Our Offices

Argentina

Mendoza

Knight Piésold’s main office in Argentina is located in the city of Mendoza, in Godoy Cruz. The office offers engineering and environmental and safety services mainly for mining and construction companies. Currently, an Environmental and Safety division focused on oil companies is being developed. The projects that have been done have covered most of the country, with some participation on an international level.

The office was established in Mendoza in 2007, and currently has a permanent staff of more than 35 professionals. Among them, there are engineers and professionals of different expertise to cover an ample range of specialties required by our clients.

San Juan

Knight Piésold has a second office in Argentina located in the city of San Juan, near the main square of the city, in a traditional old neighborhood. The office provides environmental and engineering services to the flourishing mining industry of the province and is currently engaged in all five of the largest projects in the region. The office started operating in 2005, and currently has a staff of two professionals. We expect to continue our growth in which career opportunities are open for individuals willing to accept this challenge.


Australia

Perth

Perth, the capital city of Western Australia with a population of over 1.6 million, is situated between the Darling Ranges and the Indian Ocean, and along the banks of the Swan River, 12 km from the ocean. The river is named after the unique black swans, which can be found along the river. The Perth office of Knight Piésold is located in the east CBD, ideally situated in the recognized mining area of Adelaide Terrace. The Swan River is a short walk from the office.

Perth is the sunniest capital in Australia with an eight-hour average of sunshine a day and boasts some of the most beautiful beaches in Australia. Combining the warm weather and beautiful beaches, it is easy to see why so many people enjoy the outdoor lifestyle of Western Australia. Other areas of interest include the port city of Fremantle with its markets, entertainment and alfresco style cafes. The Swan Valley Region is one of Western Australia’s oldest wine regions. A short ferry ride from Fremantle is Rottnest Island, a popular holiday destination.

With branch offices in Perth, Brisbane, Sydney and across Asia, the Australian office continues to deliver engineering expertise to mining companies globally through its commitment to excellence by highly qualified staff and innovative design work.

Knight Piésold Australia employs some 75 staff from a diverse range of disciplines including civil and geotechnical engineers, hydrogeologists, geologists, project managers, technicians and administrative staff. Through our mentoring schemes, and our Institute of Engineers (Australia) accredited professional development program, we aim to help our people reach their full potential, engaging them in challenging and interesting projects within Australia and around the world.

Brisbane

Brisbane, the capital city of Queensland has a population of 2 million people, and is one of the fastest growing city in Australia. Brisbane is a vibrant, dynamic city and is fast becoming a city renowned for its culture, architecture and landscape. Brisbane is located on the banks of the Brisbane River, which flows into Morton Bay and the Pacific Ocean, 25 km east of the city.

 

Morton Bay is Brisbane’s water playground, a place where you can hand-feed dolphins under the stars, indulge in some of the world’s best diving, throw out a line for some spectacular fishing, get adventurous with some sand tobogganing, surfing or just kicking back on a sunset sail.

 

Brisbane is blessed with a beautiful subtropical climate with mild sunny winters and warm summers, which allows you to enjoy the outdoor life year round. The world famous surf breaks of the Gold Coast and the spectacular beaches of the Sunshine Coast are all less than an hour’s drive from the city. For those that prefer to get back to nature, the world heritage listed Gondwana Rainforests of Lamington National Park and Main Range National Parks, which are also within one hour of the city.

 

Knight Piésold’s Brisbane office is located in South Brisbane, 1 km from the CBD in the cultural heart of the city. With art galleries, theaters, museums, bars, restaurants and Brisbane’s famous City Beach just minutes’ walk from the office, after work options are limitless.  Knight Piésold’s Brisbane office is located in a heritage listed building, which has been refurbished to offer superior office accommodation with natural light throughout and spacious work areas for our staff.  

 

Knight Piésold’s Brisbane office was opened in 2008 to serve the growing resources industry in Queensland. It has already established itself within this expanding market with a wide variety of exciting projects covering a diverse range of commodities, including base metals, precious metals and bulk commodities.  As a small growing office, we offer our staff an exciting range of diverse work assignments.


Canada

Vancouver

The Vancouver office is located in downtown Vancouver, which is easily accessible by all public and private transport. The office, which occupies three floors of the building with views of the North Shore Mountains, has men’s and women’s shower facilities in the office and a secure bicycle lock-up in the parking garage.

