From there came a shift in focus from project management to operations, with a three year stretch as Piling Operations Manager for Brian Perry Civil in Auckland, where Matt played a key role in the delivery of many challenging BPC projects and major projects such as the Victoria Park Tunnel.
One Road of National Significance project led to another, as Matt took on the mammoth foundations works on the $1.4 billion Waterview Connection - New Zealand’s largest ever roading project. Over two years, Matt and his team delivered the walls for enormous trenches at the southern and northern tunnel portals, and the foundations for the mega Great North Road Interchange.
But when the TBM arrived, Matt’s job was done, and he was called down to the Kapiti Coast to manage the piling and foundations for the $630 million MacKays to Peka Peka Expressway. Matt’s next move was another step up again: with the foundations work complete, he took on the construction management of the Central and Northern Zones (effectively two-thirds of the project).
After the M2PP project, Matt was offered another exciting opportunity—to work on the $700M Pūhoi to Warkworth project. As Civil Manager for the foundations work, Matt is responsible for approximately $250M of work which includes 7,500,000 cubic metres of bulk earthworks.
Matt’s blend of engineering, leadership and people management skills have allowed him to excel in many different roles on offer across the business.