Director - Chartered Professional EngIneer
BE(hons), Dip Ag, CPEng, MIPENZ, IntPE(NZ), MACENZ, MIOD
Philip is an Internationally Registered Engineer IntPE(NZ) with directorship, project management, civil and geotechnical experience. He has served as a member on the IPENZ Northland Branch committee and ACENZ Northland Representative. Philip has been very involved in the Rebuild Project and has undertaken numerous seismic structural and geotechnical assessments in the Canterbury Region. Philip has lead his Christchurch team in undertaking numerous commercial and residential building assessments to assist with the repair and rebuild of Christchurch. Philip is an advisor to Lumley and IAG Insurance and continues to represent them as a member of the Technical Advisory Group. Philip has significant experience as both a project leader and civil engineer, previously being involved in major industrial developments in Northland including Marsden Cove/Northgate Industrial subdivisions, as well as Tarewa Mega Centre, Paramount Plaza, Countdown, Southend Avenue and Gumdigger Place.Connect with me
Registered Professional Surveyor
BSurv, MNZIS, MCSNZ, IQP (WDC)
Guy has over 20 years’ experience working in surveying and engineering consultancies. In that time he has gained a vast knowledge of land development, engineering design and project management. He has been involved in many engineering projects from small to large residential developments to major infrastructure projects. Most projects require the full range of his skills, from initial feasibility studies through detailed design to completion and handover. Guy has designed and supervised many subdivisions which require knowledge and experience in subdivision design, project management and contract administration (schedules, plans, specifications and contract documents), civil engineering, construction monitoring, as-built plans and certification of works. While Guy was with WPS Development Ltd in Basingstoke, England - he worked as a Senior Engineer for large Greenfield developments and was involved in: road and intersection design; strategic and detailed stormwater and sanitary sewer design, bus route vehicle tracking design and master plan developmentConnect with me
Chartered Professional Engineer
CPEng, MEng, DipEng(Civil) NZDE (Applied)
Trishn is a highly capable individual, with a balanced academic background and practical experience. Trishn has developed extensive project management and technical skills in his professional career with proven track record of delivering complex engineering projects throughout New Zealand and Australia. With over 10 years’ of experience, Trishn has completed number of successful projects where has being accountable for managing resources and providing technical input to resolve challenging development issues. Trishn has particular interest in geotechnical engineering, pavement design & storm water design (quality & attenuation).Connect with me
Maygan is a Director of Cook Costello she has been involved in many aspects of the company . Her experience includes Governance, project management, Business Development , Contracting, Human Resources and procurement in both Public and Private sectors. She is a member of IOD.
Civil and Environmental Engineer
BE(Esc), GIPENZ, IQP (WDC)
Adrian has undertaken a wide range of civil design, consenting and construction monitoring projects. He has a keen interested in the three waters, in particular urban stormwater and has designed water conveyance and storage systems and has undertaken flood and mitigation assessments involving rivers, channels and in river structures. Assessments have involved empirical calculations through to detailed computer models. He has designed stormwater and waste water treatment systems, completed trade waste assessments and has investigated and remediated a range of contaminated land sites involving industrial, horticultural and biological contaminants. Adrian brings a broad set of programming and database skills to his modelling and engineering work. He has business acumen and understanding of financial and economic matters. Adrian has held many client facing roles and has strong verbal and written communication skills. He has provided expert evidence at a number of resource consent and plan change hearings and at the High Court.Connect with me
Senior Engineering Geologist
Mark is a geotechnical engineer with 12 years’ experience gained in New Zealand, Australia and the UK. He has worked on projects ranging from residential dwellings through to Europe’s largest engineering project. Mark’s areas of specialism include site investigation design and management, geomorphological and geological assessment, slope stability analysis, landslide assessment and remediation, and project management.
