We work together, we solve problems together, we progress projects together. We laugh together, we compete in fun runs and multi-sports together. We ace quizzes together and cook up a storm together.
We are stronger together. We are McKenzie & Co.
We work together, we solve problems together, we progress projects together. We laugh together, we compete in fun runs and multi-sports together. We ace quizzes together and cook up a storm together.
We are stronger together. We are McKenzie & Co.
Currently studying Diploma in Surveying
Wil is fast carving a career for himself based on a solid reputation and accuracy of his work as a survey technician. Having started working for a civil contractor only a couple of years ago, Wil joined McKenzie & Co. at the end of 2018 and has since become a valuable member of the team.
Wil is currently studying for his Diploma in Surveying at Unitec and hopes to become a qualified Survey Technician in the near future.
In his spare time outside of work and study, Wil loves tramping and the outdoors. You will also find him anywhere good food can be found, especially at a South African braai!
Beatrice has achieved a lot in her 2 years as a graduate engineer, gaining experience in building processes in the construction industry. This includes project management, contract management, cost estimating and technical drawings preparation.
Combined with practical on-site experience and a passion for civil engineering, Beatrice has strong interest all aspects of the civil engineering field.
Beatrice loves to spend time with family, friends, and her two cats. Away from office, Beatrice enjoys travelling, discovering beautiful scenery and sampling tasty food.
BE(Hons), CMEngNZ, CPEng, IntPE(NZ)
Brad has extensive experience on a range of civil and water projects throughout Australia, New Zealand and Asia-Pacific, both as an engineering leader and senior designer. He has worked on concept design of raw water intakes, detailed design of networks, through to commissioning of wastewater treatment plants.
Brad is also McKenzie & Co.’s resident quiz master, responsible for our ongoing quest for greater general knowledge, he leads the team in the daily Stuff trivia quiz.
Brad spends most of his time juggling the demands of family life with his wife and three sons, with the occasional mountain bike ride when not renovating his house.
BConst (Construction Economics), NZCE (Civil)
Brin has a varied skill set across civil and structural design, drafting and estimating with a particular interest in procurement.
He has many years’ experience on NZTA highway roads and bridges, rail, commercial buildings and brownfield and greenfield land development.
Brin enjoys mountain biking, making craft beer and spending time with his wife and two young children.
Chey is an experienced Project Manager, Surveyor and Civil Engineer with particular skills in cadastral/seismic surveying and project design/construction. During his successful 20+ year career that’s spanned the continents, he’s worked for several world-renowned companies.
Chey likes to spend his time outside of work with his family and friends, where they love to spend their time on the mountains and the ocean.
1 Fav food? Fresh caught Scallops with a glass of red wine
2 Three ultimate dinner guests? Tiger Woods, Kelly Slater and Brendon McCullum
3 Most embarrassing work story? Rolling my h\Hilux six times
4 Who or what is your inspiration? Ruby-Jane (my daughter)
5 Lotto dreams? Get comfortable and travel the world
Bachelor of Engineering Technology
A civil engineer with 13 years’ experience in the industry, Chris started his cadetship in Australia in November 2007 as a draftsperson. He completed his studies in 2015 after working full time and studying part time to achieve his degree.
Chris moved to New Zealand in October of 2015 with his two dogs and now happily calls Auckland home.
Chris is a passionate football player in his spare time, earning himself McKenzie & Co.’s first red card in the social twilight football league. He also snowboards when the season is right and enjoys cooking. Any time left spare is spent with his two four legged friends.
1 Fav food? Burgers and beers
2 Current Netflix binge? Tiger King and Unbelievable
3 Three ultimate dinner guests? Wolfgang Puck who would be required to cook, John Lennon for the entertainment, Joe Rogan to keep the conversation going.
4 Fav holiday destination? Niseko, Japan
5 Lotto dreams? Move to Greece, study cooking and open a café.
BSurv, RPSurv, MNZIS
Clayton founded McKenzie & Co. in March 2014, having worked in Auckland’s land development sector since 1996.
As a registered professional surveyor, Clayton has worked on a huge number of land development projects across Auckland, gaining great experience. Thanks to this, he’s got strong relationships within the industry and an excellent reputation for a job well done.
Outside work, you’ll find him with his family and getting involved in too many outdoor activities – like cycling, skiing, tramping, and water sports.
