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Golder Associates Senior Geotechnical Engineer (Pile Testing) in Victoria, 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 to join our team on a full-time basis based in Melbourne or Adelaide . You will be working on a variety of building, civil and mining infrastructure projects.

Key duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Deliver best practice consulting services to clients, based in Melbourne, focusing on projects in Victoria, as well as having involvement in regional and global projects as required;

  • Providing technical advice on complex geotechnical issues to clients and internal staff;

  • Technical reviewer fostering technical quality of deliverables in Melbourne;

  • Building a reputation as Technical Leader/Lead Consultant with 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 industry groups and/or expert panels as part of maintaining a high industry profile, as well as manage and maintain key client relationships;

  • Participate in the national and global Golder Technical Geotechnical Community within projects or other forums such as teleconferences and web sites;

  • Provide leadership across a range of projects (including infrastructure buildings, energy, water, mining and manufacturing) foster relationships with existing clients and develop new business opportunities;

  • Lead projects and teams involved with analysis, design and construction phase services for infrastructure and other projects;

  • Mentor, train, coach junior, undertake peer review through to senior staff with respect to their career growth and professional development.

Skills, Qualifications, and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering or Environmental Engineering, as well as 10 years relevant experience within a consulting firm or similar;

  • Tertiary qualified, with a post-graduate degree in Civil and/or Geotechnical Engineering with chartered professional engineer status.

  • Experience on large, intermediate and small size projects in a cross-section of sectors.

  • Previous operational, technical and project management exposure.

  • Experience in both operational and consulting environments would be favorable.

  • Excellent communication skills.

  • Good analytical and problem-solving skills with high attention to detail.

  • Strong ability to analyse, interpret and communicate information.

  • Flexible, adaptive to change and demanding conditions.

  • Ability to build rapport amongst clients and other industry leads.

  • Demonstrated project ownership, decision making and mentoring skills to enable development of junior engineers.

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. 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: Senior Geotechnical Engineer (Pile Testing)

Location: AU-Victoria

Requisition ID: 21002203