The office is fully up-to-date with all communications, computers and software systems, and hosts the Knight Piésold Global IT Group. We focus on working hard, getting the job done and on having fun. There are currently 130 fulltime staff working in a high energy, professional and career oriented environment.

Additionally, the office is currently recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers, one of BC’s Top Employers, and one of Canada't Top Employers for Young People.

       

      

North Bay

North Bay is nestled between Lake Nipissing and Trout Lake, 3½ hours from Toronto and Ottawa. North Bay is a focal point for transportation, information technology, manufacturing and education. The favorable economic conditions and safe, healthy environment make for the highest quality of life. The office is conveniently located within the city near the shores of Lake Nipissing. There are men’s and women’s shower facilities, with ample space for bicycle storage and lots of parking. Our office is equipped with the latest communications and IT systems. We currently have a fulltime staff of 40 dedicated people that are building careers in a dynamic office that offers regional and global opportunities.

In 2011, MoneySense ranked North Bay at #22 of 180 other cities as one of Canada’s Best Places to Live.

Knight Piésold is currently recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers and one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People.

            


Chile

Santiago

Knight Piésold’s office in Chile is located in the Vitacura area of Santiago, one the most developed and safe cities of South America. The office is conveniently located in one of the prettiest areas of Santiago, on the east side of the city, providing easy access to our staff and clients. Ample facilities distributed on four floors provide adequate working space and environment to our staff. This practice provides environmental and engineering services to the mining and energy industries, both very relevant economic activities of the country. It started operating in 1993 and currently has a staff of approximately 60 people. Since then, the office has participated of the most important projects in Chile and neighboring countries. Career opportunities are open for individuals willing to enjoy challenges with responsibility.


Ghana

Accra

Ghana, located on the central West African coast, is renowned for its friendly people and hospitality. The capital, Accra, is a pleasant city of some 2 million people, which has grown and developed greatly over the past 15 years and is one of the most developed cities in West Africa today. The city offers a wide range of amenities and sporting facilities and is home to a large expatriate population from all corners of the globe. Further afield, there are numerous opportunities to enjoy the year round sunshine while engaging in outdoor activities from bird watching in the tropical forests, sailing on the Volta River, exploring the historic Slave Forts, deep sea fishing off the coast at Takoradi or just enjoying a barbeque on the beach.

The Knight Piésold office is located in the popular Airport Residential Area, only minutes from the international airport and within 15 minutes of Osu, home of many of Accra's bars, restaurants and shops. The office, which currently employs over 30 people, is working extensively within the mining industry in Ghana and in neighboring countries such as Cote d’Ivoire, Mali, Burkina Faso and Sierra Leone. It is also involved in developing business in the transport, water resources and energy sectors.


Peru

Lima

Lima, the City of Kings, is the capital and largest city of Peru, and is the cultural, financial, and intellectual center of the country. The gastronomic capital of South America, Lima is bounded by the valleys of the Chillon, Rimac and Lurin rivers and the Pacific Ocean. Metropolitan Lima ranks among Latin America’s largest and most diverse urban populations.

Knight Piésold Peru´s main office is located in the modern and progressive district of Santiago de Surco, Lima province, within walking distance of numerous shopping, dining, and entertainment facilities.  This four-floor office includes spacious work and meeting areas for employees, and is equipped with the latest communications and IT systems. Knight Piésold Peru currently has more than 100 full-time employees dedicated to engineering and environmental services, CAD, GIS, and socioeconomic studies.

Knight Piésold Peru also has a fully operational soil laboratory located in Chorrillos, with 5 full-time employees and satellite offices in the cities of Cajamarca and Arequipa.  Cajamarca, in the northern Peruvian highlands at an elevation of approximately 2,700 m, serves as the base for numerous mining operations and is reknowned as the location were Atahualpa, the last Incan emperor, was captured bringing the Inca Empire to an end. The recently inaugurated office in Arequipa serves the southern part of the country and enjoys a dry, sunny climate at 2,300 meters above sea level, within close proximity to the historic center of Arequipa named as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.


Southern Africa

Johannesburg (South Africa)

As the host of over 80 permanent staff and five different divisions, along with the Drawing Office, Finance, HR, Quality Systems and Marketing units, this office is an interestingly diverse and fascinating workplace with numerous opportunities available for future growth.  This office also places high value on personal growth and therefore accommodates staff exchange programs for young engineers, training, skills development, mentorship programs and team work to encourage learning from others’ expertise. Up-to-date communications and IT systems link all the offices, which add to the ability to work in teams on various projects across Southern Africa. In addition, the office in Johannesburg has a small laboratory and a well-stocked technical library, which is able to provide support to all offices.

