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Golder Associates Snr 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 Senior 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 geotechnical consulting services to clients, focussing on Defence infrastructure projects across Australia.

  • Business development with both existing and new clients including pursuing significant business opportunities, particularly those on the Defence Estate

  • Client relationship management including managing key Defence infrastructure contractor client relationships and the development of relationships with new clients

  • Support for proposal submission / preparation in the pursuit of Defence sector opportunities

  • Leadership of project teams and project management including budgetary and quality control for consulting assignments

  • Leverage the strength and depth of the geotechnical team across Australia to deliver efficient, practical and innovative solutions to clients in the Defence sector.

  • Liaising with technical specialists from other disciplines or offices, building relationships with key Golder | WSP people working in Defence both geographically and across various services lines.

  • Mentoring and coaching staff with respect to their career growth and professional development

  • Embracing and supporting our strong H&S culture

  • Participation in the national and global geotechnical communities within projects and Defence industry groups

Skills, Qualifications, and Experience

  • Tertiary qualified in civil and/or geotechnical engineering with CPEng accreditation.

  • Significant geotechnical experience gained in a consultancy environment, and preferably experience working on Defence infrastructure projects

  • Team leading or team management experience

  • Ability to manage client relationships, projects, and project teams

  • Strong interpersonal communication and critical thinking skills are essential

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including strong technical writing skills

  • Proven record of independent work and ability to work effectively within a team environment

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: Snr Geotech Engineer – (Defence)

Location: AUS-Richmond

Requisition ID: 21002546