Specialist, Water & Tailings Modelling
First Quantum Minerals
Colon, Panamá
hace 1 día

Job description :

General Role Purpose (brief description of this job)

Reporting to the Water and Tailings Coordinator, this position is responsible for supporting the water and tailings modelling tools, including the development of conceptual and numerical models, keeping up to date the models with new data available, run the models to obtain new predictions in a regular basis, provide orientation of the field monitoring system to reduce the uncertainty of the parameters involved, post-process the results, conduct analyses of the outputs, and obtain valuable conclusions from the models for short and long-term planning.

Qualifications (required for job) & Knowledge & Experience

  • Degree in Engineering with Professional background in Civil, Geology, Geography, Hydrology or related discipline.
  • Experience in the mining industry and preferably tailings management facilities operations and water balance.
  • 5 + years of related work experience linked to consulting or operations within the mining industry
  • Knowledge of different modelling software such as GoldSim, Muk3D, AutoCAD, Modflow, Hec-Ras HMS, ArcGis, QGis, Phreeqc, Feflow, Seep / W, Slope &W, Hydrus, others.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong ability to work in a "team" environment.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to maintain self-discipline within a stressful environment.
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural and multi-discipline environment.
  • Fluency in English is required and proficiency in Spanish highly regarded. A willingness to undertake language training is desirable.
  • Core Specific Responsibilities & Expected Deliverables

  • Operate within and observe all relevant and applicable laws of Panama.
  • Maintain HSE standards and ensure strict compliance within the TMF Operations department.
  • Work closely with the Water Resources and Tailings Deposition team to keep the integrity of the information required to the different tasks involved in the conceptual and numerical modelling of water and tailings management.
  • Produce various iterations and scenarios of the tailings deposition model, water balance, and water quality model.
  • Produce and review technical and operational Water Resources and Tailings Deposition reports
  • Process data to characterize inputs and key parameters based on information obtained from the field or technical literature, such as LIDAR and drone survey data, meteorological stations, hydrogeological drillings campaigns, tailings testing and water laboratory analyses, monitoring program, studies, reports, scientific papers, among others.
  • Conduct hydrological and hydraulic analysis associated with a high precipitation climate region.
  • Apply computer models to simulate dynamic operations and evaluation scenarios guiding the water and tailings depositions management plans.
  • Participate and take ownership of projects requiring water or tailings management inputs.
  • Conduct field investigation and improvements of the monitoring plan to increase the level of understanding of water and tailings management within the facility.
  • Post-process and analyse the results obtained from different models to add value in terms of risk management, resource optimization, projects evaluation, operational rules determination, long-term planning, among other technical outputs that can be achieved from the models.
  • Support technical training of the local workforce.
  • Behavioural Traits / Personal Characteristics

  • Bolder : Flexible, versatile, and prepared to take on challenges as needed.
  • Smarter : Always looks for efficiencies and better ways of doing things.
  • Driven : Sets high standards, is motivated and determined.
  • Together : Communicates well with peers and understand others views.
  • Operational Requirements

    Cobre Panama is a remote site. This exciting position is based on-site and will be focusing on driving and delivering operational accountability and ownership across various units at Cobre Panama site.

    Rosters and working hours may vary depending on business requirements.

    Environmental Responsibilities

  • Comply with current environmental regulations in Panama
  • Comply with the commitments contained in the Environmental Impact Studies and other additional studies in this regard, which apply to your area and activities.
  • Comply with the provisions of the Minera Panama Environmental Management System.
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