A geotechnical technician investigates what is beneath the ground’s surface to understand the potential impact on construction projects.
What does this job involve?
Potential construction sites to analyse and determine the type and characteristics of the soil
Drilling and sampling to identify the soil and foundation conditions
Reports and making recommendations for potential engineering problems
Specifications of soil mixtures for use in construction projects
How do I get into this career?
A Bachelor Degree or higher, or at least five years of experience, is usually needed to work in this job. An interest and skills in maths, IT and design is also important.