Senior Engineering Geologist - Snowy 2.0

100%–100% | Sydney

The senior engineering Geologist will be part of the current DJV (Design Joint Venture) Cooma design team and also REDST (Resident Engineer Design Site Team) once the bulk of design is over and will be based full-time in the Snowy 2.0 project sites/Cooma office during the execution phase of the Snowy 2.0 hydro project (NSW, Australia) and will be involved in design and later day-to-day REDST team activities and tasks with regard to surface and sub-surface ground investigation, excavation and support of the D&B and TBM tunnels/adits, tunnel portals, shafts, caverns, intake portals and other project components. Senior engineering geologist is expected to lead and mentor the Lombardi junior geologists

Job Description

  • Prepare or review, geology reports, geological sections and etc. for the design purposes and liaise with Lombardi design team Liaise with the client (employer) safety officers, tunnel inspectors, security guards, section engineers, and surveyors to ensure the safety of DJV staff/DJV geologists during the geology field works and geological mapping
  • Attend regular internal/external meetings as requested by the Lombardi Engineering managament or Lead Resident Design Engineer or Project Manager and Project Director; Attend regular technical meetings with the contractor/Employer as requested by the Lead Resident Design Engineer
  • Oversee and conduct tunnels/shafts/cavern/access adits and portals geological mapping; Assess ground conditions and ground behaviors in response to the surface and underground excavations in accordance with the relevant technical specifications and drawings
  • Geology record-keeping for the surface and underground excavation and support works; Review geological mapping, geological/geotechnical instrumentation and monitoring documents, geotechnical testing results and other relevant documents as specified in the relevant specifications and drawings
  • Advise on tunnel/cut slope excavation and support methods, rock/soil support, fissure/consolidation/backfill/cavity grouting, probe drilling, overbreak's treatment, geotechnical instrumentation and monitoring and lab/in-situ testing in accordance with the project technical specifications and drawings Geological/geotechnical investigation and data interpretation in relation to D&B and TBM excavations, shafts, caverns, cut slopes, and tunnel portals; Review and approve as-built geological drawings for D&B/TBM tunnels, gate shafts, caverns, tunnels and access adits, and tunnel portals


  • Should have at least twenty (20) years of industry experience in ground investigation, D&B/TBM tunnel excavation and support, caverns, shafts, adits and surface excavation and support.
  • Should have a degree in Engineering Geology or equivalent, and have preferably professional registration status.
  • Preferably be familiar with tunnelling observational methods i.e NATM as well as TBM tunnelling¿with respect to geological/geotechnical assessment during excavation and instrumentation and monitoring systems and data interpretation.
  • Should be familiar with advanced tunnel/underground geological software and system; i.e. Leapfrog, gINT, ShapeMatrix, Dips, Swedge/Unwedge, etc.
  • Should have a valid driving license.


  • Jan Fabian Sommer

  • Reetu Joshi
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