Principal Geotechnical Engineer

About the role

Reporting to the regional Practice Director this role will require you to:

  • Supervise, mentor and review work of all technical staff in the division.
  • Ensure that company management system and procedures are understood by all staff with a particular emphasis on quality.
  • Oversea the performance, training, and development of all technical staff in the division.
  • Develop business, maintaining and continually improving client relationships.
  • Ensuring all company management systems and policies in place and within your control are being followed,
  • Ensuring impartiality around commercial requirements whilst maintaining technical quality

About the business

Established in 2015, Protest Engineering has sought and succeeded in providing diverse professional engineering services for mining, commercial and residential building, and infrastructure industries. What began as a two‐person operation has developed into one of Australia’s leading engineering consultancy firms servicing across Australia.

We have an exciting opportunity for an Principal Geotechnical Engineer to join our Brisbane West (Darra) and Sunshine Coast (Caloundra) office. This is a full-time role with excellent career progression opportunities.

Our team comprises a professional blend of structural, civil, environmental and earth science professionals supporting clients state and interstate wide. We work closely with our laboratory and drilling businesses delivering high-quality geotechnical inputs to projects from the feasibility/planning to the construction stage. We support a diverse range of mining, infrastructure, and water supply clients.

Required Skills

To be successful in the role, you will have the following:

  • Be eligible for permanent work rights in Australia (Australian Citizen or permanent resident, sponsorship will be considered for the right individual).
  • A civil or earth sciences degree with elective courses in engineering geotechnical engineering.
  • Proven consulting experience in design and construction site investigations.
  • Be eligible for registration as a professional engineering of Queensland RPEQ (civil or geotechnical)
  • Expert level problem solving, technical skills and the interpretation of various forms of factual data.
  • An ability to prioritise and schedule work with minimal direction.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Candidates with existing work rights, advance degrees and RPEQ registration will be considered favourable for this role.

In return, we offer a great team environment and the opportunity to work with talented professionals in a rapidly growing business.

Why Join Our Team?

We offer flexible and agile working arrangements with an option to be based in either our Darra, Milton, or Caloundra offices.

  • We have access to geotechnical laboratories and our drilling business which offers opportunities to collaborate and innovate.
  • We support collaboration with local universities and mentoring of undergraduates and graduates.
  • We provide paid professional memberships and application fees for assessment by Engineers Australia
  • We work fluidly between regional centres and support offices throughout Australia.
  • We foster a culture where our people are encouraged to seek out opportunities to grow the business and their own technical abilities and career aspirations.

Apply for this role

We know that our team are our most valuable asset and consistently refine our systems, fine-tune our processes and foster a culture that enables us to approach each day with initiative, integrity and transparency in all communications.

If you would like to apply to join our team please complete our online application form and we’ll be in touch if we have a suitable role for you.

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