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Meet James Chamberlin


Section Engineer.

Job description: 

Oversee the construction of the 4 bridges at Great North Road.

Work background: 

Have worked in England for a year and for Fletcher Construction for 10 years. I have mostly been involved in structures, such as tunnels and bridges.

Favourite part of job: 

Being out on site and watching a structure grow right in front of you.

Least favourite part of job: 

Doing all the paperwork.

What I am working on now: 

The bridges at Great North Road.

A (humorous) story about a job that went badly and what you learned: 

We were pouring concrete into a hole. My foreman had rung me to tell me they had used up all the concrete and the hole was not full. When I went out I couldn’t figure out why we were short of concrete. I thought I must be losing my touch. After some investigation I discovered my foreman had dug more material out of the hole straight after I had measured its size, just so he could hassle me about getting the volume wrong.


Bachelor of Engineering.

Interests outside work: 

Fixing and making things, cars, outdoor activities. 

Meet James Chamberlin, a Section Engineer with the Well Connected Alliance. Image: NZTA.