AR & Associates has a team of experienced civil and environmental engineers, surveyors and planners with a wide range of skill sets in a variety of fields. We like to think of ourselves as a kind of working family and we encourage open collaboration, free communication, lightheartedness, humour, respect and professionalism – fundamental elements that make up our working environment.
Andres Roa / DirectorBE (Civil) MIPENZ CPEng IntPE Dip GeotermTech
E: andres.roa(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)arassociates.co.nz
M: 0275 427 266
P: (09) 972 3891
Andrés is the founding director of AR & Associates Ltd and has approximately twenty years professional experience with projects for both the private and public sectors throughout New Zealand and overseas. Andrés’ experience covers a wide range of fields and projects where he has been responsible for the direct management, reporting and delivery to the end client. Andrés is a recognised technical expert in the stormwater field.
Andrew Nell / Senior Associate – EngineeringBSc Eng (Civil), MEMgt (Hons), CPEng, IntPE(NZ), MIPENZ
E: andrew.nell(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)arassociates.co.nz
M: 027 280 5187
P: (09) 972 9967
Andrew is a chartered professional engineer with approximately twenty years professional experience working across a number of industries and in a number of locations including Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and the Pacific Islands. His expertise lies in the land development and infrastructure area in residential, commercial, retail and institutional developments. Andrew has developed infrastructure solutions for a number of hospitals, schools and universities.
Lisa Dowson / Senior Associate – Green InfrastructureMsc
E: lisa.dowson(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)arassociates.co.nz
M: 021 2584 865
P: (09) 972 9963
Lisa's previous experience includes development and flood risk engineering with over five years experience with the Environment Agency (EA) in the United Kingdom, reviewing planning applications and contributing to strategic planning documents as well as in-house infrastructure and biodiversity schemes. Experience in determining flood risk and land drainage consents. Experience in freshwater Environmental Consulting including EIA, biomonitoring and baseline assessments.
Richard Parnell / Senior Associate – EngineeringBE (Civil) (Hons) CPEng MIPENZ
Richard has over 8 years’ experience in the civil/structural/coastal engineering fields with a background in both contracting and consulting. He has experience in the land development and civil infrastructure including large civil and capital works infrastructure projects for residential, commercial and industrial clients. Richard’s experience also includes ports and coastal projects involving wharf / seawall assessments / extensions / repairs, reclamation and other large marine engineering applications.
Nigel Parkinson / Senior Associate – EngineeringBEng (Hons), CPEng MIPENZ, DIP (Marine Studies)
E: nigel.parkinson(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)arassociates.co.nz
M: 021 636 454
P: 09 972 9960
Nigel is a Chartered Professional Engineer and is a graduate of both marine studies and environmental engineering. He also boasts publication of technical papers both here in NZ and the US. One of Nigel’s many talents include being an Australasian leading expert in HDD (horizontal directional drilling) technology, design and construction, being regularly called upon as an expert for input into design and construct-ability.
Joao Machado / Senior Associate – PlanningBRS MNZPI IAP2
E: joao.machado(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)arassociates.co.nz
M: 027 2950 386
P: (09) 972 3894
Joao is a resource management specialist and environmental urban planner with over 16 years professional experience in regional and local government roles in New Zealand. Joao has also consulted on developments in Brazil, USA, and Austria. Over his career, Joao has focused in city centre, urban, rural, regional and coastal planning topics both in a development as well as planning policy capacity.
Andrew Carline / Senior Associate – EngineeringNZCE
With more than 30 years’ experience in the consulting engineering industry including 15 years of experience in civil design and design management, most recently on the Auckland Light Rail project, and the Ian McKinnon Cycleway project. Andrew's expertise extends to light rail, mass transit and walking and cycling infrastructure and is an enthusiast of good urban design and its interactions with transport infrastructure. Andrew is skilled in GIS, Autodesk Civil 3D and Infraworks 360 design software to deliver roading, earthworks and stormwater designs.
Jonathan Gabriel / Chief Financial Officer & HR ManagerBCom FCPA CA
E: jonathan.gabriel(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)arassociates.co.nz
M: 027 491 5759
P: (09) 972 3890
Jonathan is a chartered accountant with over 24 years professional experience. He has had been on the management teams of both NZ and Australian based companies and has held various positions including CFO, IT Manager, Project Manager and Business Unit Manager. Jonathan’s industry experience covers manufacturing, distribution, wholesaling and FMCG with specialist focus on project management, continuous improvement and strategic planning.
