| Full time

Tailings Dam Specialist (mining / TSF / environment / Spanish) - Mexico

Mexico City,


Job Description

GateSource HR LATAM Mining Recruitment is partnering with a leading global environmental, engineering, and construction management consulting firm specializing in the mining industry to identify and recruit a Tailings Dam Specialist with experience in the construction and management of tailings storage facilities (TSF) and tailings dams. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record in managing all aspects of tailings dam projects, from design and construction to operation and maintenance.

This role requires expertise in geotechnical engineering, water management, and environmental compliance.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Design, construct, and manage tailings storage facilities and tailings dams.
  • Conduct geotechnical assessments and stability analyses for tailings dams.
  • Develop and implement tailings and water management plans.
  • Monitor and manage tailings deposition using slurry and dry stack methods.
  • Ensure compliance with local, national, and international regulations and standards, including the Global Tailings Standard.
  • Perform risk assessments and develop mitigation strategies for tailings facilities.
  • Oversee the construction and maintenance of diversion and outlet works.
  • Implement soil stabilization and erosion control measures.
  • Collaborate with environmental scientists to monitor and manage the impact of tailings dams on local ecosystems.
  • Conduct on-site inspections and audits to ensure compliance with engineering designs and safety protocols.
  • Prepare technical reports and documentation for regulatory compliance and project records.
  • Provide consulting expertise in engineering and construction management for tailings dam projects.


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, or a related field.
  • Minimum of 10+ years of experience in tailings dam construction and management.
  • Proven experience in managing tailings dam projects across diverse geographical regions, particularly in South and Central America.
  • Experience working in a consulting firm
  • Strong background in geotechnical engineering, water management, and environmental compliance.
  • Excellent leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced and challenging environment.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • Proficient in project management software and tools.
  • Willingness to travel to project sites as required.
  • Strong communication skills in Spanish and English

Job Information



Work Experience

5+ years



Job Type

Full time




Mexico City



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