Mark Helas

Head of Project Management
NZ Trade Cert

A master boat builder with nearly 30 years’ experience in marine construction and project management, Mark brings strong technical and organisational skills to the role of project manager. Mark joined the boatbuilding fraternity as a school leaver. After completing a five year apprenticeship in Ship, Yacht and Boat Building, which also incorporated Yacht Design, he spent 15 years managing construction and re-fit-repairs to many sailing and powered vessels.

Mark specialised in super yacht refits for several years before establishing Zealandia Marine Group, a stand-alone marine company specialising in the refit and maintenance of private-local and overseas-owned super yachts. As Director, Mark established his company facilities in Auckland as well as utilising facilities in Australia, French Polynesia and Fiji to undertake major refit works.
In 2012 Mark moved from boats to buildings, becoming the property manager at Takapuna Grammar School. In this role he looked after both the day-to-day and long-term logistical requirements of an extensive realm of educational property and infrastructure, in partnership with many diverse construction and education sector clients. He also worked on various projects including the re-design of the iconic main block (incorporating modern learning environments), the design of new science and art blocks, and the design of a food and nutrition class space to industry standards (NCEA level 3).

The career change proved seamless, with Mark’s many years of coordinating and supervising complex construction and refit projects equipping him to administer the overall constraints of land-based project management – time, cost, scope and quality – with the same high level of practical skill and attention to detail he applied to the marine industry.

Since joining Prendos, Mark has progressed to become project management department team leader, delivering a number of projects from design through to construction. On a daily basis he is involved in managing projects as a senior project manager as well as overseeing his team to complete a diverse range of remediation and new build projects.

QUALIFICATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS
1988 NZ Trade Certificate in Ship, Yacht and Boatbuilding – Salthouse Boat Builders

Name: Mark Helas Street Address: 34 Barrys Point Road, Takapuna PO Box: PO Box 33 700 City: Auckland State: Auckland Country: New Zealand Postal Code: 0622 Phone Number: +64 9 912 9247 Business Email: [email protected] job Title: Head of Project Management Business: Prendos New Zealand Limited Image: https://www.prendos.co.nz/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Mark-Helas-744-x-440.jpg LinkedIn Url: LinkedIn
CONTACT
DDI 09 912 9247 | Mobile 021 757 121 | [email protected]
34 Barrys Point Road, Takapuna, Auckland, 0740 | PO Box 33-700, Takapuna, Auckland, 0740