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There’s no pledge more important than the one we make to look after our environment, and we’re committed to helping you do exactly that. Who are we looking for?We're looking for a Technical Director, Geotechnics to join our Sydney team.Join us as we strive to ensure a sustainable future for our communities and the world we live in.  

Become part of our global network of skilled engineers, scientists, auditors, planners and environmental specialists, all working together to leave this world better than we found it.We are proud to have one of Australasia's largest Geotechnical practices, working alongside internationally renowned subject matter experts on exciting major infrastructure projects in delivery in the Greater Sydney and across Australia. Our clients tap into more than 150 specialist geoscience professionals, including engineers, geologists, geophysicists and hydrogeologists who provide comprehensive investigation and design services, with a focus on large-scale infrastructure projects.Working with an energetic and high performing team, this position offers a variety of work and will see you involved in:

  • Leading and training our team of skilled engineers and geologists
  • Reviewing geotechnical analysis and design
  • Preparation and review of proposals and technical reports
  • Directing geotechnical field investigations
  • Managing projects and subcontractors
  • Maintaining client contact and identifying project opportunities.

What you will bring to the team:

  • Degree qualified Civil Engineer together with 15+ years' relevant experience
  • Exposure to working in a consultancy environment, with good relationship and networking skills
  • Demonstrated solid geotechnical investigation, design and delivery experience on a variety of infrastructure projects, including strong judgement and decision making ability
  • Experience with geotechnical software and design/drafting packages
  • Experience in slope stability analysis and undertaking geotechnical risk assessments
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with clients and stakeholders
  • Well-developed project and time management experience, including established project management responsibilities with the ability to work independently
  • Accomplished written and verbal communication skills.

 Interested? Apply now.Contact Flavia GentileEmail: [email protected] is an equal opportunity employer, and we want everyone to be able to fully participate in our recruitment process. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and people of all identities.GHD embraces hybrid work arrangements to create a work environment focused on well-being, flexibility and productivity where GHD people can thrive, this supports the diverse needs of our workforce while balancing the benefits of remote working with the value of face-to-face collaboration in the office.We respectfully ask that no agency resumes be presented at this stage.#LI-FG1 


Come together and make a meaningful impact. We bring our people together to create something bigger and solve some of the world's most complex problems. Come and experience the power of commitment and see strategy and ideas come to life when you join GHD. Let's drive real change.Our Pledge to You
At GHD, we don’t just believe in the power of commitment, we live and breathe it every day.That’s why we pledge to empower all of our people to make a positive impact. Combining our deep technical expertise with the capabilities of our clients and partners, we respond to some of the most complex challenges facing our planet today. See where your commitment could take you.
That’s the #PowerOfCommitmentWho we are 
GHD is a global professional services company that leads through engineering, architecture, and construction expertise. We are an employee-owned company with over 11,000 diverse and skilled individuals, across more than 200 offices spanning five continents.
The Power of Commitment is our brand promise. It’s what makes us different. We are bound to our stated vision and determination to address humanity’s most urgent needs: to ensure water, energy and urbanisation are made sustainable for generations to come.