Dylan Samson: Water Reticulation Technician

Chloe Water

Taking a leap of faith into a career as a pipe layer at 19-years-old has certainly paid off for Dylan Samson. Now 23, Dylan is a Water Reticulation Technician in charge of his own crew for Allens United Drainage and Earthworks in Hamilton and is loving every minute of it. It seems a world away from the career as a …

Encouraging more women into infrastructure with Genesis: Rebecca’s story

Chloe Energy, Ultimit/Women in Infrastructure

Genesis Energy is currently working hard to put together the company’s 2018 GWHV event at Tokaanu Power Station in the central North Island. It’s the second year the company has participated in the GWHV programme, which aims to provide insight into the career opportunities for young women that lie in infrastructure industries. Opportunities they may not be aware of otherwise. …

Holly turns her love of engineering into a career with Meridian Energy

Chloe Energy, Ultimit/Women in Infrastructure

Holly Frewen is engineering herself a bright future. The 16-year-old Twizel Area School student now spends one day a week working with Meridian Energy’s mechanical team at Ohau as part of the Gateway programme, designed to attract and train new talent. She wishes it was more. “It’s so great, I’m really loving it. I wish I could be there more.” …

Craig Hart – Civil Trades Certified, Infracore

Chloe Civil

“I love everything about it,” says Rotorua pipeline worker Craig Hart about his chosen career. After 10 years constructing and maintaining water pipeline infrastructure in the Bay of Plenty, Craig, who works for Infracore, still loves the challenges of his job. “I think I’ve seen everything.” And now his skills and knowledge have been formally recognised with his completion of …

Clayton Douglas – Civil Trades Certified, Abergeldie Harker

Chloe Civil

A career that began on rooftops almost 30 years ago has now seen Clayton Douglas scale the heights of pipeline construction and maintenance. While his work keeps his feet literally on and in the ground, Clayton has become the first Civil Infrastructure worker in New Zealand to be awarded Pipeline Construction & Maintenance in Water as well as Wastewater and …

Lisa Albiston – Trainee Technicial ABB Limited

Chloe Telco, Ultimit/Women in Infrastructure

When Lisa Albiston left school she was looking for a career that would take her into largely uncharted territory for a girl. A female electrician living nearby at Te Aroha provided the inspiration for Lisa to go for an electrical apprenticeship with Mighty River Power. Today, six years down the track, Lisa is a registered electrician, having completed Level 4 …