:

  • Civil design
  • Project management
  • Contract administration 


NZDE (Civil), NDCE (Applied), CMENGNZ (Eng. technician)

James joined CGW in 2016 and has been working in the civil engineering field in New Zealand and Australia since 2004. Much of his work encompasses applying his skills to geometric design and utility design for government agencies, local authorities and commercial clients. James’s skills include the development of initial options, maintenance treatment designs and detailed design of new projects to a level which is suitable for construction.

James applies project specific research for each project ensuring the desired outcome is designed in accordance with best practice, site specific standards, design guides and relevant codes of practice. James’s experience with various software packages, including AutoCAD, Civil3D, 12d Model, and 3dsMax, allows him to select a project specific software package for each project in order to achieve an efficient and comprehensive design.

James enjoys fishing and spending time exploring the Nelson-Tasman region with his young family.


You will find James in our Nelson Office 

Phone: 03 548 8259    

Email: james@cgwl.co.nz