Jeremy Harnett

Jeremy Harnett

Bachelor of Resource Studies, Bachelor of Environmental Management (Honours)

Jeremy joined the Smart Alliances team in 2012 as Environmental Scientist based in and running the Kaikoura office. “Smart Alliances are a friendly team with a high level of skill. It’s great having the intellectual resources at hand to cover such a wide range of engineering, architecture and resource management issues.” says Jeremy. His goal is to grow the environmental science side of the Smart Alliance business.

As an environmental scientist Jeremy is mainly involved with wastewater design and land and soil assessments. He works with a broad range of clients from district health boards, wineries and construction firms through to private individuals with a piece of land they want to build on.

Jeremy considers one of his most exciting challenges is working with clients on land development projects in isolated areas like the Marlborough Sounds and North Canterbury. “There are such a wide range of issues to reconcile in these sensitive areas. We have to find a practical balance between our client’s requirements, the geology and topography of the site, local planning requirements, and neighbours to the development.” The comprehensive Smart Alliances team mean that all aspects of a client’s project can be managed under one roof providing first class results for the client without having to work between different firms.