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Principal Geotechnical Engineer – Brisbane

WSP in Australia - Brisbane Grove, NSW

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About Us

WSP has recently entered into an agreement to acquire global environmental and earth science consultancy, Golder.

Together WSP and Golder we have 54,000 people across the world. In Australia we have more than 4,000 people and with our substantial, combined New Zealand presence of almost 2,100, we are the largest engineering and professional services consulting firm across ANZ.

WSP and Golder are dedicated to our local communities and propelled by international expertise. We employ technical experts and strategic advisors including engineers, technicians, scientists, planners, surveyors and environmental specialists, as well as other design, program, project and construction management professionals.

In regards to our geotechnical services, two strong firms become even stronger, opening opportunities for our people and for our clients.

Your Opportunity

Our Geotech & Tunnels team have an exciting opportunity for a Principal Geotechnical Engineer to join our Brisbane team. This is a challenging role that will see you deliver innovative and effective technical solutions to both internal and external clients within the resources/mining sector.

Working alongside other technical experts on bidding and delivering successful projects. Your role will also be well supported across our business, with skilled resources in other sections.

  • Design, undertake and manage geotechnical investigation projects from proposal preparation to fieldwork, analysis and reporting
  • Use your interpretation and design skills to contribute to geotechnical projects predominantly in the resources, mining industry and transport industry.
  • Work closely with the multidisciplinary team throughout project delivery
  • Drive business development through successful delivery of your projects
  • Promote a safe working culture by identifying and eliminating safety hazards


WSP encourages and supports ongoing personal and professional development. To be successful in this position it is anticipated that you will possess the following qualifications / requirements:
  • 15+ years' experience in geotechnical engineering (experience in the resources/mining industry essential)
  • Demonstrated experience in design and technical lead on multidisciplinary project
  • 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 successful track record in undertaking and managing field investigations for small to large size geotechnical projects
  • 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
Working Benefits At WSP

We are proud to be one of the world’s leading engineering professional services consultancies; certified as a ‘Great Place to Work’ and recognised as a 2018-19 WGEA Employer of Choice for Gender Equality. Our comprehensive benefits include:
  • A global network to draw upon for resources and support
  • The opportunity to work on the nation’s most exciting projects
  • Personalised career growth and skills development
  • A suite of benefits including health and wellness initiatives
  • An organisation that truly values and practices flexible working options
  • Ability to purchase additional annual leave
  • Professional memberships
  • Mentoring and career development programs
  • Study assistance
We are a collaborative team of experts that thrives on challenge and unconventional thinking. Channelling our curiosity into creating progressive solutions to complex issues is both our mission and our passion.

Join us in doing purposeful, sustainable work that helps shape our communities and the future. Express your interest by clicking on the 'apply now' button. Your application will be treated in strict confidence.

WSP supports 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.