The team at Enovate come from different backgrounds and have varying skillsets yet strongly agree on a common company vision. We enjoy providing high-quality structural design services while working in a positive and friendly work environment.

To achieve this vision we promote the values of empathy, integrity, passion, comradery, dedication and open-mindedness. We strive for a culture where all members of our team enjoy coming to work for a new professional challenge and to share and socialise with the rest of the team. We encourage and support good work-life balance and flexibility. The directors are easy-going and are keen to ensure that everyone in the team has a voice.


Patrick Mohan, Director

BE Civil (Hons), MSc, CPEng, MIEAust

Pat has a Bachelor of Civil Engineering with honours from the University of Canterbury and has over 15 years of national and international experience, having worked in London, Dubai, Australia and most recently setting up the Auckland branch of an Australian based structural engineering firm. Pat’s roles within Enovate include business development, procurement, marketing, networking and growth orientated goal setting, structural design and review for new residential, commercial, industrial and educational projects, and seismic assessment and strengthening design for existing buildings.

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Dr Michael Newcombe, Director

BE Civil (Hons), MSc, PhD, CPEng

Mike has a Masters from the European School for Earthquake Engineering and a PhD in the design of multi-storey timber buildings. Mike is sought after as a timber technology expert by a wide range of clients and teaches timber engineering at Auckland University and professional seminars. He is also proficient with concrete and steel design. Mike’s role with Enovate includes business development, structural design and review of new residential, commercial and educational projects, and the design and development of alternative structural systems.

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Brian Peng, Associate Director

B.E. Civil(Hons), PhD, CPEng, CMEngNZ

Brian graduated with honours and completed a PhD from the University of Canterbury. He has 4 years of research experience on seismic response and analysis of reinforced concrete (RC) frame buildings with precast flooring systems. He has over 11 years of consulting experience on assessment and strengthening of existing buildings and design/management of new bridges, civil structures, residential, commercial and industrial buildings.

Brian’s role within Enovate are technical development, project management, and business development.

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Nuno Narciso, Senior Structural Engineer


Nuno completed a Masters degree from the NOVA University of Lisbon and has over 12 years’ experience both nationally and abroad. Nuno worked 5 years back home where he was involved in high-rise, stadium and bridge design before he ventured to Christchurch where he worked another 5 years contributing towards the re-build on seismic assessments/strengthening, and more recently managing a structural team up in Auckland.

Nuno is proficient in concrete, steel, and timber, assisting the Enovate team to achieve high quality designs.