Senior Tailings and Mine Waste Engineer

Location: Brisbane, QLD Posted Date: September 13, 2017
Employer: GHD Pty. Ltd
Employer Job Id: CareerMine Job Id: 1378931

About GHD

With more than 8500 people around the globe, GHD is one of the world’s leading professional services companies operating in the global markets of water, energy and resources, environment, property and buildings, and transportation. Serving clients across five continents and the Pacific region, GHD people share a passion for exceeding the expectations of our clients and contributing to their success.

About Our Role

Due to continuing strong growth, our Brisbane CBD based team has a need for a Senior Tailings and Mine Waste Engineer to complement our existing Tailing and Mine Waste team. GHD has a significant profile across Australia in tailings management and mine waste services for Tier 1 mining clients.

The successful candidate will have a proven track record in project and technical delivery, mentoring team members and the ability to create strong relationships with clients.

Key responsibilities:

  • Playing a key technical and project management role, often in multi-disciplinary teams, for planning, feasibility studies and detailed design 
  • Undertaking dam safety inspections and risk assessments to satisfy dam safety requirements 
  • Lead project teams for dam and geotechnical design including earth and concrete dam foundations, embankment dam stability, hydraulic analysis, water balance, deposition planning, groundwater analysis 
  • Significant experience in scoping and delivery geotechnical investigations to support tailings projects 
  • Preparation of construction contract documentation 
  • Provide construction certification and field engineering for tailings storage facility projects 
  • Contributing to client relationship development, both nationally and internationally using internal and external networks 
  • Mentor and train other GHD staff

About you

Successful candidates will ideally possess the following skills and experience:

  • RPEQ or able to acquire within 6 months 
  • A knowledge of ANCOLD, ICOLD and other industry guidelines 
  • Broad range of experience in planning, design and construction phase services 
  • Experience in leading a project team for tailings storage facility planning, investigation and design Computer knowledge and skills relevant to geotechnical and dam engineering analyses 
  • Relevant tertiary qualifications and strong technical background 
  • Demonstrated communication skills and commercial acumen

Substantial experience in tailings dams and mine waste engineering is essential, ideally in a consulting environment, along with related tertiary qualifications in civil engineering. You will have excellent communication skills, be proactive, innovative, and take pride in producing quality work. You will be able to direct and manage small to medium project teams and work within the wider GHD tailings and dams’ community on larger projects.


The successful applicant will possess relevant qualifications in civil engineering (e.g. Bachelor of Engineering). Postgraduate qualifications will be favourably considered.

Our offer

Fostering gender balance, diversity and acceptance of flexible working for men and women have been central to the way GHD does business. As is creating a nurturing environment where people are empowered and are encouraged to bring their whole self to work. You will have the opportunity to work alongside and learn from inspiring colleagues as well as personalised career development through the GHD Business School.


  • Staff discounts on selected health insurance, gyms, travel and accommodation 
  • A generous parental leave policy for both women and men 
  • Access to an employee assistance program 
  • A variety of flexible working arrangements An inclusive environment that wins awards for workplace diversity

Join a professional community of more than 8500 committed people who come together seamlessly and share a vision for a sustainable future.

How to Apply
If you would like to apply for this position, please submit your application on-line via or via the link to the right. Recruitment agency applications will not be accepted for this position.