Principal/ Senior Geotechnical Engineer (KZN)
SRK Consulting South Africa
Durban, ZA
6d ago
source : WHATJOBS

Experience and Skills :

The candidate must have :

Have a Civil Engineering or Geological Engineering Degree with speciality in soil mechanics and / or mineral residue design and management.

Be a registered professional engineer (where jurisdictions include such legislated professional associations, such as Australia, Canada, South Africa, UK, the United States, etc.).

Have more than 10 years with at least 8 years in the consulting field as a Principal Engineer.

Have a minimum of 10 years with at least 6 years in the consulting field as a Senior Engineer

Have extensive experience in Mineral Residue facility design, construction, operation and closure and related legal, environmental, and techno-economic requirements.

Have a background including post-graduate studies in soil mechanics would be an advantage. Have Extensive experience in numerical modelling of soil mechanics and tailings engineering projects would be an advantage.

Roles and responsibilities :

The candidate will be involved in :

Geotechnical investigations of sites and materials used for construction including tailings materials.

Foundation, geotechnical and structural engineering of specialist structures.

Engineer of record life cycle design, construction specification, formulation of trigger action response plans considering instrumentation and structure behavioural data, including design of the liner systems for residue disposal projects, initial and ongoing earthworks construction requirements, numerical modelling of slope stability and expected real time behaviour (taking account of drained and undrained effective stress behaviour) during construction, operating, decommissioning and closure phases.

The life cycle design will include all legal, water and all other resources protection and health, safety, and environmental requirements with focus on client risk and hazard management requirements.

Ongoing attention to individual and team development and growth to remain at the forefront of residue management technology will be a key requirement and success factor.

SRK reserves the right not to make an appointment. Submissions from underqualified or overqualified applicants may not receive a response.

Applicants not receiving a response within 15 days after the vacancy has closed should deem their applications to have been unsuccessful.

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