Geotechnical Engineers plan, direct and conduct survey work to analyse the likely behaviour of soil and rock when placed under pressure by proposed structures, and design above and below ground foundations.
You need a bachelor degree in engineering majoring in geotechnical engineering to work as a Geotechnical Engineer. It is also common to complete postgraduate studies.
Registration may be required in some states and territories. In addition, Engineers Australia has a non-compulsory National Engineering Register.