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Golder Associates Tailings Engineer 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.

Golder has a new full-time opportunity within our Global Mining team for a Tailings Engineer, based in Perth. Due to recently securing a number of key projects, we are looking for an experienced Intermediate level Tailings/Mine Waste Engineer to work on a number of projects in Perth and across Western Australia.

Key duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Leading projects to deliver engineering services with respect to mine waste management and task management with input from senior staff;

  • Leading the design of tailings storage facilities, landfills and other earthen structures, from conceptual through detailed design stages under the guidance of senior staff;

  • Undertaking field and office assignments to support project delivery;

  • Directing routine design analyses and undertaking complex design analyses, including slope stability, dam break studies, seepage, water balance, surface water and groundwater and train junior personnel;

  • Regular client contact through project meetings and business development initiatives;

  • Delivery of projects, delegating work and checking that deliverables are met ahead of formal internal reviews; and

  • Proving input to laboratory tests, including direction testing programs and interpreting results where applicable.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Qualified Civil/Mining Engineer or similar, with a relevant post graduate degree in either business or a relevant technical discipline would be looked upon favourably;

  • Demonstrated experience working on tailings/mine waste related projects locally or internationally, ideally in a consulting environment;

  • Demonstrated commitment and proactive approach to health and safety culture;

  • Ability to work independently and within multi-disciplinary project teams;

  • Excellent communication, stakeholder management and report writing skills

Your benefits at Golder will include:

  • Deepen your expertise in a dynamic work environment

  • Innovative and collaborative multidisciplinary projects

  • 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: Tailings Engineer

Location: AUS-West Perth

Requisition ID: 21001748