Christchurch Office Vacancies


VACANCY:  Intermediate Water Resource and Geotechnical Engineers

We are seeking intermediate water resource and geotechnical engineers with at least four years' New Zealand consulting experience to join our engineering team.  The positions involve 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

The position involves the provision of senior geotechnical input and project leadership for a variety of projects including the Christchurch rebuild; land development; civil infrastructure; hydro power and irrigation.  This role will include involvement at various project stages from feasibility, consenting, and detailed design, through to construction.  The ideal candidate will have an aptitude for project and client management, excellent communication and reporting skills, and motivation to develop new work opportunities. 

Our preferred candidate will have:

  • At least ten years' experience in an engineering consultancy environment.
  • Experience in land development both residential and commercial. 
  • Experience in New Zealand and preferably the Canterbury region.
  • A strong technical background, with excellent report writing skills.
  • An appetite to work outside their comfort zone, be adaptable, and enjoy a challenge.
  • The ability to deliver a project from start to finish.
  • Personality and confidence that will endear you to your clients and workmates.
  • Strong lateral thinking.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.


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