• Engineers
  • Tailings Engineer
  • NOCs #21301, #21320

Tailings Engineer

Job Overview

After oil sands ore is processed, a mixture of water, sand, clay and residual bitumen called “tailings” is left behind. These tailings must be gathered, contained, processed and treated. Over time, these tailings need to settle, but tailings engineers never do.

Tailings engineers design and coordinate technical programs, processes and infrastructure to manage, treat, store and remediate tailings from oil sands production operations. They often work on projects that require them to use skills and knowledge from across a wide range of engineering specializations including mechanical, chemical and civil engineering.

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