Senior Tailings / Geotechnical Engineer - Golder

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WSP Golder is not just a place to work, it is a promise of a living, dynamic environment where people collaborate, innovate, build enduring relationships, excel, and grow professionally in a strong culture of ownership.

WSP Golder has an exciting new opportunity for a Senior Tailings/Geotechnical Engineer to join our Mine Waste team on a full-time basis in Accra Ghana.   This is an intermediate level position in the consulting team and is regarded as a professional person in the delivery of geotechnical and tailings services, in line with the WSP Golder suite of engineering products.



Key duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Providing tailings services and technical advice on complex tailings issues to clients (external & internal) on projects within the mining industry;
  • Providing geotechnical and design related services to the Mine Waste unit including geotechnical modelling, analyses and design, geotechnical investigations and liaising with external commercial laboratories.
  • Using advanced techniques, modifications and extensions 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);
  • Participating in training activities, mentoring and transferring knowledge to junior geotechnical / tailings engineers;
  • Planning, developing schedules, coordinating and overseeing manpower on important engineering projects to meet completion deadlines; 
  • Supervising, coordinating and reviewing / evaluating activities carried out by junior engineers; and 
  • Preparing proposals and reports for clients, and building business relationships with client

Skills, Qualifications, and Experience

  • Relevant degree in Civil Engineering and minimum 10 years relevant experience post graduation with developed specialist skills in the area of tailings and geotechnical engineering;



  • Honours degree (BEng or BSc) in the Geotechnical field preferred; a Master’s degree will be an advantage;
  • Professional registration with relevant local and /or internationally accredited body;
  • 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;
  • Proficient in MS Word, MS Excel (Advanced), MS PowerPoint, MS Outlook, and MS Projects.
  • Proficient in Slope stability, seepage analysis and FEM software, such as Geostudio, Slide and Plaxis. Proficiency in other engineering related software will be considered beneficial;
  • International travelling for site inspections, geotechnical site investigations and audits;

Your benefits at Golder will include:

  • Competitive benefits and remuneration package;
  • Deepen your expertise in a dynamic and globally connected work environment;
  • Opportunity to deepen your expertise in a dynamic work environment;
  • Innovative and collaborative multidisciplinary projects; and
  • On the job training, mentoring, and coaching.





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