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Tailings Engineer

Job Information
SalaryR1.2mil – R900k
Job TypePermanent
Educationdegree (BEng or BSc) in the Civil Engineering
Experience8 years plus experience post-graduation

Job Description

A large consulting company with offices across South Africa and internationally is looking for a Tailings Engineer to join their team in Johannesburg.

Join a leading firm of engineers, with a reputation for excellence and exceptional culture.

Minimum requirements:

• Relevant degree (BEng or BSc) in the Civil Engineering including 8 years plus experience post-graduation with developed specialist skills in the area of tailings and geotechnical engineering.

• Honors degree (BEng or BSc) in the Geotechnical field preferred

• Professional registration at ECSA preferred.

• Legislation related to engineering design supporting water use and waste management license applications.

• Financial knowledge (Understanding of Work in Progress, Accounts Receivables and DSOs).

• Proven skills/ experience to lead integrated project mine waste projects coupled with sound project management skills; and

• Proficient in MS Word, MS Excel (Advanced), MS PowerPoint, MS Outlook, MS Projects, slope stability analysis, seepage analysis and modelling software. Proficiency in other engineering related software will be considered beneficial.

Your responsibilities will include:

• Providing tailings services and technical advice on moderate complex tailings issues to clients (external & internal) on projects within the mining industry.

• Using advanced techniques, modifications and extension of theories, practices to synthesise and analyse data for decision making / recommendations.

• Managing, analysing tailings and geotechnical reporting for projects which may include the design and inspection of mine waste storage facilities, the construction of tailings deposits, the operation and management of deposits, properties and behaviour of tailings, closure and deposits stability and seeping analysis and water storage dams and earthworks.

• Providing safety leadership in health & safety (HSSE incident reporting).

• Planning, developing schedules, coordinating and overseeing manpower on important engineering projects to meet completion deadlines;

• Provides technical direction and supervises quality and quantity of work to junior and intermediate staff.

• Preparing proposals and reports for clients with senior review and building business relationships with clients.

• Contributing to the identification of SHEQ risks and driving processes to achieve Zero Harm

Should you meet the above requirements, please send a detailed CV to or call Roxanne/Hannah/Stella on 021 555 0432.

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