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've got graduate and intern opportunities in engineering, surveying, and planning.




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.'

Upcoming events

Graduate and Intern Applications Open 12 March – 20 April

  • University of Auckland Career evening presentation 5 March 2018
  • University of Canterbury Career evening presentation 20 March 2018
  • University of Auckland STEM Expo 17–18 April 2018
  • Otago University Career Fair 2 May 2018
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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.