Arup expands water and digital engineering expertise in New Zealand

Jennifer Shand Jennifer Shand Australasia Press Office,Sydney
19 April 2020

Arup has increased its expertise and service offering to New Zealand with the appointment of new leaders in water and digital engineering.

The firm’s New Zealand Leader Tommy Parker welcomed Peter Kinley and Tyson Bray.

Peter and Tyson will strengthen the team with their deep experience, track record of innovation and collaborative styles. ”

Tommy Parker Australasia Consulting Leader

Arup’s current local portfolio includes Central Interceptor, New Zealand’s largest wastewater project.

Tyson Bray is the new Digital Engineering Lead. He joins Arup after working in the United States, United Arab Emirates, Australia and New Zealand. 

My career has been in digital engineering and civil infrastructure design, working on rail, transportation, residential, commercial and industrial projects in urban, rural and coastal environments. ”

Tyson Bray Digital Engineering Lead, New Zealand

He has developed and implemented Digital Engineering strategies to transform digital delivery and adapt to industry disruption. His expertise includes interpreting Exchange Information Requirements, authoring BIM execution plans, setting up Common Data Environments, multi-discipline coordination, model authoring and design delivery.

Tyson has led technical teams, coordinated distributed technical resources and established regional technical standards. 

Peter Kinley has been appointed as Water Lead. During his 24-year career, he has had experience on water projects throughout the country, in most stages of the engineering asset lifecycle from needs assessments and strategy development through to repurposing and disposal: his most recent work has been in risk identification and options development.


I worked client-side for 12 years before moving into consultancy. I’ve led Infrastructure Planning Teams, which included water supply, wastewater and stormwater planners. ”

Peter Kinley Water Lead, New Zealand

A civil engineer, he has provided technical direction on projects including Metrowater's $23m Integrated Catchment Study (at the time the world's largest drainage infrastructure planning project), flood risk assessments for catchments in Auckland, Wellington, Hamilton and Christchurch and for the flooding aspects on five NZTA Roads of National Significance. He also developed a desktop method for assessing pipe damage from the Canterbury Earthquake sequence which saved more than $10m.

Peter has given guest lectures at University of Auckland and Unitec.