The Surveying Company began in Wellington in 2009 taking over from a well established practice. We have offices in Upper Hutt and Carterton and service the entire Wellington, Wairarapa, Kapiti and Horowhenua Regions. We undertake all types of land development work from topographical surveys and site measure up through to large scale subdivisions and project management. Our clients range from individual property owners through to large scale developers and government departments.

At the Surveying Company we pride ourselves on having the right people, doing the right jobs, at the right time. We offer a range of different services and ensure that our highly skilled team are motivated and focused on delivering outcomes that our clients want. Continuing professional development is important to us and the team keep up to date with modern equipment, latest software and industry leading initiatives. Read on to meet the team, or contact us for more information.

  • Alan Parkin
    Project Manager and Director
    Biography

    Alan is an experienced Project Manager and businessman who started The Surveying Company in 2009. Alan has 30 years experience in senior management roles in private and public sectors including CEO and Directorships of manufacturing, development, and consultancy businesses.  Programme Manager and Senior Project Director and Manager roles for several core Government agencies. Engineer and Project manager for major construction contractors.
    Alan has been instrumental in a number of Standards New Zealand publications relating to land development and surveying as well as major subdivision projects for Housing New Zealand. Alan is a member of the Project Management Institute and holds qualifications in project management and as a State Services Commission – Gateway Assessor.

    Alans areas of specialisation include:

    • Programme Management
    • Project Management
    • Procurement Management
    • PMO Development & Management
    • Business Improvement Identification & Implementation
    • Business General Management
    • Leading Consultation process for Government Agencies
    • Standards Development
    • Contract Management

    Alan has lived in the Hutt Valley a long time and enjoys what the region has to offer. Alan loves watching sport, enjoys the Wellington café scene and spending time with his family and young grandchildren.

  • Kate Clancy
    Survey Manager and Director
    Biography

    Kate is a Licensed Cadastral Surveyor and joined The Surveying Company in 2012 after returning from the UK. After graduating from Otago University in 2005 with a Bachelor of Surveying she went on to work in Palmerston North where she became a Licensed Cadastral Surveyor and a full member of the New Zealand Institute of Surveyors.  Kates experience ranges from small New Zealand consultancies to large scale engineering and construction projects in the United Kingdom.

    Kates areas of specialisation include:

     

    • Resource Consent Planning
    • Land Transfer Surveying
    • Engineering surveying
    • Computer Aided Design
    • Project Management
    • Contract Management

    Kate’s family has a long history in the Hutt Valley region and with plenty of family around it’s a great place to live and bring up a family.

  • Rowan Archbald
    Licensed Cadastral Surveyor
    Biography

    Rowan joined The Surveying Company in 2010 as a graduate surveyor straight out of university. Rowan graduated Otago with a Bachelor of Surveying and is an associate member of the New Zealand Institute of Surveyors. Rowan is highly skilled in all aspects of cadastral surveying, including GPS field work, processing, calculations and plan draughting. Before graduating Rowan spent some time in Western Australia on large surveying and engineering projects. Back in New Zealand he has been involved in projects for the Christchurch rebuild and closer to home large golf club developments.

    Rowan’s areas of specialisation include:

     

    • Topographical surveys
    • GPS surveys
    • Land Transfer Surveys/Cadastral Surveying
    • Survey data management

    Outside of work Rowan enjoys anything outdoors – tramping, hunting, fishing and sport, which makes surveying the perfect profession for him!

  • Brett Simonsen
    Surveyor
    Biography

    Brett joined The Surveying Company in September 2013. He has over 15 years experience as a survey technician in the Wellington Region working for a large multi disciplinary firm. Brett is skilled in all aspects of surveying work and specialises in computer aided design.

    Bretts areas of specialisation include:

    • Topographical surveys
    • GPS surveys
    • Land Transfer Surveys/Cadastral Surveying
    • Survey data management
    • CAD design and draughting

    Outside of work Brett enjoys spending time with his young family exploring the great outdoors around Wellington.

  • Tom Robinson
    Surveyor
    Biography

    Tom has been with The Surveying Company for many years and whilst with the business gained his Diploma in Surveying. Tom is an experienced Surveyor, skilled in all aspects of surveying work with a strong building and construction background.

    Toms areas of specialisation include:

    • Topographical surveys
    • GPS surveys
    • Land Transfer Surveys/Cadastral Surveying
    • Construction set out surveying

    Outside of work Tom enjoys all sports, travel, spending time with his family and always has a project or two on the go.

  • Emma Shelley
    Office & Projects Administration Manager
    Biography

    Emma is the smiling friendly face that greets all our customers as they come in. She is an experienced administrator with a background in payroll software development, support and sales and general small business administration.

    Emmas areas of expertise are:

    • Project administration
    • Support for project managers
    • General administration and office management
    • Payroll and finance

    Outside of work Emma enjoys reading a good book and spending time with her daughters.

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