Senior Civil Engineer

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Hiring Organization  Knight Piésold Consultoria
Post Name  Senior Civil Engineer
Qualification  Minimum of a bachelor’s degree (B.S.) in civil engineering, geotechnical or water resources, and 8-10 years of experience in Mining geotechnical structures design and construction projects.
Industry  Private
Employment Type  Full Time
Work Hours  8 Hours
Salary  BRL 6000 To BRL 8000 Per Month
 Location   Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil 30320-410

We’re Hiring!

We have an opening available for a Senior Civil Engineer.

About Knight Piésold

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


Why Join Knight Piésold?

  • You will be joining a reputable, well-established global consulting firm with 100 years of industry experience.
  • We believe in the One Team approach, with everyone working together toward achieving a shared goal. Our engineers develop their skills through working on diverse projects, our knowledge-sharing culture, a career mentoring program, and collaborating with top professionals in the industry.
  • We offer unique opportunities to travel and see the world while you learn, with projects around the world to take you on a career-enhancing experience and adventure.

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 of earthwork projects focused on mining geotechnical structures.
  • Review client project information, distribute internally, discuss and provide feedback.
  • Prepare documents including design criteria, the 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 the 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 the 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 bachelor’s 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 required.
  • 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 environments with travel to various outdoor sites determined by project needs. Adherence to safety standards including those of the firm, MSHA, and OSHA is mandatory.

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