Project Delivery

You’re changing the face of New Zealand – changing how we live, travel and work, future-proofing our country for the coming generations. Tonkin + Taylor’s expanding team of specialist Project Managers wants to be part of that.

Our specialist Project Managers have built trusted reputations nationally and internationally, resulting in an impressive portfolio of high profile, high value work.

Their expertise and creative thinking is valued by blue chip clients such as NZTA, Vector, EQC, the Ministry of Education, the Well-Connected Alliance, CERA, the Government of Kiribati and the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.

They’ve worked with New Zealanders at their most exciting and innovative and, in Canterbury, at their most vulnerable. T+T’s strength – committed individuals with a solid history in civil engineering, major infrastructure and natural hazards expertise is your guarantee of success.

A Senior Principal at Tonkin + Taylor, Chris Bauld leads and mentors our Project Management team.

Specialising in project management leadership, along with project and engineering information services, he is part of the Risk Assessment Task Group.

His 26 years’ experience in geotechnical engineering and infrastructure construction have seen Chris deliver both expertise and added-value to some of New Zealand’s most notable infrastructure projects.

With core capabilities in major project leadership, complex and challenging engineering issue resolution and geotechnical engineering, Chris is a proven performer in dynamic and demanding environments. He has been a trusted presence on significant alliance infrastructure projects, on bid design development and in providing advice to the NZ Government including CERA in the aftermath of the Canterbury Earthquakes.

Our people have repeatedly proven themselves as Project Managers of choice. Some of our most visible, high value infrastructure successes include Tauranga HarbourLink Stage II, Hayward’s Interchange in Wellington, Auckland’s $1.4 billion Waterview Connection and Northern Gateway Toll Road.

Auckland’s Achilles Point involved construction of a palisade pile wall to stabilise the existing cliff, and a cantilevered lookout structure. With its new boardwalk, seating and paved areas, lush landscaping, naval flagpole and iwi totem pole, T+T delivered a valued community asset and a fitting tribute to the HMS Achilles sailors killed during the Battle of the River Plate.

Likewise, the Onehunga Foreshore Restoration (Taumanu Reserve) has won high praise from the community and local and central Government. New Zealand’s largest ever recreational reclamation saw the creation of 6.8 ha of new park land, a new pedestrian and cycle way, a pedestrian/cycle bridge spanning SH20, three new sandy beaches, six gravel and shell pocket beaches and new boat ramp.

The Pukeahu National War Memorial Park in Wellington was awarded the NZTA GEM Award for 'Connecting with the Community' and the HEB Business Excellence Award, Environmental.

Completion of the Arras Tunnel was key to the construction of Pukeahu in time for ANZAC Day 2015, which marked the centenary of the WW1 Gallipoli Landings and we’re happy to say we met that challenge, using our proprietary ProjectOrbit project management platform.

Nowhere has New Zealand’s vulnerability been more evident in recent years than in Christchurch and wider Canterbury, where T+T Project Managers worked tirelessly while developing pioneering technologies to aid the earthquake recovery effort, including the Canterbury Geotechnical Database and assist CERA in helping to inform the areas to Red Zone.

T+T works to exceed your expectations and aspirations, to ensure your project, your reputation, stand proudly. Our Project Managers are responsive, client-focused, nimble thinkers who deliver on every level, from project initiation, Resource Consents and design, to construction. They work to keep you, your project teams, stakeholders and investors educated, informed and happy. The results speak for themselves.

If you’re looking for a project manager who offers exceptional project leadership, straightforward community/stakeholder communications, cost savings without compromise and elegant solutions to the most complex of challenges, Tonkin +Taylor welcomes your call.

Our Key Services:

  • Strategic development
  • Project support and leadership
  • Businesscase management
  • Community consultation, stakeholder reporting and media communications
  • Facilitation
  • Mentoring
  • Programming/scheduling
  • Proactive risk assessment, including cost and time simulations and hazard analysis
  • Team culture development
  • Training/workshops
  • Project-specific information management
  • Contingency management and earned value analysis
  • Document control / reliable audit trail
  • Project control
  • Design development
  • Conflict solution

For further enquiries contact:

Chris Bauld on +64 9 3550724 or email

T+T Project Managers:

Alexandra Burgess

Chris Perks
Claudia Harford
Peter Norfolk
Jonathan Gee
Jan Noering