To view the RDCL Website you need to have Javascript turned on.

  • BSC
  • MRES

Ollie Gibson

Principal Geophysicist


Ollie is a principal geophysicist with 23 years’ experience. He has conducted near surface and wireline geophysics surveys in over 25 different countries. Ollie has expertise in televiewer, surface wave, electrical resistivity and microgravity techniques. Ollie’s raison d’être is working within a team to integrate geophysical results into geological and geotechnical engineering solutions.

Two words that best describe the RDCL culture?

Self sufficiency.

What’s your most memorable project?

One of the most interesting projects I have worked on was undertaking a televiewer and pressuremeter survey through a concrete dam and into the underlying schist in South Island. The survey was multifaceted and provided data on the condition of the concrete of the dam and the likely ground response of the underlying bedrock.

Which RDCL value is most important to you?

Boldness. Since I joined RDCL in 2012 boldness and a sense of adventure has underpinned everything we’ve done. This has meant taking risks that others might not and this has led to a can-do attitude and non-conservative approach.

What do you love about working at RDCL?

RDCL is small. No one is going to hold your hand and you’re going to have to solve your own problems and take responsibility.

Where or how do you reset and recharge?

Outside of work I enjoy doing conservation work for the Ngā Uruora conservation group, tramping and kayaking along the Kāpiti coast.

Check out the latest opportunities at RDCL

Hawke’s Bay
Te Matau-a-Māui
+64 6 877 1652
8/308 Queen Street East,
Hastings, Hawke’s Bay,
New Zealand
Te Whanganui-a-Tara
+64 4 282 1564
Unit 2, 2 Raiha St, Elsdon,
Porirua 5022, Wellington,
New Zealand.
Tāmaki Makaurau
+64 21 884 190
Unit A3, 269a Mount Smart Rd, Onehunga, Auckland 1061, New Zealand.
+63 916 276 3133 (Admin)+63 917 184 5147 (Technical)
Unit 2106, Prestige Tower,
F. Ortigas Jr. Road, Ortigas Center, Pasig City 1605, Metro Manila, Philippines.