Meet Vikki Stephens

A public-speaking, award-winning, mechanical engineer

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After a Careers Day tour with Beca while in high school, Vikki’s passion for engineering was cemented. Blown away by the base-isolators being installed at the Wellington Hospital building, she knew a career in engineering was in her future.


Ten years later, Vikki works in Beca’s Building Services team as a Senior Mechanical Engineer. She describes her role in construction as “making buildings live and breathe”.

Starting as a graduate in 2013, she’s now leading teams working on some of Wellington’s most complex building projects. Vikki’s growing portfolio of work includes projects such as Wellington’s Ministry of Health headquarters and Wellington Airport’s Control Tower. 

She’s dedicated to raising the profile of the construction industry as a career option for women, and was recently recognised by the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) for her efforts. Vikki took home the Rising Star award, which celebrates future women leaders in construction. 

In her spare time you'll find Vikki speaking at events about her job as an engineer. She takes every opportunity presented to her gaining her a reputation in the industry as a strong leader and passionate engineer. With many achievements already under her belt after only four years in the industry, Vikki’s passion for her work only continues to grow.

Photography courtesy of John Nicholson - Dominion Post

Beca's a great place to be

Because of the variety of work and responsibility I'm given in my role.

Vikki Stephens,

Senior Mechanical Engineer