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Field Services Geotechnical Engineer - Instrumentation

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

Field Services Geotechnical Engineer - Instrumentation 


  • Be part of a Geotechnical practice with a specialist instrumentation and monitoring business
  • Be part of our innovation and technology development.
  • Melbourne based with travel to Sydney, Brisbane


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 technical skills and hands on site work on the east coast of Australia.

You’ll work within our successful geotechnical practice on a wide range of civil, mining, and environmental projects.


You’ll be involved in scoping projects, cost estimates, tender submissions, technical documentation, project scheduling and meeting targets. You’ll be involved in installations, operations, maintenance, and review, interpretation, analysis of data, and present quality results and reports.  


About you

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


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


In summary, the key criteria for success are:

  • Tertiary qualifications in either Civil Engineering / Geotechnical Engineering; Engineering Geology
  • Ideally, you'll have geotechnical instrumentation experience, surface-based monitoring systems to monitor stability (Inclinometer, extensometer, survey prisms, Piezometer etc.).  If you are not familiar with instrumentation, we are happy to train you on this
  • Ideally have some GIS experience
  • A full driver's license is essential
  • A visa to work in Australia is also essential


You’ll be comforted to know our benefits include:

  • Supporting you to make space for the other parts of your life - flexible and hybrid work, tailored hours, remote work, study breaks and leave purchase plans enabling you to have up to 8 weeks of annual leave per year!
  • Opportunity to work across a wide variety of projects, clients and sectors
  • Coaching by our approachable technical experts
  • Professional development opportunities and professional memberships
  • Reward and recognition program
  • Paid parental leave for primary and secondary care givers
  • Employee assistance program available to all staff and their immediate families
  • Travel discounts and memberships through our corporate traveller program


With multiple offices across Australia and New Zealand, you can work locally, nationally or across the region.


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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