About Us

Hight Consulting Engineers are a highly-dedicated, performance-driven team with a lifelong passion for structural engineering. We provide first-class advice and consulting services to our valued clientele, while at all times acting with ethics and integrity.

We offer the full spectrum of structural engineering services across domestic, commercial and industrial developments. As the first accredited and licensed Level 3 BOINZ Building Surveyors in New Zealand, we are fully qualified to undertake building condition assessments for complex buildings.  

Our consulting services include geotechnical site testing, structural design for new builds and alterations (including retaining design) and all types of seismic assessment and earthquake engineering.

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The HCEL Team

Luke Hight

Director / Structural Engineer

  • CPEng (structures), CMEngNZ

  • IntPE(NZ) / APEC Engineer

  • Accredited and Licensed Building Surveyor

  • AMBOINZ LBOINZ (Level 2 and 3)


  • Chartered Professional Engineer (CPEng)

 Engineering NZ – Practice area is structural engineering. 

  • Chartered Member (CMEngNZ)

Engineering NZ. 

  • International Professional Engineer/APEC Engineer

  • Accredited and Licensed Building Surveyor

 Building Officials Institute of NZ. 

  • Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Civil)

University of Southern Queensland. 

  • NZ Diploma of Engineering Practice (Civil)

Infratrain NZ. 

  • NZ Diploma in Engineering (Civil)


  • Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science



James Arnold

Structural Engineer

  • Engineering NZ Member 

  • Structural Engineering Society of NZ (SESOC) 

  • NZ Society for Earthquake Engineering (NZSEE)


  • Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Civil)

University of Southern Queensland. 

  • Bachelor of Industrial Technology (Mathematics)

University of Northern Colorado. 

Jordan Darragh-Smith



  • Bachelor of Engineering Science (Civil)

University of Southern Queensland. 

  • New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (Civil)


Recipient of  the BECA Award - Top student in NZ Diploma in Engineering (Civil) Year 2.


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