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Z Energy People Awards 2014

Media Release 20 August 2014
Inspirational Auckland winners of Z Energy People Awards 2014

Two “inspirational” young Aucklanders have been named as winners of the Z Energy People Awards 2014.

The awards, organised by the New Zealand Contractors’ Federation and supported by Connexis, recognise the outstanding achievements of individuals within the civil construction industry.

Fulton Hogan contract manager Imraan Mohammed won the Emerging Leader Category while Fletcher Construction foreman Mike Butcher was named Trainee of the Year.

This year the awards also included a category recognising the achievements of companies in developing the skills and potential of their employees.

Downer New Zealand won the category for companies with a turnover greater than $25 million. Kapiti Coast-based Goodman Contractors took out the category for $10 million to $25 million and Lower Hutt-based Construction Contracts Ltd the under $10 million category.

Mr Mohammed, from Mt Wellington, joined Fulton Hogan as a junior engineer in 2004 after gaining a diploma in civil engineering from Unitec.

Since then he has successfully led many challenging projects including introducing innovative approaches to the paving project for the Hobsonville Deviation, New Zealand’s largest even asphalt contract.

He has also continued to study while working, gaining a Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Civil) degree. He is currently contract manager for the company’s Auckland Transport, Great Barrier Island and South East Urban Road maintenance contracts.

Mr Butcher from Pukekohe, often missed lessons to work on the family farm and left school at 14 with no qualifications. He worked in quarrying before joining Fletcher Construction where he seized the chance to significantly upskill and gain formal training.

He has now completed 15 of the 17 units of the National Certificate in Infrastructure Works (Supervision) Level 4 ahead of schedule and is planning further study in infrastructure and Business Management.

Matt Stewart, one of Z Energy’s Key Customer Managers, said both were an inspiration.

“To have achieved what Imraan and Mike have in a relatively short period of time is nothing short of remarkable,” said Mr Stewart. “Both are juggling the demands of work and study with raising young families and achieving at a very high level in their work.

“The testimonials from their employers and those who worked with them are testament to the high regard they are held in. They have very bright futures ahead of them.

“Our company awards also recognise the importance of employers investing in developing their staff and Imraan and Mike are shining examples of this.”

Imraan and Mike each won a cash prize, a trophy and the opportunity to work with an industry mentor.

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