Nicolás Franco

Senior Environmental Scientist - Land Contamination

A senior chemical engineer, Nicolás specialises in contaminated land investigation, risk assessment, remediation and project management, with a strong technical and result-based focus.

He has worked on many large and technically complex sites for a range of international and local clients in oil and gas, chemical, mining and real estate sectors in South America and Europe.

Nicolás’ areas of expertise include:
• passive/active soil gas surveys
• preliminary and detailed site investigations
• chemical analysis interpretation
• conceptual site models
• vapour intrusion assessments
• remediation of soil and groundwater contamination.

Outside work: Nicolás enjoys nature and actively supports a sustainable lifestyle, including involvement in small-scale permaculture projects.

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Based in Auckland

Joined Riley in 2022


Graduated the National University of Colombia, 2008