Certa Engineering.

The Team

Civil Structural Engineers

Stuart Preston- Director/BE (Civil), CPEng

Stuart carries out and oversees, the structural design and construction observation of concrete, steel and timber structures. Project scale typically varies between medium to large commercial structural design to smaller commercial and residential projects. He has also carried out many detailed engineering seismic evaluations and seismic strengthening designs.


Hugh Falkner  - Director

Hugh has over 20 years’ experience in domestic and commercial structural design. Having worked for Bruce Smith, Chapman and Amos Consulting Engineers Ltd, De Terte and Kerr-Hislop Consulting Engineers Ltd, Homes Consulting Engineers Ltd, British Rail Network South East (Bridge Division) and Beca Consulting Ltd.


David Blair - NZCE (Civil)

David has been in the Engineering field since 1993. He began training as a structural draftsman with Spencer Holmes while completing his tertiary Engineering qualifications at Wellington Polytechnic. He worked on jobs such as Canopies and Shops for BP service stations. He was the first to use AutoCAD in the office, and developed many efficient customisations. He works mainly on residential housing projects in both structural design & construction monitoring aspects.


Shannon OLeary - Structural Designer


James Chee - BE (Civil)

James joined the team as a summer intern which turned into a full time position once graduating from Auckland University.


Tamati Thorpe-Parker - NZDE

Tamati joined the team at Certa in 2016.


Sally Smith - NZDE

Sally joined the Certa team in Mid 2017. 


Oli Newman - BE Hons (Civil)

Oli joined the Certa team in 2019.


Jared Waller - BE Hons (Civil)

Jared joined the Certa team in 2020.


Mason Gao -  BEng Tech

Mason joined the Certa team in 2019 as a part-time Soil Technician while studying. Mason is now a graduate engineer.


Cheasel Chen - BEng Tech

Cheasel joined the Certa team in 2021 as a part-time Soil Technician while studying. Cheasel is now a graduate engineer.






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