Principal or Senior Metallurgist Cardiff, UK

SRK Consulting (UK) Ltd
Contract type
Cardiff, UK
Closing date
16 Apr 2021
An attractive compensation package

Principal or Senior Metallurgist Cardiff, UK

SRK Consulting (UK) Ltd is an independent, international consulting practice that provides globally integrated consulting services to the mining and natural resources sector and currently has over 110 employees with a diverse range of backgrounds.

SRK is employee owned and employs around 1,400 professional consultants internationally with 45 offices on 6 continents. SRK has been providing its clients with innovative, practical and cost-effective solutions for 40 years and our client base covers a wide range of industries, particularly within the resources and engineering sectors. 


We currently have an opportunity for a Principal or Senior Metallurgist to join an experienced mining team based in central Cardiff. This opportunity will involve working on a diverse range of exciting projects with multi-disciplinary teams both in the UK and overseas. The role will include international travel.

SRK prides itself on continuously seeking to deliver reliable technical services and products to its clients, and strives to build on its reputation within the mining industry. The Principal Mining Engineer should be committed to maintaining these principles and to high standards of work following recognised international practices, and have demonstrated this in their career to date.

Job Description: 

As a Principal or Senior Metallurgist the primary role is to provide competent consulting services to support SRK projects and clients. The role involves:

  • Working as part of multi-disciplinary SRK teams providing input on world-class project development studies.
  • Representing SRK to clients and interfacing at all levels with the client’s management and operations (and those of their other consultants).
  • Acting as project manager on projects involving other SRK specialists and sub-consultants.
  • Business development, including the generation of business from new and existing clients.
  • Undertaking technical due diligence, competent persons report and plant optimization studies.
  • Preparation of feasibility studies, including providing process support to other engineering disciplines and undertaking process development and design studies for a range of commodities.


  • Degree or equivalent in Process Metallurgy, Extractive Metallurgy, Mineral Processing or Chemical Engineering from a recognised institution.
  • Chartered Engineer Status and a member of appropriate professional institute.
  • Operational and technical knowledge of mineral processing operations including gold processing, base metal concentration and hydrometallurgical processes.
  • Experience in flow-sheet development, laboratory and pilot scale testwork and design.
  • Preparation of feasibility studies.
  • Engineering design experience and development of capital costs.
  • Proficient in using and applying specialist software: e.g. LIMN, HSC Chemistry and MetSim.
  • Excellent report and proposal writing skills requiring strong English language skills (verbal and written).

In return for considering a future with us, we offer:

  • An attractive compensation package and the opportunity to purchase shares in the Company.
  • Diversity of projects and clients within a non-hierarchical consultancy environment.
  • Ability to work remotely.
  • Professional development support and training.

Please submit your detailed CV in the strictest of confidence 


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