McMillen Jacobs Associates
  • 04-Mar-2020 to 03-May-2020 (MST)
  • Sydney, AUS
  • DOE
  • Salary
  • Full Time

McMillen Jacobs Associates' Sydney office are looking for an Associate level tunnel/geotechnical engineer to join our team to help service projects in the Australia and New Zealand region. The successful candidate will play a major role in securing future projects, interfacing with clients. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a dynamic office experiencing rapid growth in a healthy market focused on infrastructure development, specifically in the underground sector for the foreseeable future.


  • Provides technical leadership to regional staff in underground and tunnel engineering with experience in delivering TBM/NATM/SEM projects.
  • Plans, directs and coordinates the activities of underground projects to ensure that goals and/or objectives are accomplished
  • Establishes work plans and multidisciplinary staffing for each phase of a project
  • Directs and coordinates activities of engineers and technicians to ensure project progresses on schedule and on budget


  • BE or BS in Geotechnical or Structural Engineering (or overseas equivalent). ME or MS degree a plus.
  • Strong understanding of geotechnical design methods for underground structures, including structural design of reinforced and plain concrete structures.
  • Minimum 14+ years related experience in technical and project management roles on underground and tunnel projects for the heavy civil engineering industry
  • Underground design and construction related to heavy civil works experience is essential
  • Strong communication (both oral and written), analytical and leadership skills
  • Professional Engineering registration preferred (e.g., CPEng, PE, CEng)
  • Project management, staff management and client interaction experience commensurate with level of experience
  • Willingness to travel to support projects across the Australia/New Zealand region

Company Bio:

McMillen Jacobs Associates is a full-service engineering firm in the transportation, heavy civil underground, water resources and hydropower markets. We collaboratively advise, design and deliver underground infrastructure projects from the planning stage through to construction phase; we specialize in technical advisory services, feasibility studies, tender design, detailed detail and construction engineering on-site.  

Currently serving clients with over 450 staff members from 21 offices located in Australia, New Zealand and North America, our technical skills include: geotechnical, structural, civil, mechanical, and electrical engineering; tunnel and underground project engineering; hydraulics and hydrology. We also have leading professionals in design and construction support services for underground tunnels and stations, deep shafts, large-diameter wastewater and water tunnels and pipelines, heavy rail, light rail, hydropower and water conveyance design, as well as construction claims and dispute resolution.

Our Underground and Water Resources divisions focus on providing innovative, quality solutions to our clients that consistently meet or exceed time and budget parameters.

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