Business Group Leader - Tailings



GHD has gained a high level of Australian and global recognition for our safe, cost effective, practical and innovative methods in tailings storage design, management and construction supervision. From alumina to zinc, our team has a wide range of experience in dealing with both metalliferous and non-metalliferous tailings.

We have an outstanding leadership opportunity for a Business Group Leader - Tailings to lead our South Queensland Tailings Group based in Brisbane to work with our existing Tailings and Mine Waste team.

As the Business Group Leader - Tailings, you will work closely with the General Manager South Queensland, across multidisciplinary projects, bids and proposals to develop and significantly grow GHD's presence and market share across the tailings and mine waste industry. The role will provide leadership in developing and delivering tailings projects and also leading and mentoring a team of engineers and technical specialists.

Working on a diverse range of projects and clients, you will:

  • Develop and realise business opportunities, and ensure sustainable growth of the Tailings group revenues
  • Manage Business Group performance, people, and resources
  • Provide vision and direction for the South Queensland Tailings business that links with GHD's Australian market strategy, and input into the Region Market Strategy
  • Be well-connected and influential, building and developing relationships with existing and potential clients and partners, with a focus on business development
  • Provide leadership to the Business Group in line with GHD's values and objectives
  • Build effective relationships with other Business Group Leaders and with Market Leaders within the Region. 
About you:
  • You will have a technical background, with a BSc. Civil Engineering with geotechnical knowledge (preferably RPEQ status)
  • 15+ years professional experience within an engineering consultancy
  • Demonstrated technical capability across tailings engineering, including all project phases from planning and approvals to operation and closure
  • Effective & proven business development, networking and client relationship management skills
  • Ability to develop lasting client relationships based on trust and delivery excellence
  • Proven background in delivering projects from proposal to completion
  • Detailed knowledge of ANCOLD, ICOLD and other industry guidelines and be connected into networks across the industry
  • Ability to mentor and train team members
  • Provide technical leadership, often in multi-disciplinary teams for planning, feasibility studies and detailed design project phases. 
Our commitment to you 
Fostering gender balance, diversity and acceptance of flexible working is central to the way GHD does business. We offer a professional, friendly and inclusive culture based on our core values of Safety, Teamwork, Respect and Integrity. In addition to a competitive salary, GHD provides attractive career options including professional development via our GHD Business School, additional leave, and family-friendly flexible work arrangements.

Why GHD?
Be a part of a high functioning team, where everything we do is inspired by a level of passion and professional pride that comes from being employee owned. This ownership is what sets us apart and means our people enjoy an unrivalled amount of autonomy in their roles. It helps drive our passion and accountability in how we serve our clients, deliver projects, and pursue new opportunities.

So, do you have what it takes: passion, collaboration, imagination and values that match our own! 

About GHD
As one of the world's leading professional services companies, GHD delivers iconic projects that shape our landscapes, support our communities and set the path of our collective future. To do this, we actively seek and nurture the very best people in their respective fields to join our team of over 10,000 professionals operating in the markets of water, energy and resources, environment, property and buildings, and transportation.

In return, we offer remarkable career shaping opportunities to extend your skills and gain global experience. Interested?

For further information, contact Jane Wood T +61 7 3316 3262

Applications close 25th February 2020
GHD is committed to providing Equal Employment Opportunities and invites applications from people of all nationalities, genders, and cultural backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.
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