Careers & Training

Careers with the JK Group

JK-MarketWeService-banner Are you searching for something more than a pay-check? Always looking for the opportunity to truly test your knowledge and expertise and see it make a real, positive difference in the world? If you are interested in this rewarding career path working consider the JK Group, because we encourage participation and staff development through training and mentoring. The JK Group is owned and managed by our employees, with an emphasis on strong succession planning. We are an equal opportunity employer and look for the best geotechnical engineers, engineering geologists, environmental scientists, geotechnicians, drillers and offsiders. We offer fulfilling careers with the opportunities and challenges that help you grow. You’ll find yourself working for clients who depend on your advice on complex projects that not only test your expertise, but provide the opportunities to expand your knowledge and proficiencies.

Career Opportunities

We are constantly searching for driven and knowledgeable geotechnical and environmental professionals to join our team:

Senior Geotechnical Engineer

  • Must have a minimum of 5 years in our field or a related industry.
  • Applicant must have a Bachelor’s degree or higher.

Environmental Scientist

We are looking for an Environmental Scientist/Engineer (or similar) with 1-3 years’ experience in contaminated land or hazardous building materials assessment. The role we are looking to fill would be well suited to someone with experience in hazardous building materials assessment, but with a desire to expand their expertise into contaminated site assessment and remediation. Initially, a large proportion of your time will be spent in the field, however there will be significant opportunities to develop your project management skills and report writing skills as you progress. Please  contact Brendan Page if interested via email at

Work Experience and Industry Placements with the JK Group

JK Group are leaders in geotechnical and environmental site investigations and we know the value of preparing for the future. This is why we cultivate the future experts of the industry through our work experience and vacation placement programs.

Our Training and University Involvement

JK Group understands the value of investing in quality employee training, which includes the following:
  • Fully accredited with Engineers Australia to train staff to achieve Chartered Status.
  • Offer a structured training program including mentoring, in-house training seminars and workshops and support to attend external training seminars or conferences.
  • Guest lecturing at University of New South Wales (UNSW).
  • Granting the JK Prize for excellence in geotechnical engineering to undergraduate students at the UNSW and the University of Sydney.
We also believe in fostering relationships with both academics and students, as such JK Geotechnics is a longstanding UNSW Industry Partner and EIS have a guest lecturer arrangement with Australian Catholic University. Additionally a senior JK Geotechnics staff member has for a number of years been a Sydney Chapter committee member for the Australian Geomechanics Society (AGS). JK Geotechnics has a corporate membership for the AGS and regularly sponsors the annual AGS symposium in Sydney. We’d love to hear from you about your career goals. Don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss employment or industry placement with the JK Group on (02) 9888 5000 or enquire online.