Anthony Steel

BE (Civil), CPEng, CMEngNZ

Managing Director | Infrastructure Engineer

Anthony is a senior civil engineer who manages teams on large multi-disciplinary projects. He has worked in New Zealand, Australia, United Kingdom, USA and Southeast Asia for over 25 years on multiple infrastructure projects. He enjoys the challenges provided by working in different countries and cultures.

Anthony makes sure that the client’s interests are always at the forefront, while considering all and any contractual obligations. He takes great pride in his work, ensuring that the quality and timeliness of the designs and construction are of the highest level.

Recently Anthony lead the team that won a Silver Award for Innovation and Excellence (from the Association of Consulting Engineers NZ) for the design and project management of a 24MLD membrane filtration and ozone disinfection water treatment plant and associated works for the Oamaru community.

Anthony enjoys good music, a good laugh and many types of sport where he can be seen participating, watching and coaching any time of the year.

Melanie Stevenson

BSc, BE (Nat.Res)

Director | Environmental Engineer

Melanie is an environmental engineer with over 16 years’ experience within the environmental, utilities, and infrastructure engineering fields. She has an excellent knowledge of Local Government processes and drinking water legislation. Melanie specialises in the design, management and delivery of water projects.

Coming from a family of engineers and designers, Melanie has an innate understanding of spatial and scientific concepts. She offers high value engineering to her clients, and believes in providing well-considered engineering advice at all stages of projects.

Outside of work, Melanie likes to spend time with her family and friends and enjoys mountain biking, walking and playing netball.

Tommy Chan

BEng (Hons) Civil

Director | Infrastructure Engineer

Tommy is a widely experienced project manager and civil engineer with over 10 years’ experience in the water and wastewater infrastructure sector. He has worked across all areas of project delivery from programme development, investigation studies, solution development, detailed design, construction, commissioning and project management.

Tommy has undertaken a variety of roles with increasing responsibility, which has allowed him to be efficient in all stages of the project lifecycle and civil engineering procedures.

The majority of Tommy’s work has been in the design of major hydraulic infrastructure projects: large diameter pipelines for both water and sewer networks, pump stations, wet wells, tunnels, HDPE pond liners and modelling. A significant achievement of Tommy’s was successfully delivering a 100% renewable 8MWe Biodiesel CHP plant in the UK.

His activities and interests are football, tennis and travelling.

Pauline Latta

Business Manager

Pauline has joined Fluent Solutions as our Business Manager from a background in organisational development and business mentoring. Her key skills lie across training, strategy development and people development. She has an extensive strategic recruitment background, having recently worked with ANZ as Head of Recruitment NZ.

Pauline has worked internationally in the UK, Ireland, Australia and domestically throughout New Zealand. She has mentored teams across levels from governance, executive and senior management to administration and operational levels. Pauline is involved in governance having been a director on a number of boards and is currently Chair of Taieri College. In her spare time she is developing an app and enjoys many sports, fitness and time with family.

Peter Dwyer

BEng (Hons) Civil, NZCE Civil, CPENG

Senior Infrastructure Engineer

Peter is a senior civil engineer with over 25 years’ experience. Peter has worked in Australia and South East Asia on multi discipline projects including commercial and residential development, master-planning, energy projects, water and wastewater infrastructure and forestry. Peter was also based in Christchurch leading civil design teams on multiple discipline inner city post-earthquake rebuild projects.

Peter has recently returned from Vietnam where he was based on site on a large power station project in the Mekong Delta. Since returning to New Zealand he has worked on multiple three waters infrastructure projects including water and wastewater pumping stations and flood management projects.

His interests include travel, gardening, scuba diving and boxing.

Tina Moody

Administration Manager

Tina is Fluent’s Administration Manager and has been part of the team since the establishment of the company in 2013. Tina is a key member of the behind the scenes team, ensuring quality control of all documentation leaving the office, providing support to the Company Directors and Employees and completing the daily office and administrative tasks.

In her spare time, Tina enjoys spending time with her family and friends and pottering in her garden.

Euan Cowie

AssocDegEng (Civil), Dip AD, Dip ArchTech, Autodesk Certified Professional (C3D)

Engineering Designer

Euan is an engineering designer with 17 years’ experience. During this time, he has worked in Australia, New Zealand and the USA, and has been involved in a wide range of civil, infrastructure, roading, structural, water and wastewater projects, covering engineering design, detailed modelling, drawing documentation and project management.

Euan has recently returned to New Zealand after living in Brisbane having been involved in numerous projects requiring civil design modelling and drawing documentation of tailings dams, spillways, landfills, diversion drains and sediment storage and control.

Since returning to New Zealand, he has been involved in the design, documentation and construction monitoring of the H2OurHealth, Oamaru to Hampden water supply pipeline which has been a 2 year project from conception to completion.

During his spare time, Euan enjoys getting outdoors for some snowboarding or mountain biking depending on the seasons.

