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Tailings Engineer

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Date: Jun 10, 2021

Location: Brisbane, Queensland, AU

Company: Hatch

Requisition ID: 41602 

Job Category: Metals 

Location: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia 


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 Tailings Engineer 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 provide engineering investigation, design (civil, hydrology and geotechnical) and construction support services in the areas of mine tailings management and water dams..


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;
  • Reviewing and coordinating civil designers and helping prepare engineering drawings, and
  • 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 bring to the role:




  • Degree qualified Civil or Geotechnical engineer or Engineering Geologist with previous experience in a mining consultancy or a mine operations role;
  • Eligible or holder of Professional Engineer designation;
  • Good written and verbal English language skills;
  • Strong technical skills in civil/geotechnical engineering or tailings process design, and
  • Aptitude to develop business.


Candidate will demonstrate clear


  • Experience working on tailings or water projects;
  • Experience working in multi-disciplinary teams;
  • Site based geotechnical or construction field experience;
  • Working knowledge of local mine waste guideline with exposure to the permitting process in Australia;
  • Aptitude to develop business


Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills in complex and changing environments.

Why join us?



What we offer you?


  • Flexible work environment
  • Collaborate with leading consultants and technical experts towards a better world through positive change
  • The opportunity to drive your career


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, supporting and encouraging a flexible workplace, we offer our employees comprehensive benefits, including up to 12 weeks leave per year as part of our Lifestyle Leave Program. 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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