Practical and Technical Experience

Introducing our Engineering Manager James, many of you will know him as he has been working at CHNZ for the past 12 years and initially joined the team as a draughtsman in 2010. Over the past several years James has gained immense experience designing and specifying central heating in residential and commercial builds.

“Over the years, I’m especially proud of our involvement in the Christchurch CBD rebuild projects, The Convention Centre, Town Hall, Justice Precinct, Metro Sports, and more. But I have also worked on some very impressive residential projects, we embrace the challenge of a large architectural building, and it's rewarding to design heating and cooling systems that make these buildings a home!”

James leads the engineering team which consists of 8 engineers. “We have a great group of engineers with some very clever people, what I think makes us great is that we have a wide range of strengths which helps us work together to tackle any problem with ease. We don’t all see things the same way, and this is a good thing as we can then work through the different viewpoints to produce the best solution. We have built some impressive tools over the years; we are now looking to build on this and create better and more powerful tools that allow us to continue to be the best at what we do.”

When James isn’t in the office, his passion for central heating continues as you can often find him putting his hand up to help install central heating in staff members, family, or friends’ homes. He is passionate about upskilling, growing, and innovation but his favourite thing about working at CHNZ is "The people, we have a great team and a great culture at CHNZ, it is truly a joy to come to work. But also our customers, we work with a group of awesome people who push us to innovate new systems and products and allow us to work on some awesome projects!"  When James isn’t breathing central heating, he can be found on the greens, teeing off and enjoying golf even though he has admitted he isn’t very good!