David Coates

Present Position

Construction programmer

Professional Experience

Planning and scheduling construction and maintenance projects

Contract and specification development

Contract management and administration

Electrical distribution Project Management

On Site quality assurance for electrical and instrumentation

Electrical building services design.

Controls design

Career Summary

NZ Rail (Signals and Communications (1970-77)

OJ Nielsen (1977-78)

Kingston Reynolds Thom and Alardice (1979-1980)

Ariotti Hamilton and Bruce (Brisbane) (1980-80)

Beca Carter Hollings and Ferner (1981-87)

Wilkins and Davies (1987-89)

TVNZ (1989-90)

Bechtel (1990-91)

Ministry of Commerce (1991-92)

WEL Energy (1992-1998)

Coates Project Management Services (1998-2000)

Progen (2001-2007)

Mighty River Power (2007 to 2011)

Self Employed (2011 to present)

Speciality Areas

Planning and scheduling

Contract management and administration


Electrical services, distribution

Building Services

Construction programming


New Zealand Certificate in Engineering (Electrical)

Dipolma in Business Managment

Diploma in Business Studies (Dispute Resolution-Arbitration)