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Geotechnical Instrumentation Project Manager - Melbourne

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

Geotechnical Instrumentation Project Manager - Melbourne


  • Be part of a Geotechnical practice with a specialist instrumentation and monitoring business
  • Develop your innovation and technology skillset
  • Melbourne based


About the opportunity

In Tetra Tech Coffey, we continuously improve the way we approach complex projects. 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 be a hands-on project manager with primary responsibility to manage geotechnical and structural monitoring projects of various sizes. Reporting to the local team leader, you'll manage a small team of engineers, technicians and surveyors. 

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

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


About you

As a qualified geotechnical engineer or engineering geologist you’ll have experience in the discipline of geotechnical and structural monitoring for civil infrastructure and mining 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
  • 10+ years in geotechnical instrumentation experience, surface-based monitoring systems to monitor stability (Inclinometer, extensometer, survey prisms, Piezometer etc.).  
  • Ideally have GIS experience
  • Familiar with Australian Standards
  • A full driver's license is essential
  • A visa to work in Australia is also essential


You’ll enjoy these benefits:

  • 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 travel 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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