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Tailings Engineer

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Date: Nov 4, 2022

Location: Brisbane, Queensland, AU

Company: Hatch

Requisition ID: 79269 

Job Category: Engineering 

Location: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia 

Join a company that is passionately committed to the pursuit of a better world through positive change. With more than 65 years of business and technical expertise in mining, energy, and infrastructure, our 10,000 colleagues in 150 countries tirelessly work toward bettering the industries in which we operate. With practical solutions that are safe, innovative and sustainable, we think globally while acting locally. Are you looking for an opportunity to join a diverse group of professionals who are committed to remaining exceptional? We look forward to hearing from you.


If it isn't grown, it's mined. Our mining and metals teams help our clients to safely and sustainably mine the minerals and metals used in our everyday lives. Want to play a part of innovating and optimizing the mining life cycle on greenfield and brownfield facilities? Apply today!


With over six decades of business and technical experience in the mining, energy, and infrastructure sectors, we understand that challenges are changing rapidly in every industry. We respond quickly with solutions that are smarter, more efficient, and innovative. We draw upon our 9,000 staff with experience in over 150 countries to challenge the status quo and create positive change for our clients, our employees, and the communities we serve.


Looking to take the next step in your career? Hatch, a full-service consultancy, is currently seeking highly motivated Geotechnical Engineer - (Tailings) to join the Metals group in Brisbane.


Our tight knit Tailings and Closure team is currently seeking a Tailings Engineer to join the group in Brisbane to assist with current and exciting future project requirements and opportunities. In joining Hatch, you will be joining a friendly, supportive and inclusive workplace. You will be able to further your career both liaising with and learning from a diverse range of people. In this role, you will have opportunities to provide engineering investigation, design (civil, hydrology and geotechnical) and construction support services in the areas of mine tailings management and closure.


If you are interested in working with leading experts across various sectors? Join our Metals team today!


As the successful candidate and reporting to the Regional Manager, Tailings and Mine Waste Management Australia, you will be:


  • Providing engineering support for mine waste projects in pre-feasibility through to detailed engineering, construction execution and operational support type projects;
  • Coordinating and managing small multi-disciplinary teams to develop integral tailings management solutions for our clients, including embankment design, tailings processing, deposition modelling, capping and closure studies, geotechnical investigation design and tailings water management;
  • Planning and executing site investigations for tailings storage and mine waste facilities;
  • Preparing technical documentation including reports, specifications and design basis memorandums and reviewing and coordinating civil designers and helping prepare engineering drawings;
  • Assisting site execution with QA/QC inspection and certification services;
  • Supporting senior staff in business development and marketing to existing and new Hatch clients in the mining sector, preparation of expressions of interest and proposals.
  • A champion of inclusion and diversity


You will bring to the role:


Strong technical skills in civil/geotechnical engineering or tailings process design and suitable qualification in civil or geotechnical engineering; ideally with previous experience in a mining consultancy or a mine operations role. You will have a keen interest in business development and an understanding of local and international guidelines with exposure to the permitting process in Australia. Previous experience working on tailings or water projects would be advantageous.


Why join us?

What we offer you?


  • Flexible work environment
  • Long term career development
  • Think globally, work locally


Don't meet every single requirement? You don't need to. At Hatch, we are building a diverse, inclusive workplace that fosters innovation. If you're interested in this role, we encourage you to apply even if your past experiences don't perfectly align with the skills we've listed.

As an accredited Employer of Choice for Gender Equality (WGEA) and Equal Opportunity Employer, we are committed to fostering a workforce in each of our locations that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we operate. Within Australia, this includes supporting and encouraging a flexible workplace and a comprehensive benefit offering. If you have any special needs requirements, please discuss with us and we will do our utmost to accommodate your request.

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