Roddy Lockhart is the latest member to join our Auckland office and will be doing work with both our structural and civil team. He isn’t entirely new to organisation, having completed his professional experience in our Christchurch office over the summer of 2017/2018. He grew up in Auckland before moving to Canterbury to study Civil Engineering. His interests include playing football, travel and tramping.
How was your trip around South America? What countries did you go to and what were your highlights?
I recently spent 2.5 months in Argentina, Bolivia, Peru and Colombia. Highlights were attempting to speak Spanish with the locals and a 5 day tramp to Machu Picchu.
What factors contributed to you becoming an engineer?
I really enjoyed maths/science and general problem solving at school and like working with people.
What was your final year university project?
My final year project involved analysing why, Hororata (a small town near Christchurch) was flooded particularly badly in 2017. Our analysis involved using ArcGIS to determine overland flow paths and investigating a number of other factors that led to the flooding.
What type of structural or civil projects are you interested in?
I have developed an interest in all structural projects after practising this in my professional experience. I understand that civil engineering is broad but am particularly interested in water engineering. I’m looking forward to being exposed to a wide range of projects at Lautrec.
What attracted you to working with us?
I was impressed by the culture of Lautrec after finishing my professional experience in the Christchurch office. I also thought it would be a great place to develop as a person and an engineer.