Golder Job Vacancy For Senior Tailings Engineer

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At Golder, we thrive on challenges. 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.

Golder has a new opportunity for a Senior Tailings Engineer to join our Mine Waste Division on a full-time basis based in Ghana (Accra) or South Africa (Johannesburg).

This is a senior level position in the consulting team and is regarded as a professional person leading the delivery of tailings engineering services, in line with the Golder suite of engineering products.


Key duties and responsibilities include:

  • Lead tailings engineering projects
  • Provide technical advice and consultancy on complex tailings and geotechnical issues to clients and internal staff
  • Provide services on tailings projects in the mining industry including:

– Design and inspection of tailings and water storage facilities

– The means of construction of tailings deposits.

– The operation and management of deposits.

– The properties and behaviour of tailings.

  • Develop client relationship and build business
  • Build reputation as Technical Leader/Lead Consultant
  • Use advanced techniques, modifications and extension of theories, practices to synthesise and analyse data for decision making/ recommendations
  • Keep abreast of advancing technologies, methods and research & development
  • Provide safety leadership in identifying and alleviating/ eliminating high priority safety hazards and complete 4 OH&S incident reporting per year
  • Participate in training activities, mentoring and transferring knowledge to engineers.
  • Plan, develop schedules, coordinate and direct manpower on important engineering projects to meet completion deadlines.
  • Supervise, coordinate and review/evaluate activities carried out by junior engineers.
  • Prepare proposals and reports for clients
  • Other duties as required

Skills, Qualifications, and Experience:

  • Relevant Degree in the geotechnical / Civil Engineering
  • Professional Register at ECSA (Min 4 years)
  • 10Years experience post graduation
  • Legislation related to Engineering / Geotechnical environment
  • Financial Knowledge and understanding
  • Geotechnical experience at a consulting firm
  • Exposure to mining and industrial projects

Your benefits at Golder will include:

  • Competitive benefits and remuneration packages
  • Option to purchase shares in Golder
  • Employee owned structure – own the business, own the result
  • Deepen your expertise in a dynamic work environment
  • Innovative and collaborative multidisciplinary projects
  • Global projects and travel opportunities

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Renowned for technical excellence, Golder is a leading, global employee-owned engineering and consulting firm with over a half century of successful service to its clients. With over 165 offices in over 30 countries, Golder’s 6,500 professionals are driven by a passion to deliver results, offering unique specialized skills to address the ever-evolving challenges that earth, environment and energy present to clients across the infrastructure, mining, oil and gas, manufacturing and power sectors.

Golder is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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