Senior Geotechnical Engineer

KCB is seeking a Senior Geotechnical Engineer to join our Brisbane office.

In this role, you will have the opportunity to work with an internationally renowned engineering team, across a diverse range of domestic and international projects, each presenting unique technical challenges. This a permanent salary-based position, aimed at professionals with a drive to develop a career as part of an established team.

You will have the opportunity to utilise your geotechnical and tailings engineering background to fulfill a technical role focussed on the investigation, design, construction and closure of mine waste management facilities, such as tailings storage facilities and waste rock dumps, and related mine infrastructure.

Typical services you will provide include:

  • Project and client management for mine waste management facilities.
  • Lead technical teams and manage day to day project activities, and / or review technical work and direct project execution.
  • Planning, coordination, supervision, interpretation and reporting of field investigation programs, laboratory testing and field trials, and documentation and assessment of same.
  • Analysis and design of mine waste management facilities, bringing engineering design solutions into close collaboration with water management and environmental requirements.
  • Preparation of engineering reports, drawings, specifications, presentations and bill of quantities.
  • In addition to the services listed above you will also be required to:
  • Operate in accordance with KCB's Integrated Management System (Quality, Health and Safety, Environment).
  • Provide support to other KCB offices, as project demands require.
  • Have a professional registration such as RPEQ, CPEng, etc.

The successful candidate will have a civil or geotechnical engineering degree from a recognised Tertiary institution and Australasian / Pacific Rim experience in engineering design of mine waste management facilities. Some experience in the geotechnical analysis and design of open pit slopes will be viewed favourably.

We value your:

  • work ethic
  • initiative, motivation and drive toward long-term success
  • excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • ability to operate autonomously and within group environments
  • flexibility in skillsets and experience
  • team work and ability to interact with other technical disciplines
  • ability to manage multiple tasks and demands running concurrently
  • energy and passion
  • knowledge of the Australasian market for consulting services

About Us:

Klohn Crippen Berger (KCB) is a globally respected engineering consulting firm with decades of international mine waste experience. We have a large contingent of highly experienced engineers involved in our projects, which provides great benefit to developing professionals as well as to our clients. We offer a full range of services from our offices in Australia, Canada, Peru, and Brazil. Our Australasian Group services mining, energy and government clients, with our regional area of operation comprising Australia and the Pacific Rim, although our Australian staff are constantly involved in project work on a global basis.

We are committed to employment equity and encourage applications from all qualified career seekers. We offer salaries commensurate with experience and an attractive benefits package - our long term career prospects for engineering leaders are exceptional. Candidates with a drive for team oriented project delivery, and who have a desire to develop a long term career, are especially encouraged to apply. KCB is an Australian Business Awards Employer of Choice recipient (2015, 2016 and 2017).

Apply on-line with your resume and covering letter at, job reference number 1287-D17.

We thank all candidates for applying, however only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

posted: 12 October 2017     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.