About Hadley Consultants

Hadley Consultants Building on Robins Road

About Us

Hadley Consultants Ltd was established in Queenstown by James Hadley in 2000 to provide local clients with cost effective, practical and design focussed solutions.

Since establishment, the company has grown to become a boutique firm specialising in solving difficult problems. This reputation has attracted staff with a broad range of technical skills and interests who are committed to the lower South Island.

We undertake large scale utilities projects to minor house renovations and most things in between. While we are Queenstown based, we also deliver projects in Southland, Central Otago, Fiordland, Dunedin, Marlborough and the Mackenzie Basin.

The professional reputation of the firm has continued to grow and numerous commissions from large corporates and Territorial Authorities have resulted.

The company culture is focussed on excellent engineering solutions tailored to specific client needs. As staff have joined the company, they have identified with this culture and are encouraged to question and think independently to achieve different solutions. As a result, staff happily work extremely hard when required for clients, but they are also encouraged to appreciate the need to enjoy where they live.

Our People

James Hadley
Managing Director

James is a Chartered Professional Engineer with 20 plus years experience in the design, management and construction of commercial, industrial and residential buildings, large scale utilities projects, land development and heavy civil projects including airports and marine works. James also holds public Directorships and is called upon from time to time to lead inquiry matters and resolve construction disputes. James is supported by key senior staff who have developed their own complimentary skill sets.

Professional Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) with Honours, 1990
  • Chartered Professional Engineer (CPEng), 2003, (REng), 1995
  • Registered International Professional Engineer, (IntPE), 2003
  • Chartered Professional Engineer, Australia (CPEng), 1995
  • Member of the Civil College of Engineers, Australia
  • Corporate Member, Institute of Prof. Engineers (MIPENZ ), 1992

Professional Experience

2000 – current Hadley Consultants Ltd Director
1995 – 2000 Sinclair Knight Merz Ltd Manager
1994 – 1995 BHP Petroleum, Australia Project Engineer
1992 – 1994 BHP Engineering, Australia Civil Engineer
1991 – 1992 Powell Fenwick Consultants Graduate Engineer

Areas of Specialist Expertise

  • Infrastructure Master Planning
  • Construction Contracts
  • Project Management
  • Risk Assessment
  • Feasibility Analysis
  • Professional Services Delivery Models

Major Project Experience

  • Milford Sound Harbour Redevelopment and Berth Construction. MDA
  • Coronet Peak Snow Making Reservoir
  • Cannington Airfield Development
  • Delta Subdivision, Te Anau
  • Twin Reservoirs, QLDC
  • Queenstown Lakes District Council Inquiry in to Rural Roads

Client Referees

  • Mr Mark Taylor, Consultant WHK Cook Adam
  • Mr Duncan Field, ex QLDC CEO
  • Mr Ian Pillans, Company Director
  • Mr Arthur Anderson, Company Director