HAILING FROM THE NETHERLANDS, WOUTER HAS ESTABLISHED HIMSELF IN NEW ZEALAND AS A REPUTABLE ENGINEER SPECIALISING IN COMPLIANCE, RISK MANAGEMENT, SAFETY SYSTEMS AND INCIDENT MANAGEMENT
As a Principal Environmental Risk and Safety Consultant, Wouter works alongside clients to help them achieve best practice results in all areas of regulatory and standard based compliance, process safety, risk analysis, environmental and health and safety requirements.
With a multidisciplinary skillset from a variety of industries, Wouter has extensive experience in the down-stream gas, and energy sector, where he has developed a career focusing on process safety, compliance, project management, engineering and risk management. He has also been involved in the establishment of process and systems, asset reliability analysis, asset management systems and mode of failure analysis, where continuously upskilling his subject matter expert competency in changes to regulatory control.
After beginning his career as an Autocad designer, Wouter quickly moved up the ranks into project management positions where he was able to draw on practical knowledge gained from welding processes, inspection, and automation which he gained through unique tertiary material science, and chemistry diploma courses. Further developing his career, where in his most recent position was appointed as the National Asset, Compliance and Engineering Manager for one of New Zealand’s leading LPG infrastructure owners.
His previous roles certainly haven’t been for the faint of heart - from working on multiple high-value contract negotiations to leading inquiries into health and safety events with potentially significant consequences, and resolving critical issues on multi-million-dollar projects.
Describing himself as someone who doesn’t shy away from a challenge - Wouter is the consummate professional to have on our team, to really get involved in the side of the business that requires a certain level of confidence and adaptability.
Fluent in both the Dutch and English language, Wouter has an ability to communicate and work with a wide range of people in order to get the right outcome for everyone involved.