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Life of Mine Engineering is a specialist civil/geotechnical engineering consultancy focused exclusively on the delivery of sustainable Tailings & Mine Waste management solutions.

Our appreciation of the mining project lifecycle was shaped by first working with regulatory clients in the cleanup and remediation of legacy mine waste sites where the outcomes of practices implemented by one generation become the responsibility of the next.  As such, we see sustainable Tailings & Mine Waste management solutions as those which meet both our clients’ immediate requirements and future obligations.

The mission of Life of Mine Engineering is to develop partnerships with select clients and complimentary service providers to deliver superior client service and high quality solutions in compliance with relevant state guidelines and industry best practice, from concept to closure.

Justin Woolston - Principal Tailings Engineer / Director
Masters of Engineering - Civil/Geotechnical Engineering
Bachelors of Science - Civil Engineering
  • CPEng - Engineers Australia
  • RPEQ - Queensland
  • PE - USA (Idaho & Texas)

Justin is a professional/chartered engineer with 20 years’ international experience in the civil engineering & construction industry. Justin has a strong technical background in civil/geotechnical engineering and extensive construction management and operational experience; with the last 9 years focusing almost exclusively on tailings & mine waste management. Justin has served as the lead engineer for more than 30 tailings & mine waste storage facility projects in Australia, North America, Europe, and SE Asia.  He routinely provides technical direction and third party review for projects worldwide.    

Based in Perth for the past six years, Justin has gained significant local (AUS) experience working with Golder Associates as a Senior Tailings Engineer and Civil Design Group Team Leader and more recently with AECOM Australia as a Principal Tailings Engineer & Associate Director; providing technical direction for projects across Australia and abroad. Prior to relocating to Perth, Justin served as a lead geotechnical/civil engineer for the Bunker Hill Superfund Site (Northern Idaho, USA) repository program; focusing on the remediation and closure of contaminated properties, tailings storage facilities and waste dumps on a regional scale.

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