Civil & environmental engineering focussed on you - Large consultancy expertise, small consultancy service

Metis started operating in NZ in 2020, but our leadership team and partner company in the UK has been operating since 2009. Our team has grown substantially over the years, but we still live by our original three core values: honesty, clarity and expertise

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Three Waters

The natural environment is under pressure and sustainable management of our three waters infrastructure is essential. Our team works closely with the public and and private sectors to understand their challenges and deliver effective solutions.

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Asset & Carbon Management

We support our clients in maintaining their infrastructure throughout their assets’ lifecycles. We also provide environmental expertise, helping our clients understand the carbon impact of their maintenance and management decisions.


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Land Development

The housing shortage in New Zealand is a critical issue for everyone. We can support your development throughout the entire process. This includes pre-purchase due diligence to obtaining resource consents, design, construction supervision and obtaining council completion approvals.

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Large consultancy expertise, small consultancy service

We've been helping clients with their civil and environmental engineering needs since 2009. Our team may have grown substantially over the years, but we still live by our original three core values: honesty, clarity and expertise.

When you work with the Metis team you receive our undivided attention and dedication. We are home to a diverse and inclusive workforce. We take a unique, integrated and personal approach to civil and environmental engineering. This means you receive a service that is truly exceptional and tailored to your specific needs.

Meet the Team Our Careers


Catchment Manager

"I recently engaged Metis to assess the contribution of 13 pump stations to the contaminant load entering a vulnerable estuary in our region, and to consider options that might improve water quality in the discharge and receiving environment. Michael has been extraordinarily responsive and provided high quality outputs promptly and at a very reasonable cost. We have chosen to increase the scope of his work with us."

Flood Risk Manager

"I have worked with Michael Arthur and the team from Metis Consultants (Metis) since 2016. During this time, [redacted] has commissioned more than $1million of professional services with Metis for a range of stormwater, water quality and flood management projects. I continue to use Metis as their team is friendly, responsive, able to deliver technical work, project monitoring and evaluation, and community engagement to a high standard. They consistently go the extra mile to ensure my needs are met."

Principal Engineer - Infrastructure Strategy and Planning

"It gives me immense pleasure to write this letter of recommendation for Michael Arthur, Metis Consutlants Limited. The work delivered has been of high quality and within agreed timeframes. As a result of his performance, we have extended the service contract to include more of the team from Metis"

Principal - Flood Risk

"The work delivered to date has been of a high technical quality and in line with agreed timeframes. Metis Consultants are responsive to feedback, provide regular updates and work consistently in the best interests of the Council."

Team Leader - Development Engineering & Waste and Drainage Manager

"Metis Consultants have reviewed more than 40 Resource Consent applications for us. All reviews have been complete on time and to a high standard. Investigation of flood issues around the district have been proactive and timely. The technical training provided to the team was well structured, practical and very well received by all participants."

Case Studies

Birches Trading Estate – Flood Mitigation

Following a series of flooding incidents in the Birches Industrial Estate in East Grinstead, Metis were commissioned to investigate the causes of the flooding, undertake options appraisal and detailed design of a preferred option, before leading the procurement phase and contract administration during construction.

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Understanding the operational cost of sustainable drainage systems

There is wide industry agreement that Water Sensitive Design (WSD) / Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) are essential parts of the urban drainage system to manage water quality and quantity. However, despite these approaches being common practice for more than 10yrs, there is limited knowledge around the long-term operational costs of these features.

Urban stormwater modelling approaches in NZ and the UK

Between 2019 and 2020 Metis Consultants and Awa Environmental collaborated to deliver eleven large urban stormwater models in the United Kingdom. The case study draws together lessons learned and how NZ / UK could use each other’s experiences – including how the ongoing three waters reforms could benefit from similar approaches in the UK and the implementation of national modelling standards.

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