Civil Engineering

  • Structural Engineer

    Max Haberkorn

    Structural Engineer, Max Haberkorn at work

    Site Engineer

    Lucy Molina

    Site Engineer, Lucy Molina at work

    Transportation Engineer

    Alexandrine Campbell

    Transportation Engineer, Alexandrine Campbell at work

    Structural Engineer

    Alex Vink

    Structural Engineer, Alex Vink at work
  • Site Engineer

    Sifa Pole

    Site Engineer, Sifa Pole at work

    Water/Infrastructure Engineer

    Natalie Veale

    Water/Infrastructure Engineer, Natalie Veale at work

    Transportation Engineer

    Grace Ryan

    Transportation Engineer, Grace Ryan at work

    Geotechnical Engineer

    Hugh MacMurray

    Geotechnical Engineer, Hugh MacMurray at work
  • civil engineering technician

    Grant Taylor

    civil engineering technician, Grant Taylor at work

    Civil Engineer

    Erin Payne

    Civil Engineer, Erin Payne at work

    Transportation Engineer

    Michael Kemsley

    Transportation Engineer, Michael Kemsley at work

    Civil Engineer

    James Thorne

    Civil Engineer, James Thorne at work
  • Civil Engineer

    Jason Chen

    Civil Engineer, Jason Chen at work

    Engineering Cadet

    Brendon Thomson

    Engineering Cadet, Brendon Thomson at work

    Structural Engineer

    Maria Leon

    Structural Engineer, Maria Leon at work

    Civil Engineer

    Joshua Housiaux

    Civil Engineer, Joshua Housiaux at work
  • Civil Engineer

    Balaji Karnan

    Civil Engineer, Balaji Karnan at work

    Site Engineer

    Jordan King

    Site Engineer, Jordan King at work

    Engineering Technician

    Andrew Stone

    Engineering Technician, Andrew Stone at work

    Structural Engineer

    Michael Higham

    Structural Engineer, Michael Higham at work
  • Structural Engineer

    Michael Wheaton

    Structural Engineer, Michael Wheaton at work

    Civil Engineer

    Guan-Chuan Tay

    Civil Engineer, Guan-Chuan Tay at work

    Civil Engineer

    Jeanette White

    Civil Engineer, Jeanette White at work

    Civil Engineer

    Ming Yun Chan

    Civil Engineer, Ming Yun Chan at work
  • Contract Manager

    Cara Lauder

    Contract Manager, Cara Lauder at work

    Site Engineer

    Daniel Bang

    Site Engineer, Daniel Bang at work

    Quality Manager

    Kimberly Jupp

    Quality Manager, Kimberly Jupp at work

    Road Maintenance Engineer

    Cedric Ropati

    Road Maintenance Engineer, Cedric Ropati at work
  • Civil Engineer

    Osama Abdullatif

    Civil Engineer, Osama Abdullatif  at work

    Resurfacing Manager

    Kacha Vuletich

    Resurfacing Manager, Kacha Vuletich at work

    Structural Engineer

    Paul Jarvie

    Structural Engineer, Paul Jarvie at work


    Ross Kaufusi

    Engineer, Ross Kaufusi at work
  • Site Engineer

    Jayden Mellsop

    Site Engineer, Jayden Mellsop at work

    Geotechnical Engineer

    James Russell

    Geotechnical Engineer, James Russell at work

    Civil Engineer

    Kyle Rolland

    Civil Engineer, Kyle Rolland at work

    Civil Engineer

    Jess Taylor

    Civil Engineer, Jess Taylor at work
  • Contract Manager

    Imraan Mohammed

    Contract  Manager, Imraan Mohammed at work

    Quality Manager

    Kathryn Jackson

    Quality Manager, Kathryn Jackson at work

    Civil Engineer

    Azeem Zafarullah

    Civil Engineer, Azeem Zafarullah at work

    Civil Engineer

    Matthew Glover

    Civil Engineer, Matthew Glover at work

Find Profile by Name

Search by Name:

Check out another area

Choose by subject area

Transportation Engineer

Transportation Engineer

Simon Prosee, GHD

Earning: $45-50,000
In a nutshell: Designing bus stops, cycle lanes, and other aspects of roads and bridges.
Why?  “I’m managing my own time, the money is nice, and I’m being treated as a professional.”

Pathway St Peters College Auckland, Year 13: Maths, Physics, Biology, Chemistry, English, Theology
University of Auckland: Bachelor of Engineering (Honours), majoring in Civil Engineering

You might think that designing a new bus stop was quite simple and straight-forward, but Simon Prosee can tell you there’s a lot going on behind the scenes.

“You have to make everything idiot-proof,” he says. “You have to be 2.5m away from a power pole to stop people from climbing up the power pole off the roof of the bus stop. Bus stops also have to be away from road services, like the manhole lids in the ground.”

As a transportation engineer with GHD, Simon works on various aspects of developing safe roads – things like cycle lanes, pedestrian bridges and public transportation facilities. It involves taking measurements, designing sites, and going through the consultation process with local councils and other organisations.

“You have to resolve the council records so they match the locations. If someone got a parking ticket, it would have to be in the right place so it holds up in court. You have to be precise in your measurements.”

Things have been very busy for him lately, as lots of new bus stops had to be installed around Auckland for the Rugby World Cup. It’s taught him a lot about staying organised and managing his time.

You don’t have to be “super smart” to do this job, he says. “You need to know how to talk to people – that would be the most important thing. And you need to look at things differently, from an engineering perspective. Being able to learn quickly is very important. Everything is always changing and you have to keep up.”

In the future, Simon would like to try computer modelling and working on designs to fix roading problem areas. “Valley Road to Stokes Road in Mt Eden is a very bad congestion point in Auckland at the moment, and it’s one I hope to get to work on,” he says.

Overall, he likes engineering because it uses subjects he enjoyed at school and the profession is well-paid and respected. He also likes having a certain amount of freedom and responsibility. “You get to control what you do and when you do it. I’m managing my own time, the money is nice, and I’m being treated as a professional.”

Posted December 2011

Read the company profile