Mining is constantly evolving and adapting in response to society’s needs and advances in technology. This evolution continues today, as the mining industry responds to new challenges that range from social and political factors (including changing regulatory environments and a focus on the social license to operate) to financial pressures resulting from volatile commodities markets, access to capital, past capital overruns, and higher costs of operating in more remote areas. As a result of these financial pressures, mining companies are focused more than ever on operational efficiency and cost optimization.

Knight Piésold provides specialized services to our mining clients at all stages of project development, from early exploration, through project development, and on to construction, operations and closure.

 Our engineers and geoscientists specialize in the fields of: 

  • Tailings and waste management
  • Water management
  • Hydrology and hydrogeology
  • Geotechnical engineering and rock mechanics
  • Heap leach pads
  • Pipelines and pump stations
  • Renewable energy integration

Our environmental scientists specialize in the following areas:  

  • Baseline studies
  • Permitting
  • Environmental and social impact assessments
  • Social studies and community engagement
  • Environmental management plans and monitoring
  • Closure and reclamation

We understand that each mining project is different and our team, with local knowledge and global expertise, develops innovative and cost-effective solutions that respect environmental, social, and economic responsibilities while supporting the successful completion of each project.

Since 1921, we have been involved with hundreds of mining projects throughout the world, in a wide range of settings. We have extensive experience to help you with your project, at all stages of development. We will work closely with your team by adding value and delivering results.