Geotechnical engineers are master geologists and engineers combined in one profession. They understand the behavior and properties of soil, rock, and other materials that make up the earth. Geotechnical engineers typically work in the construction and infrastructure industries, and their primary responsibilities are to ensure the stability and safety of buildings, roads, bridges, tunnels, and other infrastructure projects through geotech engineering.

 

Geotechnical engineers often conduct site investigations and collect soil and rock samples to analyze the characteristics of the materials at the site. Based on the site investigation data, geotechnical engineers design foundations, retaining structures, and other components of the infrastructure project to ensure that they are safe and durable. They must assess the potential risks associated with the construction site, such as soil instability, landslides, and earthquakes, and design measures to mitigate these risks. Soil engineering plays a big role in a geotechnical engineer’s job.

 

In addition, geotechnical engineers will be involved in supervising the construction of an infrastructure project to guarantee that the design specifications are being followed. Geotechnical engineers also actively take into consideration the impact of building on the environment, designing measures to minimize any negative impact. An eye for detail, a passion for geology, and a strong team working attitude are all a part of the job as a geotech engineer.

 

Geotech engineers can find opportunities in a number of sectors where geotechnical services are needed. Sectors include construction, energy, transportation, and the environment.

Apply now for a job as a Geotechnical engineer! 

Drilling Fluids SME

undefined: Perth

undefined: Oil & Gas

undefined: Drilling, Completions & Geosciences

undefined: 5 undefined

Provides fluids system analysis & engineering support to meet Chevron Australia fluid and waste managementobligations/regulations for Barrow Island as well as offshore operations.Represent Wells function on waste management and discharge strategies including input and guidance to theEnvironmental Plans, Safety Case etc. such that Government licensing commitments and Company policies are adhered to.Prepare and deliver fluids/waste management information in internal and partner workshops such as DRB meetings, project assurance reviews, stakeholder communications etc.Develop and evaluate rig equipment and feasibility concept alternatives.Prepare plans for field installations / rig modifications & equipment requirements. Prepare fluids and waste management tendering documents and conduct bidding to support Wells fluids and waste management requirements.Support Drilling & Completion fluids qualification and testing; working closely with the Fluids Company, Drilling /Completion Engineers and liaising with Chevron Technology Center Fluids Team.Responsible for oversite and execution of the drilling & completions fluids programs. Completes post project reviews.Assist and provide operational support to Drilling Superintendent for the ongoing drilling/completionprogram as required.• Assists with project execution through the operational phase, capturing lessons learned and looking for operationalimprovements.

Contracts Administrator

undefined: BRISBANE

undefined: Building & Construction

undefined: Project Management & Services

undefined: 3 undefined

Ensure timely placement of Purchase Orders that support contract services for production work in compliance with corporate controls and best practices. Track progress, and support the Project Manager with coordinating Contractor’s compliance regarding company systems and controls. Oversee the administration and performance of service contracts.Ensure contract payments are executed accurately and anomalies are identified. Ensure payments are made to Contractors in accordance with requirements of Company agreements held with Contracts in a timely manner. Advise on contract risks and support the stewardship of gap closure and opportunities for improvement, assisting with prioritization where required.Liaise with Contractor Representatives on a daily basis to address issues that may arise from the placement and amendment of purchase orders and the payment of invoices for work executed against those purchase orders.Foster positive, constructive relations and dialogue between Contractor and Company representatives, as well as assist in facilitating resolution to issues or problem-solving.Maintain critical contractual documentation, including SOA’s, Purchase Orders, Records of Meetings and decisions.Numbers, Purchase order numbers and Contract Owners/Admin.Ensure effective contract administration through records management, advice and compliance with procurement & controls

Brownfield Projects Lead- Tier 1 Oil and Gas Operator

undefined: BRISBANE

undefined: Oil & Gas

undefined: Construction, Commissioning & Operations

undefined: 3 undefined

In this role, you will collaborate closely with initiative owners to ensure seamless project handovers, setting realistic budgets and schedules to achieve project goals. You will align project prioritization with organizational objectives, working with the Project and Engineering Services Manager and other Project Leads. Engaging with stakeholders, you will define project scopes, methodologies, and justifications, ensuring all perspectives are considered.Manage and oversee all SIB & BF projects, ensuring they are delivered on schedule and within budget, realizing the expected benefits.Develop comprehensive business cases, analyze requirements, and secure necessary funding approvals.Manage project scope, adhere to internal processes, handle change management, and allocate funding effectively.Oversee project resource requirements, QA/QC standards, budget targets, and delivery timeframes.Ensure health, safety, and environmental compliance for all project activities, mitigating risks for successful project outcomes.Communicate and report key project KPIs to stakeholders, ensuring transparency and accountability.Provide exceptional management to project managers and engineers, including performance management and development planning.Drive continual improvement within the PES team, enhancing systems, processes, delivery strategies, and team culture.

