Geotechnical Engineer Jobs

How to Enter

Completing a Bachelor of Engineering and specialising in a relevant field is a fantastic way to improve your chances of securing a Geotechnical Engineer job here in New Zealand. However, some employers may expect you to have a Professional Master of Engineering Geology.


Typical Responsibilities

The typical responsibilities of a Geotechnical Engineer can include any of the following:

  • Taking and analysing soil, rock, groundwater or other earthly materials prior to construction
  • Consulting geological maps and aerial photography to provide advice on proposed construction sites
  • Investigating environmental impact of proposed construction sites
  • Using computer-aided design (CAD) to assist in the design of large structures (dams, tunnels, walls, jetties) and their foundations
  • Supervising onsite construction
  • Troubleshooting geologically and environmental problems



A skilled and talented Geotechnical Engineer can progress their career by moving on to more complex, larger projects and possibly work overseas as a consultant. Alternatively, Geotechnical Engineers can also move into other specialist areas of Engineering later in their careers, or into a managerial role.


Salary Range

45K – 120K per annum (NZD)


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Physical Address:
Level 4, Aviation House
12 Johnston Street
Wellington 6011
New Zealand

Postal Address:
PO Box 5555,
Wellington 6140

Tel: +64 4 499 8800
Fax: +64 4 499 0955



Physical Address:
Level 1, Altrans House,
104 Quay Street
Auckland 1010
New Zealand
Tel: +64 9 951 5011 


Physical Address:
50A Ossian Street
Napier 4110
New Zealand
Tel: 0800 868 436


Brisbane, Australia

Physical Address:
477 Boundary Street
QLD 4000
Tel: +61 7 3085 7427