CHARTERED ELECTRICAL ENGINEER, BSc CEng.(UK) Eur.Ing. MIET IPENZ

BS/BSc, (Hons) Electrical Engineering
Institution of Electrical Engineers, UK, Corporate Member (MIET)
European Federation of National Engineering Association (FEANI), Corporate Member
Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand (IPENZ), Member
Registered Professional Engineer of Queensland (RPEQ)

NZAFI Executive Committee Member 

Electrical Investigations and Expert Witness
Engineering and Design

SPECIALISATION

STEPHEN WATSON

QUALIFICATIONS

With more than 40 years’ experience, within New Zealand and overseas, in the electrical construction industry – Steve brings a wealth of qualified experience to the Corporate Risks Investigation team. He is a Chartered Electrical Engineer with experience in electrical building services for commercial and public buildings and industrial installations.

Steve works closely with our Specialist Fire Investigators to both qualify and discount electrical ignition sources within large, complex commercial fire scenes and domestic fire scenes. He has a broad knowledge of electrical standards and investigates many different type of electrical installations.

​He has worked extensively with fire engineers, claims advisors and asset managers on investigations throughout New Zealand and overseas. This work has included attending and reporting on the origin and cause of fires suspected of having an electrical origin. He has attended court proceedings, tribunals, mediation and arbitration hearings and is a respected expert witness. Detailed and comprehensive electrical reports have been prepared to assist legal teams, loss adjusters, fire investigators and insurance companies with their fire investigations.

He also carries out specialist electrical installation investigative work to identify possible specific causes of failure or resulting damage to property for their owners and/or their insurance company. Often his investigations and examinations provide crucial details that assist with potential recoveries and/or supplier or manufacturer recalls.

Steve is a Corporate Member of the Institution of Electrical Engineers, UK and a Member of the Institute of Professional Engineers New Zealand and a Registered Professional Engineer of Queensland (RPEQ).

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