About Geocivil

GEOCIVIL has been in the business of testing for over 30 years. The desire of a Northland engineering company to have access to quality geotechnical data was the main driver for building the company from the ground up.

From that point on, Geocivil has been adding to their services, delivering exemplary testing services to New Zealanders across the country. Our teams provide quality laboratory and field testing services to the internationally recognised International Accreditation New Zealand (IANZ) standards.

You can expect us to deliver prompt and reliable results, innovative thinking and testing using the latest technologies.

GEOCIVIL's dedicated staff goes the extra mile to ensure quality results are delivered every time.



General Manager

National Dip Sci., NZIM Dip Man.

Martin joined the Geocivil team in 2016 as General Manager and brings with him close to 30 years of laboratory experience across a wide range of industries including Dairy and Oil and Gas.

Martin has experience in all Laboratory roles including Health and Safety, Quality, Calibration and for the last 10 years he has managed the operations and testing of multiple laboratories across the country.

As General Manager, Martin is responsible for the overall running of Geocivil and he supports those functions across their work sites.

Technical Director

Dip Sci., CETANZ member, IANZ signatory

Darcy has worked numerous large scale projects and oversees the quality control of geotechnical, earthworks and roading testing operations.  Due to his direct involvement in the day-to-day running of projects, he is keenly aware of the evolving technical requirements of the industry.

While at Geocivil, he became an IANZ endorsed signatory (2002), Laboratory Manager (2004) and Technical Director (2016).  Darcy has driven the expansion of the scope of testing and increased capacity across the lab.  He also designed and implemented the portable modular field labs.

As Technical Director, Darcy is responsible for the technical direction and outputs of the laboratory and he supports these functions across all sites.

Laboratory Manager Christchurch

Bsc Physics

Nick started with Geocivil at the start of 2015.  He helped grow the initial void scans (GPR) and became Geocivil’s in-house service locator. He has an important role to play in promoting the LWD and Static Plate Load, technologies that are well known overseas but new in the country. Nick is also one of our IANZ signatories.

Nick has been promoted as Christchurch Laboratory Manager in 2016 and has grown the lab capabilities significantly since.

Laboratory Manager Central Otago

BAppSc. Applied Geology

Joe started with Geocivil in 2018 with several years’ experience of laboratory testing around the South Island. He became the main CPT operator for the Christchurch based rig carrying out testing from Blenheim to Invercargill.

In 2019, an opportunity arose for Joe to relocate with the family to Cromwell and establish a Geocivil presence in Central Otago. Geocivil is providing CPT's, compaction testing and geotechnical investigations from the Central Otago laboratory.

Apart from helping grow Geocivil's presence in Central Otago, Joe has recently had the Cromwell Lab assessed and approved by IANZ and has been apppointed as an IANZ signatory.