Building futures

As one of New Zealand’s leading engineering consultancies, Harrison Grierson is the perfect place to build your career. With offices throughout New Zealand and a range of exciting projects to sink your teeth into, you won’t be short of variety.

We offer intern and graduate opportunities across engineering (Civil, Structural, Transportation, and Infrastructure), Surveying, Planning, Urban Design and Spatial.




One great team, countless opportunities

Our graduate programme will help you develop your professional, personal and technical skills so you can reach your career goals. All backed by a supportive team of people, and welcoming culture.

Why you'll love working with us

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

Joseph Carey

Joseph Carey

Graduate Surveyor,


'I chose to begin my career at HG because I heard it was a great place to work, with lots of interesting projects to get involved in, and people who care about helping you develop your career.

I really enjoy working on a wide variety of projects, from large subdivisions to small one-off topographic surveys.

One of the best things about HG is the people. Everyone is encouraged to further themselves, and everyone is keen to learn from one another and share their knowledge, regardless of their experience.'

Kalindu Mendis

Karuna Hambammer

Graduate Engineer,

Water Resources

'I find the managers at HG really supportive. Tasks are handed over with clear direction, but with space to figure things out on my own. For times when I’m feeling stuck, help is never far away. I have also been given lots of training opportunities to help with my professional development.

There's huge variety in the work that I do. I enjoyed working on the resource consent renewals for the wastewater treatment plants in South Waikato. Stakeholder and iwi engagement was a big focus which has been a new experience for me.'

Brittney Sutherland

Bryn Pattison

Graduate Engineer,

Land Development

'I've found the graduate programme really supports my career objectives. My team leaders and mentors provide so much support, knowledge and experience to help me develop as an engineer.

What I enjoy most about HG is getting to work on a broad range of projects; from large scale greenfield residential developments to brownfield shopping centres. The work gives me a real sense of achievement and pride in contributing to our countries infrastructure.

I've also found the people and culture really welcoming. I’ve made some great friends, and I look forward to helping shape the future of engineering alongside them.'

Dates for your diary

Intern Applications Open 1 July 2019

Interviews & Assessment Centres Begin 29 July 2019

Graduate Applications Please keep an eye on our 'Opportunities' page for any current graduate positions.

Please keep an eye on our opportunities page