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Geotechnical Instrumentation Engineer - Melbourne

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Work type: Permanent
Location: Australia - VIC
Categories: Geotechnical

Geotechnical Instrumentation – Melbourne


  • Specialist instrumentation and monitoring business
  • Be involved in our innovation and technology development
  • Melbourne


About the opportunity

In Tetra Tech Coffey, we want to continuously improve the way we approach the complex projects that we deal with as specialists in our field. We believe that geotechnical instrumentation is a field in which we will see significant innovation and development in the coming years, and we want you to be a part of this in our Tetra Tech Coffey team.

In this role, you can expect to work closely with our experts and in coordination with our Australian instrumentation team. Reporting to the local team leader, this position requires a balance of creativity, technical skills, independence and collaboration in approach.

This role will see you working within our successful geotechnical practice. You’ll have a high level of technical and commercial responsibility on a wide range of civil, mining and environmental projects.

You’ll be involved in managing projects including scoping, cost estimates, tender submissions, technical documentation, project scheduling and meeting targets. You’ll oversee installations, operations, maintenance and review; management, interpretation and analysis of data; and ensure the quality presentation of results and reports.

The role represents the company with clients and contractors, and supports our consulting businesses, developing relationships with key decision makers, exploring growth opportunities and converting these to revenue generating work.


About you

Technical excellence is important, consulting skills are equally as important. We require all our staff at Tetra Tech Coffey to have excellent communication skills with the ability to build strong team and client relationships.

As a qualified geotechnical engineer or engineering geologist, you’ll have specialist knowledge and experience in the discipline of geotechnical and structural monitoring for mining and civil infrastructure projects.

You’ll have significant experience in design, commissioning, operation and management of monitoring projects; in selection, procurement and installation of instrumentation; and in review and interpretation of monitoring data and the reporting of results.

Importantly, you’ll have a proven ability to build strong trusted client relationships and the confidence and credibility to consult, recommend and advise in this critical client facing role.

In summary, the key criteria for success are:

  • Tertiary qualifications in either Civil Engineering / Geotechnical Engineering; Engineering Geology
  • Proven operational experience in a similar role.
  • Geotechnical instrumentation experience, surface-based monitoring systems to monitor stability (satellite InSAR, radar, survey prisms, LiDAR, Piezometer etc)
  • Strong analytical, listening and negotiation skills are essential


About us

Every day, our people come together to find solutions for our clients’ complex challenges.
Our experts are at the forefront of their specialisation in engineering, geotechnical, environmental, and project management services.

Whether in Australia, New Zealand, or collaborating on projects across the globe, you’ll be part of a team of 20,000 professionals committed to affecting positive change.

Why join us? 

  • We delight in delivering the highest technical standards. It’s in our DNA
  • We’re proud of our experts and our projects. We’re generous in celebrating them
  • We invest in our people. Our technical and leadership training builds careers
  • We understand work isn’t everything. We support you to make space for the other parts of your life
  • We make a difference. Some projects are large and iconic; others are small and complex. They all enhance our world.

Our benefits include:

  • Supportive and flexible work environment
  • Option to purchase an additional 4 weeks leave
  • Paid Parental and Partner Leave
  • Employee stock purchase plan.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
We care about what makes us different - and it’s our people. We understand that uniqueness delivers new thinking. Our clients do too.

We’re committed to ensuring our workforce reflects the rich diversity of the communities in which we work.


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