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Available vacancy:

Senior Tailings Engineer

Jones & Wagener is seeking to employ a senior level self-motivated tailings engineer with more than 7 years of tailings related experience, in the tailings department, based in our Rivonia or Centurion offices, on a full-time basis. The engineer would contribute to new and existing projects and assist project managers and project directors with surveillance of existing and design of new tailings storage facilities and return water dams.

 The requirements associated with the position are as follows:

  • More than 7 years of tailings engineering experience
  • B Eng or BSc Eng in Civil Engineering
  • Professional registration with ECSA or at least at the point of registering imminently
  • Good fundamental understanding and knowledge of soil mechanics
  • Good understanding of the various types of engineering contracts
  • Post graduate experience in geotechnical engineering will be advantageous
  • Experience in CPTu testing and interpretation
  • Experience in geotechnical investigations
  • Experience in related laboratory testing of soils and tailings material
  • Candidate should be proficient in MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook, MS PowerPoint and MS Projects / PrimaVera
  • Candidate should have experience with slope stability, seepage analysis and FEM software, such as Geostudio.
  • Candidate should be proficient in AutoCad Civil 3D or ModelMaker
  • Valid driver’s license and passport

Preference to candidates with the following skills and attributes:

  • Good critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Good communication skills, fluent in English
  • Dynamic, self-motivated, takes responsibility and ownership of tasks
  • Able to manage time effectively
  • Attention to detail
  • Strong mentoring skills.
  • Strong organisational and planning skills.

The main duties associated with the position include the following:

  • Planning and scheduling of projects
  • Compilation of proposals and appointment of sub-contractors and sub-consultants
  • Surveillance of tailings storage facilities and return water dams
  • Performing as and / or assisting the Engineer of Record (EoR) in carrying out annual audit inspections on tailings storage facilities and return water dams
  • Travel to site, predominantly South Africa, Tanzania and West Africa, to conduct site inspections related to monitoring and construction management
  • Driving and managing the design of new tailings storage facilities, return water dams or associated infrastructure, together with travelling to site to conduct field investigations relevant to the project
  • Performing and overseeing stability analysis of various facilities and types of residue
  • Transfer of knowledge and delegating work to a team of graduate, junior and intermediate level engineers
  • Should be able to manage a project and report back to project managers and directors
  • Keep up with latest developments in the tailings industry and improve knowledge base

Salary package:
Market related salary including company benefits, dependent on individuals experience and qualifications.