A country club next door is the perfect place to unwind, and provides a central meeting place where staff members can go for lunch. A vibrant shopping boulevard is within easy walking distance, and a pilates and yoga club is just across the road. Teamwork, mentorship and personal growth are high priorities in this dynamic, young, multicultural office.

Cape Town (South Africa)

 

Knight Piésold’s Cape Town office trades under the name Kayad Knight Piésold. Kayad Consulting merged with Knight Piésold in 2010 and provides expert consulting engineering services in the Western and Northern Cape. Situated in arguably one of the most beautiful cities in South Africa, with the majestic Atlantic Ocean at its doorstep and Table Mountain providing a dramatic backdrop, Kayad Knight Piésold employs over 25 staff. These staff members are committed to providing professional services of the utmost quality and embraces challenges that are associated with the dynamic and changing sphere of South Africa and its mother city.

Kayad Knight Piésold’s main areas of specialization are road engineering, including road rehabilitation and routine road maintenance; structures including bridges, retaining walls, structural inspections, transportation infrastructure and transit systems; township and urban services; project management; and environmental services.

Durban (South Africa)

The Durban office is located in the holiday mecca of South Africa, with its multicultural and vibrant population, mild tropical climate, beautiful coastline and close access to the resorts of the World Heritage Drakensberg Mountains and game reserves.

The office is centrally situated within the Greater Durban Region in the residential/business suburb of Westville and is easily accessible via the various arterial routes and highways of the city. It is staffed by 14 enthusiastic staff members, who are experts in the fields of municipal water services and transmission pipelines, roads, traffic and transportation, and environmental sciences. The office has entered a stage of growth brought about by the presently booming economy and rapid urbanization process in the region. This growth has resulted in a great increase of job opportunities, which is attracting young families to settle and become involved in interesting and challenging work while also enjoying the diverse and unique recreational options at their doorstep.

Gaborone (Botswana)

Covered by the Kalahari Desert, Botswana is one of the fastest growing economies in the world. The Knight Piésold office is situated in Gaborone, the capital city of Botswana. Gaborone is a tourist attraction with facilities of a modern city such as international hotels, casinos, restaurants and the international Sir Siretse Khama airport. It also offers excellent game viewing and bird watching.

In 1979, Knight Piésold registered a company in Botswana following its appointment as the civil engineering consultant for the Morupule A Project and has maintained a permanently manned office in Botswana since 1982. Since its formation, the Botswana office has been providing services to government, parastatal and private business sectors. The office has traditionally been very active in dam and river engineering and other water related projects. Moreover, it has undertaken design and project management of heavy industrial installations as well as work in infrastructure, institutional buildings, schools and offices, roads, and environmental studies.

Mbabane (Swaziland)

Knight Piésold Consulting Swaziland is situated in Mbabane, the capital city of the Kingdom of Swaziland. Swaziland is a small landlocked country in Southern Africa, bordered to the north, south and west by South Africa and to the east by Mozambique. Swaziland also offers a wide variety of landscapes, from the mountains along the Mozambican border, savannas in the east and to the rain forest in the northwest. Several rivers flow through the country such as the Great Usuthu River.

Swaziland’s main foreign currency earner is its sugar industry. Since sugarcane in Swaziland is cultivated under irrigation, effective water resource management is essential. This is primarily where Knight Piésold’s extensive experiences become forefront resulting in an office that is actively involved in water related projects. It has successfully undertaken projects such as the Maguga Dam Project, the Etemba Dam Study and the Lavumisa Irrigation Project Feasibility Study, and has been involved with hydropower schemes, pipelines, and water and waste water treatment plants that have contributed significantly towards the development of the Swazi economy.

Phalaborwa (South Africa)

The little town of Phalaborwa is situated in the Limpopo province, which provides a gateway to the Kruger National Park. Phalaborwa is known as the Town of Two Summers as it experiences mild winters and extremely hot summers. Along with its rich tropical characteristics, it is almost hard to believe that Phalaborwa is in fact a mining town. The town is home to the Palaborwa Mining Company, which operates a single cluster of open pit and underground mines producing mainly copper as well as other byproducts.

Accordingly, Knight Piésold’s Phalaborwa office has been extensively involved in projects for this mining company over the years. Services offered include feasibility studies, closure cost reporting, design and construction supervision. The small Phalaborwa office works closely with the mining division at Head Office to ensure that their clients’ needs are satisfied through cost-effective solutions and technical expertise.

