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Jamie Emmart

Jamie Emmart

Project Engineer

BE Mech


Over the last 20 years, Jamie has worked in engineering and management positions in the petrochemical and steel industries in Auckland. This wealth of experience enables Jamie to provide targeted solutions that will help our clients achieve their goals. Jamie has extensive experience in product design, development, documentation, and training. He enjoys solving complex problems and fault finding; discovering clever, practical, and economic solutions.
Engineering is a fun career where I get to work with others to design and build cool gear that makes our society function. The petrochemical and steel industries developed my project, maintenance and design skills but I am passionate about supporting New Zealand engineering companies.

I have an informal communication style, and enjoy working with people from board room to shop floor to ensure my designs and projects are successful.

I enjoy complex problems that require collaborative, cross-functional teams to drive economic, practical solutions. Some examples of these are:

  • refurbishment of a 93 MW Cooling Tower
  • fault finding complex hydraulic systems
  • admin and reporting of ERP systems
  • risk assessment and controls for high hazard Steel making equipment
  • fabrication and installation of refractory lined structures
  • Collaboration / team work
  • Communication
  • Flexible
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Listening
  • Logical thinking
  • Motivated
  • Problem solving
  • Reliable
  • Concept development
  • Scoping
  • Industrial design
  • Analysis
  • Engineering calculations
  • Project engineering
  • Project management
  • Commissioning support
  • Maintenance
  • Autopipe
  • Enterprise PDM
  • Inventor
  • Microsoft Office suite
  • MS Project
  • Solid Edge

Autodesk Certified Professional

  • Heavy industry
  • Oil & Gas
  • Pressure vessels
  • Production equipment
  • Steel
  • Timber
  • Valves

Project Experience


Gas Safety Shutdown System

Process and Mechanical Design of system to detect and manage failures in the natural gas supply to the plant. Included project options and feasibility, capital funding, change management, installation, commissioning, operational and maintenance procedures, and training.

Wanganui Waste Water Treatment Plant


Wanganui Waste Water Treatment Plant

Engineering and fabrication of sewage processing silos and tanks, plant layouts, support for project management.



Crate Handling Machinery

Project management role focused on identifying and managing bottle necks in design, procurement and fabrication. Included client management, HR, improvements to MRP system (Ostendo). Machinery was being developed for Fonterra Takanini and “The Shed”.

Lambton Harbour Draw Bridge


Concept design of draw bridge had to be low maintenance and take 3-5 minutes to open/close. Design chosen used a cylindrical counter weight /water tank. The bridge is raised by filling the tank with fresh water. Lowering is by siphoning the water out and draining into the sea.


Waitara Valley Cooling Tower Refurbishment

Planning and scheduling of 70 people during a 3 week, 24 hour shutdown. Leadership of 4 person shut management team. Preparation of concept through to detailed proposals including payback. Proactively managing project risks (injuries, material deliveries, etc). Preparation of material and construction tender documents. Project closeout report including future work, actual payback vs. pre-construction prediction.


API-579 Assessment of Heat Exchanger Corrosion

Assessment of a 330 mm tube sheet using API579 level 3 (FEA via Matrix) and development of inspection method in preparation for statutory inspection.



Various Projects

Project engineering for BP and New Zealand Oil Services. Specialising in assessment and code compliance of bulk storage tanks (inc seismic) and pipe flow assessments. Management of tank inspection and refurbishment programme. Oil Terminal fire fighting assessments and attack plans with the NZFS.