Senior Civil Engineer
Aurecon / Women in Urbanism
Alexandra is a chartered civil engineer with eight years’ experience in the engineering industry working specifically on rail, airport and strategic transport projects in New Zealand, the Pacific and Europe. She started her career as a project manager for bridge building projects and soon developed into her role as a senior construction operation specialist for Deutsche Bahn (German Railway) consulting on major rail projects in Europe. In 2016 she relocated to New Zealand to work on and lead a range of multidisciplinary transport projects.
Alexandra is passionate about new technologies, diversity and making our cities more accessible, enjoyable and sustainable which reflects in her project work. She believes that meaningful outcomes and true innovation are best created when engineering is combined with design thinking, or simply, empathy and diversity.
She also is a founding and committee member of the Women In Urbanism Aotearoa advocating for diversity, representation and inclusion in our cities receiving attention internationally.
As an ambassador for Engineering New Zealand, Alexandra volunteers her time to encourage children and particularly girls into STEM by sharing her story and passion for engineering.