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.
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.
Rob Stewart / Associate – Civil EngineeringMEngNZ
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.
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.
Peter MacFater / Senior Civil 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.
Sandra Lawrence / Senior Civil CAD TechnicianNZCD, AMENZ
Sandra is a a Senior Civil CAD Technician, positioned in our Takapuna office. As a Civil CAD Technician, Sandra’s job is to help design and put on paper the plans for new developments such as subdivisions, roads and carparks. With Sandra’s experience ranging from draughting using AutoCAD, layout drawings and Civil/ Structural detailing, her 22 years’ of being in the civil field will provide valuable support to our wider team.
Rakad Jaffar / Senior 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.
Abbas Rahman / Senior 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 / Senior 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 / Intermediate 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 / Senior 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 / Intermediate 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.
Sam Metcalfe / Civil EngineerBE (Hons)
Sam is apart of the team of Civil Engineers based in our Queenstown office. Sam’s experience relates to hydraulic and civil design, flood modelling, construction observation, contract management, and stakeholder engagement. He also has experience in delivering civil works projects from a design and construction observation role, and working closely with contractors and clients. Sam will play a key role in a lot of our major projects located in the Otago region and wider.
Daniel Ahn / Intermediate 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.
Tara Ghanim / Intern Planner
Tara joins our team as an Intern Planner while she is finishing her Bachelor of Planning (Honours) at Auckland University. Tara will be a big asset to our Planning team with her primary focus in assisting with Site Reviews, Assessments of Environmental Effects, Resource Consents, and transport infrastructure projects such as Francis to Esmonde Shared Path Link.
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 EngineerNZDE
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.
Hasan Hayalie / Graduate EngineerBEng
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.