Civil Engineering

  • Structural Engineer

    Max Haberkorn

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    Site Engineer

    Lucy Molina

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    Transportation Engineer

    Alexandrine Campbell

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    Structural Engineer

    Alex Vink

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  • Site Engineer

    Sifa Pole

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    Water/Infrastructure Engineer

    Natalie Veale

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    Transportation Engineer

    Grace Ryan

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    Geotechnical Engineer

    Hugh MacMurray

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  • civil engineering technician

    Grant Taylor

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    Civil Engineer

    Erin Payne

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    Transportation Engineer

    Michael Kemsley

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    Civil Engineer

    James Thorne

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  • Civil Engineer

    Jason Chen

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    Engineering Cadet

    Brendon Thomson

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    Structural Engineer

    Maria Leon

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    Civil Engineer

    Joshua Housiaux

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  • Civil Engineer

    Balaji Karnan

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    Site Engineer

    Jordan King

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    Engineering Technician

    Andrew Stone

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    Structural Engineer

    Michael Higham

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  • Structural Engineer

    Michael Wheaton

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    Civil Engineer

    Guan-Chuan Tay

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    Civil Engineer

    Jeanette White

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    Civil Engineer

    Ming Yun Chan

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  • Contract Manager

    Cara Lauder

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    Site Engineer

    Daniel Bang

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    Quality Manager

    Kimberly Jupp

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    Road Maintenance Engineer

    Cedric Ropati

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  • Civil Engineer

    Osama Abdullatif

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    Resurfacing Manager

    Kacha Vuletich

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    Structural Engineer

    Paul Jarvie

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    Ross Kaufusi

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  • Site Engineer

    Jayden Mellsop

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    Geotechnical Engineer

    James Russell

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    Civil Engineer

    Kyle Rolland

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    Civil Engineer

    Jess Taylor

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    Imraan Mohammed

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    Quality Manager

    Kathryn Jackson

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    Civil Engineer

    Azeem Zafarullah

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    Matthew Glover

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Matthew Yu, NZTA

Earning: Approx $50,000
In a nutshell: Working in different engineering teams as part of NZTA’s four year Graduate Development Programme.
Why? “I can help make the road network more efficient and safer for people to use.”

Pathway Rosmini College, Year 13: Calculus, Statistics, Music, Physics, English
University of Auckland: Bachelor of Engineering, majoring in Civil Engineering

When he left college, Matthew Yu was offered places in music, law and engineering degrees. His father, a quantity surveyor, was in favour of a construction-related career and his music teacher also encouraged him to choose engineering “and leave music as a hobby.”

Matthew had water resources related summer jobs but was most interested in transportation engineering, so his final year papers included both water and transport topics. He’s now a graduate engineer at the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA), where he rotates between different roles as part of their four year training programme.

“It’s great,” he says. “I have the opportunity to gain work experience in many different organisations in the field of transport engineering.”

Matthew is currently working on the Victoria Park Tunnel. “It’s by far the most exciting project that I’ve ever been involved with,” he says. “The Victoria Park Tunnel is a very big project involving many fields of engineering including transport, structural, water, mechanical, electrical and environmental.”

He has a site engineer role on the project, which involves checking details and liaising with work teams, surveyors and the other site engineers. He inspects before concrete is poured to make sure reinforcement details are correct, and develops solutions for engineering details such as steel reinforcement details for non-stress-bearing locations.

Part of Matthew’s job is to keep tabs on the costs of the work and work with the Quality Team when things haven’t been constructed according to the drawings. He also gives briefing talks and coordinates with the other site engineers to make sure they use resources efficiently, for example sharing concrete pumps.

Matthew says, “Working in a client organisation like the NZTA gives me a chance to provide useful inputs into projects, so that I can help contribute to making the road network more efficient and work towards safer journeys.”

Posted August 2011

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