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Principal/Associate Director Geologist

Melbourne Victoria Australia

Company Description

Bring your bold ideas and big dreams. 

Over the last several years the infrastructure pipeline in South-Eastern Australia has continued to grow resulting in unprecedented demand for geotechnical services. We are a team of almost 30 ground engineering specialists who are involved in a variety of technically challenging projects with industry leaders collaboratively delivering strong technical solutions. Our teams’ core focus is large multidisciplinary infrastructure projects in South-East Australia, but we support projects across the broader Australia New Zealand region as well as Asia and the Middle East. We primarily work in the rail, road, aviation, urban development, renewable energy, defence and water markets. We are involved in all phases of projects from planning and ground investigation through to detailed analyses and design, and construction phase services.

Transforming mobility and delivering sustainable outcomes

We believe infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone. Whether it’s improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive.

AECOM delivers comprehensive services from creation to completion and beyond, our transportation professionals are constantly exploring new ways to navigate a challenging project.

A new underground rail link in Auckland. A subzero runway in Antarctica. Removal of 75 level crossings and building new station in Melbourne. The design of the Sydney Gateway Road project. In every region we deliver comprehensive solutions that connect people and places in forward thinking ways.

According to Engineering news Records 2020 “Top 500 Design Firms, “AECOM is #1 in Transport globally.

We’re one global team – 47,000 strong – driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.

Job Description

What will a day in this role look like:

  • Leading the development and enhancement of our engineering geology expertise
  • Direct and mentor geotechnical investigations teams, ensuring the execution of high-quality fieldwork and data collection.
  • Leading and reviewing geotechnical interpretations providing critical insights and recommendations
  • Take a leadership role in the preparation and review of bids and proposals, incorporating geotechnical considerations.
  • Collaborate with multidisciplinary teams to integrate geological risk assessments seamlessly into projects


The following qualifications and experience are highly desired, but if you don’t tick all the boxes you could still be a perfect fit for this role. Please apply, all applications will be considered.  

What are we looking for from you?  

  • Degree in Civil or Geological Engineering (essential)
  • RPEV or or eligibility to obtain
  • Proven experience in contributing to major projects and collaborating within multidisciplinary teams. Your ability to navigate complex projects and work seamlessly with diverse teams will be highly valued.
  • Previous experience in a similar role, with a focus on geological risk assessments and leadership responsibilities
  • Full Australian drivers license

Additional Information


AECOM acknowledges the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the lands on which we, our clients and our communities live and work around Australia. We pay our respects to their cultures and to their Elders — past, present, and emerging. We are committed to connecting to Country in our work through meaningful engagement with First Nations peoples and businesses.  Find out more about our Australian Reconciliation Action Plan here:


AECOM is the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, delivering professional services throughout the project lifecycle – from advisory, planning, design and engineering to program and construction management. On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, new energy and the environment, our public- and private-sector clients trust us to solve their most complex challenges. Our teams are driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world through our unrivaled technical and digital expertise, a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion, and a commitment to environmental, social and governance priorities. AECOM is a Fortune 500 firm and its Professional Services business had revenue of $13.1 billion in fiscal year 2022. See how we are delivering sustainable legacies for generations to come at and @AECOM.


Freedom to Grow in a World of Opportunity 

You will have the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.

You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.

AECOM provides a wide array of compensation and benefits programs to meet the diverse needs of our employees and their families. We also provide a robust global well-being program. We’re the world’s trusted global infrastructure firm, and we’re in this together – your growth and success are ours too.

Join us, and you’ll get all the benefits of being a part of a global, publicly traded firm – access to industry-leading technology and thinking and transformational work with big impact and work flexibility. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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