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


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


Agilan Vimalathas

BE (Hons), MEngSt, CPEng

Agilan has in excess of 10 years’ structural engineering experience in the design of low-medium rise commercial and residential structures.

Over the past 10 years Agilan has focused on developing his skills in the civil and structural engineering fields. He has been involved in design, analysis and management of building structures. He’s handled detailed structural design and analysis of reinforced concrete structures, steel structures and timber structures.

Previously based in Singapore, Agilan had exposure there to proposals of structural concepts for both concrete and steel frame buildings. Recent projects in New Zealand have involved seismic assessment and strengthening of existing buildings as well as new building design.

Agilan is a chartered engineering professional (CPEng) in structure.


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.


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.


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.


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.

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