B.Arch, ANZIA, NZCE (Civil), NZCD (Surveying)
Graeme is an experienced designer who produces documentation to the highest standard, ensuring the smoothest transition from plan to realization. He is experienced in reconciling the sometimes conflicting requirements of development and uses his skills to ensure the best possible outcome for property owners and the community. He has carried out scheme planning and prepared working drawings for substantial industrial developments in and around Whangarei, and commercial and local body developments in Auckland. In Australia and the Middle East he has supervised layout and construction of mining and oilfield projects. He has produced working drawings on a contract basis for other architects. He has been involved with structural timber design and detailing of full timber houses for fabrication and export to Japan, and has designed large timber structures, agricultural buildings, factories, domestic and commercial building alterations.
Allen has significant in structural engineering. Allen has experience in DSA's for large multistory buildings, warehouses and light commercial in Auckland, and within Christchurch and the South Island, He has also been heavily involved in the Christchurch rebuild with a strong focus on structural assessment and design for architecturally designed residential homes. Allen also has a sound understanding of Geotechnical engineering having been a assisting with geotechnical assessment in Canterbury over the last 7 years.
Chartered Professional Engineer - Geotechnical
CPEng, IntPE (NZ), BE, BSc, MIPENZ
Gareth Harding is a Chartered Professional Civil and Geotechnical Engineer registered in both New Zealand and Canada with 14+ years of experience. His field of expertise is geotechnical engineering. Specialty skills include dam and earthwork design, slope stability/seepage analysis and remediation, earthwork inspection, management of ground investigations, foundation design, construction supervision, Quality Assurance and Project Engineering and Management.
CPEng, BE (Civil) NZCE, IntPE(NZ)
Geoff is a very experienced Structural Engineer, he is a chartered professional Engineer, with over 40 years experience in optimising structural solutions for industrial warehouses and multi-story, industrial complex structures.Connect with me
Construction Project Manager (LBP)
Dean has been involved in the construction industry for the past 18 years. He has significant experience having worked both locally and in Europe. Dean has experience as a Carpenter, Site Manager and Project Manager, on architecturally designed houses though to 10 Storey commercial buildings. Using his experience and passion to plan and manage our projects Dean ensures budget, time and scope are closely monitored. All the while making the building process enjoyable for our clientsConnect with me
Akram is an intermediate engineer with experience in both structural and geotechnical assessment and design. His portfolio is varied and includes, earthquake assessment, DSA, foundation design and the design of structures from simple through to architecturally designed residential and commercial buildings. Akram can take your ideas from preliminary through to detailed, incorporating the latest design standards and technologies.Connect with me
BE (Hons), GIPENZ
Johnny has completed an abundance of Structural and Geotechnical Engineering assessment and design projects for residential properties on both flat and sloping sites throughout the Canterbury region during the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery. He has also developed technical papers and technical presentations. Johnnys main interests and areas of expertise are Engineering Seismology, Foundation and Structural Modelling, Analysis and DesignConnect with me
BSc, NZDE (civil)
Shona has significant experience in geotechnical engineering within Northland and Christchurch. She specialises in site investigation on a varied scale, from initial desktop evaluations, site visits/inspections and field investigations, through to slope stability analysis, stormwater attenuation and effluent disposal design, foundation and retaining design, and site inspections during construction. Shona is interested in environmental issues and engineering solutions to restore natural environments and has interdisciplinary experience to ensure that the environmental and ecological effects of geotechnical investigation works are given due consideration.
