• Organization TypeDevelopment Consulting
  • Staff1001-5000
  • HeadquartersNew Zealand
  • Founded1870
Opus enjoys an exemplary reputation for providing multi-disciplinary consulting services and for consistently delivering quality for their clients. That quality is a direct result of employing top people who are recognised leaders in their fields. From project conception, through design and all construction phases to completion, the name Opus is synonymous with client-focused service excellence. To achieve this excellence, they make a point of understanding clients' needs. They work closely with their clients, finding innovative solutions to the most complex design and planning problems. They do this always with a desire to achieve an efficient and cost-effective outcome, and, where possible, adding value. Today, Opus has over 1700 staff in offices throughout New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and in project offices in a number of developing countries in the Asia/Pacific region. Their team of over 3,000 engineers, designers, planners, researchers and advisors work with more than 12,000 clients across Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United States and the United Kingdom. What sets them apart is their wealth of collective experience and the collaborative way they work across disciplines and with their clients: Opus projects are ‘powered by connected expertise’. They offer fully integrated asset development and management services at all phases of the lifecycle from concepts, planning, design, procurement, construction, commissioning, operation, maintenance, rehabilitation and upgrading. They actively share knowledge and foster cooperation across their teams to bring a global best practice approach to problem solving and delivery. This means their clients benefit from local insights and global skills, whether they’re working with a team of 20 or 200 people.  They work closely with their clients to really understand their needs and aspirations, and deliver clever and creative solutions for what are often complex design challenges. They always strive for the best outcome for their clients. And above all, they are proud to be trusted partners in the creation of sustainable communities through the development and management of world-class infrastructure.  History Their rich history dates back to colonial New Zealand, when the Public Works Department was opening up the country’s notoriously difficult terrain through the combination of national road and rail networks. This pioneering and ambitious spirit helped to shape what they were to become. They have since evolved from a handful of engineers in New Zealand to a global network of more than 3,000 designers, architects, planners and engineers working across Australasia, the United Kingdom, Canada and the United States. Today, they are a trusted partner in the creation of sustainable communities, facilities and environments through world leading social and fixed infrastructure. They are proud to be part of the communities they work within and they care about the quality of the work they deliver. Over the years they have worked under several monikers. In 1988 the Ministry of Works and Development became a state owned enterprise, Works and Development Services Corporation NZ Limited, and they were its consultancy division. In 1996 Works Consultancy Services was sold to Kinta Kellas of Malaysia, and the following year the company rebranded to Opus International Consultants Limited (Opus). They have focused globally over many years and now work in more than 37 countries. They built their international team through a series of acquisitions, establishing a strong presence in regions with high demand for their expertise. They have 40 offices in New Zealand, 18 in Australia, 12 in the UK, and 16 across Canada and the US. In 2007 Opus was listed on the New Zealand Stock Exchange.

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Staff at Opus International have experience in


  • engineering
  • development
  • architecture / design
  • monitoring / evaluation
  • economic policy


  • world bank group


  • australia
  • new zealand
  • united kingdom
  • philippines
  • afghanistan


  • managerial experience
  • business development
  • experience in recruitment
  • international experience
  • with experience in conflict areas

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Company Offices
  • New Zealand (headquarters)
  • Majestic Centre 100 Willis Street PO Box 12-343