What I like about working for Opus is the opportunity to work alongside people who are leaders in their field, on challenging and rewarding human-centred initiatives and projects that make a real difference to our communities.

In my mind, one of the most foremost engineering projects in New Zealand is rebuilding part of the Lyttelton Port’s main container wharf in Christchurch following severe damage inflicted by the earthquakes in 2010-2011.  Given that the port is a lifeline utility, my priority was to attend to emergency engineering work that allowed the port to continue this important function as well as design and plan for reinstatement works. 

“Gary is the embodiment of how the work of a civil engineer can help to improve society” says Opus' Chief Executive Dr David Prentice.

"The Christchurch earthquake caused significant damage to wharves, sea walls at the port, with most key assets requiring reconstruction. It was thanks to Gary’s collaboration, leadership and vision, that the port was able to keep operating and became a hub for the wider recovery efforts” continues David. 

We create what matters for future generations. It’s a huge privilege and all the motivation we need to put the very best of ourselves into our work every single day. It’s how we made yesterday, how we’re making today and how we’ll make tomorrow.

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