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Frame Group LTD

About Us

Frame Group consultants have experience in design and direct operational management and because of this experience they can provide consulting services that are both relevant and appropriate to individual client needs.

Our governing principles are:

  • Honesty, integrity and fairness
  • Environmental sustainability
  • Cultural sensitivity
  • Practical solutions
  • Cost effective approach
  • Commitment to the community to achieve the best results
  • Structural safety and integrity

Frame Group has been involved in a range of projects through work with Department of Conservation, various Territorial Authorities and a number of private and publicly listed companies. This has given us extensive experience in outdoor facility maintenance and upgrading and forestry engineering.

Key Personnel

Trevor Butler: Managing Director

Trevor is a Chartered Civil/Structural engineer with 36yrs experience in design, construction and project management in several industries including Forestry, Wood technology, Power Generation, Furniture andHe is a fellow of the NZ Institute of Professional Engineers and has an Executive MBA which enables him to apply sound management principles to development and engineering challenges.  He is a founding director of Frame Group Ltd and has specialised in development of quality, functional and practical design solutions.  He has been involved in many challenging projects, including development on several iconic recreation sites as well as establishing access for forest management in difficult topography.  Trevor is an occasional tramper, skier, mountain biker, climber and fisherman and is a Trustee of Te Araroa, the developer of NZ’s 3000km walking Trail. 


Drew Kenny: Senior Project Manager

Drew has been with Frame Group since 2001 where he has made good use of his Canadian Forestry Diploma and Drew has become a key member of the FGL Team in the feasibility, planning, design and management of recreational tracks and walkways and forestry roads, often in very challenging topography.  He has worked in many of the most iconic parks in NZ and has also worked extensively on urban walkways in several cities.  He has a sound understanding of contract management and practical construction methodology.  Drew is skilled at route finding, mapping and computer terrain modelling such that the benefits and efficiencies of evolving technology are adopted where appropriate.  He is able to provide practical advice and assistance to clients and contractors.  Drew is an active participant in outdoor activities including tramping, snowboarding, sailing and cycling.


Employment Opportunties

Engineering - Civil/Structural

We are currently looking to employ Engineers who have a passion for the outdoors and adventure.  We are Auckland based, our projects involve the investigation, design, contract management and construction inspections in a range of recreation infrastructure projects including walkways, cycleways, bridges and other amenities.  If you are interested in applying or finding out more, a detailed job description and application form can be obtained by contacting us through our Contact Us page.