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Meet Lynne Makepeace


Northern Area Construction Manager

Job description: 

In charge of all the works in the north from the tunnel portal out to SH16 and east and west along SH16.

Work background: 

Started as a Site Engineer in UK in the late 80s and have worked my way up to current position.  Have worked in UK, Egypt and Lesotho Southern Africa.

Favourite part of job: 

No two days are the same and I enjoy the great team spirit in the north.

Least favourite part of job: 

Attending meetings.

What I am working on now: 

Looking in detail at what we have left to do to complete the project.

A quick story about a job well done: 

When all the months of detailed planning pays off and an activity goes seamlessly e.g. the table top formwork installation and concrete pour.

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

As a young Site Engineer I set out a concrete foundation for a spiral staircase to land on.  When they installed the staircase it missed the concrete foundation by about 1m.  Learning – to check and then double check your work when setting out.



Interests outside work: 

Surfing, mountain biking and swimming.

Meet Lynne Makepeace, the Northern Area Construction Manager for the Well Connected Alliance. Image: NZTA.