David McLernon - Fellow of Engineering

Congratulations to David McLernon for being appointed a fellow of Engineering New Zealand.

According to the award, the citation says: “After ten years with McConnell Dowell in the Middle East, David joined Octa Associates Ltd in 1993 as their Christchurch-based Branch Manager and Director/Shareholder, a role he held for nearly 30 years. As such, he has played a key role in mentoring and developing many young project managers across New Zealand. He has worked on numerous large-scale projects across all industry sectors, with many of his recent roles being in governance as Project Director or Engineer to Contract, including the $1.47bn new Dunedin Hospital.

David has acted as an independent RMA Commissioner, a Development Contributions Commissioner and a Gateway Reviewer. He was recently appointed to Engineering New Zealand’s pilot panel for Engineers to Contract