Executive Assistant (12-18 months maternity cover)

undefined: Canning Vale

undefined: Banking

undefined: Other Law

undefined: 3 undefined

You will work closely with the MD to enhance the effectiveness of the Corporate function and will have a breadth of exposure to Legal, Commercial, Public Relations, Marketing, Administrative and Operational matters. An insight into your responsibilities:Coordination and management of all information required of Key Consultants which is integral to the successful delivery of the Company’s corporate objectives Assisting with executive documents, reports, research, presentations and communications for the MDDiary and meeting management including preparing agendas and minute / action itemsAttend to stakeholder enquiriesTravel and event coordinationMaintaining the contact databaseAdministration of expenses, stationery and resource managementCompany website, print and social media marketing including drafting communications for approval

Contract Administrator

undefined: BRISBANE

undefined: Building & Construction

undefined: Construction & Commissioning

undefined: 3 undefined

Exposure to projects over $10m in value (preferred).Experience in engaging with contractors.Good interpersonal skills, with the ability to manage discipline and performance issues in the workplace.Budgetary reporting and analysis skills.Solid written communication and reporting skills.High levels of initiative, energy and passion for the role.Ability to work independently and as part of a project wider team.

Dewatering Heavy Diesel Fitter - 2:2 Roster - Days Only

undefined: Pilbara

undefined: Mining

undefined: Operations & Maintenance

undefined: 3 undefined

Reporting to the Water Management (Dewatering) Supervisor, you will be responsible for ensuring the efficient operation and maintenance of diesel generators and pumps. Your role will involve working closely with the Water Management team to uphold equipment reliability and support dewatering operations effectively. Collaborating within the department, you'll contribute to maintaining optimal water management strategies that are crucial to the site's operational success.Conduct regular preventative maintenance checks on diesel generators, diesel-driven transfer pond pumps, and in-pit trailer-mounted pumps to ensure optimal performance and prevent potential issuesExecute scheduled maintenance tasks for diesel generators, transfer pond pumps, and in-pit trailer-mounted pumps, following manufacturer guidelines and company protocolsProvide immediate and effective breakdown maintenance support to minimize downtime and ensure the quick restoration of generator and pump functionalityPerform the majority of maintenance tasks in the workshop or mechanical yard environmentAssist with and conduct inspections and repairs on multistage submersible pumps and standard single impeller pumpsEnsure all maintenance activities are carried out safely, adhering to safety standards and regulations

Project Manager

undefined: Sancrox

undefined: Building & Construction

undefined: Project Management & Services

undefined: 3 undefined

Demonstrate a strong ambition to propel the business forward, innovating processes along the way.Thoroughly comprehend project specifications prior to on-site commencement, ensuring end to end project excellence.Nurture client relationships, matching financial objectives with client requisites.Generate monthly project reports, detailing financials and program schedules for the Construction ManagerFlexibility to adapt in a dynamic work environment, proactively strategising and planning. Efficiently manage subcontractors, ensuring timely and budget-compliant completion of Scope of Works. Efficiently coordinate resources, material procurement, machinery, and temporary staff when necessary.

Certification Officer

undefined: Perth

undefined: Oil & Gas

undefined: Construction, Commissioning & Operations

undefined: 2 undefined

Essential Responsibilities Actively ensure that all HSE procedures are followed at location.Adhere to the requirements of the Quality Management System.Comprehensive certification for Facility inclusive of Cranes/ Davits, Racking, Electrical, Rigging, Ladders and accessories. This list will be reviewed and updated periodically based on the Company requirement and regulatory specification. Ensure that for Equipment, Instrument, Hoses, Spools and Iron Certification in order to comply with the operational requirements of the Base, Client and regulatory specification.Manage the Hoses, spool and Iron inventory. Equipment certification and registration with Worksafe Australia. Ensures certifications are all consolidated prior to project mobilisation. Update and maintain certification in Company’s database. Ensure that maintenance record generated is updated in Company’s database Co-ordinate with vendors to get equipment, spools and hoses certified/ inspected and recertified. Activities as delegated by Supervisor.

