MacLeod & Associates has a vastly experienced team from various backgrounds, resulting in a myriad of design concepts that are applied with enthusiasm to all design projects
New Zealand Certificate of Engineering - Electrical (Central Institute of Technology) 1977
Registered Engineering Associate (Registration No.3634) – 1981
Member: Illumination Engineering Society (No.IES534)
Member: Design Association New Zealand
Member: Who’s Who in Engineering International
Member: New Zealand Green Building Council
Member: Sustainable Business Network
My experience includes 16 years involved in the design and construction of the power and substations built in the lower South Island of New Zealand during the 1970’s and early 1980’s. This has been followed by 28 years as Director and Chief Electrical Engineer of MacLeod & Associates (NZ) Ltd. During this period MacLeod & Associates have carried out a diverse range of projects from major building services projects to working as team members on the Automation of the Waitaki Group of Power Stations.
I have enjoyed all my projects as they involve people and new ideas but two that are of significant interest are the restoration of the Dunedin Railway Station and the electrical design of the 13 Berth Container Port at Miri in Sarawak, Borneo. I enjoy the concepts in electrical engineering, the changes in technology that have taken place over the years and the diverse range of people that I have been involved with. The hustle, bustle and banter of the construction industry and the solving of problems keep my interest alive.
Electrical Technicians Certificate (Otago Polytechnic) 1977
New Zealand Certificate in Engineering (Central Institute of Technology) 1981
Registered Engineering Associate – 2007
As well as working 7 years as an Electrical Draughtswoman with the NZED, I also worked for 13 years as a consultant for Delta Utility Services on a wide variety of projects. My wide and valued experience gave me the hunger to help clients directly with our own engineering company by producing electrical building services design and drawings of the highest quality to help our clients.
I really enjoy my work and meeting the wide variety of people involved in a project. We have a great team who enjoy the design challenge and problem solving involved in all our projects which really helps with the dynamic we try to foster in our company.
I am most proud of the work we provided to Otago Region Correction Facility where the 600+ shop drawings were integral to the project being successful.
ew Zealand Certificate of Engineering - Mechanical (Otago Polytechnic) 1994
Before joining MacLeod and Associates I worked for 22 years in the HVAC contracting industry. During this time I carried out draughting, design and build projects, pricing, HVAC Commissioning and project management which gave me valued experience to produce practical and cost efficient designs to meet client expectations and design objectives. I enjoy being involved in building services design at this exciting and changing time. Environmental and Economical concerns have increased the priority of energy efficient and environmentally friendly solutions and I look forward to the challenge of using the new technologies that are available to achieve your objectives.
The project that I am most proud of is the Centennial Swimming Pool in Christchurch which included energy efficient heat recovery systems and pool water treatment systems.
Qualified Electrician, England 1991
Higher National Certificate (HNC) Openshaw Technical College, Manchester, England 1993
I have over 25 years experience in the Construction Industry, Internationally and in New Zealand, in
which I have seen a lot of changes. Starting as an Electrical Apprentice and working my way up to Estimating Manager for various contractors, I have gained very valuable experience in cost management for both construction and life cycle costs from commercial, industrial and private finance initiatives.
I am passionate about ensuring the client’s needs are fully met through to the successful end product and taking into account the total running costs. In these unstable times, I believe in educating the client to the benefits of using the latest technology to assure a sustainable and economical solution.