Certification, Compliance and Consulting Engineers

Our Team

After working on a wide range of projects in New Zealand, Dean Van Buuren formed Design Engineering in 1991. Since then, Design Engineering has built an impressive list of clients and delivered a diverse range of engineering services. A restructure in 2021 created the DE Group with 3 separate entities. Under the DE Group each entity continues to provide innovative methods and solutions to the industry.

The DE Consulting Engineers & Inspection Team / DE Calibration & Compliance Team.

Dean Van Buuren
Company Shareholder

ATC F&W, TC F&T, NZTC, Dip. IIW-IWI-S

MDANZ, MEEA, MInstD


Shane Hesselwood
Group General Manager

Joe Calleja
Engineering Consulting Manager

Senior Structural and Mechanical Engineer

NZCE, B.Sc. Civil Engineer CMengNZ, CPEng(NZ)


Kyran Cooke 
Equipment Inspector

BE - Mechanical Engineer

Pieter Fouche

NDT Technician & Welding Supervisor

Russell Lefeber
Equipment Inspector

TC Fitting Turning, Level 5 Maintenance & Diagnostics, NZTC - Mechanical, Level 4 Project Management, Boiler Attendant Certificate, Level 4 Adult Education Training

 

Matt Blackler
BE Hons Civil Engineer

Hayden Bryant - DE Calibration & Compliance

Operations Manager
Electrical Calibration Inspector 

Scott Tweedie - DE Calibration & Compliance

Electrical Calibration Inspector and Planner, H&S officer


Summer
Office Administrator. H&S Support / PA - Timaru Branch


John Joseph Pedrigal
Civil Eng. Tech. Structural Steel Detailer


Codrut David M.Sc.
NDT, Welding & Equipment Inspector

CBIP CWI, AINDT PAUT, UT, MT, PT - Level 2

Jenny Bacher
Office Administrator. H&S Support - Dunedin Branch


Kim Burtenshaw
Group Accounts and Finance Manager


Tim Bayard
NDT and Welding Inspector


Clifford Santos
Structural Engineer


Sarah Dunn
Office Administrator. H&S Support - Hamilton Branch


Lawrence Pedrigal
Mechanical Engineer


Kaye Johnston-May
Group Quality Control Manager


Murali Shekar
NDT Technician & Welding Inspector


Chris Green - DE Calibration & Compliance

Electrical Calibration Inspector


Ronnel Mabutol
Senior Mechanical Engineer


James Wong
BE hons Mechanical Engineer


Phillip Jose
Lab Supervisor & Electrical Technician


Tai Krakosky
BE hons Mechanical Engineer


Liam Wei
BE hons Structural Engineer & Mechanical Engineer


Pieter Reeves
Welding & Equipment Inspector