Engineer Tailings and Dam

Location:Perth
Job Type:Full Time

Tailings & Dams Engineer

  • Join an organisation where the culture is inclusive, exciting and performance driven

  • Fixed Term 12 month Contract in our Central Park office

  • Be an integral part of a small team with a rapidly expanding portfolio of work

About the role

We are looking for a Tailings & Dams Engineer to provide technical and operational support to Engineering and Site Operational teams. This role will be offered on a 12 month Fixed Term contract, working Monday to Friday in our Perth office.

This is a great opportunity to contribute to the successful stewardship of a significant portfolio of tailings and water storage facilities and work across a large business, while gaining professional development working closely within a network of tailings professionals and industry experts.

Reporting to the Specialist Reliability Engineer you will:

  • Take responsibility, providing first party assurance, for the safe and efficient operation of tailings and water storage facilities

  • Complete inspection and monitoring as part of a broad dam surveillance program

  • Engage and provide the interface between operational teams, project teams, internal SMEs, appointed Design Engineers and external reviewers

  • Develop cost estimates for future projects and contribute to the preparation of the annual operational and sustaining capital budgets

  • Assist in the operational and technical review of tailings and water storage facility studies

  • Respond to technical queries

  • Attend site to complete assurance inspections and monitoring reviews

  • Review management of change requests relating to tailings and water storage facilities

  • Be responsible for providing technical support to multiple site teams operating tailings and water storage facilities

  • Provide governance against internal and external standards across the business.

You will be primarily based in Perth at our Central Park office working Monday to Friday. The role will require regular site travel to our three Dampier Salt Operations.


About you


To be successfully considered for this role, you will have:

  • Bachelor of engineering (Civil) degree

  • C Class licence

  • Previous professional experience with design, construction and/or operation of tailings and water storage facilities

  • A high level of competency with risk based approach to asset management

  • Strong stakeholder engagement skills

  • Excellent communication skills

It will also be beneficial if you have:

  • A strong understanding of dam safety monitoring equipment and interpretation of data (piezometers, inclinometers, survey prisms);

  • A strong background in either soil mechanics or tailings processing and storage facility operation;

  • Experience in interpretation of geotechnical testing, material characterisation and stability design;

  • Experience in supervising the construction of tailings and water storage facilities;

  • The ability to influence others to continue to reduce the business risk.

About us

As pioneers in mining and metals, we produce materials essential to human progress.

As part of the wider Rio Tinto Iron Ore Operations, Dampier Salt has three operations located at Dampier, Port Hedland and Lake MacLeod and is head quartered in Perth. Through a sustainable process of solar evaporation of sea water we reliably deliver high quality salt essential for making thousands of products used in everyday life. Gypsum is additionally mined and processed at our Lake MacLeod Operation.

Creating an inclusive and diverse workforce

We are a diverse team of talented, enthusiastic individuals who foster a culture of inclusion. No matter how they may differ, our people share one thing in common. It’s a belief that work is more rewarding when we are accepted and valued for our differences, not judged by them. We all have something to contribute, and it’s this contribution that makes for a great organization and fulfilling career.

Apply today if you want to work with the latest technology and innovation, in an environment where we challenge you to drive positive change.

Please note, in order to be successfully considered for this role you must complete all pre-screening questions.