Certification, Compliance and Consulting Engineers


What's new



In 1991 Design Engineering was established to provide structural steel inspections and welding qualification testing. Over the next few years the business expanded to include civil and mechanical engineering, consulting, non destructive testing as well as equipment inspections. Now we’re proud to announce that we’ve completed a restructure of the company.
In early 2021 we formed DE Group with three entities; DE Consulting Engineers & Inspection, DE Calibration & Compliance and Survey NZ.
Restructuring allows us to provide a wider range of services and still maintain the high level of quality in our work that we have been known for.


The changes

Due to our restructuring, we wanted to clarify some of the internal organisational changes to ensure you are familiar with what has happened.

Dean Van Buuren - Managing Director of DE Group

As the founder of Design Engineering, Dean continues his work in DE Group as the Managing Director. He also continues to provide his expertise and support for DE Consulting Engineers & Inspection and DE Calibration & Compliance as the Technical Manager.

Shane Heselwood -  General Manager of DE Group and Director of Survey NZ

In early 2020 Shane started as the General Manager for Design Engineering. He continues in his role as the General Manager but now under the DE Group, covering management for all three entities.

Hayden Bryant -  Operations Manager of DE Calibration & Compliance

Due the restructure, a new management position was created under the DE Calibration & Compliance name. We are proud to have Hayden, who previously worked as an Electrical Calibration Inspector in Design Engineering, as the Operations Manager handling our calibration and compliance work.

Kim Burtenshaw continues in her role as Accounts and Finance Manager under DE Group, managing the administration and finances.

Kaye Johnston- May continues in her role as Quality Control Manager under DE Group, with the additional role of Health and Safety Representative for DE Group.


Going forward to year 2022

We are looking forward to seeing what this year brings. There has been challenges for all of us in the past few years, but we continue to be here for you. Let’s talk today to see how we can be of service and help your business in the 2022.