Kelvin Cooper

Kelvin CooperCurrent Position

Structural Engineering Manager

CLC Consulting Group Limited
PO Box 51 547
Pakuranga, 2140 

Office: 09 576 3276


  • Bachelor of Engineering (Civil), University of Auckland 1978
  • Diploma in Business (Engineering Management), University of Auckland 1996
  • Master in Business Administration, Massey University 1997
  • Chartered Member of Engineering New Zealand
  • Chartered Professional Engineer
  • International Professional Engineer (NZ)

Professional Memberships

  • Associate Fellow Institute of Management
  • NZ Geotechnical Society
  • NZ Society for Earthquake Engineering
  • NZ Society of Structural Engineers
  • NZ Timber Design society
  • NZ Hydrological society

Employment Record

Structural Engineering Manager

  • 2019 - Present
  • CLC Consulting Group Ltd 

Director - Engineering

  • 1990 - 2019
  • CLC Consulting Group Ltd 


  • 1986 - 1990
  • CLC Consulting Group Ltd

Civil & Structural Engineer

  • 1981 - 1986
  • Cocks Lapish Compton

Design Engineer

  • 1980 - 1981
  • Gang-Nails (New Zealand) Ltd

Assistant Engineer

  • 1977 - 1980
  • North Canterbury Catchment Board

Assistant Engineer

  • 1976 - 1977
  • Ministry of Works and Development

Work Experience

Contract Administration:

  • Contract management for all of civil engineering projects
  • Preparation of contract documents and administration of the contract.
  • Contract negotiation. 
  • Preparation of resource consent applications and appearance hearings.
  • Preparation of Request for Expression of interest and Contract Documents.
  • Evaluation of expression of interests.
  • Engineer to contract.

Monitoring of works:

  • Civil construction projects, including residential and commercial subdivisions up to $3M in value.
  • Infrastructural and utility services installation and diversion.
  • Stormwater drainage and stream realignments.
  • New road construction, road widening and upgrading, and seal rehabilitation works for Regional Arterial to minor roads and car parking areas up to $2M dollar value.
  • Bulk earthworks.

Hydrological Design:

  • Hydrology, rivers control and drainage.
  • Stormwater management and stream realignments.
  • Hydrological bridge waterway assessments.
  • Hydrological assessment for Armco culvert under the North-western Motorway at Western Springs.
  • Computer programming for hydrological data processing, analysis of hydrological data and analysis of groundwater drawdown testing.
  • Investigation into groundwater and groundwater quantity in the Canterbury region. Undertook seminars and visits to other Catchment Boards to assist in computer applications.
  • Design of major stormwater detention dams.

Structural Design:

  • Structural design of industrial, horticultural, recreational, educational and residential buildings.
  • Structural design of commercial buildings of up to nine storeys.
  • Design of major structures using timber, steel, masonry and reinforced concrete.
  • Design of major retaining walls for temporary works and for cliff and slope stabilising works.
  • Design and testing of aluminium framed structures including conservatories, glasshouses and swimming pool enclosures.
  • Design and monitoring of civil engineering works for residential and industrial subdivisions, and for large commercial buildings.
  • Design of timber trusses and timber framed buildings.


  • Extensive experience in business and project management.
  • Obtained an MBA degree from Massey University.
  • Has an interest in project management, management of human resources, and economic analysis of projects.
Contact Details
Phone: 64 9 576 3276
Auckland Office
4 Johns Lane
Auckland 2010
Postal Address
PO Box 51-547
Auckland 2140
New Zealand
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