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Structures Foreman Andrew Pluim. Photo: SUPPLIED/NZTA

Meet the SH25A team: structures foreman Andrew Pluim

Structures Foreman Andrew Pluim works for McConnell Dowell and as a Thames resident, is enjoying the short commute to work. 

• Any local links?

Home for me is Thames so it’s great to have such an amazing opportunity to work here on this project. Being close to home and not having to work away from my family is great. 

• Tell us a little bit about your work history – how long have you been doing this, what other projects have you worked on?

I have been working in the construction industry for 20+ years across various sectors. Some of the highlights being the City Rail Link in Auckland, oil and gas projects in western Australia and most recently the Old Māngere Bridge Replacement project – Ngā Hāu Māngere bridge.

• What is special about this one, and have any previous projects given you good insights for this one?

This is a special project to be involved in because of the importance to the local community. It’s fast paced and in a very challenging environment. Being involved in other Waka Kotahi projects previously gives me an understanding of what is expected from our team. Good communication, high quality work levels and also a safe and healthy workplace.

• What might locals spot you doing outside of work – sports/hobbies/interests?

Outside of work you will find me spending time with my beautiful wife and two young boys. We all love spending time together up the Kauaeranga Valley exploring the walking trails and swimming in the river in the warmer months. Once SH25A is reopened I’m looking forward to getting back across to the surf spots on the east coast.