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Senior/Principal Geotechnical/Civil Engineer

Advertiser: Entec Pte LimitedMore jobs from this company

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Job Listing Date
1 Oct 2020
Gladstone & Central QLD
Work Type
Engineering, Civil/Structural Engineering

Position: Senior/Principal Geotechnical/Civil Engineer, Long term, Suva, Fiji based.

 The Company: ENTEC Pte Limited, Engineering & Science Consultants.

A very highly ethical Company with strong “Integrity First” Policy work culture that prides itself in adopting ISO 37001:2016 - Anti-Bribery Management Systems Standard.

Legally established and successfully in business for over 20 years now. Locally, regionally and internationally known for its services. Working relationship and track record with global companies. Clients range from reputable local private and public sectors and regional and international organizations. Have experience working on international donor projects funded by ADB, WB, EU, EIB, JICA, DFAT, MFAT, etc.

The Company specializes in all aspects of consulting geotechnical engineering services in the development and delivery of physical infrastructure works relating to road transport, energy, water, telecommunications, dams, ports, building & construction and environment.

Position Description:

The applicant MUST have excellent track record and understanding of modern day “Good Governance and Business Integrity” in the development and delivery of physical infrastructure development projects.

In general and as expected in a small/medium size consulting geotechnical engineering practice, your primary role will entail leading a team of 5 professional Geotechnical/Civil Engineers, 2 professional Engineering Geologists and 1 Draftsperson, ensuring Clients and Company’s requirements and expectations are fully met in a timely manner. You will be expected to undertake the complex engineering aspect of the project works and follow through with supervision and oversight of the remaining works carried out by the local technical staff before signing off on it. Occasionally certain level of guidance and technical training to enhance competence will be required to be conducted in addition to the CPD and Lifelong Learning.

Competence in design, documentation and construction monitoring of shallow and deep footings, slope stability, retaining structures, reclamations, deep filled sites and other geotechnical engineering challenges in development of physical infrastructure like roads, bridges, water supply, ports, dams, telecommunications, energy, etc is mandatory. 

Good understanding of potential failure modes and management of risks is a requirement.  

In addition, the company Entec owns and operates 3 civil engineering materials testing laboratories located in main business districts across the country in Suva, Lautoka and Labasa. In addition to the support to the consulting business, these labs provide testing support to the general building and construction industries and physical infrastructure development. All our three labs are internationally IANZ accredited and conform to NZS/ISO/IEC 17025:2005. Some 15 geotechnical engineering technicians and 5 administrative staff are employed in the 3 labs which are managed by 3 Senior Managers.

The labs are accredited for testing soils, aggregates, concrete, asphalt and bitumen to Australian and New Zealand Standards.

Experience in Fiji and/or the region or similar economy would be an advantage.


Remuneration: Negotiable and any reasonable offer in line with International market such as UK, Europe, the Americas and Australasia would be negotiated with the right candidate.


Qualification: B.E Civil with Honors or a Masters in Civil Engineering (Geotechnical) from a Washington Accord credible university or equivalent.

Minimum 10 years’ experience in geotechnical engineering investigation, design and documentation as applied to roads, bridges, water supply, ports, dams, telecommunications and energy

Must have work experience in a credible consulting engineering company.

Must hold chartered professional membership or qualify for it. 


Fiji: A democracy in the South Pacific with a population of about a million people. Air transport is easily accessible from anywhere in the world. Language of communication is English. Suva is the capital and regional centre for most international organizations like the World Bank, Asian Development Bank, European Union, UNDP, JICA, etc. Few thousand international people of different ethnic background live and work in most sectors of the economy. Safe and affordable place with only two fatalities of borderline cases from COVID-19.   

You may directly email your applications to

The application form will include these questions:
  • How many years' experience do you have as a civil engineer?
  • How many years' experience do you have in a consulting role?
  • Have you completed a qualification in civil engineering?
  • Do you have a current Australian driver's licence?
  • Which of the following types of infrastructure project do you have experience with?

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