What does the geotechnical playground mean to you?
The playground is the amazing geology and geomorphology of New Zealand and the dynamics of active plate tectonics. It’s about the varied and interesting work that abounds and the fun we seem to have doing that work. I have to pinch myself regularly about how fortunate we are doing the work we get to do. Read more
Describe your role?
I work as a designer and project manager within the geotechnical group. I spend the majority of my time assessing slope instability, designing retaining walls and ground remediation, providing natural disaster assessments for the Earthquake Commission and working on the geotechnical aspects of large scale projects such as landfill development and dams. Read more
Tell us about your time at tonkin & taylor thus far, when did you join and why?
I joined T&T in December 2005 as a summer intern at the Northern Gateway Alliance. I worked part time in T&T throughout my university study. I graduated from University of Auckland with a BE and joined T&T as a graduate civil engineer in 2008.
During my internship period with T&T, I was given the opportunity to get involved in a number of geotechnical engineering projects. I found the projects very interesting and full of challenges. Read more