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Erik Thomson

Erik Thomson

Lead Structural Engineer

Master of Engineering, CPEng (NZ), IntPE (NZ), CEng (UK), MEng (NZ), CMEng (NZ), MICE (UK)

Erik is a Chartered Structural Engineer (in NZ and UK) with 12 years of structural design, project management, and construction monitoring experience within heavy industrial and infrastructure sectors. He has delivered complex projects of varying sizes (from NZD$5m all the way to £1.0bn) both in NZ and worldwide including the Brent Delta Offshore Platform Topside Removal – a landmark project for the Oil and Gas industry due its magnitude and unique nature, a Nestle Plant Expansion Project in the Philippines, a new geothermal pipeline and power station in Indonesia and various water treatment plant projects in NZ– to mention a few.

Erik brings robust civil/structural engineering knowledge and strong leadership in the delivery of projects to highest standards. He has empowered employees with Safety in Design mentoring and challenged traditional approaches to come up with innovative solutions. Thanks to his ambition he has not only saved clients’ money but realised other socio-economic benefits to the local community and surrounding environment.

The GRIT team

Jason Matthews

Director / Senior Structural Engineer
NZCE (Civil), BE (Civil) 1st Class Honours, MENGNZ, NACE 3 View Profile +

Dan Welch

Lead Asset Management Engineer
B.Eng.Sc (Mechanical), NACE CIP1 View Profile +

Boyd Jury

Lead Designer
NZCE (CIVIL) View Profile +

David Wong

Structural Engineer
Chartered Engineer (CMEngNZ), Chartered Civil Engineer (MICE) View Profile +

Jimuel Mejica

Senior Structural Engineer
BSC (CIVIL), MENGNZ View Profile +

Omar Espiritu

Civil Structural Technician
Diploma in Civil Engineering, Technical Certificate in Civil and Structural Engineering Design View Profile +

James Reid

Senior Structural Engineer
BE (Civil), MScEng View Profile +

Rob Aubrey

Project Manager
BE (Civil), NZCE (Civil) View Profile +

Ana Passadore Denis

Business Development / Project Manager
Bachelor of Industrial Engineering (Hons) View Profile +

Sebastian Kent

Project Manager / Marine Engineer
Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) Mining Engineering ACSM View Profile +

Maree Wedding

Financial Controller
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Danielle Bellamy

Business Administrator
BDes in Landscape Architecture (Hons) View Profile +

What our clients say

GRIT carried out condition and seismic assessments for WDC on two of our water reservoirs which are considered critical infrastructure. In producing maintenance and repair scopes and estimates they were practical and realistic. Their experience with existing structures and seismic assessments was clearly demonstrated and they truly added value.

— Marie-Katrin Richter - Team Leader Major Projects, Whangarei District Council