Meet Russell Scoones

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Job: 

Site engineer on the Memorial Park underpass structure.

Job description: 

Daily management of site construction teams to ensure work is completed correctly and within timeframes to a high quality. Daily organisation of materials, quality checking, practical problem solving for construction methodologies and proposals for alterations to designs, and lots of teamwork!

Work background: 

I have worked on a variety of interesting projects since leaving school and university – from the underpass in Wellington, a runway in the Solomon Islands, and a few projects in Auckland including a bridge, drainage, roads and a public park.

Favourite part of job: 

Seeing the daily progress of a project – starting from scratch on a bare site and achieving a build that you are proud to go back to and feel that you played a part in the success.

Least favourite part of job: 

Working in the mud and rain in the middle of winter – but the job makes up for it in summer when everyone else is trapped in an office and you can be outside in the sun all day!

Qualifications: 

Bachelor of Engineering with First Class Honours (Civil).

Interests outside work: 

Surfing, diving, and overseas travel.

Watch the video where Russell talks about his work (18Mb mp4 file).


Russell Scoones is the site engineer on the Memorial Park underpass structure.