Growing futures

As one of New Zealand's most experienced multidisciplinary consultancies, we've got a lot of expertise to help you grow your future. We're not so big that you'll just become another employee – but we're small enough to ensure you become part of our team from day one.

We’ve got great graduate and intern opportunities in engineering, surveying and planning.

Graduate and intern applications - open 27 March – close 23 April 2017


One great team, countless opportunities

We'll invest in your training with broad-based experiences, with lots of mentoring, interesting projects and client interaction. For you, that means solving 'real world' problems from day one. All backed by a great team of people and a genuinely welcoming culture.

Why you'll love working for HG

Being a young professional is exciting and challenging. At Harrison Grierson, we support you every step of the way. We’ve got a great Young Professionals Group, a mentoring programme and a personal development plan tailored just for you. We’ve also got incredible employee benefits and work-life balance, and a fantastic social club.


Our mentoring programme will partner you with someone experienced who’ll provide support, advice and encouragement to help you reach your career goals.

Learning & Development

We're big on learning and development and offer hands-on training across subjects as varied as leadership, technical skills and new technology.

A detailed personal development plan will be developed with your manager to help focus on your short, medium and long term career goals and development needs.

Young Professionals Group

Our Young Professionals Group can help kick-start your career. It provides ongoing learning, career and professional development and networking opportunities with other young professionals.

Hands-on experience

No photocopying or making coffee required. You’ll jump straight into real projects with real deadlines.

Social club

We play as hard as we work and there’s a strong team spirit. From social evenings and sporting team events, there's always something going on.

No two days are ever the same

The variety and scale of projects we work on is impressive. You'll never be bored.

Employee benefits

Celebration Day – you’ll be entitled to an extra paid day off every year to celebrate something important to you.

Extra week off – you can purchase an additional week’s leave and take 5 weeks off each year if you want more time out.

You’ll also enjoy subsidised health insurance, fresh fruit baskets delivered to your office, enhanced parental leave provisions, our Employee Assistance Programme and the possibility of flexible working hours.

What some of our graduates have to say

Julia Lovrich

Julia Lovrich

Graduate Engineer,

Water and Wastewater

'I chose HG because of its medium size and good reputation. I didn’t want to feel like another link in the chain and I wanted to work on a variety of projects. Straight away, I was made to feel welcome and valued. People are really friendly and it’s easy to meet new people at Friday night drinks, or at our social functions.

HG’s mentoring programme was incredibly useful, especially in my first six to nine months. My mentor eased the step from university to full time work and answered all my questions about work life in general.'

Kalindu Mendis

Kalindu Mendis

Graduate Engineer,

Land Development

'HG’s provided me with the opportunity to be a well-rounded engineer as I’ve designed and undertaken construction monitoring for structural, drainage and earthworks projects. This includes travelling to our other offices to work on different projects, which I really enjoy.

There’s a work hard, play hard culture here. There’s regular social and team building activities like bowling, paint-balling, quiz nights and weekly sports. Taking part in these has helped me to get to know my colleagues outside work and strengthens our relationships.'

Brittney Sutherland

Brittney Sutherland

Graduate Planner,


'The best thing about working at HG is the culture and the people it attracts. Colleagues become friends and work doesn’t seem like work at all.

My team and managers support me every day and help me build my skills. Right from the start, I’ve assisted on real projects, including feasibilities and research. And because HG’s multidisciplinary, there’s opportunity for a wide range of learning and career development.'

Upcoming events

Graduate and Intern Applications Open 27 March – Close 23 April 2017

  • University of Auckland Evening Presentation 27 Mar 2017
  • University of Canterbury Evening Presentation 28 Mar 2017
  • Otago University Lunchtime Presentation Apr 2017
  • Unitec Institute of Technology Lunchtime Presentation Apr 2017
  • University of Auckland Engineering Career Expo 2 May 2017
  • Otago University 2017 Career Fair 3 May 2017
  • Unitec Institute of Technology Engineering Career Fair May 2017
  • University of Canterbury Engineering and Science Career Fair 10 May 2017
  • University of Canterbury E3 ENSOC Career Expo Jul 2017
  • University of Auckland Intern Expo 3 Aug 2017
  • Unitec Institute of Technology Engineering Career Fair Oct 2017

During the year we will also be at events with IPENZ, Auckland University Engineering Society (AUES), Auckland University’s South Pacific Indigenous Engineering Students (SPIES) Network, and Canterbury University’s Women in Engineering (WIE). Make sure you come by and say hi!

Recruitment process

We are seeking applications from graduates and interns across the country. Here’s what to expect when you apply for a position.

Online Application

You will need to submit your application online with a CV, cover letter and a copy of your academic transcript. Make sure to include in your CV your experience, skills and interests.


We like to ensure you're given every opportunity to find out more about us and us about you! Our interviews are aimed at getting to know you better and understanding what your career aspirations are. We hold structured interviews and ask competency based questions where you'll be asked to draw on specific examples based on past experience.

Online Assessments

Assessments are included in the recruitment process. Depending on the position, you may be asked to complete online ability questionnaires.

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