Bachelor of Civil and Environmental Engineering with Honours
Daisy is a promising young graduate engineer who recently completed her studies at the University of Auckland. Daisy is one of McKenzie & Co.’s graduate programme success stories, having started as an intern two years prior to obtaining her Bachelor of Civil and Environmental Engineering with Honours. She brings enthusiasm and innovative thinking as a young engineer to the field and we are lucky to have her.
In her down time Daisy enjoys a variety of activities such as gaming, basketball, photography and plenty of traveling, but most importantly spending time with her poodle called Yoghurt.
1 Fav food and beverage? Ramen and Milk tea
2 Current Netflix binge? Korean dramas
3 Celebrity crush? Jungkook from BTS
4 Fav holiday destination? Japan, Taiwan or South Korea
5 Lotto dreams? Boring and sensible but I’d invest. Maybe buy some farm land for Yoghurt to run to his heart’s content.
BSurv, NZCLS, MNZIS
Diane is an experienced surveyor who has demonstrated the ability to adapt within a diverse range of employment environments including surveying, engineering, resource management planning and project management.
With over 20 years of experience in both New Zealand and the United Kingdom, Diane has a comprehensive understanding of the land development process.
Diane has a particular interest in subdivision scheme design and enjoys the challenge of creating subdivision designs to meet the needs to our clients and the future residents.
Outside of work Diane enjoys spending time in the great outdoors with her young family.
1 Fav food and beverage? Scallops washed down with a cold Rose
2 Current Netflix binge? Nup – give me a good book any day
3 Three ultimate dinner guests? Nelson Mandela, David Bowie, Sir Peter Blake
4 Fav holiday destination? The Beach
5 Lotto dreams? I’d take the kids on a glamping African safari
Andrew started his career as a land surveyor working on development projects in Hamilton. Following a few years in Europe, he worked in South East Asia and North America on a broad range of land development projects.
A portion of his time in Canada was also spent teaching land use planning, land development, surveying and GIS at the University of Calgary, where he researched ways to engage people in local development using digital maps, and Land Tenure (real property rights).
If you ever get a chance to have a beer with him, ask about the Canadian bear migration routes. Fascinating.
Andrew rounded out the leadership team at McKenzie & Co., coming on board as a Director in 2015.
Outside of work Andrew keeps “busy” spending time relaxing with his family, and going fishing occasionally.
Bachelor of Science
Fleming graduated with a Bachelor of Science from the University of Auckland with a major in Geography and Information Systems. His strength is combining his knowledge in both geography and IT to complete the most suitable drawings for his customers.
Fleming is fluent in Mandarin, Cantonese and English. He has great interpersonal skills and is able to communicate with people from a variety of different cultural backgrounds.
Outside of work Fleming loves traveling to different countries to explore the beautiful nature it has on offer and to taste the delicious food.
BTech Civil, NZCE
James is a talented civil engineer with more than 18 years’ experience and has worked in New Zealand and abroad. He spent more than six years in the Middle East where he was involved in a number of international landmark projects. He has extensive experience in project design and construction/project management and enjoys the challenge that land development provides.
James is an asset to the McKenzie & Co. team, motivating and managing teams and driving projects over the line under the toughest of circumstances.
James’ free time is dedicated to enjoying life with his wife and three young kids. And when possible he enjoys fishing, sailing and the occasional round of golf.
CMEngNZ, CPEng, IntPE(NZ)
James joined McKenzie & Co. as a director in the early days of the business in 2014 and brings 20 years design and project management experience to the company.
His experience includes working on numerous large-scale land development and mining related projects in New Zealand, the UK and Australia. James is a natural leader and has built a strong network in the private and public sectors.
When he’s not in the office, he enjoys surfing, snowboarding and fishing with his family.
Bachelor of Engineering (Civil)
Luke obtained a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) from the University of Zagreb, Croatia in the mid-eighties, before going on to work in several European countries as a Site Engineer, Project Engineer and Project Manager, including a job at the United Nations.
Having honed his skills on building sites early on in his career, Luke turned his attention to engineering design roles where the practical knowledge he developed in his early years helped him understand the challenges and complexities contractors face on sites. This has in turn developed him into an excellent design engineer with great problem-solving skills.
After immigrating to New Zealand with his wife Vesna, also a Civil Engineer, they raised their son Frano who, you guessed it, became an engineer too (albeit bucking the trend and going down the mechanical engineering route).
