Dr Tom Shand is a Technical Director of Coastal Engineering at Tonkin + Taylor with 20 years professional experience. Areas of specific expertise include coastal process and hazard assessment, coastal management and climate change adaptation and design of coastal structures and beach nourishment schemes. Tom is a Chartered Professional Engineer (CPEng) and on the International Professional Engineers Register (IntPE(NZ)).
Tom leads a specialist team of engineers and scientists that work on complex coastal design and hazard problems throughout New Zealand, Australia and the Pacific. Tom has been involved in many of the major coastal infrastructure projects in New Zealand and Australia in recent years including the Te Ara Tupua Shared Path, Opotiki Harbour, IREX, Bridgewater Bridge in Tasmania, the NCTIR recovery works at Kaikoura, the 36th America’s Cup Village and Waitangi Wharf upgrade. Tom’s team have undertaken multiple regional, state-wide and national-level coastal hazard assessments, often developing the assessment methodologies that have become standard practice across industry.
Tom has been involved in developing guidelines for coastal protection works in the Pacific, for Transport Infrastructure at the Coast in New Zealand, in Victoria on Coastal Hazard assessment and in NSW on assessing and managing the impacts of coastal protection works. Tom brings the combined attributes of a practical engineering background and academic analysis to resolve complex coastal and hydraulic problems.
University of New South Wales, PhD, Coastal Engineering (2010)
University of Canterbury, BE (Hons), Civil (2003)
Engineering New Zealand (Chartered Professional Engineer, CPEng;