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Golder Associates Geotechnical Engineer in Milton, Australia

At Golder, we thrive on challenges.

Golder is not just a place to work, it is a promise of a living, dynamic environment where people collaborate, innovate, build enduring relationships, excel, and grow professionally in a strong culture of ownership.

About us

With approximately 54,000 talented people globally and 6,100 across more than 50 offices in Australia and New Zealand, we engineer projects that will help societies grow for lifetimes to come. We are dedicated to our local communities and propelled by international brainpower.

We have recently joined forces with WSP, making WSP the largest environmental consulting firm globally, with over 14,000 environment professionals. Together, we can accelerate our global Environmental, Social & Governance vision, and make an impact on our built and natural environment.

The opportunity

Having a comprehensive understanding of geotechnics and ground behaviour is fundamental to building robust and resilient infrastructure.

Our combined WSP/Golder Geotechnics team works alongside planners, structural and civil engineers from the early project planning stages through to construction, inspection and rehabilitation of existing facilities. This creates continuity of project knowledge and supports the multidisciplinary collaboration that is essential to delivering complex infrastructure.

Coming together has strengthened our technical geotechnical capability and is enabling like-minded professionals to collaborate more easily, better leverage technology and access a broader client base. As we’re seeing our project value and pipeline grow significantly, new opportunities have become available for junior Geotechnical Engineers, Senior Engineers and Principals to join us in Brisbane .

You will contribute to the delivery of detailed design and site supervision services for major underground engineering projects in urban areas for highway, metro railway and stations, and wastewater treatment plant.

As an Engineer , you will:

  • Coordinate or conduct geotechnical investigations including interpreting geotechnical data, performing analysis and making recommendations

  • Prepare geotechnical reports and undertake field assignments

  • Maintain client contact and provide technical advice on geotechnical issues

  • Assist with project planning and deliverables of technical complexity

  • Prepare proposals and reports for clients with support from senior staff

  • Identifying safety hazards and completing OH&S incident reporting

As a Senior Engineer , you will:

  • Deliver best practice consulting services to clients

  • Manage project teams, budgets, technical review and quality control for consulting assignments

  • Build a reputation as a lead consultant and participate in the national and global Technical Geotechnical Community

  • Mentor, train, coach juniors to support their career growth and professional development

As a Principal , you will be a part of the local leadership team and play a significant role in work winning initiatives. You will review and approve the work produced by your team, coach and mentor juniors, foster strong client relationships, bring connectivity and market eminence, and have a desire to further build your brand in the QLD market.

You will be accountable for project planning and scheduling, cost estimating and monitoring, change management and quality review.

Our current workbook spans an exciting array of industries, specifically Resources, Mining and Transport. Some of the key projects we’re involved in:

  • Inland Rail (

  • Kangaroo Point Bridge

  • Queen’s Wharf (

What we'll love about you

You’re enthusiastic, reliable, great at building collaborative working relationships, and you’re keen to take the next step up in your career.

We will consider professionals at all levels, from junior Engineers to Seniors and Principals, with experience in:

  • Resources or mining industry

  • Field investigations in various geological conditions

  • Geotechnical design including rock/soil/structure interaction

  • Preparation or review of technical reports

  • Project management and a drive for high quality service

  • High level of attention to detail with a creative approach to problem-solving

  • Strong interpersonal skills and adaptable to change

  • Tertiary qualification in Civil, Geological or Environmental Engineering

  • We’re also welcoming applications from international talent

Your benefits at Golder will include

  • Deepen your expertise in a dynamic work environment

  • Great company environment & culture

  • Innovative and collaborative multidisciplinary projects

  • Competitive benefits and remuneration packages

  • On the job training, mentoring and coaching

Renowned for technical excellence, Golder, a member of WSP, is a leading global specialised engineering and consulting organisation with over 60 years of successful service to its clients. Our professionals are driven by a passion to deliver results, offering unique specialised skills to address the ever-evolving challenges that earth, environment, and energy present to clients across the infrastructure, mining, oil & gas, manufacturing and power sectors.

All qualified applicants who meet the specific criteria outlined above including the special opportunity criteria are encouraged to apply for this role.

Please note: Golder does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies.


Title: Geotechnical Engineer

Location: AUS-Milton

Requisition ID: 21002512