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Jacobs Senior Principal or Principal Geotechnical Engineer/Technical Leader in Wellington, New Zealand

Your Impact:

At Jacobs, we push the limits of what is possible to make the world smarter, more connected and more sustainable. In our ground engineering work, that means providing critical support to our clients’ most challenging projects, across multiple markets and all geographic regions. With nearly 850 tunnel, and ground engineers worldwide, we’re one of the largest global providers of such services. Join our dynamic team and tap into a vast network of global peers who are ready to support you.

Here in Aotearoa, our team is expanding, and we are looking for Senior Principal/Principal Geotechnical Engineers’ to join us in Tāmaki Makaurau | Auckland, Pōneke | Wellington and our Ōtautahi | Christchurch offices. As a key member of our Ground Engineering leadership team at Jacobs in New Zealand and wider ANZ region, you will have the opportunity to shape the strategic direction of the group. You will monitor and respond to changes in the industry, have strong client connections, and an ability to navigate complex negotiations and outward-focused discussions.

As a Senior Principal or Principal Geotechnical Engineer/Technical Leader, this role offers a unique opportunity to work across a diverse range of industries including transport, power, buildings, renewables, and environmental projects.

In this role, we are seeking a Technical Leader who can enhance existing and develop proposed client connections. As the Technical Leader, you will mentor colleagues, review designs for Ground Engineering, manage bid processes, win and deliver work, and coach and develop team members to promote knowledge sharing and develop technical excellence in Geotechnical Engineering.

This role will involve:

  • Leading with Impact: Have a considerable influence on the strategic direction of our Ground Engineering team.

  • Work on Exciting Projects: Tackle a variety of infrastructure projects across the ANZ region.

  • Collaborate and Grow: Join a collaborative culture that values knowledge-sharing and receive ongoing professional development opportunities to enhance your skills and knowledge.

With extensive experience in various areas of geotechnical investigation, analysis, and design, and specialisation in areas such as tunnelling, slope risk assessment, dam engineering, earthworks, foundation design, earthquake engineering, retention systems,, material parameter development, consolidation, and settlement, you will have the opportunity to make a significant impact on the ground engineering industry in New Zealand and the wider ANZ region with this Technical Leader role. #transportNZ #LI-CK1 #APMETransport #ANZTransport #ANZGroundengineering

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • Post Graduate qualifications in a Civil Engineering or related field.

  • Chartered Engineering Professional in New Zealand.

  • Proven experience leading and managing geotechnical investigations, analysis, and design.

  • Minimum 15 years’ professional experience with at least five years of industry recognition in Geotechnical Engineering.

  • Deep understanding of the latest industry trends and advancements in geotechnical engineering.

  • Strong technical writing and reporting skills with a history of producing high-quality deliverables.

  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams to provide technical inputs for project works and tender bids.

  • Extensive experience in relevant Geotechnical software including: Rocscience Slide, Geoslope, Wallap, Plaxis 2D and 3D, and Ensoft L – Pile and Group.

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We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage candidates of diverse backgrounds to apply. Māori and Pasifika peoples are encouraged to apply. Jacobs aims to provide cultural safety at our interviews and Māori and Pasifika people are invited to nominate for a Whanau, family or cultural representative to participate on the interview panel, please let your recruiter know in your application.

Do not meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and people from marginalised or underrepresented backgrounds are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At Jacobs we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace, so if you are excited about this role but your current experience does not align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.

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