Share this Job

Civil Engineer - Dam Safety

Date:  Nov 24, 2021

Boddington, WA, AU (Australia)

At Newmont, our purpose is to create value and improve lives through sustainable and responsible mining. The world's leading gold company, we pride ourselves on our dedication to safety, environmental management, inclusion and diversity, and adding value and opportunity to our host communities. We offer a competitive remuneration package as well as the opportunity to develop your career in a global company.


  • Are you an Engineer with experience in Dams and/or Tailings?
  • Do you enjoy working alongside and communicating with a number of different teams to improve operational performance?
  • Are you looking for a role where you can be a problem solver and continuously improve and implement processes and procedures?


About This Role

You will be reporting to the Senior Dams and Tailings Engineer and will be responsible for the geotechnical monitoring and dam safety surveillance for all Newmont Boddington Gold (NBG) Tailings and Water Dams. A key aspect of your role is to help support develop and implement an effective and standardised dam safety surveillance program, while improving instrumentation across the site tailings and water storage facilities.


In This Role You Will

  • Actively monitor and report on the performance of Dams and Tailings infrastructure to help ensure the facilities are operated in accordance with the design intent.
  • Actively partake in instrument automation and technology advancement in dam surveillance
  • Review geotechnical monitoring data, infrastructure and instrumentation.
  • Assist in the development of Emergency Preparedness Response Plans
  • Assist in the execution of site investigation programs
  • Develop and review daily operator inspections to ensure dam safety performance and surveillance.
  • Support continuous improvement of geotechnical dam monitoring in collaboration with the site team


Your Skills, Training & Experience

  • Tertiary qualification specialising in Civil, Mining or Geotechnical Engineering
  • Previous site experience in Dams and or Tailings engineering preferred but not essential
  • Keen to progress your career in tailings, geotechnics and water management.
  • Ability to engage with stakeholders and to communicate effectively across multiple levels and disciplines.
  • Ability to review reports and analyses, and carry out audits.
  • Previous mining experience highly regarded.


Work Conditions and Location

Our unique site is only 130kms from Perth CBD and approximately 100kms from the coast in the Peel Region. Live locally in the town site of Boddington and go home every night, or stay in our Village for your roster and DIDO. This role is on a 5/2:4/3 roster (5 days on site, 2 days off, 4 days on site, 3 days off) working a 40 hour week.


Previous applicants will be considered and need not re-apply for this role.


About Newmont

Our business success comes from the accomplishments and well-being of our employees and contractors. Our goal is to build a workplace culture that allows every person to thrive, participate, grow, and proudly play an active role in achieving our strategy.


Newmont is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to recruiting, hiring, placing and promoting the best individual for each position without regard to personal characteristics such as gender, race, nationality, ethnicity, social and indigenous origin, religion or belief, disability, age, sexual orientation, etc.


We invite women and applicants with diverse backgrounds to apply, particularly persons of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island descent. Newmont acknowledges Aboriginal people as the first Australians and respects their unique relationship with the land and sea, their culture, spiritual tradition and stories.


More About Newmont


Note: Newmont does not ask individuals to pay money to apply or be considered for employment or to provide sensitive personal data without first submitting a job application through our secure, online portal. If you are asked to do either, do not respond and please report this immediately to it.sec@newmont.com.