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Golder Associates Tailings Design Team Lead in WATERFALL, South Africa

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 Tailings Design Team Lead to join our Mine Waste team full-time based in Midrand . This is a senior level position in the Mine Waste team where you will be expected to provide functional output/duties including people management, business system including financials and business development, as well as project management and technical expertise, innovation and technical excellence in mine waste storage facilities.

Key duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Providing tailings services on projects in the mining industry;

  • Providing technical advice and consultancy on complex tailings issues to clients (external & internal);

  • Establishing and growing the Engineer of Record projects in the Business Unit;

  • Negotiating and reviewing routine project contracts;

  • Using advanced techniques, modifications and extension of theories, practices to synthesise and analyse data for decision making/ recommendations;

  • Keeping abreast of advancing technologies, methods and research & development;

  • Managing and analyzing tailings reporting for projects which may include construction of tailings deposits, operation and management of deposits, properties and behaviour of tailings, closure and deposits stability and seeping analysis, water storage dams and earthworks;

  • Developing and mentoring team of technical professionals who are able to collaborate and contribute towards healthy team mentality among peers;

  • Identify potential business opportunities, clients to grow team and commercial opportunities;

  • Participating in the development and implementation of engineering systems, tools, policies and protocols in line with the Mine Waste team; and

  • Promoting a health and safety best practice culture across the business.

Skills, Qualifications, and Experience

  • Relevant degree (BEng or BSc) in the Geotechnical / Civil Engineering including Professional registration at ECSA preferred;

  • Ideally 10 years plus experience post graduation;

  • Legislation related to engineering design supporting water use and waste management license applications;

  • Financial knowledge (Understanding of Work in Progress, Accounts Receivables and DSOs);

  • Proven skills/ experience to lead integrated project mine waste projects coupled with strong project management skills;

  • Proficient in MS Word, MS Excel (Advanced), MS PowerPoint, MS Outlook , MS Projects, Slope stability and seepage analysis software. Proficiency in other engineering related software will be considered beneficial.

Your benefits at Golder will include:

  • Competitive benefits and remuneration package;

  • Deepen your expertise in a dynamic work environment;

  • 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 is a leading specialised employee-owned engineering and consulting firm with over a half century of successful service to its clients. With over 155 offices in more than 40 countries, Golder's 7,500 professionals are driven by a passion to deliver results, offering unique specialised 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.

At Golder, we care about our people – we operate with integrity and embrace diversity.

Please note: Golder does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies.


Title: Tailings Design Team Lead


Requisition ID: 21000711