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  |  Tamil


Stewart Hobbs


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


David Fehsenfeld


David has over 12 years’ experience in the construction industry and has been involved in projects throughout New Zealand and Australia in the Residential, Education, Commercial and Telecommunication sectors. He is a competent engineer who has a sound understanding of New Zealand and Australian design standards and modelling software. David is a team player who enjoys the challenge of Structural Engineering and delivering successful projects to his clients.


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.

He is comfortable in speaking English and Bahasa Indonesia.


Tao Xiong

BE (Hons.), ME, MEngNZ

Tao completed his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering in Central South University in China. He arrived in New Zealand in 2018 and completed his Master of Engineering Studies with Distinction in civil engineering, after which he joined the team at ProConsult. Being a self-motivated engineer, he has undertaken structural design ranging from residential, light commercial and industrial projects. You can speak with him in English and Mandarin Chinese.


Jillian Owler


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.


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 large residential projects and she has good experience in NZ design code 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.


Hiroko Shibuya


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