Polokwane (South Africa)

Situated on the Great North road to Zimbabwe, Polokwane plays host to another South African Knight Piésold office. Polokwane, found in the heart of the Limpopo province, is the largest city in Northern South Africa. The city has a legacy embroiled in rich culture, yet is bustling with dynamic energy as new opportunities unfold within it. Polokwane, which means “Place of Safety”, has a wealth of agricultural resources, tourist attractions and mineral rich soils.

Being acutely aware of the enormity of the service backlogs provided in Limpopo, Knight Piésold and Hanyane Msimeki initiated the formation Phakama Knight Piésold to address these backlog issues, not only in Limpopo but throughout South Africa as well.Phakama, which means rise in Zulu, encapsulates the spirit of rising up to meet current socio-economic challenges by providing comprehensive consulting engineering and project management services to historically disadvantaged local communities and to both the public and private sector clients. This office has four staff members and its main areas of specialization include water supply, water sanitation and transportation.

Pretoria (South Africa)

The Pretoria office, also known as Knight Hall Hendry, is situated in Pretoria, Gauteng, approximately 50 km north of Johannesburg. Pretoria, also called the Jacaranda City due to the purple blossoming trees lining the streets in spring, is a lovely city. Sheltered by the hills of the Magaliesberg range to the north, the city has a slightly warmer climate than Johannesburg. The city is one of the three capital cities of South Africa and is host to many significant historical buildings and fascinating museums, including the Union Buildings, the Voortrekker Monument and General Smuts Museum. Pretoria also boasts beautiful botanical gardens, a well-known zoo, and the Loftus Stadium, home of Blue Bulls Rugby.

Knight Hall Hendry is the geotechnical division of Knight Piésold and provides specialized geological, geotechnical and environmental engineering services to engineering companies, municipalities, government departments, developers and the mining industry. The design, supervision and project management of a wide range of engineering projects have been undertaken for more than 30 years.

Windhoek (Namibia)

Knight Piésold extended its operational reach to the country of Namibia in 2008. This Southern African country shares its borders with South Africa, Angola, Botswana and the Atlantic Ocean. Even though this country is immense by African standards, with approximately 824,000 km2, it is has a mere population of 2.1 million. The majority of the Namibian population is black African from the Ovambo ethnicity, but the country also has a significant Afrikaans and German presence as a result of earlier colonization. Since its independence, Namibia boasts a record of uninterrupted peace and stability. Namibia has a rugged landscape and a dry and pleasant climate as it is partially covered by the long coastal Namib Desert.

Knight Piésold has two offices in Namibia – in Windhoek and Ondangwa. Windhoek is the capital and largest city in Namibia, which makes it the social, economic and cultural centre of the country. Ondangwa, on the other hand, is a small town in northern Namibia.  Boasting a dynamic environmental team, the eight or so staff members also provide engineering services to the transportation, mining and water sectors.


UK

London

Located in the heart of the City of London in the prestigious Tower 42, Knight Piésold’s UK office offers a prime work location.  It is close to excellent transport links including four mainline rail termini within a mile and two London Underground stations within a few hundred yards, as well as being on many London Bus routes.    Facilities at Tower 42 include a concierge service, ground floor deli, 42nd floor champagne bar with stunning city views, and even a shoeshine.  Discounted membership of the on-site health club is also available. 

Not only is London one of the world’s top financial centres, with close to 200 mining companies listed on the London Stock Exchange, it is also considered by many to be the cultural capital of the world.  Being based in London gives you access to unrivalled stage theatre, musical theatre in the West End, art galleries, museums and music of all types as well as prime sporting events such as Premier League football, Wimbledon tennis, cricket at Lords or the Oval, rugby at Twickenham and the London Marathon, to name only a few.  If nightlife is your scene, options range from local pubs to sophisticated nightclubs while dining ranges from international street food at pop-up lunch kiosks to fine dining at Michelin starred restaurants. 

A career with Knight Piésold based in our rapidly growing London office will give you the opportunity to work on interesting and challenging projects worldwide.  Our focus is on natural resources and engineering projects in Europe, North Africa, the Middle East and Central and Eastern Asia, but you could find yourself almost anywhere given the very close links we have within the global Knight Piésold Consulting group. 

Technical excellence is fundamental to Knight Piésold, and opportunities abound in London for continuous professional development both internally through regular global seminars and with the numerous institutions in London relevant to our work.  


