Tailings Geotechnical Engineer - Dynamic Deformation Analysis - Intermediate

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Date: Jun 12, 2024

Location: Mississauga, ON, CA

Company: Hatch

Requisition ID: 91041 

Job Category: Metals 

Location: Mississauga, ON, Canada 

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!


Intermediate Tailings Geotech Eng - Dynamic Deformation Analysis

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide input for advanced geotechnical laboratory and field investigations (including drilling and in-situ testing) and carry out detailed materials characterisation to support TSF design and planning.
  • Carry out earthquake induced liquefaction assessments, detailed evaluation of Seismic Cone Penetration Testing results, site response analysis, and seismic performance analysis of TSFs.    
  • Utilize geotechnical software and modelling tools to analyse and optimise designs of TSFs; tools such as FLAC2D/3D and/or PLAXIS.
  • Develop geotechnical design recommendations for tailings storage and dry stack facilities.
  • Mentor junior staff and foster a continuous learning environment


Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, with a graduate degree (MSc, or PhD) in Geotechnical Engineering.   
  • 5-8 years experience in geotechnical engineering related to tailings management and tailings storage facility design.
  • Proven knowledge of geotechnical behaviour of tailings materials, static and dynamic liquefaction of tailings and relevant principles of soil mechanics, particularly critical state soil mechanics.
  • Advanced understanding of the key principles of tailings dam safety, risk management of tailings storage facilities.
  • Proven experience in advanced laboratory testing, and numerical modeling techniques related to tailings materials.
  • Proven experience in implementing advanced soils constitutive models with applications in earthquake engineering.
  • Advanced understanding of key concepts in the safe and sustainable design, construction, operation, and closure of tailings storage facilities, dry stack and heap leaching facilities.
  • Working knowledge of latest worldwide developments in the area of tailings management, as they relate to Global Tailings Standard on Tailings Management (GISTM), and other country or international organizations.
  • Professional registration in Canada or eligibility to be registered in Canada as Professional Engineer.
  • Experienced with Microsoft Office applications
  • Proficient in modelling using FLAC2D/3D and Plaxis 2D/3D.
  • Ability to travel to sites within and outside of Canada






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.


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, veteran, 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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