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ESE – Waikato Launch “Things I Learnt the Hard Way”

October 10, 2019 5:30 pm 7:30 pm

SESOC Emerging Structural Engineers Network – Waikato Launch – “Things I Learnt the Hard Way”

Thursday 10th of October

5.30pm Tea/Coffee

6.00pm Presentation Start

7:00pm Nibbles/Drinks


AECOM, 121 Rostrevor St, Hamilton


SESOC is excited to announce the launch of the Emerging Structural Engineers Network. The Waikato launch will be held on the 10th of October and features a panel of speakers who are each undoubtedly leaders in the structural engineering industry. Whether it be technical challenges in design or construction projects, building relationships with clients and colleagues or the development of professional skills, the transition from university student to professional engineer can be tough – come and learn from the experiences of those that have been there as our panellists share their “things I learnt the hard way”.


The event is held in partnership with Young Engineers Waikato and AECOM.


Our panellists are:


Alex Vindel – Alex Vindel is Hamilton Structures Team Leader for AECOM NZ and has 16 years of experience working as a consulting structural engineer. Alex obtained a BEng Hons degree in Aerospace Engineering but transitioned into Structures with his first ‘proper’ job for a small structural civil consultancy in the UK. After five years Alex moved to AECOM UK and quickly gained experience in a diverse range of projects, sectors and contractual arrangements. During his time in the UK, Alex had significant roles in delivering projects in both traditional and modular forms of construction for the Ministry of Defence, refurbishment of grade listed historical buildings, design optioneering for Clapham Junction train station upgrade and design of airside ancillary buildings at Heathrow airport to name a few select projects. In 2016 Alex moved to Hamilton and as team lead has been responsible for both the management and technical delivery of projects in the Waikato and Bay of Plenty region.


Daniel Moore – Daniel joined Holmes Consulting in 2011, making the move south to Hamilton from Auckland to become the Hamilton office Business Manager. Daniel has 10 years of design experience and 15 years in the industry. His project experience has included bulk retail, industrial developments and retail complexes. Daniel enjoys building lasting relationships with clients and members of the design team during a project and sharing in the reward of a successful project. On many of his projects, Daniel and his team have been the Lead Consultant responsible for developing the overall building and site layout and developing the architectural, structural and civil components. Through his role as Lead Consultant (and Engineer to Contract) he has developed an extensive understanding of how buildings go together and the significant ongoing influence they can have on the businesses and communities they support.


John Warrington – John is a Principal Geotechnical Engineer with WSP Opus, based in their Hamilton Office, and holds both CPEng and CEng registrations with Engineering New Zealand and the Institution of Civil Engineers in the UK. John has experience across a broad range of Civil Engineering disciplines having been involved in the design of cooling water systems for power stations, geotechnical feasibility studies for nuclear and gas fired power stations, design of small-scale hydro-electric schemes and the management of geotechnical input to light rail projects amongst others. John has worked for both consultancies and client organisations and as a result has developed a good understanding of the requirement for strong and open relationships between all parties involved in order to ensure the successful delivery of projects. Since moving to NZ in 2011, the differing engineering challenges presented in the country has demonstrated that one is never too old to learn and broaden ones’ experience.


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October 10, 2019
5:30 pm 7:30 pm
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AECOM, Hamilton
121 Rostrevor Street
Hamilton, New Zealand
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