Edward (Ted) Dowdall

CEO – Principal Structural Engineer

Founder and CEO of Structural Engineers New Zealand, Edward’s career spans over 45 years across the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. Edward is a highly qualified structural engineer, chartered in both New Zealand and the United Kingdom. 

Ted carries extensive experience in the structural engineering sector, ranging from seismic assessment and strengthening design, to commercial, residential and industrial design. Ted is also an expert in specialist and bespoke staircase design, and he is very experienced in Finite Element Analysis (Ansys), as well as SFrame. Ted is highly knowledgeable in all areas of the New Zealand Building Act and Building Code and keeps up to date with new regulations. 

Ted is trained to act as an Expert Witness in Court attendance, specifically within New Zealand.

In his spare time, Ted enjoys cooking for his family and the team at SENZ. His speciality is Asian food. He is also an avid sportsman; playing squash, cycling, swimming, football, fishing, ad scuba-diving.