February 6, 2024

Gordon Sweby
Principal Geotechnical Engineer

Gordon Sweby - Principal Consulting Geotechnical Engineer - MineGeoTech

What is your role, and how long have you been at MGT?

Principal Geotech Eengineer – 6 years

What sparked your interest in this field?

Done it ever since I left uni, picking a career and progressing with it. And that’s how I’ve progressed to now be a principal geotechnical engineer.

Share a memorable project story.

Myanmar Burma – travel there for the first time. Technically challenging, big pits, complicated geology.

What is a quote that has stuck with you?

“The simplest observation is the preferred answer.” – Latin

What advice would you give to aspiring geotechnical engineers?

If you don’t mind going to remote places and being isolated, but if that’s not in your temperament, then find something closer to home.

The MGT Way is engineering advice
grounded in rigorous data analysis, enabling robust design.

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