Engineering Geology Ltd


Jeremy Yeats is a Consulting Engineer and Director of Engineering Geology Ltd specialising in Geotechnical Engineering.  On graduating Jeremy worked in South Africa on several large strategic developments including the Sasol II (oil from coal plant) and the RBCT coal exporting terminal.  In 1987 he emigrated to the UK and joined Arup Geotechnics in London where he became an Associate leading a group of geotechnical engineers within the company.  The projects he was responsible for included multi storey buildings with deep basements in London, large diameter piling in the Docklands Development area and multi storey developments within Europe.  In 1992 Jeremy returned to South Africa where he was a Director at Moore Spence Jones and Partners.  During this period he worked on a wide variety of geotechnical projects and also carried out the tender and detailed pile and retaining wall design for one of the largest geotechnical contractors in South Africa.  In 1999 Jeremy moved to New Zealand where he joined Babbage Consultants, then 4 years later, Engineering Geology Ltd.

Jeremy’s experience covers the full range of geotechnical engineering from planning and implementation of site investigations through to the detailed design and supervision of foundations, basements, lateral support, retaining walls, slope stability and stabilisation, fill embankments, tailings dams and landfill sites.  In New Zealand Jeremy has carried out the geotechnical investigation and design for residential, rural and industrial developments, retaining wall designs, geotechnical investigation for a TRANSIT NZ State Highway bypass near Hamilton and geotechnical review of consent applications to Auckland Regional Council involving deep basements.  He also carries out the ongoing investigation, design and monitoring review of tailings dams and associated infrastructure for two gold mines in the South Island (Macraes and Reefton). Jeremy has provided expert advice for insurance and arbitration, as well as prepared and presented papers at international conferences.  


BSc (Civil Engineering) University of Natal (SA)
  MSc (Soil Mech) University of London (UK)
DIC. Imperial College of Science and Technology (UK)
Chartered Professional Engineer (CPEng)
International Professional Engineer (NZ)
Chartered Engineer (UK)
Special Competence:
Geotechnical Engineering
Institution of Professional Engineers (NZ)  
Association of Consulting Engineers (NZ)
NZ Geotechnical Society
NZ Structural Engineering Society
NZ Society of Large Dams
  Institute of Civil Engineers (UK)