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More promotions at Beca

12 May 2006

Professional services company honours its senior people

More promotions at Beca

Engineering, planning and project management consultancy Beca has announced further promotions in Auckland and Christchurch, recognising that the quality of Beca’s work is dependent on its people. The following Beca people span the company’s water, project management, geotechnical and civil engineering divisions:

Graham Levy, Technical Director - Water Resources Engineering

With over 10 years at Beca, Graham has worked on many water resources projects, including irrigation, hydropower and flood management, hydrologic and hydraulic design, and environmental effects assessment. He’s based in Auckland and his recent projects include: NZWERF on-site guidelines review, urban hydrological analysis for Auckland Regional Council, Napier City stormwater reviews, Diocesan stormwater management plan, Duck Creek Flood Risk, Papamoa East Structure Plan, Pyes Pa West Structure Plan, Orakei gate consenting and Stockton mine water quality.

Bob Blyth, Project Director
Bob joined Beca in 2001 after working as chairman and managing director of Fairhurst Facilities Management Ltd responsible for the tunnels and highway operations and maintenance in Docklands. With over 40 years’ experience, his areas of work include management of multidisciplinary teams, risk management, contract documentation and administration, site supervision, and operational facilities management of highways and tunnels networks. Based in Christchurch, Bob has led major projects like Transit New Zealand’s Buchanan’s Intersection Upgrade in Christchurch and SH1 Plimmerton–Paremata project in Wellington, and Timaru District Council’s Caroline Bay Redevelopment. He’s also risk management facilitator for Timaru District Council’s water supply and main trunk sewer renewal projects.

Nicola Ridgley, Technical Director - Geotechnical Engineering; Manager - Auckland Geotechnical

Nicola joined Beca after graduating in civil engineering from the University of Auckland in 1991. Her areas of work include geotechnical and pavements engineering including heavy-duty pavement design, foundation and pile design, slope stability, ground liquefaction, seismic assessment and earthquake effects on slopes, embankments and bund walls on soft ground and ground improvement.

Her recent projects include geotechnical lead for tender and detailed design for Marsden Point Development Berth 3, Kings Wharf Seismic Upgrading in Suva, Fiji, Rangitoto Channel Deepening in Auckland, Fergusson Container Terminal Expansion in Auckland, geotechnical design lead for Central Motorway Junction Stage 2 in Auckland, and geotechnical review at PSMC Region 2, Auckland.
Phil Ison, Technical Director - Civil Engineering; Manager - Auckland Civil
Phil joined Beca’s Auckland office in 1984 and has worked in diverse areas like project and construction management, highways and land development engineering, tendering law and procedures, quality management, coastal and marine engineering and risk management.

His most recent projects include Tiverton Wolverton Route Improvements in Auckland, Central Motorway Junction (CMJ) Core Area Upgrading, and Harbour Bridge to City Project. His international career spans Australia (three years in Beca’s Sydney office), UK, and voluntary work in Bhutan. As quality assurance advisor for Bhutan’s Ministry of Works and Human Settlement, Phil worked to improve standards in engineering and construction between 2002 and 2004.


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