Harrison Grierson is an award-winning, New Zealand-owned engineering and design consultancy, renowned for creating landmark projects.

Engineering excellence for over 130 years, the company has helped to build the nation.

Today, its team of 400 people uses the latest technologies and works collaboratively to turn clients’ visions into new and sustainable realities.

Read on to discover how Harrison Grierson is helping shape the face of Auckland and why it’s the right place for you to live and grow your career.

Engineering Auckland

Harrison Grierson is one of New Zealands leading engineering firm

Harrison Grierson’s impact on Auckland’s fast-growing skyline is huge and includes the city’s most recognisable landmark, the Sky Tower.  Its award-winning land development team is one of the largest in New Zealand, providing specialist services in land development, subdivision and infrastructure/civil works. Projects include greenfield developments, retail centres, and education, sports and industrial complexes. Recently, Harrison Grierson used leading-edge 3D laser scanning technology to survey the massive Auckland downtown precinct, paving the way for the new City Rail Link and Commercial Bay development. Harrison Grierson is part of the Piritahi alliance, a leading group of companies sharing resources to fast-track large-scale urban development to support Auckland’s future growth.


Flexible approach

Harrison Grierson’s newly built 5 Green Star rated Auckland offices in waterfront Parnell provide a stimulating environment for people to work together on exciting projects. 

“Architects designed our office as a flexible working environment,” explains Harrison Grierson’s Marketing and Communications Executive, Kylie Raine. “Technology enables us to move around depending on what we’re doing that day. If we need to work from home, we’re connected to the network. It’s easy!”

Managing Director Glen Cornelius led the company through a cultural transition to become a flexible and inclusive workplace where people feel valued. He says that since introducing flexible working, people are happier and more engaged. 

Diversity and inclusion

Harrison Grierson is one of New Zealands leading engineering firm

Harrison Grierson’s culture is friendly and collaborative, supported by an emphasis on career development and learning options.  As a multi-disciplinary consultancy, its people bring a diverse range of skills and experience in engineering, planning, surveying and urban design.  

Glen Cornelius is passionate about diversity and inclusion.  Harrison Grierson is a founding member of an industry-wide initiative aimed at having 20 per cent more female engineers and architects by 2021 and addressing the retention and promotion of females.  

Of Harrison Grierson’s 400-strong team, 36 per cent are female – an industry leading figure. And with 50 per cent of last year’s graduate intake being female, it looks set to increase that figure moving forward. 

Investing in people

Harrison Grierson people enjoy competitive salaries and great career prospects, together with possible employee shareholding, the latest technology and equipment, and modern, spacious work environments.   Returning ex-pats or skilled migrants receive relocation support and there is accreditation under the Talent Visa process through Immigration New Zealand.

Harrison Grierson has a close working relationship with relevant professional associations in New Zealand and Australia for all its specialist areas. It is recognised by the Institute of Professional Engineers of New Zealand (IPENZ) as a Professional Development Partner and there are programmes that provide pathways to IPENZ competence-based membership, for all membership classes.

Harrison Grierson Auckland needs top talent 

Auckland is a safe and welcoming world-class city that offers an enviable lifestyle. When you arrive here, you’ll find there’s so much more to life than just work.  

Tiffany Robinson is a Senior Transportation Planner at Harrison Grierson.  She’s also a New Yorker who’s proud to call Auckland home. Read more about what Tiffany loves about Auckland and why she thinks you should join her.

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