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Principal Tailings Engineer (Design / Tailings Dams / Mine Waste / ECSA) – 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 (Design / Tailings Dams / Mine Waste / ECSA) – Johannesburg, South Africa


Reference Number: JAM50870


Job Description:

A leading Engineering Consulting company with a large presence across Africa is looking for a Principal Tailings Engineer to join their Engineering and Mine Waste team in Johannesburg. The successful applicant will need to have a proven track record in projects and technical delivery, managing teams and ability to create relationships with existing and new clients



  • Team Management and mentoring junior staff
  • Develop and implement come strategy and growth initiatives
  • Client relationship development, with both existing clients and potential clients, using established network
  • Technical leadership and project oversight, on multi-disciplinary teams
  • Technical review of feasibility studies and designs of mine waste facilities (tailings dams, heal leach pads and related infrastructure
  • Investigations and analyses of the above (geotechnical investigations, stability analyses, water balances, deposition planning)
  • Undertake dam safety inspections and risk assessments
  • Undertake mine waste facility audits and inspections


Requirements: Qualification and Skill

  • A BSC or BEng in civil engineering
  • Post graduate qualification un geotechnical or water engineering highly advantageous
  • Professionally registered engineer  
  • Minimum 15 years’ relevant experience  
  • Substantial experience in the design, planning, feasibility and construction of mine waste facilities, from a consulting background
  • Detailed knowledge of applicable regulatory framework in various African jurisdictions and global industry standards and guidelines
  • Good understanding of water engineering and closure needs and developments with reference to mine waste facilities and the mining sector
  • Proficient in MS Office and relevant geotechnical and dam engineering software



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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