Symon Jackson, CPEng, NER

Symon Jackson is a Senior Principal Civil, Geotechnical, and Tailings Engineer based in Australia with more than 29 years of experience focused on geotechnical and dam engineering, including tailings dams, soft-soil engineering, coal-seam water management, geosynthetics design, erosion control, and construction compliance monitoring for large mining companies.

Symon Jackson is a Senior Principal Civil, Geotechnical, and Tailings Engineer based in Australia with more than 29 years of experience focused on geotechnical and dam engineering, including tailings dams, soft-soil engineering, coal-seam water management, geosynthetics design, erosion control, and construction compliance monitoring for large mining companies.

Clients benefit from Symon’s combination of strong technical and communication skills and from his ability to find best-value approaches for civil works and large mining infrastructure. He combines office-based engineering design and site-based operational roles to lead projects that deliver measurable safe value to clients. In addition, he supports large mining clients with peer review and due diligence to help them assess the risks and opportunities, and he is adept at geotechnical modeling to support comprehensive understandings of site conditions.

Symon has a particular interest in representing the geotechnical profession, with two decades of involvement in the Australian Geomechanics Society, including as Queensland Committee Chair, and is also passionate about the ongoing development and support of young engineers. Previously a Chair of the Australian Geomechanics Society, Symon founded Red Earth Engineering in 2009.

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Career Summary of Symon Jackson, CPEng, NER

  • Specialties: Tailings and Tailings Dams; Geosynthetics; Site Investigations and Inspections, Project Management; Interaction/Interface Management; Terrain Modeling; Probabilistic Simulation Modeling
  • Practice Areas: Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering
  • Disciplines: Geoenvironmental Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering
  • Education: B.E. Civil Engineering, University of Queensland, 1994.
  • Registration: AusIMM Fellow, CPEng, NER, RPEQ

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