WSP Opus NZ
Kristian has spent over 30 years in hard rock mining, heavy industrial, commercial buildings and MV projects in roles ranging from Chief Engineer to Managing Director. He has a BSc Electrical Engineering and a Master of Business Administration. As well as being a CIGRE NZ executive member, he is a Chartered Engineer in both UK and NZ. Kristian is also a Certified Asset Management Advisor (to ISO55001) and works with several large public and private clients spread across NZ and the Pacific Islands, as well as Department of Defence, Corrections and Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Kristian has operated in research environments (including HVDC instruments and fibre optic pits) and dealt with the difficult transition from legacy products to IEC arc fault rated products. He has dealt with several projects related to explosive, toxic and flammable products and the consequence when things go wrong. He gets involved in “awkward” projects, such as the re-cladding of a building, 32 stories up, over public walkways, with high power RF and satellite transmitters requiring helicopter access; or running a 0.75MW motor at a short term 150% of rated power driving a 2-meter circular saw cutting aircraft frame aluminium billets.