The average salary for a Mid-Career Sr. Geotechnical Engineer is AU$116,139 per year. A skill in Project Management is associated with high pay for this job.

AU$86,236 - AU$145,770
MEDIAN: AU$104,481
Salary AU$86,236 - AU$145,770
Bonus AU$0.00 - AU$5,081
Profit Sharing AU$4,913
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AU$86,747 - AU$145,766
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 16 Feb 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 61

Job Description for Sr. Geotechnical Engineer

A senior geotechnical engineer is expected to lead, train, manage, and supervise a team of junior engineers, as well as communicate on behalf of the team to other departments such as operations and management. Senior geotechnical engineers must be able to inspect work sites, evaluate the potential risks associated with each site, determine the correct course of action for each project, delegate work to junior engineers as needed to keep the project on time, and train and inform each junior engineer of his or her responsibilities and of any changes to those duties as time passes. Senior geotechnical engineers must keep detailed logs, in writing and on the computer, so that management can monitor the progress of the team during the project. Senior geotechnical engineers are also expected to review the overall progress of each project and to determine ways to improve efficiency and reduce overhead. Finally, they must be ready to implement any requests by management to the best of their ability.


Sr. Geotechnical Engineer Tasks

  • Manage and lead investigations, analysis, design, and construction support for geotechnical, water resources, and mining projects.
  • Prepare and review technical reports.
  • Analyze earthquake response, soil, laboratory testing results, data reports and baseline reports.
  • Design shallow and deep foundations, earth retaining structures, and slope stability analysis of dams and embankments.
  • Conduct field assignments inspecting earth retaining structures including geotechnical instrumentation and monitoring, and deep foundations, tunnels, shallow foundations and drilled shafts.

Sr. Geotechnical Engineer Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$105,041

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Key Stats for Sr. Geotechnical Engineer


15 %
85 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
5-9 years
10-19 years

Skills That Affect Sr. Geotechnical Engineer Salaries

National Average

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2 votes.


15 %
85 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 8%
dental benefits
Dental: 3%
vision benefits
Vision: 5%
no benefits
None: 89%