Andy Fraser

Managing Director and Principal Engineer

CPEng, IntPE, MIPENZ

  • 38 years’ experience in Civil & Structural Engineering with last 22 years in Taranaki
  • You can ask me about all the Clients and Projects
  • You can also ask me about the name RED JACKET
  • Engineering is my passion because I’m not much good at anything else
  • In the office we often say “stick to your knitting”, “don’t claim to be an expert”, “keep it simple”.
  • We passionately protect the Company’s reputation above anything.
  •  We build relationships with our clients around service.
  • We value our staff absolutely.

  • Fun and adventures with my Partner and our German Shepherd Elsa
  • White Water Kayaking!! and anything related to Bicycles.
  • Enjoying still being a Dad to my three adult children Hamish, Ruby and Conrad.

Grant Sarich

Structural Designer BTech (Prod. Dev.)

  • 15 years’ experience design and drafting in various construction and engineering industries.
  • Currently ¾ through BEng (Hons) studying part time.
  • Keen interest in construction & building technology.
  • Soaking up information and experience to work towards eventual CPEng qualification.
  • Try to catch fish
  • Surfing

Luke Bunn

Senior Civil Engineer B.Eng.Tech (Civil), NZDE (Civil)

  • 9 years’ experience in the engineering and construction industry within the Taranaki Region
  • Predominantly civil construction and engineering background as a contractor and consultant.
  • Civil engineering – Stormwater, sewer, water, roading, pavement, geotechnical
  • Keen interest in residential, commercial and industrial development
  • Mountain biking / road cycling
  • Hitting the rugby field
  • Casual run or gym session

Chris Miller

Senior Civil Engineer B.Eng.Tech (Civil), NZDE (Civil)

  • 15 years’ experience in the engineering industry within the Manawatu/Wanganui and Taranaki Regions
  • Started my career with an engineering cadetship studying extramurally towards a Diploma in Engineering (Civil)
  • Continued my professional development by completing a Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Civil) and an IPENZ Knowledge Assessment
  • A focus on all things civil – geotechnical, 3-waters, roading (geometrics and pavements), traffic
  • Passion for roading design and pavements
  • Part-way through the CPEng assessment process
  • Physical exercise, whether at the gym or pounding the pavement
  • Love all thing MTB, as long as it’s downhill
  • I enjoy ‘fishing’ and by fishing I mean losing sinkers and rigs a plenty

Philip Tully

  • 24 years experience as a drafting technician covering most aspects of civil, structural and petrochemical industries.
  • Working with AUTOCAD packages to produce clear concise drawings for our projects.
  • Spending time with my wife and our teenage boys while trying to findtime to catch up with house maintenance.

Kim Jansen

Senior Civil Engineer NZCE (Civil), GIPENZ

  • 22 years’ experience in Civil and Environmental Engineering with last 15 years in Taranaki
  • Predominant Local Government background working for District & Regional Councils
  • Project Management, Roading, Hydraulics and Hydrology strengths.
  • Finding solutions give me satisfaction.
  • Key to understanding is listening
  • Look outside the box •Utilise others strengths collaboratively
  • Getting off the beaten track
  • Cycle touring (too many work days in the year!)

William Isbister

Senior Civil-Structural Designer

  • 20 years’ experience in the Petrochemical industry specialising in Pressure Vessel design, Mechanical design and offshore structural design.
  • Using Autodesk products, we can create drawings in 2D or 3D as required for fabrication and Building Consent requirements.
  • We strive to produce designs to optimise resources and suit each client’s needs.
  • I have been involved in many sports, I currently play inline hockey and manage the New Plymouth Ravens Premier team as well as the Senior Men’s team that I also play for.

Matt Phillips

Civil Structural Engineer

  • Studied a Bachelor of Engineering with Honours at Canterbury University.
  • A member of the Golden Key International Honours Society.
  • My main structural Engineering background is seismic assessments of existing buildings and residential/commercial design.
  • The main location of previous work was in New Plymouth and Hamilton.
  • I have also worked on various projects throughout New Zealand, from the top of the North Island to the bottom of the South Island.
  • Currently my goal is to become a CPEng qualified Engineer through Engineering New Zealand.
  • I enjoy being a part of, and helping form a well-connected and productive team.
  • I have a focus on forming strong relationships with clients and providing them with great service.
  • I like to keep active and enjoy, volleyball, tennis, running, and going to the gym.
  • I enjoy having a social home with people coming over for BBQs, dinners, and just for visits.

Nick Siffleet

Civil Structural Engineer

  • Born and raised in New Plymouth
  • First worked for Red Jacket in 2014
  • Had a short period away from Red Jacket in 2019 working primarily in the oil & gas industry
  • Currently studying by distance towards a Civil Engineering Degree
  • Previously completed a Physiotherapy Degree
  • Experience in civil works, site inspections, bridges and soil testing
  • Currently working in structural design
  • I hope to attain a Civil Engineering Degree and become a Chartered Engineer
  • Enjoy time with friends and family, especially my growing number of nieces and nephews
  • My wife and I are sticking to dogs as they are much more obedient than kids
  • Trying to put the finishing touches on the house which we have just built
  • Diving and keeping fit

William Adlam

BEng (Hons) Civil

Civil Engineer

  • Born and bred in Taranaki
  • Spent four years studying in Christchurch
  • Many summers spent working in the civil construction and roading industry
  • Spent 1 year as a structural engineer in Taranaki’s Oil and Gas industry
  • I enjoy a good mix of both Civil and Structural engineering and like to get out on site whenever I can.
  • Working towards CPEng assessment in the future.
  • Pretty much any outdoors adventure sport, Tramping, MTB, Whitewater kayaking, Rock climbing, Mountaineering.
  • Keen adventure racer
  • When I’m too lazy to walk or bike I’m a keen jet boater and have recently built my own boat.

Michelle Clark

Administrator

  • Born and raised in New Plymouth but spent time living in Auckland, Cambridge, Australia and the UK.
  • An extensive background in administration, accounts and office management in a diverse number of industries.
  • Joined Red Jacket in March 2015.
  • Manage the Accounts, Job Administration and general day to day running of the office.
  • Provide administrative support to the Red Jacket team.
  • I have two pretty cool children who keep me busy outside of work.
  • I have an interest in natural health and can bore people for hours if you ask the wrong questions 🙂
  • I try and keep myself fit, not always succeeding, but currently enjoying cycling with the dog and a bit of lane swimming.
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