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Senior Tailings Engineer

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Date: Nov 29, 2022

Location: Mississauga, ON, CA

Company: Hatch

Requisition ID: 71041 

Job Category: Engineering 

Location: Mississauga, ON, Canada 


With over six decades of business and technical experience in the mining, energy, and infrastructure sectors, we see challenges evolving 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.


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!


Hatch is seeking to hire a strong intermediate level tailings dewatering process engineer to work with our existing core team at the Mississauga office.  This role would suit a highly motivated professional with a very strong technical focus, who is interested in supporting the development of the tailings management practice and expanding the capability within the cluster of an existing team of specialists in tailings and mine waste management made of geotechnical, hydrotechnical, geoscientists, and process engineers.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide a link between the tailings management practice group with the Hatch process teams and clients for integrated tailings solutions in the North American market with a focus to increase Hatch’s existing clients base in Canada, USA and Mexico;
  • Support on proposal preparation and manage all levels of tasks for scoping to basic engineering studies in the execution of tailings projects for surface disposal and underground backfill utilization at all available levels of dewatering; and
  • Support in the selection of tailings dewatering technology development related to tailings management projects with the preparation of trade-off studies and cost effective solutions assessing available dewatering technologies.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Consulting or construction recognized experience in the mining sector with preferred post-graduate degree in mineral processing engineering.
  • Able to independently create process equipment layout, process equipment lists along with specifications and operation range evaluation in general arrangement drawings with AutoCAD finalizing with cost estimations (CAPEX and OPEX) for all project levels.
  • Proven experience developing process design criteria, mass balances and process flowsheets for dewatering, backfilling as well as synergy between underground and surface disposal.
  • Proven experience in the development of surface and underground distribution pipeline systems for approved flow models.
  • Proven experience in material pumpability (slurry, paste-like-slurry and paste) assessment and cost effective solution for material delivery to underground and surface through distribution systems. Experienced in pump and pipe sizing and selection -using Weir, and GIW software.
  • Proven experience in tailings filters type selection and sizing, thickeners type selection and sizing, pipe sizing, specifications and cost estimations for surface and underground pipelines, agitation processes (agitator selection for complex tailings) and hydrocycloning, selection, adjusting and simulations.
  • 5 to 10 years’ experience in tailings dewatering, separation and pumping design for precious and base metals, ferrous and non-ferrous;
  • Good verbal and written English communication skills. Preferred bilingual proficiency in French and/or Spanish and/or Portuguese;
  • Skills to work well in a 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.


Why join us?

What we offer you?


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


We're committed to fostering a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we operate and serve. Hatch is an Equal Opportunity Employer that considers applicants without regard to age, race, color, national origin, citizenship, religion, creed, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, or any other protected status. If you have any accommodation requirements, please let us know. We'll do our best to meet your needs in accordance with applicable local legislation.


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