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Golder Associates Senior Project Engineer in BALLWIN, Missouri

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.

Do you have the desire to learn? The drive to excel and thrive in an engaged, collaborative environment?

Golder is seeking a Senior Project Engineer to join our Mining team. In this role, you will direct the operation of the Ash Thickening Plant (ATP). You will work closely with the Operators and Maintenance teams at the ATP to meet the targets of the Plant Gorgas Closure Project based in Birmingham AL . You will also work closely with the Deposition Engineer and Marine Supervisor to plan and coordinate the system operation.

Responsibilities of the role will include:

  • Direct and monitor operations related to:

  • Cyclones

  • Dewatering screens

  • Thickeners

  • High pressure pipeline systems

  • Agitated tanks

  • Flocculant systems

  • Direct and monitor the operation of slurry, water and thickened ash pumping and pipeline systems

  • Work with the project manager and other area supervisors to plan/optimize pours and meet/exceed facility performance guarantees

  • Support operators in day-to-day monitoring, troubleshooting, cleanup and other plant priorities

  • Analyze and assess daily reports produced in the lab and via other QC activities for plant optimization

  • Support and interface with maintenance teams to plan for repairs, parts and shutdowns

  • Update the 3D model with as-built information during operations

  • Interface with other operational teams and quality assurance/control teams

  • Plan and direct the QA/QC at the plant site in conjunction with the lab techs

  • Schedule and train operators, visitors, cross-shift, and other personnel

  • Plan and manage plant consumables and critical spares

  • Organize and liaise with vendors and manufacturers with respect to equipment issues including; arranging for 3rd party OEM maintenance


  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering

  • Minimum 6 years engineering experience

  • Operations experience in a heavy industrial setting e.g., power plants, mines, mills

  • Ability to work in 12-hour shifts (day or night) – two weeks on/two weeks off


  • PE license

  • Mechanical or Process engineering background

  • Experience in dewatering/thickening plants or water treatment plants

  • Experience dealing with slurry applications

  • Consulting experience

  • Piping standards (B31.3 and B31.4)

  • Autocad Plant 3D experience

Additional Requirement:

  • Successful applicant must be able to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 prior to their start date or prior to December 8, 2021, whichever is later, or be granted an exemption based on a disability or sincerely-held religious belief. If you cannot receive the vaccine because of a disability or a sincerely-held religious belief, you may submit an accommodation request ( to the Golder, A Member of WSP, Equal Employment Opportunity Office. Learn more about the COVID-19 vaccination here - .

Your benefits at Golder will include:

  • Competitive benefits and remuneration packages

  • Opportunity to deepen your expertise in a dynamic work environment;

  • Innovative and collaborative multidisciplinary projects; and,

  • On the job training, mentoring, and coaching.

Renowned for technical excellence, Golder, a member of WSP, is a leading global specialized engineering and consulting organization with over 60 years of successful service to its clients. By joining forces with WSP in 2021, Golder is now part of a 14,000-person strong earth and environment practice, providing engineering, remediation, regulatory & compliance, design, and environmental services on projects that span all seven continents. Our 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 & gas, manufacturing, and power sectors.

Equal Opportunity Employment Statement

Golder is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, sex, genetic information, marital status, national origin, race, religion, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, individuals with disabilities or other characteristics protected by law. Golder is a background screening, drug-free workplace.


Title: Senior Project Engineer



Requisition ID: 21003016