Meet the team

Harley Haywood

Managing Director

Relevant Experience / Skills Experience:

Harley started his career young as a directional driller at the age of 16 in 2006, with spending majority of his years in Australia working on major projects for the local councils and larger construction company’s he slowly climbed the ladder and became a drilling supervisor in 2010 at the age of 20, from there he had a passion for the pipeline industry work his way up to the managing position in 2013, After getting a taste of success the next step was to start a pipeline company which is now Utilities Infrastructure NZ Ltd.

Harley is highly experienced in, but not limited to – Water reticulation, Drainage, Directional Drilling, Tunnel Boring

Affiliations & Memberships

Civil Contractors New Zealand
Ice House

Achievements

New Zealand Emerging Leader Winner 2017
Canterbury Emerging Leader Winner 2017

Work History

December 2013 – Present
Utilities Infrastructure NZ Ltd / Managing Director

February 2013 – December 2013
Interlec WA Pty Ltd / Civil Manager

January 2011 – February 2013
Integra Contracting / Drilling Supervisor

February 2009 – January 2011
Drilling Services Australia / Drilling site Forman

Qualifications

  • Owner Manager Program – Ice House
  • Water/wastewater Reiculation Level 3 (CCC Approved)
  • Utilities Maintenance Trade Cert
  • (CCC Approved)
  • Contracts Management Level 5
  • Pipe laying Level 4
  • HDD cert level 3
  • Confined spaces
  • First aid
  • Licenses Held: 1, 2, 3, 4, WTR.

Renee Haywood

Accounts & Administration Manager

Relevant Experience / Skills Experience:

Since UINZ started at the end of 2013 Renee has been running the administration for Utilities Infrastructure, starting out fresh from having a retail background Renee has really moulded in to this position and thrives for success and quality.

Work History

December 2013 – Present
Utilities Infrastructure NZ Ltd / Admin Manager.

John Fowley

Project Manager – Pipeline

Relevant Experience / Skills Experience:

A highly experienced project manager, John has 28 years career expertise gained on projects in New Zealand and the UK. This includes working on major contracts ($2M to $22M) for local council clients in New Zealand. All were completed with exceptional levels of customer satisfaction. A technical expert in water reticulation, pump stations, wastewater mains and large scale pipelines, John combines this knowledge with a strong skillsets in project management, site supervision, on-site safety, Quality Assurance and management of subcontractors. Extremely hands on, he has earned a reputation for setting the bar high for quality and safety on all his contracts

John is a valued member at UINZ and consider him a massive asset to our growing company.

John is highly experienced in, but not limited to – Water reticulation, Pump stations, wastewater mains, Large scale Pipelines

Work History

March 2017 – Present
Utilities Infrastructure NZ Ltd / Project Manager

August 2012 – March 2017
Downer New Zealand (Christchurch) / Site Superintendent

January 2009 – August 2012
Downer New Zealand (Whangarei) / Utilities Foreman

Qualifications

  • NZQA Certificate in Water Reticulation Level 3
  • NZQA Frontline Management Level 1
  • NZQA Level 4 in Infrastructure Works Supervision
  • Health and Safety Representative Level 2
  • Confined Space Permit Issuer
  • CCC Authorised Water Installer
  • CCC Approved Drain Layer
  • Scirt/CCC Approved EF Welder
  • Nominated for a Leadership Award within Downer 2013

Affiliations & Memberships

Connectrix

Phillip Stevenson

Business Development Manager

Relevant Experience / Skills Experience:

Phillip is a Civil Engineer with over 10 years’ experience working in both New Zealand and the UK. He offers extensive engineering experience in Civil, Infrastructure, Commercial and Power. As well as expertise in project management, Phillip has great depth of survey knowledge from his roles as a Survey Technician. He has successfully completed multiple projects on time and within budget.

During his time working on the Christchurch Southern Motorway project and the Christchurch rebuild project for SCIRT (Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team), he consistently achieved targets in project management, safety, quality, cost, programme and environmental targets.

Phillip’s involvement with management of sub-contractors and scheduling of all factors lead to the delivery of a successful project on budget and time for the client.

Affiliations & Memberships

Engineering New Zealand
Project Management Institute

Work History

June 2018 – Present
Utilities Infrastructure NZ Ltd / Business Development Manager

June 2017 – June 2018
Calibre Consulting / Civil Engineer

June 2016 – June 2017
McConnel Dowel Constructors LTD / Project Engineer

January 2015 – June 2016
McConnel Dowel Constructors LTD / Senior Site Engineer

January 2011 – December 2014
Survus Consultants  / Survey Technician

Qualifications

  • Civil Engineering Higher National Certificate Lincoln, UK
  • Business Information Technology Higher Nation Certificate – Edinburgh, UK
  • Confined space
  • First Aid and CPR trained
  • Health & Safety Representative
  • Permit Issuer
  • STMS Level 1

Emma Trafford

Administration

Relevant Experience / Skills Experience:

With her background in customer-facing roles, Emma is an asset to the UINZ administration team. Her role in our office, ensuring things run smoothly, is complemented by her rural background. Emma grew up on a farm in Canterbury, so she is very comfortable dealing with the ‘practical’ demands of a busy contracting business like UINZ.

