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Golder - Mine Closure Geotechnical/Geo-environmental Engineer

WSP Posted: 11/01/2022
Location: Perth, Western Australia, Australia Type:  Full Time
Disciplines:  Environmental Engineering
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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 and build enduring legacies. By joining forces with WSP in 2021, Golder is now part of a 14,000-person strong earth and environment practice that delivers projects that spans all seven continents.
Golder has a new full-time opportunity within our Mining team for a Geotechnical, Geo-environmental 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 communication skills and a 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) Closure 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
  • Golder (as a member of WSP) offers flexible working arrangements and the opportunity to be part of a leading global consulting firm.

Key duties and responsibilities will include:
  • Assist in driving our Global Closure Strategy through attendance at team events, planning sessions, technical conferences and training courses

Conduct all work to the highest professional, ethical and technical standards

Skills, Qualifications, and Experience
  • Lead work packages requiring geotechnical/geo-environmental assessments to support closure and cover design projects
  • Prepare technical deliverables for senior review
  • Guide the development of geotechnical numerical modelling to support closure designs
  • Guide the development of closure options for mine waste facilities (tailings, waste rock, spent ore)
  • Guide the development of closure design criteria for mine waste facilities aligned with international best practice
  • Guide the geotechnical characterisation and specification of materials for closure of mine waste facilities (cover materials, erosion protection materials, etc.)
  • Liaise with a range of specialist technical disciplines, including tailings engineering, mine waste, demolition, landform design and closure planning
  • Work with our Principal closure specialists in addressing technical review comments and responding to Client requests
  • Assist in driving our Global Closure Strategy through attendance at team events, planning sessions, technical conferences and training courses
  • Conduct all work to the highest professional, ethical and technical standards

Skills, Qualifications, and Experience
  • Bachelor's degree in Civil, Mining, Geotechnical or Geo-environmental Engineering with typically 7 - 10 years work experience
  • Demonstrated experience in geotechnical/civil design and analysis, ideally with a focus in landforms and covers for closure
  • Experience with numerical modelling packages such as GeoStudio, Soil Vision, CONDES, FS CONSOL
  • Experience with unsaturated soil mechanics and numerical modelling to support cover design
  • Excellent interpersonal and ability to work both independently and within a team environment
  • 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

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