About ProConsult

We deliberately keep our team small so that we can provide services directly and more personally to our clients. 

You’ll be dealing with the engineer on your project.

ProConsult has a range of services to suit small jobs like inspections or beam designs to larger projects. We can either work alone or alongside your architect and builder. We deliberately keep our team small so that we can provide services directly and more personally to our clients. You’ll be dealing with the engineer on your project.

Languages Spoken at ProConsult:

English  |  Bahasa Indonesia  |  Mandarin  |  Russian  |  Tamil

PRINCIPAL ENGINEER

Stewart Hobbs

BE, MBA, FIPENZ, CPEng, IntPE


Stewart is the founder and chartered Principal Engineer of ProConsult. Stewart underpins the business with a broad range of engineering, maintenance and project management experience, with his 30 years in design, construction & consulting. He enjoys client and council liaison and has provided consultancy services to many councils and major companies within New Zealand and beyond. His areas of expertise are in concrete and corrosion remedial works. Over the years his projects have included design of high rise carparks, consulting to large industrial sites for their maintenance programmes, management of water ingress liabilities for body corporates, many hundreds of residential designs and rebuilds among others.

Having worked in isolated countries such as Somalia & the central Pacific, Stewart is aware of the need to plan well ahead to facilitate efficient projects. He also knows about providing practical, workable designs. Stewart is building the ProConsult team with a view to strengthening the capability of the structural engineering team, supported by an excellent drafting line-up.

Professional roles
> SESOC executive committee
> Journal Editor SESOC
> Engineering New Zealand Competency Assessment Board

Our Expertise

  • Residential Design, Expansion and Renovation
  • Plans for alterations , reclads & new dwellings/buildings
  • Full Building Consent processing & Producer Statement certifications
  • Commercial building design & construction control
  • Industrial inspections, renovations and maintenance planning
  • Structural investigations & reports & failure analysis
  • Feasibility studies
  • Building fabric damage assessment
  • Detailed structural damage assessment
  • Project management of urgent action to make works/site safe, secure, weathertight and sanitary
  • Preparation of building repair or maintenance scope and methodologies
  • Reports for Insurance purposes

Meet the Team

INTERMEDIATE ENGINEER

Gajan Vethanathan

B.Sc Civil Eng (Hons), M.Sc Structure


Recently arrived in New Zealand from Singapore, Gajanathan has a broad depth of experience in civil and structural engineering. He has over 11 years of experience in structural engineering design of infrastructure and building projects. His recent New Zealand project experience encompasses the design of remedial work for residential buildings affected by the earthquake series in Christchurch.

INTERMEDIATE ENGINEER

Aingaran Manokaran

BE (Civil) Hons


Aingaran completed his Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) Honours degree at the University of Auckland in 2014. He initially worked for Proconsult between November 2014 and December 2016 before trying Bridge Asset Management at Opus between January 2017 and May 2018. His true passion lies with Residential and Commercial structural design and he has re-joined ProConsult since June 2018, bringing with him considerable new and valuable experience.

Aingaran also enjoys basketball, cricket and rugby as well as performing for shows in the Tamil community.

INTERMEDIATE ENGINEER

Asher Fandy

B. Sc Civil Eng


Having recently arrived in New Zealand, Asher used to work in Singapore and Indonesia. He is a versatile structural engineer who has more than six years of experience working as a design structural engineer, and an on-site engineer within commercial, industrial and infrastructure projects. Asher obtained his bachelor’s degree from University of California Berkeley in the United States where he developed his passion for sports, and especially basketball.

I am comfortable in speaking English and Bahasa Indonesia.

JUNIOR
ENGINEER

Jerry (Jie) Ban

BE Civil Eng (Hons), MEngNZ


Jerry completed his engineering studies with Honours at the University of Auckland in 2015 and has been with ProConsult since he graduated. Jerry assists with the design of house, light commercial and industrial structures for various projects. He also undertakes site visits and inspections as required to formalise construction. You are welcome to reach him by Mandarin Chinese or English.

SENIOR ARCHITECTURAL DESIGNER

Jillian Owler

BAS, NDAT, NDQS


Jillian is a Master of Architecture (March.) candidate (Auckland University) and her career spans over 20 years working on residential, healthcare, education, commercial & industrial building projects. Jillian is comfortable using AutoCAD, ArchiCAD & Revit, & loves working in 3D. During August in Auckland, you’ll often Jill in a movie theatre for the International Film Festival.

ARCHITECTURAL DRAFTING

Dmitriy Kroll

NDAT


Dmitriy has ten years of post-grad drafting experience and enjoys the challenge of larger residential dwellings. He is competent in residential, commercial and industrial work and also has experience with leaky homes remedial work. He undertakes regular site surveys for the company. Dmitriy is confident in the use of many computer applications including AutoCAD & ArchiCAD.

ARCHITECTURAL GRADUATE

Eman Yousef


Eman graduated as an Architect from Faculty of Engineering, Cairo University, Egypt. She is a member of the Egyptian Engineers Syndicate. She expanded her knowledge by acquiring an M.Sc in architectural engineering from the same university. Eman moved to New Zealand two years ago and joined the team at ProConsult then. She works with several programmes including ArchiCad, AutoCad, and Photoshop. Eman’s work with ProConsult has involved residential projects on different scales and she has good experience in NZ design codes requirements and Building Consent procedures. She participates in site surveys and architectural design alterations.

Eman is passionate about architecture and has excellent free-hand sketching skills.

ADMINISTRATION MANAGER

Hiroko Shibuya

BA


Hiroko has a BA in Literature, and with her 30 years of experience in administration work, plus some interior/architectural coordination work, she keeps the office well organised and managed.

Before the onset of kids, Hiroko used to travel and sail more. If you have any queries regarding accounts, then Hiroko is your first port of call.

Call us now:   +64 9 973 5781