Principal Geotechnical Engineer


At Golder, we thrive on challenges.

Golder is not just a place to work, it is a promise of a living, dynamic environment where people collaborate, innovate, build enduring relationships, excel, and grow professionally in a strong culture of ownership.

An opportunity has arisen for an experienced Principal Geotechnical Engineer based in Auckland. This will provide you the opportunity to provide technical leadership and help shape the geotechnical team at a time of significant government investment in infrastructure and work alongside leading technical and academic experts from across our global business.

Our people go out of their way to help our clients and one another succeed with exposure from a wide variety of project types. There will be no two days are alike and the ability to learn from the very best across the Globe is like no other.

Key duties and responsibilities include:

  • Providing technical advice and mentoring on complex geotechnical issues to clients and internal staff;
  • Technical Reviews fostering technical quality of deliverables in Auckland and the wider New Zealand business;
  • Managing and maintaining key client relationships, developing strategy, technical service offerings and significant business opportunities;
  • Building your reputation as a Technical Leader with leadership of project teams on consulting assignments;
  • Contributing to office strategy and direction as a key senior member of staff;
  • Project managing, budgeting, and quality control for consulting assignments;
  • Embracing and leading our strong H&S culture, providing safety leadership in identifying and alleviating and eliminating high priority safety hazards;
  • Participating in industry groups and/or expert panels as part of maintaining a high industry profile;
  • Liaising with specialists from other disciplines or offices within Golder;
  • Mentoring and coaching staff with respect to their career growth and professional development; and
  • Participating in the national and global Golder Technical Geotechnical Community within projects or other forums.

Skills, Qualifications, and Experience:
  • Tertiary qualified in Civil and/or Geotechnical Engineering with CPEng accreditation, including previous operational, technical and management exposure in operational and consulting environments will be highly regarded;
  • Experience on large, intermediate and small size jobs in a cross section of sectors, at a senior level;
  • Excellent reputation across a range of New Zealand horizontal and vertical infrastructure markets;
  • Demonstrated depth of existing client, contractor, consultant, and supplier relationships across a variety of New Zealand horizontal and vertical infrastructure markets;
  • Good analytical and problem-solving skills with high attention to detail including strong ability to analyse, interpret and communicate information.
  • Experience in mentoring, coaching and leading successful teams;
  • Have a positive and friendly attitude, couple with strong communication skills;
  • Ability to build rapport amongst clients and other industry leaders; and
  • Flexible, adaptive to change and demanding conditions.

Your benefits at Golder will include:
  • Employee owned structure - own the business, own the result;
  • Competitive benefits and remuneration packages;
  • Opportunity to deepen your expertise in a dynamic work environment;
  • Innovative and collaborative multidisciplinary projects.

Renowned for technical excellence, Golder is a leading specialised employee-owned engineering and consulting firm with over a half century of successful service to its clients. With over 155 offices in more than 40 countries, Golder's 7,500 professionals are driven by a passion to deliver results, offering unique specialised skills to address the ever-evolving challenges that earth, environment and energy present to clients across the infrastructure, mining, oil and gas, manufacturing and power sectors.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply for this role.

Please note: Golder does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies.

Skills, Qualifications, and Experience:

  • Tertiary qualified in Civil and/or Geotechnical Engineering with CPEng accreditation, including previous operational, technical and management exposure in operational and consulting environments will be highly regarded;
  • Experience on large, intermediate and small size jobs in a cross section of sectors, at a senior level;
  • Excellent reputation across a range of New Zealand horizontal and vertical infrastructure markets;
  • Demonstrated depth of existing client, contractor, consultant, and supplier relationships across a variety of New Zealand horizontal and vertical infrastructure markets;
  • Good analytical and problem-solving skills with high attention to detail including strong ability to analyse, interpret and communicate information.
  • Experience in mentoring, coaching and leading successful teams;
  • Have a positive and friendly attitude, couple with strong communication skills;
  • Ability to build rapport amongst clients and other industry leaders; and
  • Flexible, adaptive to change and demanding conditions.

Your benefits at Golder will include:
  • Employee owned structure - own the business, own the result;
  • Competitive benefits and remuneration packages;
  • Opportunity to deepen your expertise in a dynamic work environment;
  • Innovative and collaborative multidisciplinary projects.

Renowned for technical excellence, Golder is a leading specialised employee-owned engineering and consulting firm with over a half century of successful service to its clients. With over 155 offices in more than 40 countries, Golder's 7,500 professionals are driven by a passion to deliver results, offering unique specialised skills to address the ever-evolving challenges that earth, environment and energy present to clients across the infrastructure, mining, oil and gas, manufacturing and power sectors.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply for this role.

Please note: Golder does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies.