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Stantec Principal Geotechnical Engineer in FORTITUDE VALLEY, Australia

Principal Geotechnical Engineer - ( 230000D6 )


Communities are fundamental. Whether around the corner or across the globe, they provide a foundation, a sense of place and of belonging. That's why at Stantec, we always design with community in mind.

We care about the communities we serve—because they're our communities too. We're designers, engineers, scientists, and project managers, innovating together at the intersection of community, creativity, and client relationships. Balancing these priorities results in projects that advance the quality of life in communities across the globe.

About the role

Our national Geotechnical Services team provide integrated environmental, hydrogeological and geotechnical engineering consulting services to a wide range of private and public sector clients working on infrastructure and developments across Australia. Due to a strong project pipeline, we are looking to recruit a Principal / Senior Principal Geotechnical Engineer with the aim to continue to grow technical capability across the Asia Pacific region. This role is based out of our Brisbane office, however has the option to be based in Brisbane, Mackay, Sunshine Coast or the Gold Coast with WFH and other flexibility options.

We are looking for someone to be ‘hands-on’ with project delivery, including: preparation and review of proposals and technical reports, technical analyses, fieldwork and manage a number of concurrent projects.

Day to day tasks would involve:

  • Work on a wide range of projects which will include mining infrastructure, land development, roads, rail, bridges and pipelines

  • Preferred high level design and modelling experience and history of a pragmatic approach to pavements and dam design and construction

  • Contribute to a diverse range of projects from inception to completion

  • Strong business acumen to manage projects commercially and to create meaningful relationships with clients is essential

  • Undertake fieldwork where necessary, with the main focus on training and mentoring junior staff

  • Undertake geotechnical analyses, modelling and design in areas such as slope stability, seepage, pavements, foundations, retaining walls and excavation design

  • Strong track record in delivery of projects; ensuring work outputs are of a high technical standard, on time and on budget

  • Work with a wide variety of experienced professionals in a multi-disciplinary international consulting services company

  • A commitment to being SaferTogether – looking out for the health and safety of ourselves and those around us at all times

To be successful for this role you’ll need:

  • Tertiary qualifications in Geotechnical or Civil Engineering

  • Minimum of 10 years’ hands on experience with tertiary qualifications in engineering or geology and ideally have worked within a consultancy environment

  • RPEQ registration considered essential to the role

  • Road infrastructure (including DTMR projects), Railways, Land development and mining

  • Demonstrated experience in project management, people management and client liaison as this will be a key element of the position

  • PNG and overseas experience would be preferred

  • Have excellent report writing and communication skills and demonstrated experience delivering projects across a range of industry sectors

  • Must have an excellent attitude and be capable of working within a dynamic environment and have experience leading and developing junior staff

  • Well-developed creative and problem-solving skills and excellent technical ability

What we offer

Along with a competitive salary we offer many other benefits to ensure your professional development & wellbeing is ongoing.

  • Genuine Flexible Working Arrangements - Including work from home opportunities, provision for school term contracts, job sharing and part time employment.

  • Option to purchase up to 4 weeks additional leave.

  • Learning and Talent Development Programs - Including Global programmes, online learning and on-the-job learning

  • Mentoring for your own development and the opportunity to mentor others

  • A friendly team environment, with dedicated and enthusiastic staff committed to producing high quality service and deliverables

  • Professional Memberships

  • Salary Continuance Insurance (SCI)

  • Mental Health and Wellbeing Programs

  • Service Recognition Awards

  • Employee Assistance Program

About Stantec

The Stantec community unites approximately 25,000 employees working in over 400 locations across six continents. We collaborate across disciplines and industries to bring buildings, energy, resources, water, environmental, transport and infrastructure projects to life.

Our work from initial project concept and planning through design, construction, and commissioning begins at the intersection of community, creativity, and client relationships.

How to apply

If this position is of interest, please apply via the link below.

Please note that no agency applications will be accepted at this time.


  • Tertiary qualifications in Geotechnical or Civil Engineering

  • Minimum of 10 years’ hands on experience with tertiary qualifications in engineering or geology and ideally have worked within a consultancy environment

  • RPEQ registration considered essential to the role

Primary Location : Australia-Queensland-Fortitude Valley

Other Locations : Australia-Queensland-Mackay

Organization : BC-3045 Environmental Services-Australia

Employee Status : Regular

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Travel : No

Schedule : Full-time

Job Posting : Jan 30, 2023, 3:00:58 AM

Req ID: 230000D6

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