John Nicholson

Senior Project Manager

Specialist in:

  • Infrastructure design and construction management (concept to completion)
  • Project and programme management
  • Stakeholder/Client engagement and relationship development
  • Performance improvement – H&S, quality assurance and delivery
  • Team selection/development, enhancing team performance/culture
  • Data analysis – analytical and practical aptitude
  • Operational mobilisation

John is an enthusiastic and experienced Team member with a proven track record in Project and Programme management and has played a key role in many successful programmes of work over the last 26 years, working with a wide range of clients in the private, corporate and government sectors, often in testing environments. John’s engagement ensured the delivered product met key HSE, quality, financial and performance expectations. He has particularly enjoyed fast moving project roles with challenging timeframes and environments.

John has worked on programmes in road, rail and telecommunications infrastructure, electricity metering, light commercial construction, residential earthquake recovery, with his most enjoyable role being that of General Manager at Porters Alpine Resort.

He has recently managed a nationwide upgrade of Sparks mobile network and is currently working with Buller District Council in Westport to complete the repair programme of their roading network that was devastated in the extreme weather events of 2021 / 2022.

John’s other clients over the past 13 years include:

NCTIR – Telecommunication Fibre Network Backbone Upgrade for NZTA and a number of New Zealand’s telco service providers

NCTIR – Design, install and maintenance of over 65 remote monitoring systems covering high risk slip prone areas for KiwiRail along the rail corridor north and south of Kaikoura.

KiwiRail – HSE monitoring and training of construction teams during the replacement of Auckland metro railway track network.

KiwiRail / NZTA – upgrade of multiple level crossings to improve safety for road users / pedestrians on the south islands state highway network.

SmartCo – nationwide deployment of smart meters and RF mesh network for the electricity sector

Kāinga Ora – upgrade of 2000+ homes in Christchurch to meet “healthy home standards” and minor earthquake repairs.

Vero / AAI – managed assessment for 3800 residential earthquake claims and multiple repairs / rebuilds in Canterbury