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

Chris Ellis
Senior Structural Engineer

Chris is a Chartered Professional Engineer and has 22 years' experience in the engineering profession as an engineer and engineering technician. The scope of Chris' experience includes structural design and construction monitoring of various structures ranging from domestic housing to commercial and industrial buildings. Other experience also includes general civil engineering design of earthworks, pavements, low level retaining walls, roading projects and project management and administration.

Professional Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) with Honours 
  • New Zealand Certificate of Engineering (Civil) - NZCE
  • Chartered Professional Engineer, New Zealand (CPEng) 
  • International Professional Engineer (IntPE(NZ)) 

Professional Experience

2016 - current Hadley Consultants Ltd Senior Structural Engineer
2015 - 2016 Calibre Consulting, Dunedin Business Unit Leader
2014 - 2015 Calibre Consulting, Dunedin Senior Structural Engineer
2012 - 2014 Opus International Consultants, Dunedin Senior Structural Engineer
2004 - 2012 Hadley and Robinson Ltd, Dunedin Senior Design Engineer

Areas of Specialist Expertise

  • Structural Design
  • Construction Supervision

Major Project Experience

  • Science Precinct Redevelopment, Dunedin, Structural Design, Construction Monitoring
  • Dunedin Town Hall Redevelopment, Structural Design, Managment and Construction Monitoring
  • Distinction Hotel (former chief post office), Dunedin, Structural Design and Construction Monitoring
  • Carisbrook School, Dunedin, Structural Design
  • ILT Northern Tavern Redevelopment, Invercargill, Structural Design
  • Boiler House Building, Glenavy, Structural Design and Construction Monitoring