Ben O’Loughlin is a Senior Engineering Geologist with over twenty years consulting experience in New Zealand, Australia and the United Kingdom. Ben is based in ENGEO’s Tauranga office and is a Chartered Engineering Geologist and Tauranga City Council (TCC) Category 1 accredited Geo-Professional. He has worked for a wide range of clients across many markets and projects including road, rail, bridges, and tunnels; residential, commercial, and industrial building and land development; telecommunications; water projects involving dams, tunnels, canals, and reservoirs; municipal infrastructure including sewerage, water reticulation, and landfills (clean fill and waste); heavy industrial developments including storage tanks, silos, warehouses, hazardous waste storage facilities, and processing facilities. A large part of Ben’s career has been associated with lineal infrastructure. Ben led the ground engineering delivery for the concept and references design stages of Waterview Connection Tunnel and City Rail Link Tunnel.
“I am very happy to be part of the awesome team at ENGEO. I am passionate about ground engineering and technical excellence in delivery and my leadership style focusses on developing others, ensuring those that I serve are engaged in their work and feel empowered to make good decisions. I enjoy working collaboratively, challenging myself and others to develop effective and pragmatic engineering solutions to solve a variety of complex ground engineering problems for our clients. I like a good landslide, and a good volcano. The Bay of Plenty is enriched in both of these so here I am”.
Ben is an outdoor enthusiast with a love for surfing and kitesurfing, and other activities including boating, fishing, mountain biking, bush walks, camping, and spending time in the mountains. Ben is a keen skier and snowboarder with an affinity for Lake Tekapo and the mountains around South Canterbury and the Mackenzie District where he grew up. He is always partial to a Hazy IPA with friends and colleagues and enjoys spending quality time with his wife and four kids.