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Geotechnical research engineer on sustainable mining

Avilés, Spain
Closing date
Mar 13, 2024
Job Description

ArcelorMittal is the world's largest steel producer. We use the most innovative technology to create the steels tomorrow's world will be made of. Every day over 190,000 of our talented people, located in over 60 countries, push the boundaries of digitalization and use advanced technology to create a world that is stronger, faster and smarter. To help make this possible, they know they can depend on the support and training that a company of our scope and scale can provide.

The Sustainable Mining and By-Products Research Team is a dedicated and innovative group of experts focused on advancing sustainable practices in the steel and mining industry. Their diverse expertise encompasses environmental stewardship, tailings management, resource optimization, and the valorization of steel and mining by-products. By minimizing the environmental impact of steel production, reducing resource depletion, and promoting the efficient utilization of valuable by-products, the team aims to create a sustainable approach that balances the extraction of raw materials with the well-being of ecosystems and local communities.

We are looking for a Geotechnical Engineer with a research and development focus, that has experience in the operational aspects of Tailings Management. You will conduct cutting-edge research, develop innovative solutions, and collaborate with cross-functional teams to improve the safety, efficiency, and sustainability of our tailings management systems. Your expertise will help shape the future of tailings management in our industry.

Your role
  • Conduct research and development activities to enhance tailings management practices, including the evaluation of new technologies, materials, and methodologies
  • Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to identify research needs and opportunities related to tailings management.
  • Design and oversee geotechnical laboratory and field experiments to investigate key aspects of tailings behavior, including compaction, consolidation, seepage, and stability.
  • Analyze and interpret research data to generate insights and recommendations for improving tailings management practices.
  • Develop and validate models for predicting the behavior and performance of tailings storage facilities, including the use of numerical analysis and geotechnical software.
  • Contribute to the design and optimization of tailings storage facilities, considering factors such as geomembrane liners, drainage systems, and closure strategies.
  • Stay abreast of industry trends, emerging technologies, and regulatory developments in tailings management.
  • Prepare technical reports, research papers, and presentations for internal and external audiences.
  • Collaborate with internal teams to transfer research findings into practical applications and best practices.
  • Mentor junior engineers and provide technical guidance on research and development projects

Your profile
  • Master degree or PhD in Civil Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Mining Engineering or a related field.
  • Experience in Tailings Management
  • Knowledge about operational aspects of civil construction and tailings management, able to design and oversee geotechnical laboratory and field experiments as well as perform numerical calculations with the results
  • Experience in project management and management of stakeholders expectations.
  • Able to challenge current technologies / propose new ideas to research on disruptive environmental solutions
  • Advanced levels in English and Spanish
  • Initiative, Adaptability, Results Oriented, Team Work, Technological Curiosity

According to ArcelorMittal Global R&D values:
  • You agree to comply with health and safety rules.
  • You are respectful, transparent, honest and empathetic in your relationships. You honor your word and your commitments to others.
  • You agree to behave consistently with the highest level of integrity.
  • You strive to question your practices. with high expectations of yourself and others, You strive for a high level of quality and reliability in everything You do.
  • You recognize that diversity, varied skills and fresh ideas make a group exponentially better in the pursuit of a common goal.
  • You know that learning changes minds and lives, so You are committed to learning throughout your professional career and continually achieving the skills required and essential to your success.
  • You are open to ideas that challenge conventions and stimulate innovation.

Join us and you will see that your work will help create renewable energy, impact major industries and boost economies. At ArcelorMittal, we'll help you create your world.

Attractive remuneration with stimulating career prospects in which eminent scientists and engineers evolve in a multicultural environment.

About Us

ArcelorMittal is the world's leading steel and mining company, with a presence in 60 countries and primary steelmaking facilities in 16 countries. In 2022, ArcelorMittal had revenues of $79.8 billion and crude steel production of 59.0 million metric tonnes, while iron ore production reached 45.3 million metric tonnes. Our purpose is to produce ever smarter steels that have a positive benefit for people and planet. Steels made using innovative processes which use less energy, emit significantly less carbon and reduce costs. Steels that are cleaner, stronger and reusable. Steels for electric vehicles and renewable energy infrastructure that will support societies as they transform through this century. With steel at our core, our inventive people and an entrepreneurial culture at heart, we will support the world in making that change. This is what we believe it takes to be the steel company of the future. ArcelorMittal is listed on the stock exchanges of New York (MT), Amsterdam (MT), Paris (MT), Luxembourg (MT) and on the Spanish stock exchanges of Barcelona, Bilbao, Madrid and Valencia (MTS).

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