Geotechnical Engineer Jobs
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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.
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.
45K – 120K per annum (NZD)
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