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Nathan Aracena

Project Manager

MEng (Civil & Structural Engineering)

021 431 944

Nathan Aracena

Nathan has a history in civil infrastructure and building projects in England and most recently, New Zealand. His background in construction started as a Site Engineer working on bulk earthworks and concrete foundation projects for the first nuclear new build in Britain in over 40 years. Setting out, carrying out QA, and overseeing the execution of both the first and largest nuclear grade concrete pours in the UK to date are still some of his proudest achievements.

He handed over areas in the nuclear build that will house reactors and the vast network to support them, ultimately providing the UK with 3260MWe (up to 8% of its electrical requirements)


Utilising the skillset developed from handing over projects on this fast-paced and challenging project, it was a natural transition for Nathan to go into a project management role, delivering complex and integral projects to support the nuclear plant. These projects included water storage and distribution facilities, the largest being a post-Fukushima requirement that brought with it many challenges, particularly at the design stage.


Nathan made the leap over to New Zealand in 2022, after a lifelong dream to live abroad, working with new cultures and gaining new experiences. His base experience in “boots-on-the-ground” engineering, along with years in project management roles, provides Nathan the ability to understand projects from both contractor and client sided roles, giving him added value in the consultant space as he understands both sides of the coin, using this to map and appreciate all aspects of a project; all the way from feasibility to final close out.

Nathan’s project portfolio:

  • Hinkley Point C – HOR Building (Water Storage & Distribution Facility) ($30mln)

  • Hinkley Point C – HOJ Building (Water Storage & Distribution Facility) ($25mln)

  • Hinkley Point C – Demineralised Water Building & Supporting Tanks (Water Storage & Distribution Facility) ($10mln)

  • Hinkley Point C – Storage units and other supporting steel portal frame builds ($5-10mln)

  • Westgate - Data Centre ($20mln)

  • Muriwai - SAIDI Improvements ($2mln)

  • West Coast - Feeder for Static Frequency Converters ($15mln)

  • North Shore - Data Centre ($10mln)

Civil – Engineering:
  • Hinkley Point C - Enabling Works (£400mln) – Earthworks, slope support and concrete foundations

  • Auckland Airport – Arrivals Baggage Hall - Demolition, earthworks, foundations, steel-frame build & seismic strengtheningBio coming soon!

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