Dean Sawyer is the Waste Management Services Manager at Knight Piésold Australia and is based in the Perth office. He has 17 years of experience in civil-geotechnical design, tailings testing, hydrology studies, construction management, and auditing. He is an experienced project manager, having worked on many international projects with a focus on Australian tailings facility requirements.
He is involved in tailings management and heap leaching, including conceptual studies, preliminary investigation, detailed design, detailed water management, contract documentation, and site supervision for tailings disposal and heap leach pads. Recent assignments include the commissioning of a new 25 Mt Waste Fines Storage Facility in the Pilbara region of Western Australia from option study to hand over and ongoing review work of several tailings facilities to new industry standards.