These engineers provide information and knowledge on how the soil and rocks beneath a proposed structure will behave under pressure. An understanding of the structures being built is needed in order to assist in the design of their foundations. Geotechnical engineers spend a lot of time outdoors, collecting samples and testing ground areas and advising on work in progress.
- Evaluate test data and develop design parameters.
- Perform engineering analyses including foundation capacities, slope stability and settlements, etc.
- Coordination of drilling and sampling of soil borings and supervision of laboratory testing.
The pay scale ranges between AUD$51,024 – AUD$119,398 and the median being AUD$76,951.