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Principal Tailings Engineer (Tailings Dams / ECSA / Mine Residue) – Johannesburg South Africa

Job Field:
Engineering and Mineral Processing Jobs
Tailings/Dam Jobs
South Africa
Contract Type:
Full Time / Permanent
Salary Description:
CA Mining
Job Ref:

Principal Tailings Engineer (Tailings Dams / ECSA / Mine Residue) – Johannesburg South Africa


Reference Number: JAM


Job Description:

A leading engineering and mining consulting company is looking to hire a Principal Tailings Engineer to join their Mine Residue team in Johannesburg.  



  • Review, design, construction and remediation of tailings structures at all stages of the project
  • Undertaking due diligence reviews, scoping and pre-feasibility studies
  • Design and supervision of waste facilities
  • Project Management and co-ordination
  • Report and proposal writing
  • Mentoring consulting staff
  • Be appointed as Engineer of Record on large projects
  • Desk based studies, utilizing data and information from a variety of sources


Requirements: Qualification and Skill

  • Honors degree in Civil Engineering
  • Professionally registered with ECSA
  • Minimum 12 years’ experience in tailings, including design, building and maintenance of Tailings Storage Facilities
  • Experience as Engineer of Record on large projects
  • Proven track record of brining projects in on time, within budget and to the client’s satisfaction
  • Competent report and proposal writing
  • Ability to work well with clients
  • Experience managing and delivering multiple projects and clients simultaneously
  • Strong technical ability in tailings management, geotechnics, heap leaching and water management
  • Ability to review reports and analyses, carry out audits
  • Ability to manage people, technical teams and mentor junior staff
  • Strong leadership and business development experience



If you wish to apply for the position please send your CV to James Midlane at


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James Midlane

Senior Recruitment Consultant

CA Mining


CA Mining will respond to short-listed candidates only. If you have not had any response in two weeks, please consider your application unsuccessful however your CV will be kept on our database for any other suitable positions.


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