Student Engineer / Undergraduate Geotechnical Engineer

About the Role

Our Wollongong branch is seeking a vibrant and driven student (undergraduate Geotechnical Engineer) to join our team and work on a casual basis during University studies. In this role you will undertaking geotechnical / environmental / earthworks testing / design / and computer modelling consulting works with the ultimate goal of training for your future career with Douglas Partners Pty Ltd.

As a Student Engineer / Undergraduate Geotechnical Engineer you will:

  • Undertake site investigation: compile an engineering log of the subsurface soil / rock in accordance with AS 1726:2017, development of a geotechnical model to characterise the site;
  • Organisation and supervising field investigation works and manage a variety subcontractors (such as drilling rigs, CPT rigs, service locators, etc.) to complete the work within allotted timeframes and budgets;
  • Visit construction sites to inspect footing excavations, road pavements, subdivisions, old mine grouting, piling works, retaining walls, dams, tunnels, as well as mine sites etc;
  • Adhere to relevant Work Health and Safety requirements;
  • Use QGIS, Slope W, Circly and Plaxis software etc, to analysis projects and determine solutions;
  • Prepare proposals by scoping investigations to target project outcomes and client requirements;
  • Write engineering reports: Geotechnical reports need to be tailored to specific site conditions to inform our clients of a representative ground model, highlight potential risks, and provide design opportunities and practical solutions. Report writing skills are developed over many years and Douglas Partners will assist you and encourage you during your career, with support from many highly experienced industry leading colleagues.

We understand that you may not possess much exposure to this type of work – that is why we are renowned in the industry for training, professional development, guidance and mentoring from some of the industry’s leaders to enhance your career pathway.

About the Candidate

To be considered for this role, the successful applicant will:

  • Have a keen interest and passion for geotechnical engineering, geology and groundwater;
  • Possess excellent written communication skills;
  • Be able to communicate honestly and clearly with colleagues and clients;
  • Be a passionate learner and adaptable to change;
  • Demonstrate a positive ‘can-do’ attitude;
  • Competently operate effectively both in a small team environment and independently;
  • Enjoy working outdoors and a flexible approach that may include operating onsite and in remote locations;
  • Ambition for career progression and to eventually train and mentor others;
  • Currently undertaking a Bachelor or Master of Engineer (BE) degree or similar; and
  • Hold a current Australian driver’s licence (manual would be highly regarded).

What is in it for you?

  • Income stream during University Career;
  • On the job learning especially for those interested in a career involving geotechnical / environmental / groundwater and earthworks in the civil field;
  • Flexibility around semester workload (student to nominate at least two full days of availability for work);
  • Work / Industry experience.

To Apply

If you believe you have the ‘right stuff’ to thrive in this role, then please fill out your details below. With your application please provide the following:

  • A brief cover letter;
  • A resume and any work experience references; and
  • A copy of university transcript.

This position is available to people with Australian work rights. (Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted)

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