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Golder Associates Geotechnical Engineer | Closure | Perth, Brisbane or Newcastle in West Perth, Australia

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 full-time opportunity within our Mining team for a Geotechnical or Tailings Engineer , based in Perth, Brisbane or Newcastle . The role will support our Mine Closure Teams to deliver mine closure solutions for our mining clients. You will have excellent interpersonal skills and solutions-focused mindset.

About us:

  • We are a leading global specialised engineering and consulting organisation with over 60 years of successful service to its clients;

  • Our team of dedicated closure practitioners represents industry-leading knowledge and unparalleled global reach;

  • Our commitment to closure is backed by real strategy, led by renowned industry specialists;

  • Our global closure leadership team is specifically focused on expanding and connecting our closure business across the world. This team is composed by leaders for Europe and Middle East, Canada, US, Asia Pacific and Latin America;

  • Our Asia Pacific (APAC) group has strong representation across Australia with key centres in Perth, Brisbane and Newcastle, with modern amenities including a newly outfitted location in the heart of Perth;

  • Our closure practitioners are connected through an online closure technical community which gathers more than 500 professionals working on closure worldwide;

  • Technical excellence is supported by a Library Service that provides us access to a wide range of technical documents, books and papers;

  • We have developed internal standards and several tools for the design and closure of tailings facilities and other mine waste facilities; and

  • We have programs to fund innovation and new approaches to mine closure and other areas of our business.

Key duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Assisting with the integration of engineering and geotechnical assessments to closure design projects going from concept to detailed design;

  • Developing closure design criteria for mine waste facilities aligned with international best practice including assisting driving our Global Closure Strategy through attendance at team events, planning sessions, technical conferences and training courses.

  • Geotechnical characterisation and specification of materials for closure of mine waste facilities (cover materials, erosion protection materials, etc.);

  • Application of geotechnical concepts, analyses, and modelling to assess long term stability of mine waste facilities (long term drainage, settlements and consolidation, slope stability, infiltration);

  • Identifying and designing measures to control long term stability of mine waste facilities based on industry best practice and available benchmarks;

  • Preparation of project engineering documentation, including reports, specifications, engineering calculation sheets, risk assessments and concept sketches;

  • Supporting the management of closure projects with technical co-ordination, client liaison and project controls including addressing technical review comments and responding to Client requests; and

  • Preparing technical deliverables such as proposals, reports, drawings and specifications under senior review

Skills, Qualifications, and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil, Mining or Geotechnical Engineering with at least 5 years work experience;

  • Experience with numerical modelling packages such as GeoStudio, Soil Vision, CONDES, FS CONCOL;

  • Demonstrated experience in geotechnical analyses (seepage, stability, consolidation, etc);

  • Excellent interpersonal and ability to work both independently and within a team environment; and

  • A commitment to diversity, environment, health, safety and society.

Your benefits at Golder will include:

  • Access to a world-leading team of closure practitioners and technical specialists

  • Exposure to closure projects at a multitude of scales, scopes and geographies

  • A dynamic and flexible work environment, with modern facilities

  • Competitive benefits and remuneration packages

  • On the job training, mentoring, and coaching

Renowned for technical excellence, Golder, a member of WSP, is a leading global specialised engineering and consulting organisation 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 specialised 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.

All qualified applicants who meet the specific criteria outlined above including the special opportunity criteria are encouraged to apply for this role.

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


Title: Geotechnical Engineer | Closure | Perth, Brisbane or Newcastle

Location: AUS-West Perth

Requisition ID: 21002313