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Golder Associates Tailings Surveillance Engneer in WATERFALL, South Africa

Golder is seeking a Tailings Surveillance Engineer to join the Tailings Team within the Mine Waste Group . This is a junior to intermediate level position within the Mine Waste Team and is appropriately qualified in the delivery of tailings services, aligned with the Golder suite of engineering products.


· Provide tailings surveillance services on projects within the mining and industrial industry

· Provide technical advice and consultancy on tailings storage facilities (TSF) associated with operational risks and other issues to clients (external & internal)

· Build reputation as an engineering technical consultant / specialist

· Keep abreast of advancing technologies, methods and research & development

· Managing, analysis and reporting for projects which may include the following:

- Undertake site investigations of tailings storage facilities for Clients

- Overall TSF operations review and reporting. This activity can either be undertaken on a monthly or quarterly basis and could require an extended period of duty. (i.e. exceeding the normal 9 hours per day)

- Preparation of detailed audit reports on TSFs

- Detailed stability analysis using RocScience software

- Capacity assessments and deposition modelling of tailings storage facilities for life of mine (LOM)

- Design of TSF extensions and CQA inspections of tailings infrastructure

  • Provide safety leadership in Health & Safety (OH&S incident reporting) and compliant to Golder HSSE requirements

  • Prepare proposals and reports for clients

  • Other duties as required

Project Management and Technical Expertise

· Continued development of key skills in Project Management

· Participation in professional development activities

· Continued professional development in support of professional registration


  • Develop and support the Golder ownership culture

  • Promote and develop inter-region and inter-office collaboration and cooperation

  • Contribute towards a healthy team mentality among peers

  • Development of business opportunities e.g. proposal development and tender submissions (internal and external Clients)

Business Systems

  • Participate in the development and implementation of engineering systems, tools, policies and protocols

  • Be an active part of the Golder team

  • GAIMS (Quality management system)

Innovative and Technical Excellence

· Implement projects that contain elements of the core Golder engineering expertise

· Promote & develop new technical services and/or tools within the tailings management space


· Positive financial contribution

· Execute projects in accordance with Golder’s financial target in terms of profitability

· Manage work in progress and debtors in accordance with Golder targets

Health and Safety

· Promote Health Security Safety & Environmental (HSSE) systems and program priorities

· Meet HSSE key performance indicators compliant with Golder targets.

· Relevant Degree or Diploma in the Geotechnical / Civil / Water Engineering

· 4 years plus experience post-graduation

· Knowledge of project finances

· Experience at a consulting firm within mine waste, tailings operations contractor or client within the mining / industrial industry

· Project management skills and experience

· MS Word, MS Excel (Advanced), MS PowerPoint, MS Outlook, MS Projects, RocScience Slide 6.0, Autocad, Surfmate and Muck 3D (optional)

· Own Vehicle

· Valid Driver's License

*Title: *Tailings Surveillance Engneer**

*Location: *ZAF-WATERFALL**

*Requisition ID: *18000644**