After 30 plus years in the industry Luke’s stand out successes of his career are the building (infrastructure and construction) of 220 dwelling for refugees and displaced persons from Bosnia in Croatia in the late-nineties. And closer to home Luke has enjoyed playing a key role in shaping developments south of Auckland in Franklin in the last 22 years throughout Pukekohe, Tuakau, Waiuku, Papakura and Te Kauwhata.
Outside of work life, Luke in an active football player for Fencibles United, he enjoyed climbing mountains around the world and has a passion for collecting rare and endangered plants.
1 Fav food and beverage? Slavonian smoked ham and Turkish Coffee
2 Current Netflix binge? Vietnam War
3 Most embarrassing work story? Accidentally tipping over a theodolite and smashing it.
4 Fav holiday destination? Central Africa
5 Lotto Dreams? Provide clean drinking water to remote villages in Africa.
Mark has over 15 years’ experience working in both Australia and New Zealand where he has gained knowledge and understanding from working on a broad range of projects including civil and commercial construction, infrastructure and land development.
In his free time Mark enjoys spending time with his family and getting out fishing.
BE Civil (Hons), NZDE (Civil), NDCE (Applied), CertETn, AIPENZ
Mark has spent 10 years in the roading asset management industry based in the South Auckland area before joining McKenzie & Co. His specialised skills involve project management, pavement design, geometric design, and construction management.
As a key member of the Auranga project team, amongst others, Marks most valuable role is to keep the office beer fridge restocked for Friday afternoon drinks.
Mark enjoys socialising with friends and family, living an active lifestyle, keeping fit, and most sports (both participating and viewing).
BCom Majoring in Accounting & Finance, Chartered Accountant
Matthew joined McKenzie & Co in March 2019, after returning from the UK. As a Chartered Accountant, Matthew has worked in multiple industries both in NZ and the UK. Thanks to this, he is the man to go to when the beans need counting.
Outside of work, Matthew spends his time surfing, running and socialising with friends.
1 Fav holiday destination? Croatia
2 Current Netflix binge? Brooklyn 99
3 Three ultimate dinner guests? Barack Obama, Tyson Fury, Megan Fox
4 Most embarrassing work moment? I forgot my shoes one day.
5 Lotto dreams? I’d buy or build a camper van and travel North/Central America.
Merv’s career start was with Lands & Survey where he gained his NZ Certificate almost 40 years ago. From there he moved to civil engineering designing school sites before joining a multidiscipline consultancy.
Technology advances transformed drafting to CAD and design and now Merv has over 25 years’ industry experience as a civil engineer. Merv has worked extensively in the Auckland land development arena for a wide range of clients for both industrial and commercial developments, however residential sites from 2-50 lots have been his predominant experience. He often oversees projects through resource consent, construction and council compliance to new titles.
Merv is a fan of work-life balance taking time to enjoy camping, fishing, time with family, friends and grandchildren. He enjoys a strong church connection and follows natural nutritional health. Travel is on his agenda, especially to other parts of NZ and to visit two children in Australia.
1 Fav food and beverage? Roast pork with a glass of Pinot Noir
2 Celebrity Crush? Chris Tomlin
3 Who or what inspires you? Living my best life for Jesus Christ
4 Most embarrassing work moment? Phone auto dialling a contractor at 6 am
5 Lotto dreams? Tithe, consider others and travel
Bachelor of Construction Engineering (Honours)
Another budding young engineer, Nathaniel is a McKenzie & Co. graduate programme success story. After interning for a year at the Manukau office, Nathaniel has joined the team permanently having graduated from AUT in construction engineering with first-class honours.
When not working Nathaniel likes to spend his time reading, playing monopoly with friends and going on long walks with his girlfriend and dog Toby.
Fav food and beverage? Hotpot and chocolate milk
2. Current Netflix binge? Big Bang Theory
3. Three ultimate dinner guests? Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, Leonardo da Vinci
4. Celebrity Crush? Emma Watson
5. Lotto dreams? I would buy my own house and move out. And I’d get another dog too.
1 Fav food and beverage? Hotpot and chocolate milk
2 Current Netflix binge? Big Bang Theory
3 Three ultimate dinner guests? Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, Leonardo da Vinci
4 Celebrity Crush? Emma Watson
5 Lotto dreams? I would buy my own house and move out. And I’d get another dog too.
BSurv, BSc (Geography major)
Peter is a highly valued surveyor who has worked extensively in the construction industry for more than 15 years, both in New Zealand, the UK and Australia. He’s held various roles including surveyor, site engineer, site manager and survey office manager.
