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Available vacancy:

Geotechnical Department – Principal/Senior Engineering Geologist

Jones & Wagener is seeking to employ a senior (principal) engineering geologist in its Geotechnical Department, based in our Rivonia office.

The successful candidate will be responsible for conducting large scale and complex geotechnical investigations, including supervision of a team of professionals and subcontractors, and assisting engineers with input into geotechnical design.

The successful candidate will also be responsible for managing and developing a team of junior and senior engineers/engineering geologists, technicians and support staff.

  • Degree in Engineering Geology or similar (BSc)
  • Minimum 10-years’ relevant experience.
  • Professionally registered with a PrSciNat.
  • Experience in a variety of geotechnical investigations.
  • Good fundamental understanding and knowledge of geotechnical investigation techniques, including laboratory testing and geophysics.
  • Be based in or be willing to relocate to Gauteng (Rivonia).

Preference to candidates with the following skills and attributes:

  • More than 15-years of relevant experience.
  • Proven experience managing large and complex geotechnical investigations.
  • Strong report writing skills.
  • Management experience.
  • Good critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Good communication skills, fluent in English.
  • Dynamic, self-motivated, taking responsibility and ownership of tasks.
  • Able to manage time effectively.
  • Attention to detail.

The main duties associated with the position include the following:

  • Discipline lead on medium and large projects, assuming responsibility for the work of the group.
  • Planning and directing work on major projects.
  • Determine budget estimates and resource planning for a defined scope of work and program.
  • Conducts site visits, surveys and geotechnical investigations.
  • Data analysis, processing, and interpretation.
  • Provides technical input for interdisciplinary analytical studies and analyses.
  • Compilation of reports, and other technical documentation.
  • Developing external and internal client relationships.

Salary package:
Upper end of typical market related salary, including company benefits, potentially including shares, dependent on individuals experience and qualifications.

Closing date:
10 November 2023