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Aurecon appoints new Transport Technical Director

Tim Watterson

Tim Watterson

09 February 2016 - Consulting, engineering, management and specialist technical services firm Aurecon, has appointed Tim Watterson as Technical Director - Construction Market Delivery Leader for Auckland and Wellington Transport.

Reporting directly to Ian Sloane, Transport Services Leader for Auckland and Wellington, Watterson will govern and lead major projects within the transport industry, primarily across New Zealand. His focus will be on governance, strategic leadership and implementing corporate initiatives to improve client relationships, innovation and service delivery.

Speaking about the recent appointment, Sloane says “Tim’s wealth of expertise and vast international experience leading major infrastructure projects will be key to continuing our drive to deliver innovation and a strong service culture for our clients in New Zealand.”

“Working closely with contractors and government transport associations, my objective will be to help develop Aurecon’s capability and service delivery excellence across various delivery models including Design and Construct, ECI, PPP and Alliances,” says Watterson.

Watterson joins Aurecon from Jacobs, where he was the New Zealand Major Projects Group Leader and also Design Director for a diverse range of major transport and civil engineering infrastructure projects. He brings over 20 years of infrastructure experience working across New Zealand, Australia and UK.  Tim has a wide range of engineering and project experience having been involved across many different sectors including roads, rail, ITS, bridges, aviation and tunnels.

Significant projects that Watterson has worked on include:

  • A533 Daresbury Expressway (UK)
  • M62 and M60 Motorway Upgrades (UK)
  • A66 Great Clifton and Stainburn Bypass D&C (UK)
  • Manchester Metrolink Tram, Stage 3 Extensions (UK)
  • ATMS and ITS Upgrades, M6/M62/M60 Motorways, ECI (UK)
  • Runway and Taxiway Extensions at Hamilton International Airport (NZ)
  • ATMS Stage 4 Upgrades (NZ)
  • SH20 Manukau Extension D&C (NZ)
  • SH1 East Taupo Arterial D&C (NZ)
  • Waterview Connection Tunnels and GNRI, Alliance (NZ)
  • SH16 Causeway Alliance (NZ)
  • East West Link Tunnels PPP (AUS)
  • Taxiway Zulu Upgrade at Melbourne International Airport (AUS)
  • Waikato Expressway - Hamilton Section, Alliance (NZ)
  • Christchurch Northern Corridor D&C (NZ)

“It is a wonderful opportunity for me to join Aurecon’s transport team. I am excited by Aurecon’s current focus on digital engineering and innovation, and I can’t wait to see how we can apply these corporate initiatives to improve our service delivery and client relationships,” says Watterson. 

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