The Kirk Roberts difference

Our People

Our multi-disciplinary teams of experts across New Zealand are spread throughout four divisions, with staff numbers continually growing.

Collaboration between everyone is an important part of our “one team” ethos.

Our ongoing success is attributable partly to the company’s commitment to robust, professional governance, our board,  and willingness and ability to adapt as we grow.  We have a highly experienced Executive Management Team to support the board made up of key regional managers and divisional leads.

Technology & Innovation

Every project deserves a different approach than the last one. This is where we pride ourselves on finding either new or better ways to add value to client projects. Kirk Roberts was founded on challenging the norm and applying engineering solutions that drive project efficiency. Today, we offer much more than just engineering and we are still guided by this ethos.

Health, Safety & Quality

Health & Safety always come first – it’s not just a catch phrase. We prioritise  health & safety as the first point on the agenda in every meeting. Quality is also extremely important to us; we live by check and check again – this simple rule sums up our rigorous quality control and assurance systems.

Our multi-disciplinary teams of experts across New Zealand are spread throughout four divisions, with staff numbers continually growing.

Collaboration between everyone is an important part of our “one team” ethos.

Our ongoing success is attributable partly to the company’s commitment to robust, professional governance, our board,  and willingness and ability to adapt as we grow.  We have a highly experienced Executive Management Team to support the board made up of key regional managers and divisional leads.

Every project deserves a different approach than the last one. This is where we pride ourselves on finding either new or better ways to add value to client projects. Kirk Roberts was founded on challenging the norm and applying engineering solutions that drive project efficiency. Today, we offer much more than just engineering and we are still guided by this ethos.

Health & Safety always come first – it’s not just a catch phrase. We prioritise  health & safety as the first point on the agenda in every meeting. Quality is also extremely important to us; we live by check and check again – this simple rule sums up our rigorous quality control and assurance systems.

Our people

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We employ over 130 staff across Aotearoa – New Zealand, spread across our four regions, Auckland, Hamilton, Tauranga, and Christchurch. Our highly experienced Executive Management Team is made up of key regional managers and divisional leads, that support, and lead our staff and projects.

Jade Kirk
Jade Kirk
Chief Executive Officer
Christchurch
BE (Hons), CMEngNZ, CPEng, IntPE(NZ), QSNdip
Damian McMillan
Damian McMillan
Chief Operations Officer, Principal Structural Engineer
Tauranga
BE (Hons), CMEngNZ, CPEng
Craig Manssen
Craig Manssen
Regional Manager Bay of Plenty and Waikato, Executive Manager Tauranga, Principal Structural Engineer
Hamilton, Tauranga
Jan Jober
Jan Jober
Regional Manager – Auckland, Principal Structural Engineer
Auckland
MSc, CPEng, P.Eng, CMEngNZ
Nik George
Nik George
Regional Manager – Christchurch
Christchurch
MEng, CEng, MIStructE, MICE, CMEngNZ
Steve Temple
Steve Temple
Regional Manager – Hamilton
Hamilton
BSc (Geol), MSc (Hons) (Eng Geol)
Jordan Walker
Jordan Walker
Executive Manager Geotechnical, Civil & Environmental
Christchurch
BSc GeoEng, CMEngNZ, CPEng, IntPE(NZ)
Alistair Ashcroft
Alistair Ashcroft
National Software Manager, Principal Technical Director – Software
Christchurch
BCom (Hons)
Aidan Hynes
Aidan Hynes
Structural Manager – Christchurch, National Specifi Manager
Christchurch
BE (Hons), MEngNZ
Aimee Fitzjohn
Aimee Fitzjohn
Associate, Operations Manager
Tauranga
Amber Taylor
Amber Taylor
National Recruitment Manager
Christchurch
Bogdan Draganescu
Bogdan Draganescu
Projects Team Leader
Christchurch
Ph.D. Manufacturing and Operations
Bunny Filmer
Bunny Filmer
Structural Draughting Team Leader
Tauranga
Associate, NDAT
Craig Oldfield
Craig Oldfield
Technical Director – Structural
Christchurch
BSc (Hons), MBA, PGC EE, CMEngNZ, CPEng
Daniel Augustine
Daniel Augustine
Architectural Team Leader, Senior Architectural Technician
Tauranga
BArch
David Cooney
David Cooney
Structural Engineer, Team Leader
Auckland
MEng, MEngNZ
Deon Marais
Deon Marais
National Manager Civil Engineering
Christchurch
NDip Civil, MEngNZ
Doug Harbutt
Doug Harbutt
Geotechnical Team Leader, Senior Geotechnical Engineer
Tauranga
BE Civil, CMEngNZ, CPEng, IntPE (NZ)
Eric Lee
Eric Lee
Structural Manager
Auckland
BE (Civil), CPEng, IntPE(NZ), MIPENZ
Firas Salman
Firas Salman
Senior Geotechnical Engineer
Christchurch
PhD, CMEngNZ, CPEng
Garth Forsberg
Garth Forsberg
National Health, Safety & Quality Manager
Christchurch
GradDipQS, NZCE, National Cert OSH
Hayden Rhoda
Hayden Rhoda
Senior Structural Technician
Auckland
Arch Draughting Dip
Herman Fong
Herman Fong
Fire Team Leader
Auckland
CPEng, MEFE, BBSc, CMEngNZ, IntPE, MSFPE
Julie Ashcroft
Julie Ashcroft
Human Resources Manager
Christchurch
MSc
Karen Sanderson
Karen Sanderson
Principal Architecture
Christchurch
B.Arch (Hons), Dip.Arch, ARB Registered
 Kaveh Azarbayjani
Kaveh Azarbayjani
National Manager, Fire
Christchurch
CMEngNZ, CPEng, IntPE(NZ) / APEC Engineer
Max Fowler
Max Fowler
Senior Structural Engineer, Associate
Hamilton
ME (Hons), CMEngNZ, CPEng
Michael Gordon
Michael Gordon
Senior Technical Director – Civil
Auckland
Nathan Gilling
Nathan Gilling
Senior Structural Engineer, Structural Team Leader
Tauranga
BE (Hons), CMEngNZ, CPEng
Ollie Behrent
Ollie Behrent
Engineering Geologist – Geotechnical Engineer
Central Otago
BAppSci, PMEG
Parthiban Ariyaratnam
Parthiban Ariyaratnam
Structural Engineer, Team Leader
Auckland
MSc, BScEng (Hons), MEngNZ
Saxon Gordon
Saxon Gordon
Structural Manager – Christchurch, Senior Structural Engineer
Christchurch
BE (Hons), CPEng, CMEngNZ

Join our team

It’s a great time to join Kirk Roberts. This year holds a strong workload full of exciting new projects, large and small, spanning across New Zealand.

Here at Kirk Roberts, we are always looking for people who align with our core values and fit with our team. Have a look at what opportunities we have available.

If you can’t find a position that best suits your experience, we still want to connect and are looking for extraordinary people like you.

We are solution finders