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Senior Geotechnical Engineer

Job Profile

Shape the communities in which we live.

Due to strong demand for our services we are seeking a Senior Geotechnical Engineer to join our growing transport team and be a key part in the delivery of key projects to our clients.

One of the largest employee-owned companies in the world, Mott MacDonald is a multisector consultancy providing engineering, management, and development services on projects in 150 countries. With over 16,000 of the best people working on a diverse range of challenges, we’re helping our clients deliver sustainable infrastructure and development solutions.

We have a collegiate and collaborative culture which values equality and diversity, and we take proactive steps to create an inclusive workplace.

Job Description

With strong technical knowledge and significant experience in geotechnical projects, we seek a person who is both technically focussed but able to be client minded with great all-round skills in presentation and communication.

As part of the wider Geotechnical team you will assist in mentoring junior staff and generally work with other teams in Melbourne and in other ANZ offices providing internal support services related to tunnelling, foundations, retaining structures, slopes and road projects etc. Where required you will prepare specifications and reports and carry out site inspections. Attend client meetings and manage the client interface on progressively larger and more complex projects.

You will also assist the ANZ Geotechnical Practice Leader in identifying and securing geotechnical opportunities (internal and external) and developing the geotechnical services offering across ANZ.

Other key duties will include:

• Scope and price geotechnical aspects of projects.
• Work with external and internal clients as a member of the geotechnical team.
• Advise internal professionals in our roads, tunnel and structural engineering groups.
• Assist as a team member or lead geotechnical related projects.
• Supervision of drafting personnel.
• Apply your understanding of construction methods.
• Preparation of reports and specifications.
• Site inspections and reporting.
• Field monitoring and data collection.

Candidate Specification

For this role you will require the following:

• Degree Qualified Engineering Geologist.
• Higher degree or specialist expertise highly regarded.
• Experience in ground characterisation.
• Experience in design.
• Experience of project management.
• Appreciation of engineering risk.
• Developing and understanding of commercial risk.
• Prepared to innovate and think outside the square.
• Willingness to contribute to any reasonable request.
• Ongoing development of professional skills.

In turn you’ll be working on significant projects that shape the communities in which we live. You will build connections with our international expertise and bring this knowledge to our clients and to their projects. We adopt a pioneering mindset to meet our challenges head on.

There’s no time like the present to make a change.
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