Erin George

NZDE (Civil)

Infrastructure Engineer & 3D CAD Technician

Erin is an Infrastructure Engineer/3D CAD Designer. With a five-year background in roading infrastructure draughting and modelling using Autodesk Civil 3D, Erin has joined the team to improve her knowledge of three waters infrastructure design. In her spare time, Erin enjoys getting out on her motorbike or spending time with her dog.

Rolly Hill

NZDE (Civil)

Infrastructure Engineer

Joining Fluent Solutions as a mature graduate student, Rolly brings an experienced practical background to his engineering work.

Rolly works on a large number of infrastructure projects. This has led him to work on a variety of projects from a domestic scale, such as on-site stormwater and wastewater designs, through to large scale subdivisions and local authority works.

As a father of two boys, spare time is rare, but it is generally spent sailing – either cruising on his own yacht or racing around the cans with old friends at a local and national level.

Andrew Bell

NZCE Civil DipGrad GIS

CAD Technician & Draughting Team Leader

Andrew is a civil CAD designer with extensive experience in land development and local body infrastructure projects, both in New Zealand and the UK. He is highly proficient in the use and customisation of Autodesk products including Civil 3D and has experience developing and maintaining CAD standards. He also has an interest in GIS and is keen to develop the use of geospatial technologies.

When not at work, Andrew likes to spend time outdoors, either tramping or landscaping efforts in the garden. He also specialises in bread baking and dad jokes.

Josh Pringle

NZ Dip. Architectural Draughting, Otago Dip. Architectural Technology

3D CAD Technician

Josh comes from an architectural background. He studied at the Otago Polytechnic, where he found great success, completing his qualifications in the top band of students in New Zealand.

Following a stint as an Architectural designer and CAD technician working on several large scale commercial and industrial buildings in Christchurch, Josh is now back home working in Dunedin and building his knowledge of three waters infrastructure.

Josh is proficient in a diverse range of Autodesk software including Revit, Civil 3D and AutoCAD. Advanced BIM Modelling is a real passion of his – boasting capabilities of producing high end Level of Development/Detail BIM models.

Josh takes a great deal of pride in his work, striving for excellence and cultivating positive relationships with clients and colleagues.

When not working, Josh loves to spend his time in the outdoors – with a particular interest in fishing, motorcycle riding and mixing with friends and family.

Emma O’Neill

HND (Land Administration), BA (Hons) Town & Country Planning, Post Grad Certificate (Design)

Environmental Planner

Emma is an Environmental Planner and Project Manager. Emma has applied her Planning, Design and Project Management skills across transportation planning, urban design, community arts and environmental engineering projects, in both UK and NZ over the last 15+years. Emma has extensive experience of community engagement and consultation, and cross sector partnerships. She has worked in multiple local authority teams and has a good understanding of local government mechanisms.

When not working, Emma enjoys the outdoors and spending time with family and friends.

Fabian Netto

BEng (Hons) Civil, MEng, CPEng

Civil Engineer

Fabian is a civil engineer progressing towards specialising within the water discipline. He has been a part of international firms and worked across numerous locations within Australia and New Zealand developing his range of technical, interpersonal, and professional skills. He has experience with investigations, analysis, design and construction monitoring on various civil projects including water treatment and 3 waters reticulation works.

Fabian has taken responsibility of projects in both project management and technical delivery roles, providing him with the experience and understanding of various aspects of the project lifecycle. He is a strong communicator and is focussed on developing relationships with his clients by instilling confidence and reliability through effective delivery.

Outside of work, Fabian is an avid sports fan and finds balance through his hobbies of reading, cooking, golf and music.

Neill Ungerer

NDE (Civil)

Civil Engineer

After graduating in 2010 in Civil Engineering and Auto CAD Advanced training in South Africa, Neill has been involved in multiple 3-Waters projects including municipal infrastructure renewals and upgrades. Neill’s works included engineering design, network analyses, detailed drawings, compiling documentation and project / construction management. Neill moved to NZ in 2019 and has worked for Invercargill City Council engineering services prior to shifting to Fluent Solutions in 2021.

During Neill’s spare time you’ll probably find him pedalling his bike around the local hills and countryside. Albeit that he is a relatively highly competitive rider, he also enjoys the social side of cycling on multiple types of bikes including road, gravel and mountain bikes. Neill also enjoys trail running, camping, tramping, fishing, and spending time with friends.

Hopcyn Matthews

BSc Geography

Environmental Scientist

After graduating from the University of South Wales with a BSc in Geography, Hopcyn worked for an engineering company based in the UK on their two-year graduate scheme. His main interests and experiences include flood risk modelling, flood resilience and water resource management. Hopcyn moved from Cardiff, Wales, to New Zealand in 2021 to broaden his experiences by working in a new country.

