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Technical Director - Tailings Engineer

GHD - Brisbane Grove, NSW

Source: uWorkin


Due to continuing strong growth, our South Queensland operation are now looking for an experienced Technical Director - Tailings based in the Brisbane CBD, to complement our existing Tailings and Mine Waste team. GHD has a significant profile across Australia in tailings management and mine waste services for Tier 1 mining clients.

As a technical leader in the Tailings group, you will be responsible for directing and managing small, medium and large project teams and working within the wider GHD tailings and dams' community on projects for tailings storage facility planning, investigation and design.

You will have a detailed knowledge of ANCOLD, ICOLD and other industry guidelines and be connected into networks across the industry. You will ideally have a broad range of experience in planning, design and construction phase services.

While this opportunity is a full time role, flexible work options are also available.

As the Technical Director Tailings, you will work on a range of tailings projects to:

  • Provide technical leadership, often in multi-disciplinary teams for planning, feasibility studies and detailed design project phases
  • Lead tailings dam design including foundations, embankment dam stability, hydraulic analysis, water balance, deposition planning, groundwater analysis
  • Scope and lead geotechnical investigations
  • Undertake dam safety inspections and dam safety risk assessments
  • Provide planning and operational advice to our clients
  • Provide construction certification and field engineering for tailings storage facility projects
  • Develop client relationships, both nationally and internationally using your established networks, and
  • Mentor and train other GHD staff.
What would you bring to the team?
  • Degree qualified in Engineering (Civil), with RPEQ, CPEng or the ability to acquire it in a short timeframe
  • Substantial experience in tailings dams and mine waste engineering, ideally in a consulting environment, and relevant postgraduate qualifications are preferred.
Why GHD?

Being the best we can be is in our culture.

We are a family of smart, innovative and creative problem solvers. In our employee-owned company, everything feels like it matters more. Challenge us and help us come up with new solutions to ensure water, energy and urbanisation are made sustainable for generations to come.

Our commitment to you

Commitment is a powerful word that defines how we do business, how we serve our clients and how we care for one another. We will support your needs by giving you the tools to do your best work and then recognise achievements. We will set your curiosity free to allow brilliant minds to do their best work. We will invest in new ideas, removing barriers where we can. Finally, we will encourage you to collaborate with thousands of diverse people across our global business.

Who We Are

We are committed to solving the world's biggest challenges in the areas of water, energy and urbanisation. GHD is a global professional services company that is a leader in engineering, construction and architectural expertise. Established in 1928, we remain wholly owned by our people. We are 10,000+ diverse and skilled individuals, yet we are proudly ‘One GHD’ across more than 200 offices, spanning five continents – Asia, Australia, Europe, North and South America, and the Pacific region. Delivering extraordinary social and economic outcomes, we are passionate about building lasting relationships with our partners and clients.

Interested? Apply now

Contact Jane Wood, Talent Acquisition Team Leader – QLD & NT

T +61 7 3316 3262

GHD is committed to providing Equal Employment Opportunities and invites applications from all nationalities, genders, and cultural backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. 

We respectfully ask that no agency resumes be presented at this stage.

Job Posting

Dec 7, 2020