Peter spends his spare time with his family including three young children. When he gets the chance enjoys mountain biking, surfing, golf, and jazz piano.
MEngNZ, BS Civil, BS Land Surveying
A civil engineer with over 30 years’ industry experience, Romeo has worked extensively in the Philippines and New Zealand. His vast experience includes contract management and construction supervision on brownfield and greenfield development, civil engineering design and technical report writing. Romeo is well versed in hydrology and hydraulic assessment and modelling.
Romeo was McKenzie & Co.’s first employee in the Auckland CBD office and his success there has paved the way for a rapidly expanding office in the heart of the city.
Romeo officially became a Kiwi in 2007 and has embraced the New Zealand lifestyle. A big fan of sports, basketball, triathlon and ocean swim.
1.. Having to be picked up from the mud by a digger after completing a building pad set out.
4. Being able to learn something new every day.
5. Travel the world
1 Three ultimate dinner guests? Tom Hanks, C.S. Lewis, Abraham Lincoln
2 Most embarrassing work moment? Having to be picked up from the mud by a digger after completing a building pad set out.
3 Fav holiday destination? Canada
4 What inspires you to get out of bed? Being able to learn something new every day.
5 Lotto dreams? Travel the world
Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) - Civil
In her 4th year of industry experience, Sarah is a dedicated, driven, enthusiastic Civil Engineer.
Her experience includes subdivision design, technical drawing, contract admin and site inspections on some game changing projects such as Hobsonville and Murphys Road.
Sarah’s ‘Why’ is to help others and make a change for good, holding a strong passion for STEM focussed initiatives and equality in the work place.
Away from the office you will find Sarah in a Zumba class, most likely on the stage, or volunteering her time fundraising for charity. Sarah also loves spending time with her family and enjoys exploring and discovering new places around New Zealand with her fiancé and their fur baby.
1 Fav food? Anything potato related; fries, mash, roasties, baked, potato chips, yum
2 Current Netflix binge? CHEER
3 Three ultimate dinner guests? Denzel Washington (honestly the biggest fan girl), Amy Schumer (love her comedy), Dylan Sampson (my fiancé)
4 Fav holiday destination? Europe, planning our honeymoon now.
5 Lotto Dreams? Relax! Life would be so much better if I had the money to enjoy it.
BSc, Dip CAD
A man of many talents, Simon has worked as a design engineer for almost 20 years across many different disciplines including Civil, Geotechnical and even Product Design Engineering. Add to this marketing, project management, draughting experience as well as running his own business at stages in his career.
In his spare time Simon enjoys surfing, sailing, spear fishing and song writing. He also acts on TV from time to time and is a happily married father to two daughters and a son.
BSc, BE (Hons)
Tulele spent a number of years working in the Islands of Samoa as a young student engineer, gaining experience in design, procurement processes and various construction methods while working with local government, small engineering firms and various contractors.
He became a valued member of the McKenzie & Co. team, stamping his mark on the Manukau office for a number of years before answering the call to return home to Samoa. But not without first proving he has what it takes to manage a satellite office on his own. And so, we welcomed the McKenzie & Co. Samoa office in late 2019.
Tulele is a successful rugby player, who hopes to go as far as possible in the sport. When he is off the rugby field, Tulele loves spending time with family and friends.
BSc, MESt, MPICE, GIPENZ
A civil engineer with more than 20 years’ industry experience, Victor has worked extensively in the Philippines and New Zealand. His vast experience includes project and construction management, subdivision and road geometric design, and technical drawing.
A big fan of the work-life balance, Victor officially became a Kiwi in 2012 and has embraced the New Zealand lifestyle – travelling, trail biking, tramping, and fishing – which he captures thanks to his great photography skills.
Wei is a Civil Engineer with more than 12 years’ experience. For almost a decade Wei worked in China and Africa where she was involved in a number of construction projects and land development projects.
Wei has extensive experience in civil design, contract management, cost estimating and project management.
Originally from China, Wei and her family immigrated to New Zealand a few years ago. Wei enjoys traveling around New Zealand and overseas with her husband and two young boys. She likes yoga and baking as well.
