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Meet our talented people.

Sam Hood

Sam Hood

Position: Civil Engineer
  • Transit
  • Traffic Engineering
  • Design Services
  • Planning


Sam is a Civil Engineer with experience in detailed design, particularly focussing on street design. He is passionate about improving transport choice and safety in our cities through improved infrastructure for active modes and public transport.

Following graduation from The University of Auckland with a Bachelor of Engineering, Sam developed much of his experience through five years working in land development, leading design of several residential developments ranging between 24 and 550 homes.

Due to the scales and locations of these projects, largely in the Flat Bush and Redhills development areas of Auckland, Sam has developed expertise overcoming the challenges of designing effective infrastructure for all users and uses, catering not only for future residents, but also retrofitting existing roads to provide more equitable transport choice. This has included designing streets and intersections to safely support active modes, buses and heavy traffic in constrained environments, retrofitting pedestrian improvements and protected cycleways onto existing roads, and designing sections of the Flat Bush Shared Path network.

Sam’s experience also extends through to construction observation, through which he has developed an understanding of the practicalities of construction, as well as the important role implementation plays in ensuring great outcomes.

At MRCagney, Sam uses these skills across a broad range of projects, including design of Auckland Light Rail supporting infrastructure, temporary street designs associated with the disruptions response for the City Rail Link, and is involved in development of a Training Programme for the Auckland Transport Design Manual (AT TDM).