Hugh Cherrill is the manager of Tonkin and Taylor’s Wellington office. He has more than 25 years’ experience of civil engineering projects involving contaminated land, waste management, infrastructure construction and landfill engineering. His involvement in such projects ranges from desk studies, investigation, human health and hydrogeological risk assessments, outline design and consent applications through investigations, hydrogeological and stability assessments to detailed design, preparation of contract documents, site supervision and construction quality assurance.
Hugh has extensive experience of projects involving major earthworks including associated environmental and erosion and sediment controls. Hugh also has experience on a range of infrastructure and civil engineering projects including retaining walls, sea and river defences, roading projects and pavements.
Through these projects, Hugh has gained many years’ experience of liaison with clients and regulatory authorities and other stakeholders and project management.
Hugh acts as Project Manager, Project Director and Engineer to the Contract on a wide range of projects.
Hugh is a Chartered Engineer (UK) and Chartered Professional Engineer (NZ). Hugh has UK qualifications specific to environmental engineering/sustainability including Registered Specialist in Land Condition (SiLC), a qualification recognising competence in a broad range of aspects of redevelopment of Brownfield sites including contamination issues and Chartered Environmentalist (Society for the Environment). Hugh has acted as an expert in disputes and has acted as an Expert Witness in Public Inquiries and consent hearings.