As managing director Baden brings a strong commercial understanding to the wider business, and a personal focus on ICT using the latest technologies to support the team and provide our client base with state of the art solutions. He is also a champion for work/life balance and realises it is our people that makes our team successful.
Bruce is an experienced business manager with more than 15 years of corporate, government and local business practice behind him. Specialising in customer support Bruce has a knack for hand picking the best of the best when recruiting talented engineers with an empathy for building and development. With an unwavering belief that happy people make happy clients, Bruce's work life management model underpins LDE's strategic direction.
Structural Group Manager
Tamlyn is a chartered structural engineer with a BE specialising in structural engineering. She has more than 9 years experience particularly in the design of steel and concrete structures, retaining walls and foundations for major structures. She is experienced in CAD design and leadership of design teams.
Geotechnical Group Manager
Rob is a geotechnical engineer and engineering geologist with significant experience on major projects. His key focus areas are landslide assessment, complex geotechnical investigations, geotechnical design and remediation of civil infrastructure, highly compressible soils and construction monitoring.
Civil Group Manager
Aaron is a Chartered Professional Civil Engineer with an extensive background in civil, mechanical and geotechnical engineering and more than 25 years in the engineering field. Further specialisms include contract management, coastal engineering, and infrastructure design.
Administration Group Manager
Based in our Gisborne office, Chelsea heads the administration team to support staff across the country. She has 11 years of experience in both HR and administration within the mining, engineering, and construction industries. Chelsea is committed to quality and continuous improvement within our growing business.
Civil Manager - Central
Andrew Appleby has been involved in the civil engineering industry for more than 25 years. He has a New Zealand certificate in civil engineering and is experienced in subdivision and foundation designs, civil and structural drafting and construction supervision, engineering surveying, earthworks, utilities, and the preparation and management of civil engineering contracts.
Geotechnical Manager - Central
Dave is a Chartered Senior Engineering Geologist based in our Napier office. Dave has expertise in complex geotechnical and geological hazards, slope stability of hillsides and complex landslides, earthworks construction supervision, contaminated site (NES) assessments and on-site wastewater design.
Clayton is the leader of our in-house IT team and also leads our digital innovation, where he develops, designs and investigates new technologies to improve our engineering services. He has a range of IT-based skills that he uses to support our engineering staff to ensure that they have the digital tools required for their roles.
Geotechnical Manager - Northern
Gareth is a Chartered Professional Engineer in the fields of geotechnical and civil engineering with more than 18 years of experience. He is based in our Whangarei office and brings a wealth of experience in earthwork and dam design, slope stability/seepage analysis and remediation, quality assurance and project engineering and management.
Geotechnical Manager - Eastern
Frances is a Chartered Geologist with 11 years of experience within New Zealand and the United Kingdom. She has a strong background in site investigations, terrain evaluation and reporting, as well as assessing and responding to natural hazards including earthquakes and landslides. Frances played a key role in the Kaikoura earthquake recovery project, having led the geotechnical emergency response and recovery of the transport infrastructure.
Linda has over 20 years of HR experience. Her skills include recruitment and selection, employment relations, performance management and group facilitation.
Linda has a certificate in Human Resources Management and is currently studying towards a Bachelor of Business, majoring in HR.
Civil Manager - Eastern
Korbi is a civil engineer experienced in a broad range of engineering specialties, from geotechnical assessment, coastal road dropout and slip remediation, to civil designs for river and coastal revetments. His extensive understanding of coastal regions gives an advantage in applying personalised solutions to individual projects.
Civil Manager - Northern
Jamie is a civil engineer experienced in a broad range of engineering specialities within the civil, geotechnical and structural engineering fields. His expertise includes civil infrastructure design, stormwater management and treatment, and geotechnical investigations for coastal works. He also has experience in the structural design of foundations and retaining walls, remediation of ground deformation from land slippage and erosion, construction monitoring and asset condition assessment.
Geotechnical Manager - Bay of Plenty/Waikato
Daniel is a senior geotechnical engineer with 8 years of technical consulting and 3 years laboratory technician experience working on various civil infrastructure, roading and land development projects.
He has successfully delivered numerous local, regional and national multi-disciplinary projects. These include the design of bridge foundations and abutments, building foundations, port development/ maritime facilities, landfill facilities, retaining walls, ground improvement to mitigate liquefaction induced hazards and slip remediation and resilience works.
Civil Manager - Bay of Plenty/Waikato
Tony has 29 years experience as a civil engineer working on the design, site supervision and contract administration for residential, rural-residential, commercial, industrial, educational, and state highway civil infrastructure work. He has a broad range of civil design and project management experience.
