KOA have a team of over 50 experienced engineers, surveyors, resource planners and shop detailers. KOA support and supply all the resources and equipment needed to make a successful team.

Our surveying team are trained in  Cadastral, topographical surveys, Trimble GPS systems (Onsite Base, ibase/vrs, Total stations, Robotic Total Stations, Dumpy and Digital Levels.

The Engineering team are trained in all aspects of software available for engineering, structural, civil and design.  Our team of engineers are trained in the use of our GSSI Structure Scan HR 3D unit along with the Radan 7 software.

All employees are offered in house training from our qualified employees along with the chance to upskill at courses offered through Engineering New Zealand or NZIS plus other industry courses that come up.  The resources offered to our employees are up to date and NZ recognised qualifications, amendments, NZ Standards, Building Codes along with all recent software used for structural, civil and design. 

We endeavour to keep our employees at the forefront of the industry which is an advantage to our clients. KOA have a comprehensive Health and Safety Policy, Confidentiality Policy and Conduct Policy which are expected to be adhered to at all times by all the KOA team and Management.


Eldon Taylor

Auckland Engineering Manager

Eldon Taylor is the Auckland Office Manager who is a qualified Senior Structural Engineer specialising in seismic assessment, upgrades, new designs, project management and contract administration. Feel free to contact Eldon directly for your engineering requirements.

Milan Jasarevic

Auckland Lead Structural Engineer

Milan’s strengths are his technical ability, enthusiasm for communicating and collaborating and ability to present concepts which meet the brief. Milan has extensive experience in delivering power generation structures, multi-level commercial and residential towers, large scale residential developments, assessment of heritage and large scale commercial assets and aeronautical service structures.

Amin Momtahan

Senior Structural Engineer

Amin is a senior structural engineer with over 8 years of experience, He specialises in project management, design of steel framed structures, precast and institu reinforced concrete buildings.

Palmerston North

Colin Fink

Survey Manager

Diploma of Surveying (Otago), Member of Institute of Surveyors NZ. Colin has over 40 years of experience in surveying specialising in urban and rural subdivisions, roading and earthwork design, infill subdivisions, project management and tender evaluation. Colin's background includes 14 years at the Palmerston North City Council. 1970 saw Colin as Project Surveyor in Antartica.

Patrick Manson

Survey Manager

Bachelor of Surveying (Otago University), Licensed Cadastral Surveyor, MNZIS, Patrick's expertise surveying skills have been applied to three of NZ's large scaled wind farms, NZ Defence Force Air Bases, commercial and residential surveying.

Anthony (Tony) Barr

Civil Engineer

NZCE Civil, Tony has over 30 years of civil engineering experience during which he has been involved in design of siteworks and services relating to large commercial projects. Tony specialises in stormwater, sewer services, construction and contract documentation for commercial and industrial and fire reinstatement projects.

Brendon Schaare

Shop Drawing Manager

Brendon Schaare heads the shop drawing department joining the KOA team in 2007. Brendon has over 12 years of shop detailing experience, both as a detailer and project manager. Prior to moving into the detailing field, Brendon spent 12 years as a fabricator, where he completed his fitting & welding trade qualifications - giving him a comprehensive insight into client requirements.

Sinan Ramis

Central Region Engineering Manager

Sinan has over 20 years of experience in the structural and civil engineering fields. Sinan has worked previously in Australia, the Middle East and Asia and has significant experience with project management along with engineering of large mixed use developments including commercial, educational, residential and industrial buildings.

Cameron Wansbrough

Company Accountant

A Chartered Accountant with over 10 years of experience, Cameron brings strong financial reporting, risk management and legislative compliance skills to his role managing the finance, HR, IT and administration functions at KOA.

Paul Cole

Cadastral Surveyor

Paul is a licensed cadastral surveyor with over 15 years’ experience of surveying in the Manawatu and surrounding districts. Paul is experienced in all aspects of surveying, with a primarily focus on cadastral and boundary surveying and is able to assist with all aspects of both urban and rural subdivision, infill development, unit title subdivision and boundary location surveys.


Frank Lunderstedt

Lead Structural Engineer

Frank is a Chartered Professional Engineer with over 40 years of experience in structural design of commercial, industrial and process buildings. He has extensive experience in design of concrete and steel structures throughout Australia and New Zealand.


Malcolm Hanrahan

Christchurch Manager

Malcolm is a Registered Professional Surveyor with over 30 years of experience in subdivision, land development and infrastructure project work. Most of his experience has been gained in Christchurch and the surrounding areas. Malcolm has a strong back ground in cadastral surveying and has just completed 8 years as a Cadastral Examiner on the NZIS Admission Panel.

Brent George

Licensed Cadastral Surveyor

Brent has an over 25 years of specialist survey background. His experience includes GNSS methodologies, applications and data management, analysis, data processing, adjustment and quality control analysis on geodetic, photo control and cadastral surveys. He has been involved in subdivision, resource consents and crown land legalisation surveys.

Anthony Grace

Licensed Cadastral Surveyor

Anthony has over ten years of experience in the surveying industry. Anthony specialises in urban and rural subdivisions, construction set-outs, building location certificates, as-built Surveys and topographical surveys utilising traditional GNSS and laser scanning techniques.

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