With his sights set on gaining experience on a range of different projects, Nate McIntosh joined the McKenzie & Co. team just before the COVID lockdown was enforced. He had enough time to meet the team and get up to speed on his portfolio of projects, before setting up his home office and getting stuck in.
His bachelor’s degree in engineering technology, alongside his desire to work across a breadth of projects, made Nate the perfect candidate for a Senior Design Engineer with McKenzie & Co.
Having managed the design and contract administration of serval large developments south of Auckland, it comes as no surprise his experience was one of his biggest assets.
Before settling into a desk job, Nate worked on a drill rig doing geo-tech investigations all over the country, including the motorway extensions in Hamilton and the Bay of Plenty.
“That was one of my favourite jobs, but I don’t miss the physically demanding work,” says Nate. “We often did 15-hour days.”
Nate’s recalls his most satisfying career highlight to date as when he got to see his first development project completed.
“I worked on that job from the very beginning,” says Nate. “It took four years and five project stages to complete. I got to see the development come to life from the design through to 224c.”
1 What’s on your Spotify playlist right now? I’ve got a bit of everything: Julia Michaels, Brett Young, Kanye, Mike Perry and Maverick City Music
2 Current Netflix binge? During Lockdown it was Money Heist and Community
3 Fav holiday destination? Madang in Papua New Guinea. Warm, clear water perfect for snorkelling and fishing
4 Celebrity crush? Gal Gadot or Brie Larson
5 Most embarrassing moment? Trying to go over a jump with my bicycle crashing and scrapping myself up pretty good. It’s only embarrassing because I had just broken my arm the week before in a motorbike crash.
A civil engineer by trade, Don graduated from the University of Auckland with a Bachelor of Engineering with honours.
His role at McKenzie & Co. amongst other minor tasks like engineering design on land development projects, will be to press the midfield for the company football team.
You could forgive us for thinking he’d answer the question “What attracted you to the McKenzie & Co. team” with responses like “high calibre of ground-breaking projects, or quality colleagues to learn and grow from”. Instead we got “Chris Mellican’s man bun.” (Don’t get us wrong, it’s a great looking man bun).
Having previously interned at Harrison Grierson before moving into the role of full-time engineer working on commercial and residential subdivisions, he was an obvious hire.
Alongside his professional skills and his great sense of humour, it’s Don’s passion for guiding and promoting the younger generation of engineers that sets him apart.
“I want to connect with the younger generation of engineers and provide them with guidance and advice,” says Don.
“I want to ensure newly graduated engineers heading into the workforce for the first time have a good experience integrating into the paid employment.” The match that lit the flame for Don was his time spent as a member of the Young Professionals Committee with his former employers and the Auckland University Engineering Society, where they paid in beer and sausages.
Don gives this advice to young engineers at the beginning of their careers, “It was pretty scary when I first started liaising directly with clients. I found the best approach was to be honest and not pretend to know things that were out of my depth.”
1 What’s on your Spotify playlist right now? Mostly drum and base with a sprinkle of Disney hits
2 Fav holiday destination? Pakistan – Beautiful mountains, great food, and great people
3 What gets you out of bed? My flatmates motorbike. It’s pretty loud
4 Celebrity crush? Chadwick Boseman as the black panther
5 Fav food and beverage? Raw steak with a fried egg, chips and mushrooms sauce. Expensive alcohols I can’t afford
BEng Tech Civil Engineering
A promising young design engineer, Anuj spent time working as a lab technician testing asphalt and construction material while studying.
After finishing his studies Anuj worked as a site engineer for a roading construction firm, where his curiosity for design engineering grew. Now with McKenzie & Co. Anuj is learning about various aspects of land development.
Recently married, Anuj is a key player in the McKenzie & Co. twilight football team.
1 Fav food? Pizza
2 Current Netflix binge? Waiting for Stranger Things 4
3 Three ultimate dinner guests? Cristiano Ronaldo, Michael Schumacher, Barack Obama
4 Fav holiday destination? New Delhi
5 Lotto dreams? Go on a world tour
National Diploma in Land Surveying
Jing is a well respected member of the McKenzie & Co. surveying team as is often sough after for her experience and expertise. With more than 15 years’ experience as a land surveyor, Jing joined McKenzie & Co. in 2016 and has since been involved in numerous commercial, residential and rural land development projects.
Jing and her family of three officially became Kiwi's in 2005. She enjoys spending time with her family, travelling, cooking and reading.