Eduardo is an experienced civil engineer with a demonstrated history of working in engineering consultancy and the construction industry. He has worked providing services to developers, architects, construction companies and property owners throughout New Zealand. In addition to this, he has been involved with several iconic projects throughout the Auckland/Northland Region for multiple clients including Waka Kotahi, Auckland Transport, District Councils, and other private sector companies.
Clive provides IT support services to all our staff. This ranges from troubleshooting, monitoring, maintenance and planning and implementing systems. He has a NZ Diploma in Software Development, coupled with experience in project management and quality assurance.
Bilal has a significant understanding of structural engineering and the New Zealand structural standards for steel, timber, concrete and masonry. His focus is on quality and cost-effective engineering that enhances outcomes for people and their communities.
Human Resources and Health, Safety, and Quality Administrator
Cynthia is a people-oriented administrator with experience in human resources management and health and safety coordination.
Jonathan is a geotechnical and civil engineer with expertise in the areas of transportation, geotechnical and coastal engineering. He is a part of the geotechnical team in Gisborne, conducting site investigations and assessments.
Ellen is an engineering geologist with experience in carrying out investigations, preparing reports and conducting liquefaction and slope stability modelling and analysis. She is passionate about customers satisfaction and thrives on developing meaningful relationships for successful business outcomes.
Civil / Structural / Environmental Engineer
Chip is a Chartered Civil Engineer, with expertise in mechanical engineering, heavy steel structural design, on-site wastewater, storm water and residential foundation design as well as CAD drafting.
Barbora is an experienced project manager with a focus on developing strong internal and external relationships.
David has a broad skill set from project conception to project completion. He has experience in undertaking, planning and supervising extensive ground investigations and monitoring programs using a wide range of methods. These include conducting slope stability analyses, geomorphic interpretations, and the preparation of factual, interpretive, and completion reports.
Civil / Geotechnical Engineer
Jorge is a civil and geotechnical engineer that specialises in slope stability, failure remediation and highway design. He is also skilled in CAD and civil designs including slip repair and wastewater.
Civil / Geotechnical Engineer
Greg has expertise in investigation and repair design of slips, slope stability, remediation, drainage and quantity surveying. He also has experience in coastal and fresh-waterway erosion assessments and remediation strategies, particularly in in the Gisborne, East Cape, Wairoa and Hawke’s Bay regions.
Jess is a quality focused administrative professional with previous experience in retail and sales.
Senior Soil Technician
Javan has 10 years of experience working in land based and near-shore CPT operation and management. Based in Gisborne, he works closely with the geotechnical team and is committed to providing affordable CPTu, borehole and piezo testing throughout New Zealand.
Kevin joins our Gisborne office after completing a Professional Masters in Engineering Geology. He has previously worked as a summer intern in Hong Kong, where he undertook a variety of tasks, including geo-monitoring, site investigations and borehole recovery and logging.
Angus has recently joined our team in Gisborne after completing a Professional Masters of Engineering Geology. He has experience in geophysics which he gained whilst working as a field assistant, conducting a variety of surveys. He has previously worked as a traffic controller and a construction labourer.
Greg has been involved in a wide variety of residential, commercial and large infrastructure projects in both New Zealand and the United Kingdom. He has significant experience in interpreting field data, slope stability analysis, retaining structure designs, and providing general geotechnical recommendations for both commercial and residential sites.
Jamie is an experienced administrator with additional HR experience. She is an organised people-person who loves a challenge!
Senior Environmental Scientist
Jeff has 15+ years professional experience both in New Zealand and abroad. He is an expert in contamination investigations and strategic remediation planning for contaminated sites, having developed ground-breaking remedial approaches for a range of challenging sites. Jeff is team leader to LDE’s environmental team, reviewing and enhancing group performance.
James is an Engineering Geologist with significant experience in coordinating and undertaking geotechnical investigations, construction supervision, earthworks and land development testing.
Based in our Whanganui office, Michael specialises in geotechnical assessments in both commercial and residential settings. He has experience in assessing damaged infrastructure in Christchurch following major earthquakes, including assessing geotechnical risks in roading, state highways, and railway lines.
Structural / Civil Designer
Yvonne is a civil/structural 2D CAD and 3D Bim drafter/designer with more than 25 years experience. She has experience in transport projects, earthworks, stormwater reticulation and waste water services. She is also involved in structural drafting projects such as concrete, steel and reinforcing prelim design to consent drawings for architectural buildings, residential houses, commercial, industrial and mining industries.
Civil / Structural Engineer
Helena is a hard working civil-structural design engineer with several years experience as an associate designer for commercial and industrial buildings. She is skilled in 3D structural design of commercial and industrial buildings, site management, roadworks, highway and rail system design, stormwater and wastewater management, wastewater treatment plants, sustainability, energy efficiency and environmental engineering.
