Chris Jones

Senior Associate


Joining RCP in 2018, Chris leads the company’s Infrastructure team in the Wellington region. The Infrastructure service line is thriving and he is playing a pivotal role in its growth and success. He is focused on building a strong team in Wellington and playing a key role in the continued growth of the company’s overall Infrastructure business.

Chris has Civil Engineering degree and a career spanning more than 30 years in the infrastructure industry in both New Zealand and England. In this time he worked for local authorities, engineering consultants and in client-side roles in civil and electrical industries, offering leadership in design, construction and project management.

He is currently Engineer to Contract for a number of Projects of National Significance, including the Consolidated Logistics Building Programme for the NZ Defence Force at both Palmerston North and Christchurch, and Meridian’s Harapaki Wind Farm in Hawke’s Bay.

Chris is driven to get things done and see projects completed successfully, so it’s no surprise that he has developed a reputation for leading and delivering complex, high-profile infrastructure projects from feasibility to construction stages. Part of this success can be attributed to his passion for building and managing the teams and the culture to support that delivery. Chris actively shares his experience to benefit the growth of junior talent.

Fundamental to his team approach is creating an environment where each person is engaged and respected, and can contribute their specialist skills to the project. Chris is skilled at maintaining these high-performing teams for the duration of the project, and forming enduring relationships with clients, consultants and contractors beyond the projects themselves.

To unwind, Chris can be found mountain biking on the hills of the mighty Hutt Valley where he lives.

Project experience

Rimutaka Prison Modular Build Programme Enhancement, Wellington
Mill Creek Wind Farm, Wellington
West Wind Wind Farm, Wellington
Dowse to Petone SH2 Upgrade, Wellington
SH1 James Street to Paramata Roundabout (Urban Section), Wellington
Evans Bay Marina Travellift, Wellington
Evans Bay Marina re piling, Wellington
Evans Bay Breakwater extension, Wellington
Evans Bay Breastwork upgrade, Wellington
Karaka Bay Wharf Upgrade, Wellington
Gulf Harbour Land Development, Whangaparoa, Auckland
Bewl Water Water Supply Scheme, Sussex England
Flood Defence Scheme upgrades, London England
M4 Motorway upgrades, Reading, England
Municipal Roading and 3 waters upgrades Northshore city Council, Auckland