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Welcome to Christchurch Ōtautahi

The 2010 Canterbury earthquake and the 2011 Christchurch earthquake shook our city in the literal and figurative senses. These events altered our skyscape, and impacted our community in countless ways. They also changed the shape of our business.

Though the devastation was huge, the powerful response was greater. The subsequent days, months, and years have seen Christchurch and the surrounding area come together for the greater good. For us, this initially meant rolling up our sleeves and getting into the streets, clearing debris. Then, in the long-term, it meant supporting our insurance client partners to process claims and ensure residents could get repairs done smoothly and safely. As a result, we have an experienced recovery arm of the business, ready and able to jump into action whenever and wherever nature strikes next.

Recovery is one important part of the work we do, but it’s not all we do. Our transportation team provides roads safety assessments throughout the Asia Pacific region, and advises our US operations as well. Our water team has collected a number of awards for its efforts, including the Eastern Selwyn Sewerage Scheme. We also offer environmental services, hydropower expertise, and more.

From our office opposite Hagley Park, our more than 100 staff are here to help Christchurch because we are Christchurch. That’s why we support the local Ronald McDonald House, as well as community replanting days and other charitable efforts. We’re members of this community, and we love where we live.

Meet Our Team

Mike Smith, Principal Transport Engineer, Road Safety

My goal is to have a positive influence on road trauma reduction using community-based solutions to support road safety.
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Julie Ballantyne, Transportation Leader

I like a technical challenge and working to tackle that challenge with a team.

Tom Kirk, Principal Hydro Mechanical Engineer

We will continue to advance the hydropower industry by truly understanding our clients’ needs while performing expanded, value-added services.
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Paul Gowans, Group Manager, South Island

I’m privileged to work alongside a diverse group of bright, enthusiastic, and passionate people, both clients and colleagues.

Grant Smith, Market Sector Leader – Transportation Advisory (Modelling)

I’m committed to advancing transportation modelling and its use in projects without compromising quality.
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Shaun Bosher, Senior Transportation Engineer & Design and Safety Team Lead

I’m committed to help reduce death and serious injury on our roads by working on new projects and improving safety on existing roads.
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Simon Todd, Senior Mechanical Engineer/Project Manager

The work I do has a material benefit for the communities we live in and provides secure sources of clean drinking water.
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Kieron Thorpe, Senior Engineer, Water & Wastewater

Before looking for an answer, be sure of the question. I try to understand every facet of my client’s need before I start working to meet it.
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Mike Smith

Principal Transport Engineer, Road Safety

Julie Ballantyne

Transportation Leader

Tom Kirk

Principal Hydro Mechanical Engineer

Paul Gowans

Group Manager, South Island

Grant Smith

Market Sector Leader – Transportation Advisory (Modelling)

Shaun Bosher

Senior Transportation Engineer & Design and Safety Team Lead

Simon Todd

Senior Mechanical Engineer/Project Manager

Kieron Thorpe

Senior Engineer, Water & Wastewater

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