Away from my work, Hopcyn has a passion for the outdoors. He strives to achieve a good work life balance and recognises the positive impact that maintaining his hobbies has on his physical and mental wellbeing. You’ll find him out exploring and having great adventures in the Southern Alps be it by bike (road or mountain), swimming, trail running, ski touring or climbing.

Alexis Patrylak

BSc (Bioenvironmental Eng)

Environmental Engineer, Christchurch

Alexis is an environmental engineer from America who has made New Zealand her new home. Since joining Fluent Solutions, she has been engaged in projects involving a variety of design engineering sectors including on-site wastewater treatment systems, pumping station design, stormwater management plans, and pipework upgrades. She has also developed her skills as a strong hydraulic modeller and stormwater engineer, with her recent project focus being centred around stormwater management design, flood hazard assessments, and floodway designs. Alexis continues to strengthen her skills as an engineer, while gaining more responsibility as a project manager.
She also has a strong passion for understanding and communicating the human and environmental impacts of climate change and the need for adoption of sustainable practices, which was fostered by her considerable involvement with the Rutgers Climate Institute during her time in the States.
When not working, Alexis exercises the artistic side of her brain as an accomplished ballerina overseas and can now be seen periodically performing in shows and taking classes. Otherwise, you’ll find her away tramping in the mountains or setting travel plans for the next new country to explore off the beaten track.  

Jayne Richards

BE (Environmental, Hons), BSc, CPEng, CMEngNZ, MSc (Water and Waste Engineering)

Senior Environmental Engineer, Queenstown

Jayne is an environmental engineer with eight years’ experience in a range of applications of environmental engineering. She commenced her career managing the environmental impacts of oil and gas projects in Western Australia but was subsequently drawn to the water industry, particularly due to its significance in a changing climate.

Jayne has worked extensively in the management of water supply, drinking water quality, wastewater treatment and power supply for remote Aboriginal communities in Western Australia. She has been an integral part of many significant improvements in delivery of these essential services to remote communities, despite the huge challenges associated with supplying to small populations in extremely remote areas.

Jayne’s work has taken her to some amazing parts of the world, from the Caribbean Coast of Nicaragua where she worked to improve drinking water quality at the household level, to the north of Jordan where she has improved access to water and sanitation for Syrian refugees and now to her new home in Otago.

Outside of work you will find her tramping in the mountains or mountain biking around Queenstown.

Klemens Markiewicz

BE Civil & Environmental (Hons)

Environmental Engineer, Queenstown

Klemens studied environmental engineering in Brisbane, Australia where he was involved with Engineers Without Borders; researching alternative biofuel energy sources for a community in India as well as unconventional water filtration methods for arsenic removal in Cambodia. His studies explored water, wastewater, civil and environmental engineering disciplines.
For his first large job he was thrown into the deep end for six months where he reviewed and reported on the condition of Kaikoura’s wastewater infrastructure following the large earthquake in 2016. Klemens continues to develop his skills as an engineer and has recently moved from our Dunedin office to the Queenstown office to take on larger roles and to assist the Queenstown team.
Klemens has a great interest in the outdoors, traveling and humanitarian activities. Outside work he is either snowboarding, tramping or being a local tour guide.

Chris Roberts

BEng (Hons) Civil

Civil Engineer, Queenstown

Chris is a Civil Engineer from the UK with a diverse background in large scale civil infrastructure projects. He has over 5 years’ experience managing on-site engineering responsibilities and he is able to use this knowledge to assist in the production of practical designs and oversee the management of a wide range of construction projects.

Outside of work, Chris is a passionate snow sport enthusiast and during the summer months can be found enjoying a number of Queenstown’s mountains and water activities.

Adam Frimel

BS Civil Engineering

Environmental Engineer, Queenstown

Adam is an environmental engineer with 6 years of professional engineering experience in hydrologic and hydraulic modelling, stormwater mitigation, and construction project management. He gained his degree at the University of Cincinnati, Ohio. Adam has worked on a range of environmental engineering applications throughout the United States, before traveling to New Zealand and falling in love with its landscape and people. At Fluent, Adam continues to apply his stormwater modelling and management experience to a variety of projects, while expanding his knowledge of the discipline.

During his spare time, you will find Adam fly fishing in pristine mountain settings, tramping, or snowboarding, depending on the season.

Louise Clarke

BEng (Civil) MSc (PM)

Civil Engineer, Queenstown

Louise is a Civil Engineer with extensive experience in project and programme management. She started her career on an ambitious project to reduce network leakage across the water infrastructure in Dublin. Since then she has led and delivered projects with a focus on water and wastewater infrastructure, commercial and airports.

With experience in civil engineering, project management and business acumen, Louise prioritises client interests through collaborative teamwork.

She is passionate about clean water initiatives and enjoys the opportunity to utilise her skills as in engineer in those efforts.

In her spare time Louise enjoys tramping, mountain biking and ski touring in the mountains around Wanaka.