Golder Associates Tailings Engineer Intermediate in WATERFALL, South Africa
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Do you have the desire to learn? The drive to excel and thrive in an engaged, collaborative environment?
Intermediate Tailings Engineer
This is an Intermediate level position in the consulting team and is regarded as a professional person in the delivery of geotechnical services, in line with the Golder suite of engineering products.
Responsibilities of the rolewill include:
Functional Output / Duties
- Provide Tailings serviceson projects in the mining industry
Provide technical advice and consultancy on complex Tailings issues to clients (external & internal)
Develop client relationship and build business
Negotiate and review routine project contracts
Use advanced techniques, modifications and extension of theories, practices to synthesise and analyse data for decision making/ recommendations
Build reputation as Technical Consultant / Specialist
Keep abreast of advancing technologies, methods and research & development
Manage, analyse and Tailings reporting for projects which may include the following:
Design and inspection of mainstorage facilities
The means of construction oftailings deposits.
The operation and management ofdeposits.
The properties and behaviour oftailings.
Closure & deposits stabilityand seeping analysis.
Water Storage dames and earthworks.
Provide safety leadership in Health & Safety (OH&S incident reporting)
Participate in training activities, mentoring and transferring knowledge to junior geotechnical engineers.
Plan, develop schedules, coordinate and direct manpower on important engineering projects to meet completion deadlines.
Supervise, coordinate and review/evaluate activities carried out by junior engineers.
Prepare proposals and reports for clients
Other duties as required
Project Management & Technical Expertise
Continued development of key skills in Project Management
Participation in professional development activities
Continued professional development in support of professional registration
Develop ownership culture
Promote and develop inter-region and inter-office collaboration and cooperation
Contribute towards a healthy team mentality among peers
Work with management to deliver on Golder priorities
Business Development (Internal and externalClients)
Identify potential business opportunities / clients for Golder services
Follow up and act on market trends and engineering development
Follow engineering business development plan
Participate and promote Golder Africa’s business systems
Participate in the development and implementation of engineering systems, tools, policies and protocols in line with Engineering Business Unit
Be an active part of the Golder team, operational best practice and Balance Score Card
Innovative and Technical Excellence
Identify and implement opportunities to apply Golder engineering expertise
Implement Projects that contain elements of the core Golder engineering expertise
Promote & develop new technical services and/or tools
Positive financial contribution
Execute projects in accordance with Golder’s financial target in terms of profitability
Manage debtors in accordance with Golder targets
Health & Safety
Promote Health & Safety systems and program priorities
Act as a custodian of Golder’s Health and Safety best practice
Health and safety performance indicators in line with Golder targets
The successful candidate will have abackground in:
Relevant Degree in the Geotechnical / Civil Engineering
Professional Registration at ECSA preferred
6 years plus experience post graduation
Legislation related to Engineering / Geotechnical environment
Experience at a consulting firm
Project Management Skills
MS Word, MS Excel (Advanced), MS PowerPoint, MS Outlook, MS Projects
The employee has an increasedlevel of specialist skills in technical discipline area, strong projectmanagement skills, or a mix of both.
Displays independence incompleting work tasks.
Makes decisions of moderatecomplexity with less frequent input and review from senior staff.
Major focus is leadership oftechnical excellence or project management for larger and more complex projectswith less supervision required.
Provides technical direction tojunior and intermediate staff.
Is responsible for completion ofreports / documents and proposals with senior review.
Understands Golder businesssystems and uses / follows these systems to ensure quality.
Is recognised as a role model /mentor for junior staff.
This is the first level having moreregular contribution to group or team goals and planning.
Motivates and encourages juniorand intermediate staff to achieve results.
Has regular contact with clientsand manages client expectations.
Employees focus on setting apositive example by identifying and reporting hazards, near misses andincidents.
Displays a ‘safety first’ focus.
Employees actively raise safetyissues to the attention of peers, contractors and visitors and assist inseeking resolution to the issues identified.
Communicates clearly andconsistently the importance of health and safety and recognizes those who showthe right behaviours.
Standards / Processes / Procedures.
Trusted project manager: consistently manages projects and / or taskswell, wants to expand project management abilities to include largermulti-disciplinary projects, able to communicate with teams, can bridge projectdirector to junior staff
Client focused: being more of a “solution” provider to client and colleaguesthan “deliverable” provider, comfortable with being the face of Golder, pointof contact, ability to develop business and cross-sell
Ownership Attitude: promotes the broader organisational strategy,makes decisions with the company’s best interests in mind
Good judgement: ability to prioritise challenges, competing interests in ourbusiness (i.e. time vs. costs vs. quality)
Mentoring: informal guidance and career development of junior staff
Technical excellence: creating an area of technical speciality orservice, highly skilled and respected in their field, participates in on-goingtraining and conferences.
Good problem solver: able to frame and communicate complex issuesinto simple tasks.
Corporate awareness : actively supports corporate initiatives,understands how Golder works.
Influential: are known beyond their team and people seek their input orinvolvement
Networking : establishes good relationships with clients and staff,builds wide and effective networks
Leadership: is emerging as a leader, has the ability and desire to leadsmall teams, actively supports corporate initiatives and promotes Golder’sculture
Your benefits at Golder willinclude:
Employee owned structure - own the business, own the result
Competitive benefits and remuneration packages
Opportunity to deepen your expertise in a dynamic workenvironment
Innovative and collaborative multidisciplinary projects
On the job training, mentoring and coachingClosing Date: 24 October 2019
Renowned for technical excellence, Golder is a leading, global employee-owned engineering and consulting firm with over a half century of successful service to its clients. With over 165 offices in over 30 countries, Golder’s 6,500 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 and gas, manufacturing and power sectors.
Title: Tailings Engineer Intermediate
Requisition ID: 19002507