Senior Geotechnical Engineer – Snowy 2.0

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General Job Description

Senior Geotechnical Engineer – Snowy 2.0

  • Be a part of one of the biggest hydropower projects in Australia.
  • Highly competitive pay and accommodation on site.
  • Opportunity to work with a diverse and collaborative team environment built on strong work ethics.

Our Client

Anavo Group is partnering with a global Engineering company, known for their involvement with major civil infrastructure projects around the world. Being part of a Design Joint Venture (DJV) for one of the most exciting renewable energy projects in Australia currently, they are looking for a Lead Geotechnical Engineer to join their on-site team in South NSW.

The Design Joint Venture (DJV) as part of the DJV Resident Engineering Team under contract to the main EPC Contractor Future Generation JV (FGJV) of the Snowy Hydro 2.0 project. The role will be based on site and will comprise specialists of several disciplines (geologist, geotechnical, civil/structural and electro-mechanical).

DJV scope covers the preliminary, detailed and IFC design of, and construction support by the Resident Engineering Team of the following main civil components of Snowy Hydro 2.0:

  • Underground powerstation;
  • Approx. 23 km hydraulic tunnels;
  • Vertical shafts;
  • Approx. 10 km dry/access tunnels;
  • Roads and temporary site infrastructure.

The role

Our client is looking for a Senior Geotechnical Engineer for a major hydropower project to liaise with DJV and FGJV on all geological and geotechnical aspects regarding underground excavations & supports. Reporting to the Project Manager, you will be working on 2 weeks on 1 week off/5 days on 2 days off based out of Cooma, NSW.

Your main task and responsibilities will include:

  • Assisting FGJV on all geotechnical aspects regarding excavations by TBM/DB
  • Regularly visiting sites to observe construction works in progress for general conformance with design intent and to resolve issues that may arise during construction
  • Providing response for the RFI’s submitted by the Client and/or the Employer regarding clarification on designs including non-substantial field changes
  • Supporting the the Client in providing response for NCR’s related to unexpected issues found during execution of the works
  • Designing services for review of Shop drawings and Manufacture drawings to verify the design intent for design scope completion
  • Verifying mark-ups of the IFC design drawings with design change information prepared by the Client and verifying the confirmation of design intent
  • Assisting and monitoring the excavation of tunnels and surge shafts
  • Providing testing and commissioning procedures and assistance during the tests through the Resident Engineering Design Site Team
  • Preparing supplemental design information during construction, if needed as Variation
  • Reporting on all the above listed activities by the Resident Engineering Design Site Team and back office on a monthly basis

Selection criteria

In order to be successful for this position, you should have:

  • Degree qualifications in in Geotechnical Engineering or Civil/Structural Engineering.
  • Extensive experience as resident engineer on large infrastructure projects in Australia
  • Experience in geotechnical design of underground structures in rock conditions
  • Experience on site with TBM excavation, and Drill & Blast
  • Knowledge of Australian design standards
  • Experience in on-site & lab quality control and assurance of civil construction works (e.g. concrete testing)
  • Familiar with site quality management, including inspection & test plans of civil construction works
  • Relevant training, certification and accreditation in NSW (White Card, Safety certifications for underground works, working at heights, etc.)
  • Experience in use of MS Office (Word, Excel)

What is on offer:

  • Be part of a highly competent global team of professionals, delivering one of the most important and prestigious Renewable Energy projects in the modern history of Australia
  • The company offers a highly competitive base salary as well as accommodation close to site, phone and laptop. They are happy to provide re-location assistance
  • The role is initially a fixed term contract for 36 months with the possibility of extension

Anavo group welcomes, values and encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres islander people, women, the LGBTI+ community, mature workers, people with different cultural backgrounds and disabilities

How to apply:

Apply now through the apply button or get in touch with Shivang Saxena ( for a confidential discussion.

Key Facts
  • Be a part of one of the biggest hydropower projects in Australia.
  • Highly competitive pay and accommodation on site.
  • Work with a diverse and collaborative team environment built on strong work ethics.
Full Job Description

Opportunity for a Senior Geotechnical Engineer to work for a leading Hydropower project in Australia.

Meet the Consultant

The Polyglot Group
Shivang Saxena

Talent Acquisition Consultant