Associate/Principal Geotechnical Engineer

ID 2024-7223
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Posted Date
3 weeks ago(6/20/2024 1:11 AM)

Job Description

Associate/Principal Geotechnical Engineer National 2IC


Are you an experienced geotechnical professional ready to take your career to the next level? Do you want to be part of an experienced geotechnical team that values its people and their careers? Do you want to help grow the business while ensuring technical excellence of deliverables?


If you have the drive and desire to work for a growing global organisation focused on connecting the best people to the best work, then we want to hear from you!


The Company

Kleinfelder Australia is an environmental consulting firm providing professional and technical services for land contamination and remediation, geotechnical engineering, environmental planning and approvals, ecology, heritage, land management and rehabilitation, bushfire planning and design.


We are part of the global Kleinfelder Group, an environmental, engineering and science-based consulting firm, can utilise the experience of over 3,000 employees globally. With almost 100 staff operating across Australia, we deliver our projects with local and international experience.


The Opportunity


As our success and growth continues across Australia, an opportunity has arisen for a motivated and highly experienced Associate/Principal Geotechnical Engineer to join our growing team in New South Wales.  You can be based in our new Sydney or Newcastle offices, a proportion of home working, or a mixture of all three. A Brisbane base is also a possibility for the right candidate.

We are looking for an individual with a strong focus on technical report writing and people and project management.


Along with a competitive salary, Kleinfelder provides a diverse and inclusive work environment amongst a team of dedicated and pragmatic environmental experts. While providing leadership, delivering technically, and driving the growth within the established Geotech teams, you will have the opportunity to progress to a 2IC position under our National Geotechnical Lead, interfacing with teams in Newcastle, Melbourne and Adelaide, part of our national contaminated land and geotechnical leadership team with the opportunity to develop your career into a national leadership role.


Reporting to the National Leader / Principal Geotechnical Engineer, you will assume a leadership position in contributing to the technical leadership of our geotechnical service line. You will be managing a variety of geotechnical projects, working within a multi-disciplinary team of scientists, engineers, and business development professionals.


The following key responsibilities will be expected from a candidate considered for this role:

  • Provide technical direction of geotechnical proposals and reports, including peer review and co-authoring of more complex deliverables.
  • Project management including co-ordination of internal resources, contractor management, budget management and client relationships.
  • Provide development and mentoring opportunities for the geotechnical group to grow and expand skills and technical capabilities of the team.
  • Interface with clients and help our National Business Development manage grow the geotechnical service line.


About You


You will have demonstrated experience in the management and of a variety of geotechnical assessment and remediation projects across a range of market sectors for both public and private clients. Applicants should possess an in-depth knowledge and practical application of Australian National Standard Site Investigation and Geotechnical Investigations.


You will have a successful track record of managing geotechnical projects through the preliminary investigation, design, and construction phases. Previous experience of managing a team of Geotechnical professionals within a multi-disciplinary consultancy, and closely collaborating with engineering and environmental professionals would be desirable.


Desired Attributes/Credentials

  • A relevant degree in Geotechnical engineering, Geology, or relevant Earth science.
  • Extensive experience (12+ years) in the earth science / environmental / engineering consulting industry.
  • A desire to build a team and have a positive ‘go-to’ attitude.
  • A capable people manager.
  • Demonstrated health and safety leadership.
  • Experience of Geotechnical Design and analysis slopes, soil nails, retaining walls building footings etc.
  • Appreciation of a combined investigations of Geotechnical and Contaminated Land Management projects.
  • A proven track record of developing business whilst leveraging existing relationships to expand our client base.
  • Exceptional verbal communication, technical report writing and peer review skills.
  • Industry recognition through certification, accreditation and/or active participation in related industry associations RPE and/or Chartered Engineer status desirable.

A management role with an attractive package awaits the successful candidate.


What Kleinfelder can offer


The successful applicant will have the opportunity to work on a portfolio of large and complex site assessment and remediation projects for a growing client base including, Government, major oil companies and operators of large industrial facilities. 

Kleinfelder offers many benefits to ensure your professional development & well-being; these include but are not limited to:

  • Highly competitive salaries and extra leave benefits such as:
    • Paid Parental Leave,
    • Purchase extra annual leave per year,
    • Australia day public holiday swap,
  • Friendly and supportive team environment,
  • Flexible work arrangements available (e.g., hybrid working),
  • Paid overtime, (as per the Kleinfelder Overtime Policy),
  • Access to our health and wellness initiatives (e.g., Employee Assistance Program),
  • Professional career and technical development programs incl, study assistance with external and internal learning,
  • Opportunities to participate Corporate Social Responsibilities (volunteering, charity community support),
  • Service recognition and reward programs including bonuses,
  • Professional membership support.


Relocation support can be offered for the successful candidate.


We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. We strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.


If this opportunity sounds like something you have been looking for, we encourage you to submit your application including your CV and Cover Letter outlining your suitability for the role. Please complete your application by 20 July 2024.


If require any further information regarding this role, please email our friendly HR team:


To be eligible for this position you must have unrestricted legal work rights to work in Australia.


Kleinfelder will be managing this recruitment process and applications from third party recruiters will not be accepted.



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