Principal Engineer – Tailings ( TSF / Mining  / Geotechnical  / Africa ) –Johannesburg, South Africa

Southern Africa#Central Africa
Posted 10 months ago

Reference No. 230 07 RR


Job Description:

Our client is a Global Tier One Mining Company with operations across Africa. We are seeking a Mining Professional well experienced in Geotechnical and Tailings Infrastructure Management



  • Maintenance of Company Tailings Management Dashboard for Africa Operations.
  • Overseeing that required tailings deposition infrastructure, methods and operations as well as embankment design work is completed on time and in line with LOM operational requirements
  • Approving and participating in design related decisions and outcomes for tailings dam projects to ensure technical due diligence
  • Technical lead role for all tailings dam projects by tailings consultants
  • Understanding overall requirements for timing of construction activities in order to meet operational requirements
  • Conduct quarterly monitoring inspections on all TSF’s or as determined– in support of due diligence and maintaining standards with regards to ongoing deposition.
  • Participate as required in the annual Independent Technical Review Board TSF audits and support corrective actions.
  • GISTM standard -achieving and maintaining compliance
  • Assign work, monitor performance, train and develop team members while creating a culture of high-performance teams.
  • Regular monitoring of the performance of any geotechnical structures, observing and reporting on effectiveness of maintenance of all TSF facilities
  • Verifying that required remedial actions for operational freeboard (including factors of safety), storm water channels and access routes are properly addressed and followed up with Operations management.


Requirements: Qualification and Skill

  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil engineering
  • A Registered Professional Engineer.
  • Minimum of ten years geotechnical and tailings experience and tailings dam design knowledge.
  • Track record of finding practical and innovative solutions to tailings disposal
  • Track record of successfully managing and delivering projects on time and within budget
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office software suite
  • Proficiency in English is essential
  • Project management skills


Benefits and Contractual information:

  • Competitive annual package
  • Permanent Employment Option


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Ruan Roodt

Senior Consultant

CA Mining


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