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A geotechnical engineer plans, directs and conducts survey work to analyse the likely behaviour of soil and rock when placed under pressure by proposed structures, and designs above and below ground foundations. Registration or licensing may be required. In Australia a geotechnical engineer is a Skill Level 1 occupation.
Geotechnical Engineer Occupation Lists
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A geotechnical engineer in Australia designs, plans, organises and oversees the construction of civil engineering projects such as dams, bridges, pipelines, gas and water supply schemes, sewerage systems, roads, airports and other structures; analyse the likely behaviour of soil and rock when placed under pressure by proposed structures and design structural foundations; analyse the statical properties of all types of structures and test the behaviour and durability of materials used in their construction; plan and develop transportation systems; and estimate and monitor the construction costs of projects.
Most occupations in the geotechnical engineer unit group (Group 2332) have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).
Registration or licensing in Australia may be required as a geotechnical engineer.
Occupations within the Geotechnical Engineer Group
Note: Whilst a similar occupation may appear in the same engineering group if not specifically listed in the STSOL or MLTSSL the ANZSCO description should be used for reference purposes only.
Where mandatory licensing or registration is required you must demonstrate a level of English either sufficient to meet licensing / registration or a minimum IELTS, or equivalent, whichever is higher.
The average salary for a Geotechnical Engineer in Australia is $ 108,461 for male employees and $ 100,202 for female employees per year. Average Age: Males: 39.2 Females: 33.1 Persons: 38.3
Source: www.abs.gov.au (Group 2332) Civil engineering professionals - Employee Earnings and Hours, Australia, May 2016
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