Entry Level Graduate Opportunities


Graduate to a career with RILEY                                               

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"The Waipori hydro scheme tunnel repairs was a really interesting, hands on project for me as a graduate. Being the site engineer for a large portion of the project gave me great experience working with colleagues from both offices as well as clients and contractors. RILEY, being a smaller engineering consultancy, has given me the opportunity and responsibility to work on large projects like this and deal with clients directly, which I have really enjoyed."

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– Ross Campbell, Graduate Water Resources Engineer

Entry Level Graduate Opportunities – Civil, Water Resources, Geotechnical Engineers

Three words sum up working as a graduate at RILEY – opportunity, variety, and flexibility!

Whether you have set your sights on a particular field or are keen to explore a diverse range of engineering experiences we have a career pathway available for you.

We are passionate about providing lots of opportunity for you to grow as an engineering consultant and to gain insights into or harness your own strengths and interest areas.

To support this, we offer our graduates the opportunity to:

  • undertake a variety of challenging technical work.
  • get involved in all aspects of a project including supporting with project management and liaising with clients, contractors and other consultants.
  • assist with management tasks and contribute to business improvement initiatives.
  • work alongside and learn from a diverse range of people on the job.

Along with this, we also provide the freedom and flexibility to shape your own individualised career pathway and development. To support this, our talent development framework offers helpful context on the types of opportunities available at RILEY, the skillsets that are needed to progress in a given direction and developmental support resources that can be accessed along the way.

Graduates are also encouraged to sit down regularly with a staff development coach to help shape their individual career pathway and to discuss their work portfolio and development plans including what external training or additional study they may want to do to supplement their on-the-job development.

We have graduate vacancies in our Auckland office for 2022, however, we are currently in the process of determining our graduate requirements for 2022 in our Christchurch office.

Please click HERE to submit an application.

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