Geotechnical Engineer Job Description

geotechnical engineer job description

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Geotechnical Engineer Job Description

The role of a Geotechnical Engineer is to analyse and determine the possible impacts of soil and rock on a construction site when places under pressure from structures. This analysis can help determine what materials must be used in the structure’s foundation or overall design, or whether the project needs additional measures to ensure it is safe.

Usual Responsibilities

  • Geotechnical assessments & monitoring
  • Performance & review of face mapping of rock slopes & cuts and stabilisation measures
  • Planning detailed field investigations by drilling and analysing samples of deposits or bedrock
  • Managing staff, including other engineering geologists, geotechnical engineers, consultants and contractors
  • Looking at the risk of geological hazards and making sure any factors affecting engineering works are identified and managed
  • Using specialist computer software to create analytical 2D and 3D models
  • Probing (endoscopes/borescopes)
  • Communicate ground conditions to the CPS Lead or CPS Section Lead and provide inputs into the permits to tunnel meetings
  • Direct spot bolting for local instability


  • Geotechnical Engineer, Mining Engineer or Engineering Geologist experience with a minimum undergraduate degree
  • Able to build and maintain relationships with clients and other teams
  • Minimum 1-year experience with experience within a civil environment desirable
  • Knowledgeable with AS1726
  • Excellent written and communication skills

Average salary: $100k to $150k AUD

Salary is based on © 2021 statistics and research, view their website here.

This Geotechnical Engineer job description is a guideline only and will vary depending on the company, project and location within the Australian/ New Zealand market. 

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