Our company has evolved from humble yet visionary origins to become the multi-disciplinary consultancy it is today.
Passionate about great engineering, we work together with our clients to create positive solutions that enhance people’s lives and respect the environment.
We provide a range of solutions to clients in the energy, land and water sectors, and specialist capabilities covering civil, water, geotechnical and environmental engineering.
We are a proudly New Zealand-owned company and an experienced operator across our country and Pacific neighbours.
RILEY IN BRIEF
We've been established for over 35 years
Multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy operating NZ-wide and in the Pacific
We have offices in Auckland and Christchurch
Proudly New Zealand and 100% employee owned with a team of 100
We're committed to engineering excellence
What's our key DNA?
We respond to client needs and market forces
We’re empowered to seek and take business opportunities. We’re also resilient through periods of uncertainty and stress.
We back our skills
Our people’s knowledge has breadth and depth; they shoulder responsibilities and are agile in response to changing needs.
Our clients like how we own our results yet know when to bring in other expertise.
Our people own and lead our business
Riley people are invested in the business – 100% employee owned and just over 30% of our staff are shareholders. They’re encouraged to get involved and pursue learning and development opportunities.
We look after each other. Our people thrive by doing what they’re good at and enjoy, and what adds value to our company and community.
We’re here for the long term
We evolve with clients as their needs evolve. This makes us a sustainable ‘partner of choice’ to our clients and industry partners.
At Riley, we want to help aspiring engineers get a strong foothold on their careers. We also like to be good neighbours in our local communities. That’s why we’re sponsors of the following groups.
Assists students to develop networks with other students and the professional industry.
Stages events and helps students with university life. NZ’s oldest university club.
Peter “Rockhound” Riley starts his own firm in Auckland
Nigel Fitch joins, our current Technical Director – Geotechnical
Early success on Patea Dam; still providing work today
Peter Riley builds a strong team of future Riley leaders
Clyde Hydro Dam dominates the work sheet
Riley shows resilience after stock market crash, retains staff
Boom times and expansion
Riley becomes a limited liability company
Staff numbers 13 – we have 100 today
Riley sets up office in South Island
Trustpower becomes significant client
Scott Vaughan appointed Managing Director
Post-Canterbury earthquakes rebuild a defining time
Geotech work dominates in south for six years
Company focus on developing team, future-proofing systems
Change at the top – new MDs Peter Lilley (2021), Steven Price (from April 2022)