South Africa


Company Fraser Alexander (Pty) Ltd
Published 16/07/2021
Contract Type Permanent
Salary Market Related
Location Santiago Metropolis conurbation, Santiago Metropolitan, Chile
Founded in 1912, Fraser Alexander has grown from humble beginnings to become a key player in the South African mining industry and in selected global locations.

Fraser Alexander is a leading supplier of Mining services which include: Minerals Processing, Construction and Tailings. A solid and well respected brand in the mining services area is looking to attract key talents to add to its existing pool of highly sought after professionals.
Job Functions Management
Industries Mining
The position exists to support the provision of services related to tailings management, tailings risk management, tailings advisory, hydro remining and other potential services as required. Provision of technical support to the operations, with a focus on the Tailings Division, is also part of the scope. This position can also support the Division's commercial and marketing plans.


Lead the execution of tailings risk management advisory projects.

Provide support during the execution of hydro remining projects, as required.

Implement, improve and manage an integrated risk management system (“TORAS”) for tailings operations.

Monitor and report on technical risks by means of ongoing technical audits.

Regular monitoring of the performance of any geotechnical structures, observing and reporting on effectiveness of maintenance of all TSF facilities.

Provide assurance that data submissions are accurate.

Undertake technical assessments of tailings operations including stability assessments, life assessments, water balances etc.

Undertake studies and designs related to the construction, development and closure of tailings facilities.

Provide mentoring, guidance and support to Technicians and Engineers working within tailings operations.


Work closely with Operations on contracts to ensure that appropriate recommendations and estimations have been made and accurate costings are submitted for project deliverables and performance.

Deliver on the value proposition to FA Operations as per agreed scope of work.

Drive Digitalisation initiatives.

Develop and implement approved policies and practices.

Input to R &D projects in SA and at a group level.

SHEQ Manager

Ensure compliance with all statutory and company legislation.

Recommend improvements and corrective actions where appropriate.

Manage Safety, Health, Environment and Quality of Technical Risk systems and processes.

People Management

Help develop a pipeline of suitable professionals to support the future of FA South America.

Ensure continuous capacity building of employee by applying effective L&D strategies.

Ensure an engaged workforce through effective leadership and management skills.

Project identification and development

Assist the GM and PMs to identify appropriate opportunities within the divisions geographic target areas.

Develop and drive an engagement approach for the identified opportunities.

Assist with proposal submissions.


BSc Eng (Civil) or equivalent

Professional Registration

Post Degree qualification in Geotechnics Highly desired

Active registration with CREA MG

CNRH registration Highly desired


Minimum of 10 years applicable experience

High level knowledge of civil and geotechnical aspects, best practice, its implementation, and the laws and regulations

Demonstrated experience in Tailings Storage Facilities inspection, design, construction, operation and risk analysis


Excellent skills in commercial and business development management.

Knowledge and skills in tailings management.

Excellent skills in planning and executing.

Project Management skills.

Strong negotiation skills.

Financial and budgeting control skills.

People management and motivational skills.

Good communication and interpersonal skills.

Strong problem solving and analytical skills.

Strong Presentation skills.

Continuous drive and focus to comply with relevant legislative requirements.

Job Closing Date 30/07/2021
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