Engineering Consultant, Managing Director

Alan has been an engineer for 20 years and has over 9 years experience in traffic counting. He has worked full time on traffic monitoring since January 2001.

Alan has set up and successfully managed Agfirst Environmental since 1995.  As a SME manager Alan has to deal with all the issues of running a business, eg taxation, wages, marketing, overheads as well as running the projects that make AgFirst Environmental, what it is today; a successful consultancy business specialising in traffic monitoring.

Project management

Alan has successfully managed a range of projects throughout New Zealand. He recruits, trains, and supervises up to eight personnel for each project. Alan is responsible for the financial management of all projects and consistently keeps tight budgetary control.

Alan successfully chaired the AgFirst NZ group, during its developing years.

AgFirst is the first traffic counting contractor to successfully bid in four Transit regions.

Alan will:

  • manage the project and supervise office personnel
  • liaise with Transit.
  • keep the project to programme and budget
  • prepare and audit TMPs
  • prepare and audit programme
  • provide backup and support to all personnel employed on the contract.


Alan has completed a range of management training courses in time management, communication skills, business, and sales and marketing.

Alan’s relevant technical training and skills include:

* STMS Level 2 NP TNZ ID #2409 Sept 2008
* Metrocount Training Course May 2004
* ADR loop recorder training January 2001BE(Ag) 1984
* Registered Engineer 1986–2003
* Member of WMINZ and CECC

Traffic monitoring

Services include 7 day vehicle counts, vehicle type by 13 classes, vehicle speeds.

Surveys available of pedestrian and cycles, parking, travel times and bus lanes.

Alan can help you to determine what your counting needs will be and implement an ongoing programme to achieve this.

Click through for a detailed outline of the traffic count and data collection services AgFirst offer.