USA

Denver

Knight Piésold's office is located in the heart of Denver's vibrant downtown, which is filled with cultural and recreational opportunities. An extensive bus and growing light rail system make commuting convenient from almost anywhere in the city.

Living in Denver is a dream come true for sports enthusiasts. We have some of the best hiking, biking, camping, snowshoeing, skiing, kayaking, river rafting and fishing that you will ever find in a single place. We enjoy 11 world-class ski resorts within a 100 mile radius, eight professional sports teams, 70 golf courses, the nation's largest public park system in a single city, and 41 state and 3 national parks right in our backyard. But Denver isn't only about sports. We have culture and entertainment galore, with ballet, theater, art galleries, museums, and a variety of shopping options.

In addition to Knight Piésold's internal commitment to professional development for its employees, Denver also offers excellent educational opportunities for our staff and their families. The area's public school systems are highly ranked nationally and there are 12 major colleges and universities and 5 community colleges in the area. The city also hosts some of the finest health care, hospitals and medical research institutions in the world.

Join Knight Piésold and you can have a great career with a dynamic company, and live quite affordably in one of the nicest cities in the world.

Oh, and did we mention that Denver gets over 300 days of sunshine a year?

Chicago

Knight Piésold's Lisle office is located just 30 miles west of Chicago’s vibrant downtown on the interstate 88 corridor. Chicago is a multicultural city that thrives on the harmony and diversity of its 77 distinct neighborhoods.  The Lisle location is located in the western suburbs and has the best of suburban living and schools, within a short drive or train ride to Chicago.

The City of Chicago is a cornucopia of modern art, fine dining, cutting edge comedy, and die-hard sports fans.  The City hosts dozens of cultural institutions, historical sites, and museums, more than 200 theaters, and nearly 200 art galleries.  Foodies will love experiencing Chicago’s 7,300 restaurants. Chicago is the home of many professional sports teams and one of only four U.S. cities to have teams from the five major American professional team sports.

There's nothing quite like Chicago's killer lakefront, which has an 19-mile-long bike path and several very nice sandy beaches, including one just steps away from downtown. Chicago's extensive parklands, including 3,000 hectares of city parks, attract an estimated 86 million visitors annually.

In addition to Knight Piésold's internal commitment to professional development for its employees, Chicago also offers excellent educational opportunities for our staff and their families. Chicago is a leader in reforming public schools and there are 16 graduate schools, 54 colleges and universities, and 22 community colleges in the area. The city also hosts some of the finest health care, hospitals, and medical research institutions in the world.

Join Knight Piésold and you can have a great career with a dynamic company and enjoy all of the adventures offered by the third most populated city in the US.

Elko

The Elko, Nevada office of Knight Piésold is situated in the heart of America’s gold mining region. Our staff of highly qualified engineers, technicians, and support personnel provides engineering solutions to numerous mining, government and private sector clients. Our clients operate world class facilities, and our staff is equipped and trained to provide them with world class engineering solutions. With services ranging from specialty geotechnical engineering designs to construction quality control and quality assurance, our staff works hard to continually provide superior products to our clients who trust us to deliver quality engineering efforts.

Nestled at the foot of the Ruby Mountains, the Elko area provides numerous opportunities for families and friends to experience the great outdoors! Our attractions and events run a broad gamut ranging from the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering to the Ruby Mountain Symphony.

Tucson

The Arizona office of Knight Piésold is located in Tucson, Arizona, a city of approximately 840,000 residents. Known as the Old Pueblo, Tucson was founded in 1775 by Spanish explorers and the city has a rich, diverse cultural heritage. Tucson is surrounded by deserts, canyons, majestic mountain ranges and the Saguaro National Park, which was founded in 1933 to protect the saguaro cactus, a symbol of Arizona and the American Southwest.

Tucson is home to The University of Arizona, Pima Community College, seven public school districts and many private and parochial schools.

Outdoor activities are plentiful here. Tucson is a bicycle friendly city that offers hundreds of miles of cycling trails and paths. You can hike on the desert floor or drive up Mount Lemmon for a hike under cool pines. Skiing and snowboarding are a short drive from the City.

Arizona is home to a $16 billion dollar copper mining industry and Tucson is located in center of the activity. The Tucson office was established in 2007 and we are committed to providing solid engineering solutions to the mining, government and private sector clients in this region. We intend to grow with the region and career opportunities are open.