Peter MacFater / Senior EngineerNZCE
E: peter.macfater(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)arassociates.co.nz
M: 027 6644 552
P: (09) 486 0774
Peter draws on over 35 years of civil engineering experience across subdivision and land development design, roading and drainage design, contract supervision and administration, draughting and design using CivilCAD and AutoCAD.
Gavin Flynn / Associate – Programme ManagerBPRMT, PMP
Gavin brings over 20 years of professional experience working in the strategic planning, infrastructure coordination, and community facilities field. His recent experience has been as part of the team that has delivered masterplans for both the Queenstown Town Centre and the growing town of Cromwell. This involved a suite of business cases for spatial growth, civic facilities, parking strategies and new roading developments to support public transport.
His main focus will be sourcing and managing projects and delivering integrated solutions to our clients.
Sandhira Naidoo / Senior Environmental PlannerBSc (Hon) Town & Regional Planning NZPI (Assoc)
E: sandhira.naidoo(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)arassociates.co.nz
M: 027 561 2661
P: (09) 972 3895
Sandhira has a strong Planning background, both in pubic and private sector. Sandhira's areas of expertise include preparation and processing of resource consent applications (land use, subdivision, regional, outline plan of works), strategic and policy planning advice, general provision of Planning advice, consultation with stakeholders and overall project management .
Rakad Jaffar / Intermediate PlannerBUrbPlan (Hons) NZPI (Grad)
Rakad has both public and private sector experience and has expertise in project management, resource consent processing and preparation, building consent, liquor license processing and management, consultation with stakeholders (including Iwi consultation), client pre-application meeting representation, planning policy and property reviews, negotiation, including section 92 matters and drafting submissions and plan changes.
Rob Stewart / Senior EngineerBCE MEngNZ
Rob is based in Queenstown and has particular expertise in Low Impact Design (LID), water sensitive urban design / green infrastructure,, subdivisions and land development. In addition Rob manages engineering design services and provides construction supervision and contract administration.
Abbas Rahman / Civil EngineerBE (Hon) CMEngNZ PMP
Abbas experience and expertise in a range of civil disciplines including water resources infrastructure (3-waters), construction supervision and contract administration, hydraulic modelling using HEC RAS, water treatment plant design and earthquake recovery and commercial building reinstatement. Abbas also provides his expertise on a voluntary basis as Project Manager, Engineers Without Borders (NZ).
Sulthan Ageel / Civil EngineerBE
Sulthan has particular expertise in AutoCAD and Civil 3D design, HEC-HMS and HEC-RAS (2D) modelling. In addition Sulthan provides expertise in engineering technical reviews for subdivisions and land development. Sulthan also has experience with storm-water network, detention/retention, treatment and overland flow path design, pump station design, construction, supervision and contract administration.
Greg Edwards / Civil & Environmental EngineerBE (Hon)
Greg's expertise includes engineering design, catchment analysis, construction supervision and contract administration, rainfall and runoff modelling, flood mitigation assessments together with computer modelling including use of Autodesk Civil 3D AutoCad, HEC-HMS and Matlab.
John du Toit / Civil Engineer & CAD TechnicianBE (Hon)
John has over ten years industry experience with particular expertise in Civil 3D design, AutoCAD design and drafting in addition to civil infrastructure assessment and design, HEC-HMS and HEC-RAS modelling, land development engineering, project management and infrastructure capacity assessment.
Isabel Arbeláez / Civil EngineerBEng
Isabel’s experience and skills include stormwater, wastewater and water supply design and analysis for large and small communities throughout New Zealand and overseas. She has also developed on-site wastewater treatment for some rural areas within New Zealand. Isabel’s main focus is working together with her clients to provide the best solution for his/her requirements.
Daniel Ahn / Environmental EngineerBE (Hon)
Daniel's experience includes storm-water network, detention/retention, treatment and overland flow path design, engineering technical reviews, GIS together with small water supplies and on-site wastewater treatment management.
Martin Urrea / Graduate Engineer
Martin's expertise and skills include design support for his engineering team. His experience extends to structural design and calculations, as well as planning, co-ordination and supervision of technical aspects of construction projects.
Kush Khetani / Graduate EngineerNZCE
Kush's skills include AutoCAD and design support for the engineering team. His skills extend into designing and construction supervision of numerous civil engineering project, primarily in the field of water resources engineering (stormwater, wastewater and water supply) and land development.
Selina Goddard / Office Manager & Marketing Support
Part of Selina's role is being the Office Manager for AR & Associates, where she ensures the daily operations run smoothly. Selina brings over 6 years of administrative experience including Office Management, Business Management Systems and Accounting. Selina is also responsible for supporting Marketing strategies as being the Marketing Support. This role includes maintaining all digital platforms and providing marketing research and initiatives.