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Jacobs Principal Geotechnical Engineer in Australia Countrywide, Australia

Principal Geotechnical Engineer


The world needs innovators and problem solvers who turn challenges into greater opportunities. We have an insatiable curiosity about solutions to move people and goods safely and efficiently across the globe. From rail systems mobilising accessible transit, to ports linking land and sea – when it comes to connecting the people and places of tomorrow, the future of transport depends on us

An opportunity exists for a Principal Geotechnical Engineer in our Melbourne office who will provide technical leadership, mentoring and advice for the ground engineering team, whilst servicing numerous clients within the infrastructure, mining, gas, power and water utilities and building sectors.


The successful applicant should have significant consulting experience in the geotechnical space as well as a strong understanding of the Australian market place, in particular industry and major clients. In addition, they should possess the following skills and experience: -

  • Tertiary qualification in Civil Engineering and/or geology degree.

  • Professional membership.

  • Sound experience in various areas of geotechnical investigation, analysis and design in areas such as mining, tunnelling, slope risk assessment, ground improvement, foundations, dam engineering and associated infrastructure projects.

  • Sound understanding of relevant geotechnical standards and design software within areas of expertise.

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From our inclusive employee networks, to our positive mental health champions – we’re committed to driving a culture of caring where you can be you. Joining Jacobs not only connects you locally but globally - and together, our diverse perspectives and unique backgrounds power our collective strength. We collaborate and share! By supporting one another, we all succeed.

With safety and flexibility always top of mind, we’ve gone beyond traditional ways of working so you have the support, means and space to maximise your potential. You’ll uncover flexible working arrangements, benefits and opportunities to do good too – from participating in our global giving and volunteering program, to exploring new and inventive ways to help our clients make the world a better place. No matter what drives you, you’ll discover how you can cultivate, nurture and achieve your goals – all at a single global company.

Please note: If you are being represented by a recruitment agency you will not be considered, to be considered you will need to apply directly to Jacobs.




Job Geoscience

Primary Location Australia-Australia Countrywide-Melbourne-AU - Melbourne Flinders Street

Job Type Experienced

Req ID: ANZ00012E