Career Opportunity

Principal Engineer: Tailings

Minimum Requirements:

  • Honours Degree with significant experience gained internationally.
  • Professional Engineer with more than 12 years' specific experience with tailings.
  • Previous experience of design, build and maintenance of Tailings Storage Facilities with specific experience in serving as Engineer of record on large projects.
  • Proven track record of bringing projects in on time, within budget and to the client's satisfaction.
  • Competent report and proposal writing skills requiring strong English language skills (verbal and written)
  • Able to work well with clients
  • Strong ability to manage multiple projects and clients at one time, delivering design services on time and budget.
  • Strong technical ability in tailings management, geotechnics, heap leaching and water management.
  • Ability to review reports and analyses, and carry out audits.
  • Ability to manage people, technical teams and mentor junior staff.
  • Strong leadership and business development experience

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Review, design, construction and remediation of tailings structures at all stages of the project, including pre-feasibility, feasibility, detailed design and construction stages.
  • Undertaking desk based studies utilising data and information from a variety of sources.
  • Undertaking due diligence reviews.
  • Undertaking scoping and pre-feasibility studies.
  • Design and supervision of waste facilities.
  • Project management and co-ordination.
  • Report and proposal writing.
  • Mentoring consultant level staff as required.
  • Be appointed as Engineer of Record on large projects.


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