Christchurch Office Vacancies


VACANCY:  Civil Engineer

We are seeking an intermediate civil engineer with at least four years' New Zealand consulting experience to join our engineering team.  The position involves a variety of civil engineering related work which could include residential and commercial development, hydro power, irrigation, and geotechnical projects.  The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate technical competence through various project stages including feasibility, consenting, detailed design, data analysis and interpretation, and construction management.  The position requires an experienced project manager with the necessary skills for the preparation of fee proposals, client liaison, tender submissions, project supervision, and report preparation, including the presentation of results, conclusions, and recommendations.

VACANCY: Senior Geotechnical Engineer

We are seeking a senior geotechnical engineer with a minimum of eight years' consulting experience, some of which must be in New Zealand. The position involves a variety of geotechnical engineering related work including the Christchurch rebuild, land development, hydro power, and irrigation. It will also cover various project stages from feasibility, consenting, and detailed design, to construction. The ideal candidate will have an aptitude for project and client management, communication and reporting skills, and motivation to develop work opportunities.

VACANCY: Intermediate Engineer or Engineering Geologist (with contaminated land experience)

A position has arisen for a flexible intermediate engineer or engineering geologist with at least five years' New Zealand consulting experience.  The ideal candidate will have a track record that includes contaminated land investigation (an important component of the role).  The work to be undertaken is varied and will include geotechnical, civil, and water resource engineering. 

VACANCY:  Engineering Geologist

We are seeking an engineering geologist with two to four years' New Zealand consulting experience.  The position will require a variety of skills in the area of geotechnical engineering for residential and commercial projects.  The role includes:

  • Client liaison, preparation of fee proposals, and tender submissions.
  • Responsibility for supervision and undertaking geotechnical investigations.
  • Analysis and interpretation of data; report preparation and presentation of results, conclusions, and recommendations.


If you have the relevant qualifications, a proven track record, and are a self-motivated team player who can rise to meet a challenge, we would like to hear from you.

Salary is negotiable and will be commensurate with experience. If you consider you have the right combination of skill and experience to become part of the team contact us.

All applications treated in confidence.

Please send your CV to:

Kelly Osborn

Riley Consultants Ltd
PO Box 4355
Christchurch 8140
or email Kelly Osborn