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Autonomous Haulage System Technology Readiness Lead

Date:  Sep 16, 2022

Cripple Creek, CO, US (United States)


Founded in 1921 and publicly traded since 1925, Newmont ( is one of the largest gold companies in the world. Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, the company has approximately 24,000 employees and contractors, with the majority working at Newmont's core operations in the United States, Australia, Ghana, Peru and Suriname. Newmont is the only gold company listed in the S&P 500 index and in 2007 became the first gold company selected to be part of the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index. Newmont's industry leading performance is reflected through high standards in environmental management, health and safety for its employees and creating value and opportunity for host communities and shareholders.


About this role

The AHS Technology Lead owns all technology scope within the AHS project. This entails running a large-scale technical program that will implement goals on schedule and on budget utilizing standard project management methodologies and tools and supporting the technology elements of other work packages. The role will transition technology support to the supporting function/s and collect findings for other Newmont sites considering autonomous haulage.

The Technology Readiness Lead role within the Command Autonomous Haulage System (AHS) deployment team will provide technology related direction, change management, planning, process and system changes, multi-functional coordination and operational readiness for the successful deployment of Caterpillar’s Command AHS on a fleet of 793 trucks. Leveraging your previous experience with information technology, operating technology and systems and data management, you will work closely with the site’s current technology and support teams, Caterpillar and Wagner Equipment. We will ensure AHS technology requirements are established and fully integrated with all related functions, people, process and system aspects to ensure a smooth and sustainable transition of the project into operations to meet requirements for system access and security, data integrity, IT infrastructure performance, uptime and monitoring, disaster recovery and application effectiveness. 

The role reports to the Project Manager - Command Autonomous Haulage System and is required to engage efficiently with a wide range of collaborators from site – most frequently at Manager, Superintendent, Foreperson, Technician and Operator level. It also requires close engagement with the site-based AHS teams from Caterpillar and Wagner Equipment. 

Your role will consist of:

Here is a snapshot of what your day to day will look like:

  • We manage the assigned work packages safely, to scope, budget, schedule and quality.
  • We own the Business Readiness activities related to assigned work package including a handover to “business as usual (BAU)” operations.
  • We deliver project status reports for assigned work packages to AHS Senior Project Engineer at an agreed cadence.
  • We collaborate with internal Technology functions (both IT and OT) to ensure coordination and task delivery are aligned with the project and operational schedules and sustainable and supported into the future.
  • We are jointly responsible for performance and compliance of contractors within function work packages to scope, schedule, cost, quality and Health and Safety plan, and terms/contract/agreement.
  • We handle the referral of the deviation of delivery time for project work packages, as the need arises.
  • We approve expenditure within the package approved budget and in compliance of Newmont operating and capital accounting procedures.
  • We refer any decision or expenditure outside of budget to the AHS Project Manager or appropriate project/site personnel.

The above duties and responsibilities are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all-inclusive.

Your training, skills and experience checklist

Here is what we would need to see from you!

  • Degree in Technology, Mechatronics, Communications or Mining Engineering.
  • 10+ years’ experience in technology related roles for Information Technology and Operating Technology, including site-based roles.
  • Including 3+ years’ mining systems or technology supervisory experience, experience with Autonomy and/or Fleet Management Systems preferred.
  • Extensive technical exposure to a combination of mining systems applications, mining specific wireless technologies, positioning systems, and technology infrastructure.
  • Validated commercial competence to deal with external service providers and suppliers with handling a budget of US$5M+.
  • Solid grasp of data and reporting.
  • Technical proficiency; comfort understanding and discussing technology concepts and experience understanding technical impacts on scope (internally and externally with vendors).
  • Knowledge of project management methodologies and techniques is preferred.
  • Validated ability to lead multiple teams, both internal and external, to cohesively deliver project scope.
  • Ability to prioritize and maintain high motivation within a team.
  • Ability to communicate clearly collaborate positively with peers and supervisors.
  • Experience with autonomous mining equipment preferred.

Working Conditions and Location:

Where you will be located!

  • This role is based in Cripple Creek and Victor mine, nominally working Monday through Thursday. Daily work hours need to be flexible to meet project delivery.
  • The position is expected to continue until Q2 2024 when the hand over to operations is complete. Opportunities may then exist to continue in a site based or central role with Newmont. 

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Newmont seeks to recruit, hire, place and promote qualified applicants, meaning applicants who meet the minimum requirements of the position, without regard to personal characteristics such as gender, race, nationality, ethnic, social and indigenous origin, religion or belief, disability, age or sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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Consistent with Newmont’s values of safety and responsibility, we believe that COVID-19 vaccination is a critical tool to fight this pandemic and protect the health and safety of Newmont’s workforce and the communities in which we work and live. With the wide availability of vaccines in the United States, if you are offered this position, you will have to show proof of a COVID-19 vaccine prior to being hired.  This requirement will be subject to an exemption process, as required by law.  Newmont may update its vaccination policies/requirements at any time in its sole discretion.

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