Meet our remarkable team of industry professionals

Andrew Dunbar
Andrew Dunbar
Senior Structural Engineer BE(Hons), ME, CMEngNZ, CPEng

Andrew originally started working at Structex in late 2013 after completing his Masters degree specialising in post-tensioned timber structures. He is particularly passionate about timber structures, and in 2019, returned to Structex after a 2 year sabbatical in Vancouver, Canada, working at Fast + Epp – renowned for their mass timber designs. In Vancouver, Andrew furthered his expertise in mass timber structures and was involved in several large projects including a 10 storey timber structure. In addition to his timber knowledge, he also has experience in a wide range of projects including steel and concrete structures, residential and commercial assessments, and seismic strengthening. In his spare time, Andrew enjoys a wide range of sports, playing Hockey competitively in the winter and touch (not so competitively) in the summer. And to wind down he takes his Thundercat boat out to tear up the lakes and the sea around the South Island.

Blair Ramsay
Blair Ramsay
Structural Engineer BE(Hons), MEngNZ

Blair joined Structex initially in 2013 as a Graduate Engineer, working to repair or replace a variety of Christchurch’s building stock. Travelling then took hold in 2016 as he moved first to London, United Kingdom and then Toronto, Canada, exploring what the world had to offer in structural engineering. Working at Momentum (UK) delivered on temporary, historic and complex site projects while Entuitive (Canada) included a climactic element, increased scale and different construction methods. With this international experience Blair has now returned to Structex to provide on the ground support for the Nelson office.

Petra Heck
Petra Heck
Senior Engineering Technician DipEng Civil

Petra arrived from Germany in 2004 with her husband Ulrich and their two sons, and started her job with Structex Harvard in 2004. She graduated with a National Diploma in Civil Engineering in Germany and has since worked in the structural engineering and design field. She left Structex Harvard in 2009 to work with her husband in their family business, but her passion for structural design and missing the Structex team, saw Petra gravitate back to the fold. Petra is experienced in structural draughting in AutoCad and Revit, as well as bookkeeping, accounting & payroll, and is fluent in German. She revels in attention to detail.

She works remotely from her residence in sunny Nelson, and in her free time she enjoys riding her motorbike, outdoor activities and gardening.