Emma has strong client service skills – she is a great listener and communicator. She helps to ensure UINZ projects are set up well, and supported throughout delivery. Her focus to give both internal stakeholders, and external clients, a good customer experience.

Dean Carey

Project Supervisor

Relevant Experience / Skills Experience:

Dean is responsible for the operational Supervision of major civil engineering projects. This includes managing site work; programming, resource control; and coordinating sub-contractors. Dean also ensures all health and safety and quality assurance requirements are achieved on site and good public relations maintained by resolving any issues that occur. Dean’s site-based role ensures implementation on a day-to-day basis.

With 12 years’ experience in pipeline infrastructure, Dean is a key member of the UINZ team and enforces all HSEQ on site due to having a passion for zero harm and no re-work having managed multiple work crews simultaneously, he has experience in deep drainage, de-watering, concrete formwork, asbestos awareness and box culverts.

Affiliations & Memberships

Connexis

Work History

January 2017 – Present
Utilities Infrastructure / Site Supervisor

2013-2017
Downers NZ / Site Forman

2006 – 2013
Alun Griffiths (UK)

Qualifications

  • National Certificate Pipe laying
  • Registered Drainlayer (CCC Approved)
  • First Aid Trained
  • PE Welding Cert
  • Confined Space
  • Licenses Held: 1, W, T & R
  • STMS Level 1

James Jarman

Site Supervisor

Relevant Experience / Skills Experience:

James is responsible for the day-to-day running of crews installing waste and water pipelines including all associated structures. He currently runs a work crew carrying out the installation of waste water and water reticulation systems, including using trenchless technology methods such as pipe bursting and full pipe lining for efficiency and to reduce disruption to local stakeholders.

Over his career he has worked on a huge variety of sites across the country, these have involved sheet piling, de-watering, temporary over pumping of streams and water races. he has excellent knowledge of the water and waste water infrastructure including working on many deep drainage projects. He is a well-regarded people manager

Affiliations & Memberships

Connexis

Work History

March 2017 – Present
Utilities Infrastructure NZ Ltd / Site Supervisor

April 2011 – March 2017
Worthington’s / Drainage Foreman

Qualifications

  • National Certificate Drain laying (CCC Approved)
  • Utilities Maintenance Trade Cert (CCC Approved)
  • Business Management level 3
  • First Aid trained
  • Forklift Operator Safety
  • Confined Space
  • Hazardous Substances Course
  • Licenses Held: 1, 2, 4L & WTR
  • STMS Level 1

Kieran Rogers

Site Supervisor/ Civil Drainlayer

Relevant Experience / Skills Experience:

Kieran has past proven himself to be a self-motivating Drainlayer and since working for utilities he has been a massive part of the UINZ team with all the skills and knowledge to get the job done.

Kieran is highly experienced in but not limited to – Water Reticulation, Drainage, Civil construction, Machine operating, earthworks.

Work History

January 2017 – Present
Utilities Infrastructure / Site Supervisor

Past
Johnson Civil / Drainlayer

Past
TCM Contracting / Drainlayer

Qualifications

  • National Certificate Pipe laying
  • Utilities Maintenance Trade Cert
  • PE Welding Cert
  • Registered Drainlayer
  • Confined Space
  • Licenses Held: 1, W, T & R

Rasul Aliev

Site Supervisor/Directional Drill Foreman

Relevant Experience / Skills Experience:

Rasul has worked in the construction industry for 11 years, for 9 of them he has been a directional drill crew foreman where was responsible for a 5-man drilling/trenching crew. Rasul has demonstrated that he has an exceptional knowledge of not only the directional drilling industry but civil contracting in general. He is an extremely organised and systematic leader/operator with excellent man and time management skills. He also has experience in pipe thrusting, formwork and trenching works.

Over his career he has worked on a huge variety of sites across the country, these have involved sheet piling, de-watering, temporary over pumping of streams and water races. he has excellent knowledge of the water and waste water infrastructure including working on many deep drainage projects. He is a well-regarded people manager

Affiliations & Memberships

Connexis

Work History

2018 – Present
Utilities Infrastructure / Site Supervisor/Directional Drill Foreman

2011 – 2018
Underground Brown / Directional Drill Foreman

2008-2011
Rooney’s Earthmoving Ltd / Site Foreman (Boring Crew)

Qualifications

  • National Certificate in Civil Construction works Level 3.
  • National Certificate in Site supervision, Driller and Tracker.
  • First Aid trained
  • Forklift Licence
  • STMS Level 1

Bobby Pratt

Site Supervisor

Relevant Experience / Skills Experience:

As Site Supervisor, Bobby handles the day-to-day running of UINZ crews involved in the installation of waste and water pipelines, including all associated structures.

An experienced operator with 10 years’ experience, Bobby has worked on an extensive variety of projects, ranging from earthworks and pipelines to lagoon construction. As a result, he has excellent knowledge of water and wastewater infrastructure and construction methods.

A well regarded people manager, Bobby is strong leader of works crews, involved in the installation of water reticulation systems. This includes the forward planning necessary to ensure projects are well-resourced, delivered to programme and specification. A particular area of focus for Bobby is health and safety. He is skilled in onsite safety management, including inductions and overseeing adherence to safety processes are procedures at all times.

UINZ Key Staff Attributes Management Flow Chart

Total number of employees: 25