Senior Backfill Engineer

Hatch (Sudbury ON, Canada) 2 days ago

Requisition ID: 38661 

Job Category: Metals 

With over six decades of business and technical experience in the mining, energy, and infrastructure sectors, we understand that challenges are changing rapidly in every industry. We respond quickly with solutions that are smarter, more efficient, and innovative. We draw upon our 9,000 staff with experience in over 150 countries to challenge the status quo and create positive change for our clients, our employees, and the communities we serve.

Looking to take the next step in your career? Hatch is currently seeking a highly motivated Backfill Engineer to join the Metals team in Mississauga or Sudbury.

Hatch has been serving the world’s mining and metals industry with studies, design, engineering, development of innovative technologies, and project and construction management through to commissioning and operations for both greenfield and brownfield facilities. 

As the mining industry faces new challenges, our focus is on innovation. Join us in helping our clients create measurable improvements to their operations throughout the entire mining lifecycle value chain.

The Senior Backfill Engineer will have the primary responsibility for the design, optimization, business development and client engagement of backfill plant and underground piping distribution system. These will be managed through projects taken on by the company. The successful candidate will also be required to prepare studies and reports involving site visits. International and domestic work will be required. Some business development work will also be required.

As the successful candidate, you will be responsible for:

  • Generation of backfill engineering proposals 
  • Client engagement and business development for backfill business
  • Completion of backfill studies at the scoping prefeasibility and feasibility level
  • Hydraulic analysis and piping design
  • Stress analysis and support design
  • Process design including mass balance and process design criteria for tailings dewatering and mixing plant
  • Attending backfill seminars due diligence work
  • Performance reviews  
  • Hatch internal company development
  • Project management  

You bring to the role:

  • Bachelors Degree in Mining, mechanical, or chemical Engineering
  • 7+ years experience in the backfill industry
  • Knowledge and understanding of the mining, and tailing industry
  • Underground operating and engineering experience
  • Knowledge of underground mine backfill equipment, mine services productivities, mining rates, capital costs and operating costs
  • Direct previous experience in engineering consulting or the      demonstrated capacity to act in an engineering consulting role 
  • Capability of performing hydraulic analysis and support design for underground backfill piping system

Why join us?

  • Develop innovative solutions
  • Think locally, work globally
  • Engage with people who make a difference

What we offer you?

  • Long term career development
  • Work with world class experts
  • Flexible work environment.


We are committed to fostering a workforce in each of our locations that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we operate. Hatch is an Equal Opportunity Employer that considers employment applicants without regard to age, race, colour, national origin, citizenship, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, disability or any other protected status. If you have any special needs requirements, please let us know. We will do our utmost to accommodate, in accordance with applicable local legislation. 

Senior Backfill Engineer

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