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Tailings Process Engineer

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Date: May 27, 2021

Location: Mississauga, ON, CA

Company: Hatch

Requisition ID: 41834 

Job Category: Engineering 


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.


Hatch is looking for a highly motivated Tailings Process Engineer to join our Tailings and Waste Management Group.

The role will be located in the Hatch Mississauga office.




Your responsibilities will include:

  • Work with project managers to accomplish various tasks associated with tailings process and optimization projects;
  • Design of tailings process systems and other relevant process units: conventional, non-conventional, hybrid-disposal, co-disposal;
  • Extensive knowledge and experience in sizing and selection of technology and equipment: thickening, classification, filtration, transport;
  • Familiar with deposition strategies and plans;
  • Specify and supervise tailings testwork;
  • Manage all parts of the process from design logistics, build commission, and operations;
  • Develop capital and operating cost estimates, technical specifications, and contract documentation;
  • Work with clients, vendors, and other contractors to complete project deliverables;
  • Participate in design and HAZOP reviews as required;




Our ideal candidate has:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mining/Materials/Metallurgical/Civil/Process Engineering from an accredited university;
  • 7+ years of experience specializing in tailings process engineering design and construction;
  • Operations or previous engineering design or construction experience is a strong asset;
  • Proficient in AutoCAD and Microstation;
  • Demonstrated excellent written, verbal communication, and presentation skills;
  • Registered as a Professional Engineer or eligible to obtain is required;
  • Experience developing and reading drawings including process PFD’s, PID’s, General arrangement drawings, site plans;
  • Solid report writing skills;
  • Ability to travel to client’s offices, vendor offices, and to site for periods of time;
  • Must be able to demonstrate knowledge and experience with the following:
    • All types of tailings process system designs
    • Tailings process testwork specification and operating experience
    • Tailings testing and ability to interpret results and how it fits into the overall system design
    • Tailings processing plant design from concept to detailed engineering
    • Tailings process equipment specification, sizing and selection
    • Tailings (conventional or non-conventional) transport technologies and distribution



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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