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Associate Geotechnical Engineer

WSP Posted: 11/01/2022
Location: Hobart, Tasmania, Australia Type:  N/A
Disciplines:  Geotechnical Engineering
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  • Opportunity to work on top-tier projects
  • Flexible working hours with supportive working from home environment
  • Join our growing Geotechnical & Tunnels group

About us
WSP is one of the world's leading engineering professional services consulting firms, bringing together approximately 54,000 talented people globally, including 6,100 based across more than 50 offices in Australia and New Zealand. We are technical experts who design and provide strategic advice on sustainable solutions, and future ready engineering projects that will help societies grow for lifetimes to come.

The Opportunity
WSP and Golder coming together has strengthened our capability and is enabling like-minded professionals to collaborate more easily; better leveraging technology and accessing a broader client base.
We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Associate Geotechnical Engineer to join our TAS operations. This is a challenging role that will see you deliver innovative and effective technical solutions to both internal and external clients.
You will be part of our accomplished Geotechnical and Tunnels section and will work alongside our established team of Geotechnical and Tunnelling technical experts, assisting in bidding and delivering successful projects.
Your technical expertise will be deployed across projects in the transport, power, water, mining, property and government sectors to continue the growth of an already successful and reputable capability.
Some of the key projects we have delivered nationally include:
  • Inland Rail
  • Kangaroo Point Bridge
  • Queen's Wharf

What you will do
  • Provide technical advice on complex geotechnical issues to clients and internal staff and deliver best practice consulting services;
  • Use advanced techniques, modifications and extension of theories, practices to synthesise and analyse data for decision making/ recommendations;
  • Build reputation as Technical Leader/Lead Consultant. Participate in industry groups as part of maintaining high industry profile;
  • Manage, analyse and carry out geotechnical reporting for projects
  • Provide safety leadership in identifying and alleviating/ eliminating high priority safety hazards;
  • Participate in training activities, mentor and transfer knowledge to other geotechnical engineers;
  • Manage existing and new client relationships and undertake proactive business development activities;
  • Keep abreast of advancing technologies, methods and research & development;
  • Supervise, coordinate and review/evaluate activities carried out by less experienced engineers;
  • Prepare tenders, proposals and reports for clients; and
  • Guide, participate and support stakeholder engagement activities.

What we will love about you
  • 10 to 15 years' experience in geotechnical engineering
  • A successful track record in undertaking and managing field investigations for small to large size geotechnical projects
  • Track record of promoting innovation in the field of geotechnical engineering to create value for clients/ projects
  • Demonstrated experience in the preparation / review of written technical reports and client communications
  • Demonstrated experience in geotechnical design including rock/soil/structure interaction
  • A civil engineering or engineering geology degree
  • Post graduate qualifications in a geotechnical related field will be considered favourably
  • A strong work ethic and ability to work autonomously and in a team environment
  • Ability to take responsibility for geotechnical design delivery in multidisciplinary environment

Some of the many benefits we offer our employees include:
  • Flexible working hours and working from home
  • Global mobility
  • Parental leave & purchased additional annual leave
  • Corporate employee discounts and offers
  • Salary continuance insurance
  • Wellness at work & social club
  • Workplace giving /volunteering
  • Employee reward & recognition program
  • Professional and technical development opportunities

Inspired by Diversity, Driven by Inclusion...
Discover a forward-thinking culture that incorporates some conventional yet non-negotiable qualities-like respect, integrity and trust. We welcome to the table all perspectives, strengths, skills, creeds and genders because we know that diverse ideas breed extraordinary results.
We support a diverse and inclusive work environment as well as equal employment opportunities. We encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and people of culturally diverse backgrounds to apply.

Please note we will not be engaging the services of recruitment agencies for this role.

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