Experienced Blast Crew Operator

undefined: Perth

undefined: Mining

undefined: Trade

undefined: 2 undefined

Working as part of a drill and blast team, you will be required to:Prime and load blast holesMark up drill patternsSupport your team members to achieve the unit’s shared objectives.Monitor and set up blast zones QA/QC of blast holes - recording data to pass onto supervisorsWorking alongside drillers and shot firers to complete ad-hoc tasks such as refueling LVs and other machinery and general maintenance activities.Upholding safety regulations and protocol.

Experienced Blast Hole Drillers

undefined: Perth

undefined: Mining

undefined: Trade

undefined: 2 undefined

Operate blast hole drilling machinery, including rotary drills and down-the-hole drills.Ensure safe drilling operations by following strict safety protocols.Survey and mark drilling locations based on project specifications.Drill holes to specified depths and diameters according to geological conditions.Collect rock samples for analysis and maintain accurate drilling records.Perform routine maintenance on drilling equipment and troubleshoot mechanical issues.Communicate effectively with team members and report drilling progress.Adhere to environmental regulations during drilling operations.Stay informed about new drilling technologies and participate in training programs.Contribute to the success of mining and construction projects by providing accurate and efficient drilling services.

Project Manager

undefined: Bella Vista

undefined: Building & Construction

undefined: Project Management & Services

undefined: 2 undefined

Plan, execute, monitor, and control projects from start to finish.Develop comprehensive project plans, including scope, schedule, resource allocation, and risk management strategies.Collaborate closely with clients to understand project requirements, establish project goals, and maintain effective communication throughout the project lifecycle.Monitor project progress, track key performance indicators, and provide regular reports to stakeholders, addressing any deviations from the project plan.Conduct regular site visits to ensure compliance with safety regulations, quality standards, and project specifications.Manage project budgets, including cost estimation, forecasting, and financial tracking, ensuring optimal resource utilisation.Stay updated on industry trends, best practices, and emerging technologies related to piling projects, incorporating relevant advancements into project strategies.

Hydrogeologist - 8/6 Roster - FIFO

undefined: Pilbara

undefined: Mining

undefined: Exploration & Geosciences

undefined: 2 undefined

Reporting to the Water Services Superintendent,you will play a central role in developing, implementing, and reviewing dewatering plans aligned with operational mine plans. This position requires strong communication, time management, and technical skills to ensure timely completion of robust hydrogeological assessments, vital for effective business communication.Review quarterly mine plans to develop monthly operational dewatering and water supply plans, monitoring progress using reports, water level interpretation, and operational water balancesProvide technical hydrogeological guidance and support to operational departments regarding mine water management and compliance with Environmental and Water Licence obligationsDrive improvement projects and collaborate on their execution, focusing on operational benefits and stakeholder satisfactionContribute to mine planning efforts related to dewatering, water supply, and depressurisation initiativesAssist in compiling End of Month data and KPI reporting for ManagementManage water monitoring data collection, QA/QC processes, and database (Envirosys) managementFoster collaborative relationships with internal departments and external stakeholders to enhance knowledge, scope development, system evolution, and risk awareness in water management decision-making processes

Common geotech engineering responsibilities 

  • Performing initial field and environmental investigations before building planning;

  • Using geological maps and photographs to aid in site selection;

  • Making a strategic plan for the geotechnical engineering site and executing the geotechnical research as planned;

  • Collecting samples like rocks, sand, and such items from the site;

  • Analyzing soil and other geotechnical findings;

  • Carrying out tests on the samples and noting the pollution values;

  • Designing the geotech projects based on the research;

  • Creating 3D models and technical specifications using latest modeling software;

  • Developing design proposals and estimating costs for safe construction together with expert colleagues;

  • Assessing and advising on geological dangers during planning and execution of the engineering project;

  • Examining diverse building materials and potential stresses which includes ability and strain levels;

  • Establishing cost and time limits on ground studies;

  • Coordinating work with geologists, soil engineers, other geotech engineers, and advisors;

  • Protecting the environment while undertaking engineering work;

  • Traveling to geotechnical engineering sites.

Qualifications for geotech engineers 

Geotech engineers should have at least a Bachelor’s degree in Geotechnical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Civil Engineering, Geophysics, or a related technical field. An advanced degree is advantageous. In some countries, an engineering license may also be required.

 

Additional supporting skills and experience include:

  • Previous experience in a role in geotechnical services;
  • Expertise in geology, climatology, chemistry, and mathematics with extraction and transportation engineeringknowledge and skills;
  • Expertise in using geotechnical computer software, AutoCAD, ArcView-GIS, SEEP/W, SLOPE/W, and finite element analysis software such as PLAXIS are strongly preferred;
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and communication skills;
  • Ability to work well in a team and manage multiple projects and team members simultaneously.