blueink Structural Design Ltd

Consulting Structural Engineers

About Us

Nick started blueink Structural Design Ltd to provide quality engineering solutions with high levels of detail, as Structural Engineering is his passion.  He is responsible for overseeing the whole project from start to finish giving that high quality personal service, communicating with clients every step of the way throughout the project.  Nick has a diverse role in blueink Structural Design Ltd - Meeting and liaising with clients, on-site reviews, structural design, report writing, analysis, calculations, specifications writing, managing the business and producing quality information to our clients. 


Director & Structural Engineer

Nick Searle is a Chartered Professional Structural Engineer with 24 years experience in structural design and analysis.  Designing structures for commercial, industrial, residential, agricultural sectors.  Experienced in:- Engineering project management, Multi storey seismic design, bridge design, earth retaining structures, steel framed buildings, concrete framed buildings, large timber framed structures, seismic strengthening of existing buildings, in-situ flat plate concrete suspended floor slabs, dynamic non-linear analysis, finite element analysis.  Known amongst his peers for his knowledge, efficiency in design and thinking out of the square.


See Nicks work history on LinkedIn

Here at Nick Searle @ LinkedIn  

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Finance & Administration Manager

Pippa has been with the company since the beginning and contributed to its inception.  She is a shareholder and is part of the senior management team.  Her role as Finance and Administration Manager entails a hands on role in the business, liaising with clients and day to day running of the business.  Pippa has many years experience in finance and front office management. 




Our resources  

  • 3 Structural Engineers, 1 in Napier, others North Island based.
  • 3 Structural Draftsmen, 1 in Napier, others North Island based.
  • Fire Designers via our sub-consultancy partners.
  • Geotechnical Engineering via our sub-consultancy partners.
  • Civil Design via our sub-consultancy partners.

Size of our Projects

We design anything from a single beam to large factory/warehouse buildings or multi storey commercial developments. 

Memberships & Affiliations


Engineering New Zealand

NZ Society for Earthquake Engineering (NZSEE)


Structural Engineering Society of New Zealand (SESOC)  


Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE)



NZ Timber Design Society Incorporated


New Zealand Concrete Society  (NZCS)  


Steel Construction New Zealand


Cement & Concrete Association of New Zealand