Senior Tailings Engineer (Perth, Western Australia)
Published: 11th September 2019 (13 days ago)
Perth, Australia
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Job Description

Overview / Responsibilties

Wood is looking for a Senior Tailings Engineer with an extensive career in mining and civils to join our Perth based Tailings team in a full-time permanent role.


As part of its strategic growth plan, Wood's highly regarded global Tailings group is looking to build capability within the Australia / Asia Pacific region to complement its long-standing Australian Mining & Minerals business.  With the ongoing expansion of this team, backed by global leadership this is a genuine opportunity for accelerated career progression.  


At Wood you will thrive in a collegiate team culture partnering with likeminded, agile industry peers who are highly experienced, qualified and recognised industry innovators to create new possibilities...  


You will be exposed to a diverse range of mining and civil geotechnical engineering projects for both internal and external clients with a focus on: 

  • Managing, investigating and designing all aspects of the tailings life cycle
  • Design and implementation of geotechnical solutions
  • Reporting to internal & external stakeholders as part of a diverse team of experienced industry professionals

Working from our centrally located Perth CBD offices you will also enjoy free 24/7 access to an exclusive onsite gym and superb end of trip facilities to ensure you make the most of Western Australia's lifestyle.

Skills / Qualifications

You will have degrees in one / more of the following disciplines:

  • Geotechnical Engineering / Engineering Geology
  • Civil engineering (Geotechnical focus)
  • Earth Science Engineering – with geotechnical unit

Ideally, you will have relevant Australian based tailings design experience however, as a leading international EPCM, Wood welcomes applications from all suitably qualified professionals with 10+ years of proven experience in:

  • Design and management of tailings projects
  • Test pit and bore hole logging
  • Construction supervision of earth structures
  • Seep and Slope (or similar) design software

You will also have knowledge of water balance, surface water design and earth structures, design or modelling.


If you are an experienced Tailings Engineer looking for a permanent opportunity with the support of a global leader, we encourage you to apply.  Support for sponsorship and relocation is available for applicants who can demonstrate proven experience in tailings design and management.


Shortlisting will commence immediately.

Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.


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