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Josh Rogers squareJosh Rogers

Geotechnical Group Manager

Josh has more than 11 years of varied geotechnical and civil engineering experience primarily focused on mining infrastructure such as tailing and waste storage facilities. His experience ranges from site investigation, laboratory testing and design to onsite construction and operational support and the design and implementation of mine closure. He has an interest in applying approaches such as dry stacking and dry closure to reduce the risks and long-term costs associated with tailing storage. He also has experience in design and dam safety review work for hydropower facilities. Josh has been based in the United States, Canada, Peru and Australia and has worked on projects in North and South America, Africa, and the Asia-Pacific region. His experience working in multiple geographies and in all stages of the mining project life cycle have proved useful in providing practical solutions and support to clients.


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  • MS, Civil Engineering, University of Colorado, Colorado, USA (completed coursework)
  • BS, Civil Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, Colorado, USA


  • Chartered Professional Engineer (CPEng) – Australia
  • Professional Engineer(PE) – Colorado
  • Professional Engineer (PE) – Texas
  • Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) – British Columbia, Canada
  • Member American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • Member Canadian Dam Association (CDA)
  • Member of Institute of Engineers Australia (MIEAus)
Key Insights from Josh

Corser, P. G., Rogers, J. S., Misiewicz,, J., Ross-Watt, D., & Gutierrez, J. (2011). Design, construction and operation of a centerline rockfill tailing dam with low permeability core zone. Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Tailings and Mine Waste (pp. 829-841). Vancouver, BC, Canada: Norman B. Keevil Institute of Mining Engineering.

Krautmann, C., Arnao, R., Rogers, J., & Gutierrez, J. (2012). Modeling, Testing and Observations for Tailing Beach Deposition. Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Tailings and Mine Waste. Keystone, Colorado, USA.

Rogers, J. S., & Arnao, R. (2011, July). Water Management & Delivery: Tailings deposition modelling. International Mining.

Rogers, J. S., Weber, C., Corser, P., & Gutierrez, J. (2015). Influence of Tailings Deposition Environment on Deposition Homogeneity and Interpretation of Cone Penetration Test Data – A Case Study from the Cerro Corona Mine. Tailings and Mine Waste 2015. Vancouver.

Rogers, J., Corser, P., Wolf, W., & Martel, J.-F. (2016). FRP Sheet Piling as a Dam Core Material: A Case Study from the White River Hydropower Project. Proceedings of the 2016 Canadian Dam Association Annual Conference.Halifax, NS.