Bachelor of Surveying
With a successful land and construction surveying career already under his belt, James soon discovered a passion and talent for business management.
That hands on, in-the-field surveying experience was invaluable as James transitioned into the growth, management, and strategy side of business. Having experienced the successes of rapidly growing a business in a previous role, and overcoming the “growing pains” associated with this, it was the opportunity to apply this experience to a relatively young business that attracted James to McKenzie & Co.
“It was the people and reputation of McKenzie & Co. that first got my interest, but it was the culture and flexibility afforded to the role of business development manager that sealed the deal.” says James.
“I find building a strong foundation in a business through the creation and execution of business strategies, followed by business development gives me great satisfaction in what I do. I look forward to making a measurable different to McKenzie & Co. as they growth over the foreseeable future.”
Outside of work hours you’ll find James spending quality time with his family, having adventures and making memories with his two young children and socialising with friends and playing sports.
1 Favourite food? Most seafood
2 Favourite beverage? Lemon water
3 Ultimate dinner guest? My Opa
4 What gets you out of bed in the mornings? My kids running into my bedroom.
Dip Topography & Land Surveying ESGT (France) Licensed Cadastral Surveyor
With over 20 years’ experience overseas and in New Zealand, Jerome has worked as a surveyor on a broad range of development projects across various territories. All of this experience Jerome puts to good use as Manager of McKenzie & Co Taupo & Rotorua regions.
Having become a Licensed Cadastral Surveyor in 2015, he also does engineering, hydrographic and monitoring surveying as well as engineering design.
From France originally, Jerome and his family became proud Kiwi citizens in 2014. Jerome enjoys travelling around New Zealand and overseas with his wife and two daughters. He is also a keen skier, kite-surfer and kayaker.
1 Fav food and beverage? Pizza and Mojitos
2 Current Netflix binge? Ozark
3 Three ultimate dinner guests? Einstein, Marie Curie, John Irving
4 Fav holiday destination? Waihi Beach
5 Lotto dreams? Enjoy life even more and invest in sustainable projects.
BSurv, RPSurv, MNZIS
Responsible for the day-to-day running of the office which includes managing the accounts and reception, Christine boasts some impressive multi-tasking skills.
She says her main role is to keep the team in line and procedures operating smoothly at McKenzie & Co. Taupo.
Christine enjoys the camaraderie between the Taupo and Auckland office and participating in McKenzie & Co.’s renowned social and sporting events.
When she is not working, Christine loves socialising, spending quality time with her two granddaughters and keeping up her fitness by exercising with friends. She also enjoys drama and is an active member of the Centre Stage Taupo theatre group.
1 Fav food and beverage? A crisp on the outside chewy on the inside pavlova with a glass of bubbles
2 Celebrity crush? Mr Spock (Leonard Nimoy) and Liam Neeson
3 Three ultimate dinner guests? Nigella Lawson, The Big Yin (Sir Billy Connolly) and Dame Judi Dench.
4 Fav holiday destination? Ohope
5 Lotto dreams? I wouldn’t tell anyone lol! Ooh, if it’s a really big win – pay my mortgage, buy a new house, help out my family, travel heaps, become a philanthropist – particularly for breast cancer research, cancer support groups & Alzheimers.
B. Surv, MNZIS, Licensed Cadastral Surveyor
Surveying runs through Russell’s blood with both his father and grandfather both in the profession.
Russell is a man of huge experience and mana in his own right. After 35+ years in the industry, what Russell doesn’t know about cadastral surveying, well, it just isn’t worth knowing. Seriously.
With experience in land transfer, survey office and Maori land surveys, his real forte lies in his specialist knowledge in the area of Crown land. So sought after is Russell’s experience, clients often ask for him by name. In fact, Russell himself was one of the instrumental drivers behind the acquisition of Central Surveys, with his reputation preceding him.
As a lover of dining out and watching sports, Russell is in heaven when there is the Rugby World Cup on.
Diploma in Civil Engineering
Taupo is known as one of New Zealand’s sporting meccas. Take one look at the calibre of sportspeople in our Taupo office and you can see a clear connection.
Graham, who studied Civil Engineering after leaving school, is a keen sportsman who is willing to give everything a go, but it’s his love of triathlon that keeps his wheels turning. Having dominated the New Zealand triathlon stage for more than a decade and representing New Zealand internationally more times than we can count, Graham’s 15 years as a professional triathlete have served him well. The skills he developed in coaching and managing the extreme pressures of race days has meant he is cool and calm under stress.