Senior Civil Engineer
Sarah has over 12 years experience in civil and environmental engineering. She has worked throughout NZ and overseas. Her varied career has covered all aspects of site investigation, small-scale residential design, large scale developments and on to project management and complex consenting issues. Her strengths cover not just the design aspects of engineering, but also the ability to communicate information to colleagues, clients and stakeholders in simple, clear language.
Farzad is an intermediate geotechnical engineer with a broad range of experience in the geotechnical analysis of construction site conditions. His most recent experience includes designing remedial solutions for slope stabilisation problems, foundation upgrades for seismic strengthening, and landslide assessment. Farzad has a PhD and has published several international conference and research papers
Erin is a hardworking and focused administration professional with experience in a variety of related roles.
Senior Engineering Geologist
Chris has been involved in a wide range of significant and challenging projects both locally, nationally and internationally including the Philippines, Africa, Australia and New Zealand. His experience includes large dams, mining and quarrying projects, multi-storey commercial, large industrial, roading, infrastructure, large subdivisions and residential dwellings.
Annika is a PhD trained geoscientist with a broad background in applied geology and geophysics. She has 9 years of professional and educational experience and is well-versed with the East Coast Geology, the deformation behaviour, and physical and mechanical properties of the lithologies.
Annika has close links with both Victoria University of Wellington, and with GNS Science. She is the lead author of several published papers.
Kellan is based in the Gisborne office and draws on years of customer service experience to provide quality administrative support.
Charli is an experienced administrator with a background in customer services, administration, marketing and event coordination.
Natalie is a customer service professional with experience in office management and administration support.
Cam has joined the Napier team after completing a Bachelor of Earth Science and Geography. He has a strong customer service background, and has experience in geomorphology, quaternary sedimentation and soil development, and mineral identification.
Civil / Geotechnical Engineer
Lance is a civil and geotechnical engineer based in our Napier office. His experience is predominantly in land development, having worked on several major subdivisions. He has also worked in engineering design, construction supervision and as an engineer’s representative.
Willow has a background in customer services and sales and brings her positive and friendly nature to the receptionist role.
Andrew is an engineering geologist with 10+ years’ experience. He is based in Whangarei and specialises in complex geotechnical site investigations and construction monitoring for rural, subdivision, residential and commercial sites. Andrew is experienced in a range of analyses including liquefaction, lateral spreading and slope stability. He also has experience in damage assessment of foundations/retaining walls and site testing for the assessment of contaminated land. Through his broad skill set, Andrew delivers cost effective, customer focused solutions.
Craig works closely with the geotechnical and environmental teams at LDE. He is practically minded with a professional attitude and is always looking to provide quality results.
Leo is a civil and environmental engineer, with previous experience in the traffic/transportation industry and as a construction labourer. He has been involved in various transportation projects, which have aided the development of his technical skills.
Senior Civil Engineer
Jano is a Chartered Professional Engineer with 10 years industry experience working as a design engineer, both in New Zealand and abroad.
He has experience in various disciplines, such as stormwater management, structural and building design, flood analysis and mitigation, and project management.
Senior Structural Engineer
Scott has over 14 years consultancy experience both in New Zealand and overseas. He has a rare combined experience in parametric generative design, tall structures, mega structures, a wide range of specialist design projects and BIM design software. Scott has a PhD and has published seven international research papers.
Mark is a structural engineer based in our Warkworth office. He also has qualifications in civil engineering. He has experience in a range of steel structures, reinforced concrete design, foundations, walls and civil works in the public, commercial and private sectors.
Robert is an engineering geologist based in our Napier office. He specialises in managing and undertaking geotechnical investigations, while providing guidance in regards to earthworks/land development and foundation design solutions.
Sean joined our Napier team after completing a Masters of Engineering Geology. He has a broad experience of horticultural and agricultural businesses and is looking forward to expanding his engineering geology and geotechnical abilities with LDE.
Civil / Environmental Engineer
Stella is based in our Auckland office and has 6 years experience. She applies both her theoretical knowledge and professional experience to establish sound and functional designs. She is efficient, with a substantial portfolio of engineering skills and a focus on stormwater design and analysis.
Jonathan is an engineering geologist who deals with geotechnical engineering investigations and reporting. He specializes in detailed slope stability analysis, liquefaction assessments, geomorphology, fault mapping, on-site wastewater designs and construction supervision.
Murray is our maintenance extraordinaire! He looks after the Gisborne workshop, equipment and vehicles.
