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Civil Engineer – Senior


The Role:

The Sr. Civil Engineer directs and reviews the integration of technical activities and products related to mining design and engineering work, including preparing detailed proposals and schedules, planning and participating in site investigations, directing geotechnical and hydrology/hydraulics analysis and design, coordinating technical work within several disciplines and groups, including internal and external consultants, and construction teams; and coordinating with client representatives at different levels.

Responsible for all phases of civil earthwork design and/or construction projects which include but may not be limited to: tailings dams, water dams, heap leach pads, roads, channels, heavy structure foundations, and other mining, renewable energy, and hydropower facilities.
• Responsible for the overall management on earthwork projects, focus on mining geotechnical structures.
• Review client project information... distribute internally, discuss and provide feedback.
• Prepare documents including design criteria, scope of work and schedule, procedures and requirements, diagrams and drawings, specifications, legal compliance with Brazilian legislation and other design-produced documents, to determine the approach and work to be undertaken, budgeted, scheduled and implemented.
• Coordinate, direct and perform design of selected structures. This requires working with a single engineering or scientific discipline or multiple disciplines. A collaborative project management style is required, which emphasizes the individual as a professional and team member, but also balances the requirement to complete the scope of work as agreed under the contract.
• Prepare and direct design work which includes preparation and control of schedules, budgets, resources, and deliverables, as well as progress reports.
• Projects may also include direction and coordination of construction support teams including supervision, CQA and construction management teams from the home office.
• Plan and supervise temporary works and environmental protection “Best management practices”.
• Update and inform the project team and/or client representative on work progress providing suggested solutions or modifications as needed.
• Conduct technical editing, document development, and production activities.

An Ideal Candidate:
• Strong working knowledge of, and experience in civil, geotechnical, water resources, environmental engineering and/or earthwork construction principles.
• Strong understanding of Brazilian regulatory and legal requirements regarding Mining geotechnical structures.
• Minimum of a Bachelors' degree (B.S.) in civil engineering, geotechnical or water resources and 8-10 years of experience in Mining geotechnical structures design and construction projects.
• Successful candidates must be able to read, analyze and interpret engineering reports, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. They must also be able to write technical reports and business correspondence.
• Competency in both written and spoken English is preferred.
• Proficiency in MS Office. Knowledge of Civil 3D, GEO-Slope and/or Slide programs, GINT, HEC-RAS, and other latest geotechnical and hydrology/hydraulics analysis and design software would be an asset.

Work Environment:

Work will be in both office and field environment with travel to various outdoor sites determined by project needs. Adherence to safety standards of the firm is mandatory.

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