Golder Associates Principal Geotech Engineer – (Defence) in Richmond, 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.
Golder has a new opportunity for a Principal Geotechnical Engineer (Defence) to join our Team. This role can be based in Sydney/ Melbourne OR Brisbane on a full-time basis. The focus of this role is to lead the delivery of best-practice geotechnical consulting services to Defence clients throughout Australia and collaborate with other discipline leaders to deliver multi-disciplinary projects in the Defence sector.
Key duties and responsibilities will include
Deliver best practice consulting services to clients, based in Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane, but focusing on Defence projects across Australia.
Provide technical leadership for geotechnical services on large multi-disciplinary Defence projects.
Provide technical advice on complex geotechnical issues to clients and internal staff.
Technical reviewer fostering technical quality of deliverables.
Manage key Defence client relationships, developing strategy, technical service offerings and significant business opportunities.
Build a reputation as technical leader/lead consultant with leadership of tender and project teams on consulting assignments.
Leverage the strength and depth of the Golder geotechnical team across Australia to deliver efficient, practical and innovative solutions to clients in the Defence sector.
Contribute to Defence sector strategy and direction as a key senior member of the business.
Leadership of project teams on consulting assignments.
Project management, budgeting and quality control for consulting assignments.
Embrace and lead our strong HSSE culture, providing safety leadership in identifying and alleviating/ eliminating high priority safety hazards.
Participate in Defence industry groups, expert panels etc. as part of maintaining high industry profile.
Liaise with specialists from other disciplines or offices within Golder.
Mentor and coach junior through to senior staff with respect to their career growth and professional development.
Build a national network of geotechnical professionals across the Golder business focused on the pursuit and delivery of Defence sector projects.
Participate in national and global Golder Technical Community forums or other technical society forums such as teleconferences and online. * *
Skills, Qualifications, and Experience
Tertiary qualified in civil and/or geotechnical engineering with CPEng accreditation.
A well-developed knowledge of tendering and delivering geotechnical services for Defence Infrastructure projects including foundations, pavements, earthworks and excavations across all project phases from initial concept through to design and construction.
Experience on large, intermediate and small size Defence projects at a senior level.
Previous operational, technical and management exposure within Defence or consulting to Defence sector clients.
Excellent communication skills and knowledge of Defence sector protocols and procurement.
Good analytical and problem-solving skills with a high degree of attention to detail.
Strong ability to analyse, interpret and communicate information.
Flexible, adaptive to change and demanding conditions.
Collaborative approach and ability to build teams and rapport amongst clients, colleagues and other industry leaders.
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. By joining forces with WSP in 2021, Golder is now part of a 14,000-person strong earth and environment practice, providing engineering, remediation, regulatory & compliance, design and environmental services on projects that span all seven continents. 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.
At Golder, we care about our people – we operate with integrity and embrace diversity. 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: Principal Geotech Engineer – (Defence)
Requisition ID: 21002333