Senior Engineering Geologist / Geotechnical Engineer
Joel is part of the geotechnical team at LDE. He plays a significant role in assisting with the data interpretation and geological modelling of areas affected by earthquakes. Joel is involved in a variety of geotechnical projects around the Gisborne region where he is utilising his interest in geology, geomorphology, coastal processes, and engineering and is renowned industry wide for producing concise and comprehensive geotechnical reports.
Senior Engineering Geologist
Conor is an engineering geologist with significant experience working in Northland over a broad range of projects including geotechnical investigations and construction monitoring for subdivisions, residential, commercial and rural development.
Louis is a civil engineer within our Gisborne office. He has experience in design, construction and maintenance of civil infrastructure, as well as project management.
Environmental Scientist / Engineering Geologist
Sarah is an earth scientist based in Gisborne with passion for environmental engineering and a strong working knowledge of the National Environmental Standard (NES) specialising in the Hazardous Activities and Industries List (HAIL) activities. Sarah is also an experienced engineering geologist.
Felicity is a civil engineer based in our Napier office. She specialises in stormwater, wastewater and water design for subdivisions and roading projects. She also has experience in stormwater modelling, CAD design and construction monitoring.
Hernan is a civil engineer, specialising in slope stability, slip repair, CAD design and geotechnical investigation and interpretation.
Senior Structural Engineer
Prajna has over 12 years industry experience, predominately in the Auckland market. She is technically skilled with excellent commercial and residential awareness. She can design, plan and oversee the construction of new buildings and structures, and ensure the structural integrity of existing buildings.
Civil / Geotechical / Structural Engineer
Danielle is one of our North Shore based engineers. Her expertise ranges is in geotechnical, structural and civil with project management experience.
Craig has 11 years experience in the oil and gas industry, both in New Zealand and Australia. He has a BSc in Geology and previous experience working as a geologist, data engineer and environmental health officer.
Senior Systems Engineer
Keegan has a bachelor's degree in Computer Systems and has six years of experience in end-user support and server-based systems. He assists us with our IT environment and provides support to the team.
Nicole is an engineering geologist with our Gisborne office. She specialises in complex site investigations, geotechnical analysis and reporting.
Civil / Geotechnical Engineer
Mika is a civil and geotechnical engineer who specialises in geotechnical investigation, stormwater modelling and CAD design.
Chris is currently studying towards the completion of a skills-intensive research Master of Engineering Geology. He has wide-ranging field and laboratory expertise and significant experience and involvement in high-level administration, geological field study, data analysis and science outreach.
Jake joins LDE after completing a Professional Masters in Engineering Geology. He can develop comprehensive engineering interpretations, complete technical reports and has effective time management to deliver quality outcomes, on time and to budget. He has previously worked as a research assistant and teaching assistant and thrives on a challenge.
Janelle has over 9 years experience in the geology field having worked both on and offshire. She is experienced in field testing, slope stability analyses, liquifaction analyses and foundation inspections and verifications.
Senior Civil Engineer
Specialising in land development, Karl has 13 years design experience and is an advanced AutoCAD and Civil 3D user with experience in engineering management functions such as tender submissions, proposal scope and pricing plus invoicing and cost profitability and analysis.
Manuela is a PhD earth scientist located in our Gisborne office. She has experience in geomorphology, geological mapping and natural hazard assessment, including slope stability, earthquakes and coastal erosion. She specialises in geotechnical site investigations, assessments, and reporting.
Lewis is a civil engineer based in our Warkworth office. His expertise include environmental, coastal and civil engineering.
Engineering Geologist / Environmental Scientist
Gina is an engineering geologist and environmental scientist. She is involved in geotechnical site investigations, foundation assessments and contaminated land site testing and assessments.
Finlay is an engineering geologist based in our Whangarei office. His particular area of expertise includes soil and rock mechanics, geomorphology, hydrogeology and construction practices.
Engineering Geologist / Environmental Engineer
Ben is an engineering geologist and earth scientist with significant experience in geotechnical investigation and onsite wastewater assessment and design within ground in the Waikato, Gisborne, Hawkes Bay and Far North regions.
Senior Engineering Geologist / Geotechnical Engineer
Georg is a Chartered Professional Engineer with more than 24 years of professional experience. He specialises in complex geotechnical and geological investigations, technical slope stability and liquefaction investigations, geological and geotechnical engineering in complex and often remote geological terrain.
Wilton is based in our Gisborne office. He brings with him an extensive background in project management and client management.
Maddie is an environmental engineer and scientist with a substantial background in environmental risk assessment, soil and water monitoring, field and lab work. She has strong writing skills with a good understanding of environmental planning and resource management principles.