Jake Saathof

Manager - Rotorua

Jake’s journey with Cheal started in 2018 when he took a civil engineering position. In 2020 he was given the opportunity to take on the mantle of Rotorua Engineering Manager and in late October 2022 that of Bay of Plenty Regional Manager. Since accepting his latest role, he has led from the front. He prioritises his team and clients, knowing these are the keys to success. You could say Jake runs a ‘tight ship’ but not in the way you might assume. He gives clear directives with the confidence that his team can provide a high level of client satisfaction without the need for micromanagement.

As a Chartered Civil Engineer and the Bay of Plenty Regional Manager, Jake’s ability to cross between the two roles is dynamic, from muddy work boots to pressed dress shirt. Jake regularly makes himself available on-site to collaborate with contractors, maintains frequent one on one meeting time with his team members to ensure they are achieving their goals and makes it a priority to maintain regular face to face contact with clients.

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