Short Range Mine Planning Engineer

Date:  May 26, 2023

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

Newmont Cripple Creek and Victor Mine are seeking a Short Range Mine Planning engineer to perform short-range planning functions in CCV’s Mine Technical Services.

Essential Duties

  • Be responsible for your safety and the safety of your team members.
  • Monitor performance including key KPI’s and develop strategies to improve performance.
  • Use engineering first principles to contribute to the design, and development of processes, practices, and methodologies within the Technical Services Group
  • Develop and communicate weekly mining, mill feed, leach pad, and waste dump schedules to stakeholders.
  • Aligns short-term plans with medium-term, and life-of-mine plans.
  • Analyzes and interprets mine plans to ensure alignment with objectives.
  • Work closely with stakeholders to ensure the safe and efficient execution of designs and plans.
  • Develop and evaluate plans and criteria for a variety of projects and activities. Engineer and devise new approaches to problems encountered. Work requires originality and judgment in the independent evaluation and development of optimal resolution for problems.
  • Design and modification of Pits, waste dumps, stockpiles, and roads.
  • Mine equipment studies and equipment requirement forecasting.

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

Your Training, Skills & Experience

  • B.S. degree in Mine Engineering or a related discipline
  • A minimum of three years of experience at an open pit mine
  • Understanding and use of MinePlan Software planning packages (MSPlanner) and Autocad preferred.
  • Extensive analytical and mine planning experience
  • Surface mining experience in engineering Preferred
  • Good computer skills. Good verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Ability to work directly with others.

Working Conditions & Location

  • This role will be based in Cripple Creek and Victor. 

We understand no candidate will meet every single desired qualification. If your experience looks a little different from what we’ve identified and you think you can bring value to the role, we’d love to learn more about you!

The salary range offered for this role is $79,760- 94,715. The salary range is tied to the Colorado market for jobs performed in Colorado. The salary offer to the successful candidate will be based on job-related education, training, and/or experience.  The salary offer will not be based on a candidate’s salary history at other jobs, and by law, Newmont will not seek information about salary history, and candidates should not share such information with Newmont.   

This role will be eligible for participation in a discretionary annual bonus program, pursuant to which an employee may be awarded a percentage of their salary based on the company’s performance and their own individual performance. 

Newmont offers a competitive and inclusive benefits package to support physical, mental, financial and emotional wellbeing. This role will be eligible for the following benefits:  Medical, prescription drug, dental, and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; health savings accounts; life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance; short and long-term disability; defined benefit pension; 401(k) program with company match; financial planning; employee assistance program (EAP); wellbeing reimbursement program; adoption assistance; tuition reimbursement; paid holidays and paid time off; paid family leave; matching gifts; and discounts on home, auto and pet insurance.  All bonuses and benefits are subject to the applicable eligibility and program/plan terms and may be modified or terminated at Newmont’s sole discretion.

Consistent with Newmont’s values of safety and responsibility, we believe that COVID-19 vaccination, as well as other vaccinations that are required or recommended for entry into certain Newmont operating countries, protect the health and safety of Newmont’s workforce and the communities in which we work and live.  As a result, please note that Newmont requires up-to-date COVID-19 vaccination for any international travel by the workforce undertaken on behalf of the company.  In addition, other vaccinations (e.g., yellow fever vaccine) may be required for international travel to certain Newmont operating countries. Newmont will consider individual requests for exemption/reasonable accommodation by applicants who cannot be fully vaccinated due to medical reasons or other grounds protected by applicable human rights law. Newmont may update its vaccination policies/requirements at any time in its sole discretion.

Nearest Major Market: Colorado Springs