Geotechnical Engineer

  • Full Time
  • Perth

ABOUT US:

Knight Piésold is a specialised international consulting firm offering engineering and environmental services in Mining, Environment, Hydropower, Water Resources, and Roads & Construction Services. We are proud of the longstanding relationships we have with our clients and delivery of exceptional services on a global scale.

Knight Piésold’s Perth office has a significant track-record regarding projects located in Australia, Asia, Africa and South America. With over 100 years of experience, we work on projects which are diverse both geographically and technically.

THE ROLE:

We are seeking applications for a Geotechnical Dams Engineer to join our Perth-based Dams Services Team.

KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide professional on and off-site geotechnical dams engineering support for domestic and international projects.
  • Prepare and manage proposal and tender documents to a high standard, as required.
  • Prepare technical reports and deliverables in a format and style that is professional, readily understood and satisfies the specific requirements of the project scope.
  • Demonstrate an ability to plan, organise and take responsibility for geotechnical site investigations and assessments.
  • Provide expertise, review and comment on complex civil and geotechnical aspects of dams and tailings projects, modelling, and reporting.
  • Ensure specifications, designs and analysis meet project requirements.

Other key areas of responsibility can include:

  • Embankment dam seepage and slope stability;
  • Risk assessments of earth and tailings dams, in accordance with ANCOLD and GISTM guidelines;
  • Dam safety inspections, audits, review and assessments in accordance with ANCOLD and ICOLD guidelines;
  • Design and construction supervision of earthworks related to tailings and water dams, heap leach pads, and foundation earthworks;
  • Design, surveillance, and audit of instrumentations and monitoring systems;
  • Interpretation of site investigation reports s and advanced in-situ testing;
  • Numerical modelling and analysis of earth structures;
  • Hydraulic design for dams and spillways;
  • Preparation of contract documents and drawings.

OUR IDEAL CANDIDATE:

The successful candidates will ideally have:

  • Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent tertiary qualification in Civil Engineering (post-graduate qualification in geotechnical or dams engineering will be highly regarded).
  • Minimum 5 years’ relevant, applied experience in the dams consulting industry, with exposure to water or tailings dams, heap leach pads, or other mining waste dump projects.
  • Well- developed data interpretation and management skills, data analysis and data managements proficiency.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Advanced time management, analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • A willingness to work effectively as an integral part of a team.
  • Commitment to travel interstate and internationally as required.

WHAT WE OFFER:

  • Opportunity to contribute to innovative and collaborative multidisciplinary projects;
  • Generous performance bonus incentive programs;
  • Opportunity to deepen your expertise in a dynamic work environment, with on the job training, mentoring and coaching;
  • Subsidised gym memberships / fitness classes;
  • Professional and technical training and development opportunities;
  • Referral bonuses;
  • Professional memberships.

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