Geotechnical Engineer

Stantec Australia

Location: Wollongong

Job Type: Full time


Geotechnical Engineer - ( 2300015B )


Communities are fundamental. Whether around the corner or across the globe, they provide a foundation, a sense of place and of belonging. That's why at Stantec, we always design with community in mind.

We care about the communities we serve—because they're our communities too. We're designers, engineers, scientists, and project managers, innovating together at the intersection of community, creativity, and client relationships. Balancing these priorities results in projects that advance the quality of life in communities across the globe.

About the role:

Contribute to the consultancy work of the Geotechnical team by undertaking research, field investigations and preparation of reports in the scientific areas of Geosciences, working with Project Managers, Team Leads, Geotechnical Engineers and Environmental Scientists.

Our Wollongong office is looking for an experienced Geotechnical Engineer to join their team. You will have the opportunity to work on a broad range of NSW projects with local and state government on small to large infrastructure projects.

Our flexible working arrangement offers work from home and tailored working hours as well as part time options. Our supportive work environment allows you to tailor your career path ensuring planned investment into your training and development as well as access to long term career opportunities.

Day to day tasks would involve:

  • Provide geotechnical design support (experience in SLOPE/W, Bearing Capacity, piling pad design and PLAXIS required), plan and manage site investigations (both soil and rock logging), undertake field testing, prepare reports and engage clients. Experience in working on major infrastructure projects would be beneficial.

  • Produce calculations, specifications and drawings to ensure that technical designs will provide appropriate solution.

  • Use a variety of standard Engineering methods and techniques in solving problems (Austroads Guidelines, Australian Standards, TfNSW Standards).

  • Mentor more junior Engineers with the analysis of information, production of designs and computations.

  • Prepare specifications, proposals and other documentation both independently and under supervision.

  • Assume responsibility for the results of simple to moderate projects or sections of projects.

  • Provide administrative support for projects by collecting data, providing project documentation, and performing other general administrative duties.

  • Contribute to proposal and bid development to support business development activities, including preparing proposal material as required.

  • Work with other engineering disciplines and professionals in the coordination of the project under the direction of a senior engineer.

  • Perform field work related to different design and construction related activities (including drilling rig supervision and field logging, falling weight deflectometer (FWD) testing supervision, road condition assessment surveys, piling supervision – bored piles and CFA piles including rock socket verification) as required.


To be successful for this role you'll need:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Geotechnical or Civil Engineering with completion of geotechnical electives and/or major as part of your university studies.

  • Ideally you should have 5 years of relevant industry experience.

  • Relevant knowledge in Australian standards, Engineering methods and techniques in solving problems (Austroads Guidelines, Australian Standards, TfNSW Standards).

  • Drive and passion to solve problems and produce innovative solutions

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills. Well-developed interpersonal skills to develop, maintain and enhance internal and client relationships.

What we offer

Along with a competitive salary we offer many other benefits to ensure your professional development & wellbeing is ongoing.

  • Flexible Working Arrangements including purchasing up to 4 weeks additional leave and provision for school term contracts, job sharing and part time employment.

  • Learning and Talent Development Programs including Global programmes, online learning and on-the-job learning

  • Mentoring for your own development and the opportunity to mentor others

  • Professional Memberships

  • Salary Continuance Insurance (SCI)

  • Mental Health and Wellbeing Programs

  • Service Recognition Awards

  • Employee Assistance Program

About us

The Stantec community unites approximately 25,000 employees working in over 400 locations across six continents. We collaborate across disciplines and industries to bring buildings, water, energy, resources, water, environmental, transport and infrastructure projects to life. Our work from initial project concept and planning through design, construction and commissioning begins the intersection of community, creativity, and client relationships. So, when we take on a project, we see the opportunity to make a lasting connection with the people and places where we live and work.

How to apply

No Agency CVs will be accepted

Primary Location : Australia-New South Wales-Wollongong

Organization : BC-3040 CommDev-AU New South Wales

Employee Status : Regular

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Travel : No

Schedule : Full-time

Job Posting : Mar 8, 2023, 3:30:45 PM

Req ID: 2300015B

Stantec provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified employees and applicants for future and current employment and prohibit discrimination on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. We prohibit discrimination in decisions concerning recruitment, hiring, referral, promotion, compensation, fringe benefits, job training, terminations or any other condition of employment. Stantec is in compliance with local, state and federal laws and regulations and ensures equitable opportunities in all aspects of employment. EEO including Disability/Protected Veterans

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