DipEng (Civil), GIPENZ Tutor at Northtec- Civil/Structural Drawing
Aaron has over 12 years of engineering design and drafting experience. He has had much experience designing large subdivisions in Hamilton, Newcastle (AUS), and Northland. The process has involved planning of internal roading networks, design of roads, bulk earthworks andbenching of lots, stormwater, sewer, water, schedule of quantities, and design reports. He also has experience designing major intersections, roundabouts and rural road rehabilitations. Aaron is an excellent 12D operator with vast experience in AutoCAD overseeing other draftsman and tutoring at NorthTec the Civil & Structural drawing paper for the NZDE (Civil).Connect with me
John is a highly skilled and motivated structural engineer with 7 years engineering experience with various Australian and New Zealand consultancies. John has experience in a wide variety of different structural engineering areas. These areas include: the design of temporary works; remediation works to existing buildings; and the design of permanent works and buildings in the residential, commercial and industrial areas.Connect with me
Senior Structural Engineer
Ros So- Beer
BSCE, CPEng, MIPENZ, Engr (Phils), MPICE
Ros has over 10 years’ experience in structural engineering with additional geotechnical and surveying skills in New Zealand. She has served as IPENZ Waikato/BOP and Canterbury Branch committee member from 2004 to present and represented IPENZ Taupo from 2002 to 2004. She was a Futureintech Ambassador for Rotorua from 2005 to 2010. Her broad structural design experience ranges from residential, commercial, school, public buildings (like museums) to industrial projects. She has designed a variety of structures. She was actively involved in the seismic assessment and strengthening of various residential, commercial, school (through Ministry of Education) buildings and convent/churches in New Zealand. Ros has structural, geotechnical and surveying experiences which in some projects, such as the Agrodome Office/Café and the seismic assessments, she was able to use all disciplines to provide a complete design, report and detailing. Her solid work ethics provides personal satisfaction in achieving work goals. She provides a wide range of interpersonal skills which include liaising between stakeholders.Connect with me
BE (Civil) MEsci GIPENZ
Adam has a diverse range of experience gained from consulting roles in the civil sector across New Zealand and Australia. Adam has spent the past five years specializing in slope stability & remediation, settlement analysis and retaining design for large scale land development and subdivision feasibility, as well as water and pipeline structures within Australia.Connect with me
Civil And Geotechnical Engineering
BE (Hons)(Civil) GIPENZ
Stuart has significant experience in Civil and Geotechnical engineering within Canterbury. HIs Specialist experience includes Geotechnical Earthquake design Geotechnical site investigation Analysis of Data CPT,DPT and borehole, Writing of Geotechnical Reports for properties in Christchurch TC2 and TC3 Zones and hill-site properties <3years. Retaining Wall Assessments. Retaining Wall Design and Repair methodologies. Soil and Rock Mechanics, Structural Assessments of dwellings TC2 & TC3 and Residential Earthquake repair strategiesConnect with me
Henry has 12+ years’ experience working in the surveying field for a variety of firms of different sizes in both private & public sector. This assisted him developing a diverse range of skills in a wide range of areas such as cadastral, topographical, monitoring, setout, resource consents, Māori land & engineering design. He has also project managed a variety of survey & land development projects dealing with all aspects from obtaining a subdivision consent, legal cadastral survey, engineering and all necessary items for the successful issue of titles
Raghu is a highly skilled and motivated individual, with sound academic background and practical experience. Raghu has undertaken a wide range of software development projects where has been responsible for all aspects of the developmental life cycle. Raghu has particular interest in designing and developing SaaS based software solutions to ease the process of data capture and analysis. Raghu is a key contributor to the vision and development of Engin software.Connect with me
MEM, PGDip(EngGeol), BSc, GIPENZ
Elizabeth Atchley is a Geotechnical engineer with a passion for geotechnial projects, based in our Wellington office.
BEng (Civil), MEng (Civil) GIPENZ
John has significant experience in structural and geotechnical engineering within Canterbury. He specialises in facilitating earthquake repairs and building design within Christchurch, with a strong focus on Residential and Commercial buildings. John is interested in the geotechnical and structural aspects of rebuilding and repairing properties affected by earthquake damage. He is a key member of our Christchurch team and assists with the coordination of some of our large scale projects.Connect with me
Kareen has many years of experience in Land Development and is a key member of the team when it comes to surveying and the drafting of concepts and site plans. Her common sense and can do approach is appreciated by clients.
