Senior Environmental Specialist - Geomorphology

Mar 13, 2018

ILUKA RESOURCES is a major participant in the global mineral sands sector and is involved in the exploration, project management, operations and marketing of zircon and titanium based products.  With a corporate support centre in Perth, we also have activities in regional Western Australia, Victoria, South Australia, USA and Sierra Leone.


We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced professional to join our Closure team based either in the South West or our Perth corporate office.  This position will report to the Manager Closure Planning.


The Senior Environmental Specialist is accountable for providing technical expertise and guidance in the development of sustainable landforms.  The main purpose of the position is to provide expert advice in relation to landform construction, erosion control and surface water management.


The core accountabilities of this role include an ability to:

·        Ensure compliance with company environmental policies, procedures and regulations;

·        Deliver specialist advice on landform design criteria and

·        Deliver site specific advice on erosion and drainage control requirements


To be successful in this role, you will have:

·        A degree in Environmental Science, Agricultural Science, Environmental Engineering or equivalent and

·        Relevant experience in the resources sector

·        Experience in soil management, landform function and/or surface water management, as it applies to mine closure


Experience in the following areas will be highly regarded:

·        Mineral sands industry

·        Landform evolution modelling using tools such as WEPP, SIBERIA or CAESAR

·        Development of soil profile reconstruction criteria, supported by unsaturated water balance modelling tools such as Hydrus 1D or 2D and

·        Development of drainage design criteria, supported by catchment analysis and peak flow estimation.


To apply for this position, please email your covering letter and current resume to


Candidates with less experience, but relevant qualifications and an interest in this field may be considered for this role at an Environmental Specialist level.


For further information about the role, or to discuss your suitability, please contact Rob Brown on 9780 3364.


All queries and applications will be handled in strict confidence. 


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