In 2019 Graham started a new chapter in my life, dusting off his civil engineering skills and is now enjoying working as a surveyor at the McKenzie & Co. Taupo office.
In between all this action, he’s a dedicated family man and survey assistant too.
1 Fav food and beverage? A good curry and thick shake
2 Current Netflix binge? Cross fit
3 Most embarrassing work story? Probably rolling a vehicle on a 4 x 4 training course
4 Fav holiday destination? Europe
5 Lotto dreams? I’d buy all the things on my wish list and probably train more again.
BSc, Post Graduate Diploma-Transportation Engineering, GIPENZ
Jay is a clever man. It didn’t take him long to jump ship from the McKenzie & Co. Auckland office to Taupo after realising the grass really is greener on the other-side of the Bombay’s.
His love of the great outdoors would see him take long drives to his favourite outdoor playgrounds. But now based in Taupo jay’s favourite pastimes of tramping, camping or fishing are literally on his doorstep.
In between all that fresh air and nature, Jay is our Taupo office resident civil engineer. With a huge variety of skills and experience, especially in project planning, supervision and estimating, GIS updating, AutoCAD design, and drafting, it’s no wonder he’s so highly valued by the McKenzie & Co family.
After gaining experience in commercial, residential, industrial and telecommunication projects, we love having Jay on the team.
1 Fav food and beverage? Balut
2 What gets you out of bed? My migraine
3 Lotto dreams? Buy another Lotto ticket
National Diploma in Surveying; National Certificate in OH&S
This committed sporting Dad can be found pacing the sporting fields as either a player, coach, referee or number one supporter of his sports-mad son and daughter. Allan chalks up all that on-field mileage as good practice for walking the often-vast project sites he surveys for McKenzie & Co.
Allan has over 20 years’ experience as a Surveyor in Auckland, Rotorua and Taupo. He has a vast amount of experience in all aspects of surveying over commercial, residential and rural land development.
He spends his spare time with his wife and two children in the outdoors or on the sports field (playing, coaching, refereeing our supporting).
Known for his gift-of-the-gab, not to mention his encyclopedic knowledge of music, Allan is regularly heard saying “Hey I got that job” every time he secures yet another Rotorua subdivision.
BSc (REP), MRP (Hons)
The lady with the best view in the office, Sue is clearly an expert negotiator and planner.
With a comprehensive knowledge of all facets of resource management, Sue works her magic to gain resource consent and permits for various projects nation-wide in a wide range of development and policy areas (land, water, subdivision and concessions).
As a former Chief Volunteer Fire Officer, Sue’s skills in emergency management mean she has a calm and efficient demeanour under pressure. Given the scale of the projects Sue works on, this is definitely a good thing.
National Diploma in Surveying
Growing up on the wild West Coast of the South Island, a love of maps and geography has led Mark to a career in surveying that has so far spanned 30 years.
Mark has experience in most areas of surveying including Cadastral, Mining, Hydrographic and Laser Scanning.
Outside of work Mark enjoys having fun with his family and enjoying a raft of pursuits including Road Cycling, Triathlon and Strategy Gaming.
1 Fav food and beverage? Whitebait patties, rice pudding and Monteith’s Summer Ale
2 Current Netflix binge? The Least Expected Day
3 Three ultimate dinner guests? JRR Tolkien, Shakira & Trumpy
4 Most embarrassing work moment? Definitely taking a “swim” in the Matamata Sewage Treatment Pond.
5 Lotto dreams? Going on a big holiday with my family
Bachelor of Dog, majoring in day napping and crumb hunting.
Known for her ability to find any lap to curl up on, Cookie is the glue that holds the Taupo team together. Her exceptional skills in boosting morale and her natural talent for being cute means she fits right in.
As a dedicated scholar in all things dog, you’ll find Cookie perfecting her skill set at home by practising the art of “puppy dog eyes”, to get what she wants.
So sought after are Cookie’s skills, she was once the subject of a kidnapping attempt. Lucky for us the local hairdresser from down the road managed to rescue her just in time.
We may not be hiring right this minute but we’d hate to see a great candidate slip through our fingers. If you’re interested in a career in land development and have qualified skills and experience in civil engineering, engineering design and delivery, project management or surveying, feel free to let us know your available.
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