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Principal Tailings Engineer & “engineer Of Record”

Stantec - Brisbane Grove, NSW

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Communities are fundamental. Whether around the corner or across the globe, they provide a foundation, a sense of place and of belonging. That's why at Stantec, we always design with community in mind.

We care about the communities we serve—because they're our communities too. We're designers, engineers, scientists, and project managers, innovating together at the intersection of community, creativity, and client relationships. Balancing these priorities results in projects that advance the quality of life in communities across the globe.

About The Role

This role will report to the Tailings Discipline Lead, your main responsibilities will be to provide dam design and tailings management support for our mining clients and ensure key targets are met and delivered.

We are looking for a confident and proactive leader, who has strong geotechnical experience, in particular tailings.

Our clients have come to rely on us as a team that get the job done, at times we travel to site as and when required on an infrequent basis.

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage and deliver a variety of exciting projects
  • Be the main point of contact for some of our clients and mine sites
  • Provide technical, safety and engineering advice to our clients, including compliance with government laws and regulations
  • Assist with Business Development, develop successful client relationships
  • Maintain communication and ensure client needs are being met
  • Provide geotechnical design & planning of Tailings Dams, Waste Storage Facilities, Tailing Storage Facilities
  • Mentor and support other technical staff within Stantec
  • Complete all work in line with Stantec Core Values and in accordance with the Stantec Quality, Safety & Environment Systems and Project Quality Procedures
  • Contribute to our Company culture
We Are Ideally Looking For Someone With The Following
  • Qualifications & Experience:
  • Relevant tertiary qualification (Geotechnical, Civil Engineering, Mining or similar)
  • Relevant Professional licences such as RPEQ or CPEng
  • Minimum 15 years’ relevant experience
  • Consultancy background
  • Skills/Competencies:
  • Significant geotechnical and civil engineering experience, preferably in tailings / mine waste
  • Experience with large infrastructure projects in Australia (particularly in the mining / resources infrastructure industry)
  • Strong engineering design, reviewing and project management skills.
  • High end stakeholder engagement skills as you will be working closely with internal and external stakeholders
  • Highly developed written and verbal communication skills to interact with a broad range of audiences
  • Ability to prioritise workloads to meet deadlines
  • Positive, can-do attitude

Principal Tailings Engineer & “Engineer of Record”


Relevant tertiary qualification (Geotechnical, Civil Engineering, Mining or similar)

Job Category

Engineering Other

About Stantec

We’re active members of the communities we serve. That’s why at Stantec we always design with community in mind. We believe growing a great design company happens from the inside out. We look for people who are drawn to use every talent they possess, plus creativity, determination and a drive to do the extraordinary.

The Stantec community unites approximately 22,000 employees working in over 400 locations across six continents. We collaborate across disciplines and industries to bring projects to life. Our work as architects, engineers, and consultants from initial project concept and planning through design, construction and commissioning is built on a solid history of success. So, when we take on a project, we see the opportunity to make a lasting connection with the people and places where we live and work. Redefine your personal best. Join us!

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Australia-Queensland Brisbane