Occupation Profile – Geotechnical Engineer – (ANZSCO 233212) – Skilled / Employer-Sponsored Migration

Occupation TitleGEOTECHNICAL ENGINEER
ANZSCO Code233212
Occupations in this Group233211 Civil Engineer
233212 Geotechnical Engineer
233213 Quantity Surveyor
233214 Structural Engineer
233215 Transport Engineer
DescriptionPlans, directs and conducts survey work to analyse the likely behaviour of soil and rock when placed under pressure by proposed structures, and designs above and below ground foundations. Registration or licensing may be required.
Skill Level1
SpecialisationNone
Occupation ListMedium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL)
Combined list of eligible skilled occupations for subclasses 457 and 186
CaveatsNone
Tasks-determining construction methods, materials and quality standards, and drafting and interpreting specifications, drawings, plans, construction methods and procedures
-organising and directing site labour and the delivery of construction materials, plant and equipment, and establishing detailed programs for the coordination of site activities
-obtaining soil and rock samples at different depths across sites and testing samples to determine strength, compressibility and other factors that affect the behaviour of soil and rock when a structure is imposed and determining the safe loading for the soil
-studying architectural and engineering drawings and specifications to estimate total costs, and preparing detailed cost plans and estimates as tools to assist in budgetary control
-monitoring changes to designs, assessing effects on cost, and measuring, valuing and negotiating variations to designs
-analysing structural systems for both static and dynamic loads
-designing structures to ensure they do not collapse, bend, twist or vibrate in undesirable ways
-assessing present and future travel flow patterns taking into account population increase and needs change
-designing the physical aspects of transportation systems such as highways, railroads, urban transit, air transportation, logistical supply systems and their terminals
Skills Assessment AuthorityEngineers Australia
Related Occupations233211 Civil Engineer
233213 Quantity Surveyor
233214 Structural Engineer
233215 Transport Engineer
State Sponsorship OptionsSkilled Nominated visa (subclass 190) Sponsorship
Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 489) Sponsorship
English RequirementsCompetent English (e.g. IELTS: at least 6 in each skill)