PMEG, BSc, GIPENZ
Tom has significant experience in geotechnical engineering and engineering geology. Tom has recently completed a Professional Masters of Engineering Geology following his experience with various drilling projects over the past couple of years. As a key client liaison Tom sees projects through from pre-feasibility to completion.Connect with me
Senior Survey Officer Administrator
Anita has had 18 years in the surveying field in South Africa working for the Surveyor Generals Office in Pietermaritzburg where her main role was being involved in the daily examination of the private Land Surveyors lodgments and helping in the administrative division. Anita was involved in the capture of the legalization plans for LINZ while working for Surveyors North this involved doing research of various plans and drawing up diagrams in Land online. She is currently involved in 12d and Landonline projects. Now she works for Cook Costello giving administrative support to the Receptionist as a switchboard operator and assisting in Workflowmax.
Senior Draughts Person
Jorge De la Lama
Senior Revit Technician B,Arch (Mex)
With a bachelor’s degree in Architecture from University Xochicalco Mexico, and over ten years experience in construction Jorge is capable of transforming the needs and desires of our clients into functional structures or architectural designs, presented in three-dimensional drawings & renders that produce automatic quantities from CAD software and program Excel sheets for automatic list of materials and pricing. Jorge offers up to date skills in the industry, a working knowledge of NZBC, and has a natural ability to adjust quickly to all types of construction projects.Connect with me
Deva has had 10 years in the surveying field with a focus on Engineering Surveys, Machine Control (preparing and uploading surface and map data), Volume Surveys, As-Built Surveys, Deformation Surveys, Engineering Design, Project Management and drafting of plans using a variety of survey software packages and AutoCAD. He has experience in survey fieldwork using a variety of Total Stations, GPS, digital & optical levels and survey boats. He has also been responsible for attending construction meetings and working with a variety of clients, engineers and site supervisors.Connect with me
Having graduated Mike is located in Christchurch where work following the earthquakes has meant his professional development and ability is very high. His friendly manner combined with attention to detail and meticulous time management make him a valuable member of the team.Connect with me
PMEG, BSc, GIPENZ
Shael has a background in Geology which gives him an appreciation for rocks, and whats going on in and on the ground. Shael enjoys being part of the field work which informs his report writing.Connect with me
BE(Hons), MEng ST (Earthquake Engineering)
Rohan graduated from the University of Canterbury, with a Masters in Earthquake Engineering. Prior to arriving in New Zealand, he completed Bachelors in Civil Engineering at the University of Pune, in India.Connect with me
Rebecca has significant experience in geotechnical engineering within Canterbury, Auckland and Northland. She specialises in site investigation on a varied scale, from initial desktop evaluations, site visits / inspections and field investigations, through to slope stability analysis and site inspections during construction.Connect with me
BEngTech, GIPENZConnect with me
Nat, Dip, Arch, Tec
Conor has gained a variety of experience primarily in residential building documentation; He is educated in current compliance standards and has had experience conducting building consents primarily within the Whangarei and Far North District Councils. Throughout his time at Cook Costello, Conor has also gained a range of complex 3D modelling experiences from residential and commercial projects.
Nat, Dip, Arch, Tec
Reuben has experience in Architectural design and structural drafting within Canterbury, Whangarei and Auckland on both residential and commercial buildings. He works with both Archicad and AutoCAD to provide quick concepts and high quality plans. Reuben is interested in residential design, working with clients to provide a high quality and energy efficient home, within the budget provided.Connect with me
Gary has a keen eye for technical analysis, confident and diligent in his work and part of a fantastic nationwide team.Connect with me
Jose is an engineering technician and is currently working in the Cook Costello Wellington office.Connect with me
Sonya joined the Cook Costello team in 2007 with a NZ Defence Force and travel background as Admin Assistant and has grown to be an integral part of the Admin team with a broad knowledge of the company. She is proud to be part of an award winning team.
Office Co-Ordinator/Financial Advisor
Courtney is an essential and enthusiastic team member who keeps the office running smoothly in all aspects of administration.