Current Opportunities

Geotechnical Engineer/Engineering Geologist

Sunshine Coast, Qld

About the Role

Our Sunshine Coast office is seeking a motivated Geotechnical Engineer / Engineering Geologist who ideally has 3 to 5 years' experience to join the team. This is a great opportunity to work and make a difference in a unique part of Australia, while building technical knowledge in a variety of fields.

Duties and responsibilities are:

  • Planning and coordinating field investigations for a wide variety of medium to large scale residential / commercial / industrial / infrastructure projects;
  • Coordination and oversight of site inspection / testing / monitoring services for construction sites for a range of earthworks, pavements, excavation, road and rail projects;
  • Analyse and problem-solving using software such as Slope/W, WALLAP, Plaxis and FLAC to facilitate the geotechnical, structural and civil designs;
  • Business development, client development and management;
  • Carry out field investigation works including soil, groundwater, surface water, over-water sampling in connection with site assessments;
  • Manage a variety of subcontractors such as drilling rigs, excavators, service locators and traffic control crews to complete the work within allotted timeframes;
  • Log the subsurface and contamination conditions whilst undertaking field work;
  • Adhere to relevant Work Health and Safety requirements; and
  • Prepare proposals and write reports for site investigation and inspections.

About You

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

  • Have 3 to 5 years' professional experience as a Geotechnical Engineer / Geologist
  • Have a keen interest and passion for geotechnical engineering and geology;
  • Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Competently operate effectively both in a small team environment and independently;
  • Demonstrate a positive ‘can-do’ attitude;
  • Enjoy working both outdoors and in the office;
  • Be a passionate learner, with ambition for career progression and to eventually train and mentor others;
  • Successfully manage multiple priorities with various stakeholders;
  • Achieved a Bachelor of Engineer (BE) or Bachelor Science (BSc) degree; and
  • Hold a current Australian driver’s licence (Class C) and be able to drive manual vehicles;
  • Working towards obtaining RPEQ and CPEng status.

Advantages and Benefits of Working for Douglas Partners

Enjoy working for a company that is committed to investing in your future. You will be part of a supportive environment where you will be encouraged to continue your professional development to advance your technical and leadership expertise. We offer generous support for completion of further studies and gaining chartered status.

Our ethos is to allow employees to enjoy the benefits of their efforts. This includes regular salary reviews, an annual bonus system, an overtime system, and potential to become a shareholder. Extended annual leave and superannuation are provided following service milestones.

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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