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Hydrotechnical Engineer - Tailings & Mine Waste

Date: Dec 9, 2018

Location: Mississauga, ON, CA

Company: Hatch

Requisition ID: 12008 

Job Category: Metals 


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.


The Tailings & Mine Closure Management (Tailings) Practice group at Hatch is seeking to hire an intermediate level hydrotechnical engineer to work in our Mississauga office.  This role would suit a highly motivated professional with a strong technical focus, who is interested in supporting the development of the practice and expanding the capability within the North American cluster of an existing team of specialists in tailings, closure and mine waste management made of geotechnical, hydrotechnical, geoscientists, and process engineers in North America.  Reporting will be to the North American Practice Leader in Tailings Practice.

Key Responsibilities
• Providing technical support on water management tasks including: baseline hydrology, water balance study, water management plan, hydraulic modelling and design, dam break and flood inundation study, sediment and erosion control plan, mine water operation support, closure water management, construction water management support and field works;
• Coordination with multi-disciplinary teams to develop integrated tailings, mine waste and mine water management solutions for the selection of sites, tailings dewatering process technologies, subsurface investigation studies and laboratory tests programmes for material characterization (geotechnical and geochemical), transport and conveyance studies and final disposal including embankment design, deposition modeling, capping and closure studies, as well as surface water management, dam break analyses, flood routing to evaluate and size channels/pipes;
• Providing direction to junior engineers, designers and technicians, and maintaining quality of work throughout a project;
• Participating in health, safety and environmental policies, procedures, standards and guidelines in the execution of all work;
• Preparing technical documentation including reports, specifications and design basis memorandums as well as reviewing and coordinating civil designers and helping prepare engineering drawings;
• Business development and marketing to existing and new Hatch clients in the mining sector as well as supporting in preparation of technical proposals.

Qualifications and Experience:
• B.Sc. in Civil Engineering or Water Resources Engineering (A post-graduate degree is preferred);
• Minimum of 5 years of engineering consulting experience in hydrological studies and hydraulic designs (mining industry experience preferred);
• Eligible or holder of Professional Engineer designation in Canada or the USA and knowledge of CDA and MAC tailings and mine waste design and operation guidelines;
• Experience in hydrological analysis, site water balance study, hydraulic design of water conveyance and storage facilities, dam break and inundation study;
• Experience in software packages such as GoldSim, PCSWMM, FLO-2D, HEC-HMS, HEC-RAS, CulvertMaster, AutoCAD and GIS;
• Exposure to construction, field work and environmental permitting support is a plus;
• Excellent verbal and written English communication skills in the technical and commercial fields. Preferred bilingual proficiency in French and/or Spanish and/or Portuguese;
• Works well and seamlessly in an international team with a strong client focus;
• Highly proficient in MS Office suite of tools including: Excel, Word, PowerPoint and MS Project;
• Ability to travel internationally for business with focus on North America (Canada, USA and Mexico) to support regional operations; and
• Valid passport preferably with international recognition and a driver's license from a Canadian province.



We are committed to fostering a workforce in each of our locations that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we operate. Hatch is an Equal Opportunity Employer that considers employment applicants without regard to age, race, colour, national origin, citizenship, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, disability or any other protected status. If you have any special needs requirements, please let us know. We will do our utmost to accommodate, in accordance with applicable local legislation. 

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