Our panel

The panel plays a crucial role in ensuring that Structural CPEng candidates are assessed against consistent, industry-endorsed criteria. The panel identifies CPEng reassessment candidates who provide strong assurance of ongoing competence, or identifies those who require a more detailed review of their current technical competence.

Bruce Tricker

Bruce Tricker

CMEngNZ, CPEng

Bruce is a Chartered Member of Engineering New Zealand (CMEngNZ), a Chartered Professional Engineer (CPEng) and a member of the Structural Engineering Society New Zealand (SESOC). He is a founding member of the Engineering General Practitioners group within Engineering New Zealand. He worked as a structural engineer on a wide range of projects in New Zealand, the United Kingdom and elsewhere before starting his own practice in 2003. He currently owns and manages BMT Structural Consulting Engineers. His qualifications include a Bachelor of Engineering, Chartered Professional Engineer and International Professional Engineer. Bruce was first registered as CPEng on 3 November 2003

Gordon Hughes

Gordon Hughes

FEng NZ, Int PE(NZ), CPEng

Gordon is a well-known and respected structural engineer in New Zealand and is currently Managing Director of G A Hughes & Associates Limited with offices in Whangaparāoa and Hamilton. Gordon now concentrates on structural engineering, while the Hamilton office carries out construction monitoring, simple geotechnical investigations, wastewater and stormwater, structural design and CAD drawings. Gordon was a member of the Competence Assessment Board for 6 years (2010–2016) and has been a Practice Area Assessor since 2004. He served on SESOC Management and Executive and inaugural EGP committees and is a member of CROSS-AUS panel as well as a life member of the Structural Engineering Society of New Zealand (SESOC). His qualifications include a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil), Diploma of Management, Chartered Professional Engineer and International Professional Engineer. Gordon was first registered as CPEng on 10 December 2003.

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Ian Hutchinson

CMEngNZ, CPEng

Ian is the Managing Director of Hutchinson Consulting Engineers. The engineering consultancy has completed over 25,000 civil, structural, and geotechnical engineering projects since 1988. Over nearly 40 years in engineering, Ian has mastered the ability to consistently think innovatively whilst maintaining a proactive, honest, and collaborative approach within the engineering profession. Ian is a Chartered Member of Engineering New Zealand (CMEngNZ), a Chartered Professional Engineer (CPEng), a member of the Structural Engineering Society New Zealand (SESOC), and a member of the New Zealand Geotechnical Society (NZGS). His qualifications include a Master of Engineering, Bachelor of Engineering, Chartered Professional Engineer and International Professional Engineer. Ian was first registered as CPEng on 7 April 2004.

Michael Robinson

Michael Robinson

CMEngNZ, CPEng

Michael graduated from Auckland University in 1997 with a BE (Hons, Civil). He has been working as a structural engineer for over 25 years. Currently he is a Technical Director – Building Structures at Beca in Auckland and has worked on major projects in a variety of sectors in New Zealand, Singapore and Indonesia. Previously, he was Beca’s Country Manager in Indonesia while living in Jakarta for four years. Michael is a Chartered Member of Engineering New Zealand (CMEngNZ), a Chartered Professional Engineer (CPEng) and a member of the Structural Engineering Society New Zealand (SESOC). His qualifications include a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons), Chartered Professional Engineer and International Professional Engineer. Michael was first registered as CPEng on 7 March 2012.

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Jitendra Bothara

FEngNZ, CPEng

Jitendra, a seismic engineer, is the Director of ResiPro International Engineering, a New Zealand based company. Originally from Nepal, in a career spanning three decades, he has been an engineering consultant to private building and portfolio owners, governments, and organisations such as the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), World Bank, Asian Development Bank (ADB), and other multinational organisations. He has advised and completed projects on earthquake risk reduction, preparedness, response, recovery, and reconstruction in 15 countries from the Asia Pacific to Europe. His qualifications include a Master of Engineering (Civil), Post Graduate Diploma in Aseismic Design & Building Construction, Institute of Earthquake Engineering & Engineering Seismology, Bachelor of Engineering (Civil), Chartered, Fellow – New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering (FNZSEE), Fellow – Nepal Engineers’ Association (FNEA) and International Professional Engineer (IntPE NZ). He is also a life member – National Society for Earthquake Technology-Nepal, life member – Indian Society for Earthquake Engineering and a member – Structural Engineering Society New Zealand. Jitendra was first registered as CPEng on 29 May 2009.

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Oliver Lang

CMEngNZ, CPEng

Oliver is a Chartered Member of Engineering New Zealand (CMEngNZ), a Chartered Professional Engineer (CPEng) and a member of the Structural Engineering Society New Zealand (SESOC). Oliver is in the engineering management and structural fields, specialising in structural design, design management, seismic assessment and construction monitoring of low-rise building structures. His qualifications include Diplom-Ingenieur Germany, Chartered Professional Engineer and International Professional Engineer. Oliver was first registered as CPEng on 14 October 2008.