Company: Wood
Skills: Project Management, Geotechnical Engineer
Experience: 8 + Years
Education: PhD/Doctorate
Location: Lima, Peru

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood is looking for a Geotechnical Engineer / Project Manager for our Peru Operation.

The ideal candidate will have strong leadership skills, proven project/client management, and will be a recognized expert in the design and construction of tailings/earth dams, heap leach facilities, waste dumps, and other mining geotechnical structures. He/she will play a key role in the organization, part of Wood's succession plan; they will act as a subject matter expert in the geotechnical design and construction management of tailings, dam safety evaluations, reviews and design.

If you have a demonstrated ability to lead and grow a team of professionals and a proven track record in the geotechnical/geological consulting environment, this opportunity will provide both professional and personal satisfaction and opportunities for growth.

Key Responsibilities :
  • Provide expert input in the engineering analysis, design & reporting for mining environmental projects, including:
    • Tailings dams, water management system, waste rock, open pit, heap leach facilities, etc.
    • Geotechnical characterization
    • Stability, seepage, bearing capacity and settlement analyses
    • Dam Safety Inspections/Reviews, Evaluations and Risk Assessments
    • Support for EoR (Enginer of Record) activities
  • Perform technical writing and review of proposals & project documents; issued to clients, etc.
  • Prepare design drawings and specifications from scoping study to detailed design and construction
  • Effectively manage projects from conception to execution through to successful completion
  • Develop construction and engineering budgets, schedules and reports for the management and coordination of project staff and sub-contractors to ensure safe, cost effective, efficient and timely completion of projects to meet and/or exceed client expectations
  • Gathering up to date information from project sites, meeting with clients and constantly monitoring work performances
  • Review findings and prepare recommendations
  • Provide quality leadership & mentoring of junior technical staff to assist in professional development and growth as engineering practitioners
  • Manage contractors and sub-consultants
  • The position tasks will require periodic travel to project sites remote from Lima, as necessary to achieve project goals. In Peru, these sites are commonly located at high elevations, therefore it is required that you do not have medical conditions that would prohibit you from travelling to and working at high altitudes (above 4,000 m.a.s.l)
  • Provide geotechnical input and leadership in sectors other than mining. Other sectors would include: energy (particularly hydroelectric); oil & gas; industrial / commercial; and transportation
  • Other duties assigned by the Geotechnical Manager within the scope of their competence

Liaise with other technical specialists including hydrogeologists, hydrologists, geochemists, rock mechanics, environmental and other disciplines.

Skills / Qualifications

  • Degree in geotechnical engineering is required; MSc. is highly desired; PhD. is desired
  • Must have 8 to 12 years of progressive tailings, dams experience (ie. civil, geotechnical or related experience in the design of earth dams, largely from mining projects)
  • Experience in the design and construction of tailings dams, and related mine-site earthworks infrastructure
  • Project management experience is required, with ability to manage multiple mine tailings and/or tailings/dams construction related projects; PMP designation is highly desired
  • Prior success in developing and growing geotechnical business
  • Excellent presentation, interpersonal and communication
  • Demonstrated leadership ability, with solid management skills
  • Ability to work independently or in a team setting
  • Ability to travel, domestic & international travel required
  • Must be bilingual, English and Spanish (both oral and written skills). Portuguese is desired
  • Must be eligible to legally work in Peru

Company Overview

Wood es un lider global en ingenieria y consultoria en el ambito de la energia y el entorno construido, ayudando a desbloquear soluciones a algunos de los desafios mas criticos del mundo. Brindamos soluciones de consultoria, proyectos y operaciones en mas de 60 paises, empleando alrededor de 45,000 personas.

Diversity Statement

Somos una empresa que favorece la igualdad de oportunidades y que reconoce el valor de la diversidad en sus equipos de trabajo. Todos los candidatos con la cualificacion adecuada seran considerados para oportunidades de empleo sobre la base de criterios objetivos y sin tener en cuenta lo siguiente (que es una lista no exhaustiva): raza, color, edad, religion, sexo, origen nacional, discapacidad, orientacion sexual, identidad de genero, condicion de veterano protegido u otras caracteristicas, de acuerdo con la legislacion vigente.

Wood is a global leader in consulting and engineering across energy and the built environment, helping to unlock solutions to some of the world’s most critical challenges. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in more than 60 countries, employing around 40,000 people. At Wood our common purpose is to ‘unlock solutions to the world’s most critical challenges.’ Through the delivery of our Consulting, Project and Operations solutions across energy and the built environment we deliver exceptional returns for our clients, our people, our investors and the communities where we live and work. Visit us at and follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn.