About Us

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

We offer the full spectrum of structural engineering services across domestic, commercial and industrial developments. 

Our consulting services include (but are not limited to) geotechical site testing, general structural and engineering design for new builds and alterations (including retaining structure design) and all types of seismic assessment and earthquake engineering.  We are qualified and competent to provide compliance documentation.

Give us a call or click here to find out more about our services.

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The HCEL Team

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Luke Hight

Director / Structural Engineer

  • CPEng (structures), CMEngNZ

  • IntPE(NZ) / APEC Engineer


  • Chartered Professional Engineer (CPEng)

 Engineering NZ – Practice area is civil structural engineering. 

  • Chartered Member (CMEngNZ)

Engineering NZ. 

  • International Professional Engineer/APEC Engineer  

  • 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



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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. 

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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.