Senior Geotechnical Engineer

Date: 12 Jun 2024

Location: Eraring, NSW, AU, 2264 Brisbane, QLD, AU, 4000 Barangaroo, NSW, AU, 2000

Company: Origin Energy Services Ltd

  • Utilise innovative engineering expertise 
  • Optimise asset performance and reliability 
  • Newcastle, Sydney or Brisbane based


Delivering good energy starts from within


It’s an exciting time to join Origin. Creating a great place to work means together we’re progressing our ambition to lead the energy transition through cleaner energy and customer solutions. We’re always looking for better ways to deliver for our customers – and for our people.


About the role:

Join our team at Origin Energy as a Senior Geotechnical Engineer based in Newcastle. Unleash your innovative thinking and engineering expertise to support the Asset Management of our power station fleet. You'll play a vital role in ensuring process safety, optimising asset performance, and enhancing plant availability and reliability. Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders, leveraging your exceptional stakeholder management skills to provide innovative solutions for operational efficiency and reliability. Make a significant impact on shaping a greener and more sustainable future, contributing to the long-term sustainability of our power stations.

Key responsibilities:

  • Contribute to the development and implementation of geotechnical and civil asset management strategies for Origin's generating sites, ensuring long-term sustainability.
  • Support overhaul works through geotechnical and civil scoping, providing technical oversight for optimal asset performance.
  • Implement condition monitoring techniques to proactively identify maintenance and improvement opportunities.
  • Drive successful execution of capital works through quality processes and engineering estimations.
  • Lead geotechnical investigations, analyses, and designs, with a particular focus on tailings management.
  • Collaborate with interdisciplinary teams to integrate geotechnical considerations into project designs, ensuring optimal outcomes.
  • Stay updated with industry trends, continuously enhancing technical capabilities


What you will bring:

  • Bachelor's degree in civil engineering or related field
  • Minimum 7 years' experience in geotechnical engineering, specialising in tailings dam engineering within power, process, or heavy industry sectors
  • Specific expertise in tailings management, particularly with ash, and familiarity with brownfield industrial environments
  • Current or eligible for CPEng and RPEQ professional registrations
  • Proficient in geotechnical analysis software and strong analytical skills for accurate civil/geotechnical inputs
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities, including technical oversight, safety management, and providing guidance to teams
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills, with experience working effectively in diverse project teams
  • Willingness to travel as required to meet project needs


So, why join us?

  • Fuelling your ambition - earn a competitive salary, score annual bonuses, and shine in regular performance reviews.
  • Employee share plan: Become an owner with access to our Employee Share Plan
  • Hybrid working: Enjoy the best of both worlds with the flexibility to work from home 2-3 days a week.
  • Origin 360 Electric Vehicles (EV) employee subscription offers a fantastic range of EVs, with flexible month-to-month plans and no lock-in contract.
  • Career Development: Benefit from year-round support and guidance to help you excel


Origin - Where good change happens


At Origin, we’re powered by people who believe in creating change.

We are committed to fostering a diverse, gender equitable workforce, where everyone is welcome, and all applications are evaluated on merit and potential. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, people living with disabilities, culturally diverse people, any stage in life, people with intersex variations and people within LGBTQ+ communities, including trans and gender diverse. 

Enjoy a challenging career in an exciting industry where you can grow and explore your potential. If you think you have transferable skills, an appetite to learn and would be a great fit, we’d love to hear from you. 

To learn more about who we are, and what we do, visit our website:


You will be required to meet Origin's employment criteria which may include a criminal history check and pre-employment medical (including drug & alcohol testing).


Please note unsolicited CVs from agencies will not be accepted.


Origin recognises Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples as the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia, and we pay our respects to Elders past, present and future.