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Why work with Riley?

Love what great engineering can do? The possibilities drive us too, so joining the Riley team could be a good fit for you.

Whether you’re just starting out or looking for a mid-career move, you will find:

  • opportunities to work on a range of technically challenging energy, land and water projects - big and small

  • a great bunch of colleagues to collaborate with on projects

  • an experienced team of senior staff to provide support and mentoring. 

For graduates, it's good to grow here.

From early on we provide you with lots of responsibility and opportunities to develop your career. We also have a dedicated Graduate Development Programme to support you with your career journey.

What it’s like at Riley

We’re all about our people and how we can help you shape your career pathway to align your strengths and interests with where you can add value.


This could be:

  • seeking out new business development opportunities

  • specialising in a particular technical area

  • delivering projects to clients

  • mentoring staff

  • working on business initiatives

  • leading teams. 


The opportunities are endless.  

We don’t stand on hierarchy at Riley. We're a consultative and democratic team and work hard to be as transparent as we can with our people. This could be because we're 100% employee owned. And, in time, you could be considered for shareholding – just over 30% of our staff are shareholders. 

Flexibility is key,
and fun is a given

We support flexible working that reflects the realities of life. We're also open to exploring opportunities for you to be based outside of our two main offices.​


Our company culture is relaxed and friendly and we respect diversity in all its forms. We look out for each other.


Save some energy for the social side – sign up for team sports and ski trips, or enjoy BBQs and other events.

Opportunity to buy additional leave. Plus paid emergency service leave

Bonus scheme

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​Paid membership of professional bodies, and chartership applications

Wellbeing allowance

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Paid training
and conference attendance and subsidised study assistance​

Support for career breaks

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Want to take the next step?

Let us know if you’re interested in working for Riley

Work stories


Sam Abbott, Graduate Engineering Geologist, sat down with our Managing Director, Steven Price, to talk about career development and opportunities for our grads.

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We sat down with retiring Technical Director, Nigel Fitch, one of the first two employees through our doors in 1985, about his 37 years at Riley.