Our Team

We pride ourselves on having highly qualified and experienced staff, strong management controls and well developed quality assurance procedures which ensure consistency in our deliverables and that we meet our company goals of:

  • Quality Work
  • Cost Effective Solutions
  • On time delivery

We have circa 45 staff working at Soil & Rock Consultants, 35 in Auckland Office and 10 in Christchurch Office which comprises of  Geotechnical Engineers, Geologists and  Environmental Engineers, a dedicated earthworks, field, inspections and administration team.


Our committed teams and highly skilled engineers offer the complete solution from scope, investigation, analysis and reporting on your project.


Our Senior Personnel

Our senior personnel have a combined experience which extends beyond 150 years as follows;

Name Skillset
Damir Soric BE, CPEng, CMEngNZ (Geotechnical)
Zeljko Viljevac BSc, MSc Geology
Bruce Green NZCE (Civil), CPEng
Terry McCarthy BE (Civil), Dip Management
David Ouwejan BE (Civil), CPEng, CMEngNZ (Geotechnical)
Andrew Irvine MSc Engineering Geology, CEng, MIMMM, MICE, CMEngNZ
Matthew Naylor BSc (Geology), MSc (Geotechnical), CMEngNZ
Mark Sinclair CMEngNZ, CPEng, BE (Civil), NZCE
Raymond Lo BSc, MSc, MHKIE, MIStructE, CEng, CMEngNZ, CPEng
Dean McCabe CMEngNZ, NZCE, BE (Hons)(Civil), CPEng (Geotechnical and Structural)

Our Company Directors

Damir Soric is a member of Engineering New Zealand and a Chartered Professional Engineer. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering Degree from the University of Zagreb, Croatia.

Damir is currently a Director and Senior Geotechnical Engineer at Soil & Rock Consultants and is responsible for a wide range of activities. Damir has 23 years’ experience in soils engineering ranging from planning and managing site investigations to geotechnical design. Damir has many years of hands-on experience with typical Auckland soils and has worked on numerous residential and commercial developments in the wider Auckland region.

Zeljko Viljevac is a member of Engineering New Zealand and holds a Bachelor and Masters of Science majoring in Geology.

Zeljko, known as ‘Zel’ is currently a Director and Senior Engineering Geologist – Hydrogeologist for Soil & Rock Consultants. Zel has over 36 years of research and professional expertise in engineering geology, geotechnical investigation, hydrogeology and waste disposal in New Zealand and overseas.

Bruce Green is a member of Engineering New Zealand and a Chartered Professional Engineer and has 20 years’ experience in soils engineering

Bruce is currently a Director of Soil & Rock Consultants and has carried out numerous investigations and reporting. Typical jobs include planning and managing site investigations, providing geotechnical recommendations/design advice for large industrial and commercial buildings, particularly where soils are known to be problematic, carrying out and overseeing construction inspections and on-site problem solving.