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Senior Long Term Planning Lead

Date:  Jul 15, 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.

What you will be responsible for?


The Senior Long Term Planning Lead has site-based scope reporting through the centralized operating model that covers the Long Term planning functional deliverables and work elements supporting the site operations. The position works with the Regional Director Long Term Mine Planning, North America and is responsible for the active management of the CC&V long-term planning team and delivery of long-term mine planning work packages, including reserves and resources and long-term mining aspects of business planning, support of site-based studies, projects, Full Potential and Strategic Resource Development (SRD) activities.

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


  • We provide transparent and felt leadership in support of health, safety, security and S&ER programs.
  • We are responsible for the generation of timely and accurate long term planning work packages at the site:
    • Reserves and Resource planning and annual MRMR reporting.
    • Phase 1 Business Plan.
    • Phase 2 Business Plan Physicals and associated documentation for the +2 year to Life of Asset plan, in collaboration with the site Technical Services Manager.
    • Long term supporting facilities design and planning, Life of Asset infrastructure and support for reclamation and closure planning
    • Ensure key Business Plan input assumptions and outputs are aligned with those assumed for Phase 1 and the site strategy.
  • We implement long term mine planning standard procedures, guidelines, standards, best practices and planning improvement initiatives at the site, including consideration of safety in design.
  • We support and collaborate with the site mine planning teams in the generation of the 0 to 2 years portion of the Business Plan to ensure a single integrated Life of Asset Business Plan for the site as part of bridge planning.
  • We work with global Domain Experts (SMEs) and SRD group to embrace and test new Long Term Planning processes and tools to improve Long Term Planning/strategic planning practices.
  • We support site projects and studies work and support strategic components of Full Potential and Strategic Resource Development (SRD) work as required
  • We perform unit cost analysis with emphasis on fixed/variable costing, benchmarking and optimization.
  • We work with the mine-site geological, geotechnical, metallurgical, geostatistical, and S&ER teams to align, consult and advise on key work package deliverables.


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


  • A B.Sc. Mining Engineering or equivalent is essential.
  • Considerable experience in mine planning, optimization, operations and strategic planning in large and diversified mine sites, with a preference for experience in conventional hard rock Gold / Copper-Gold operations.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to influence and impact in a dynamic, multitasking environment with competing priorities and a high level of cultural awareness and sensitivity
  • Ability to build and maintain a strong communications network with Planning peers, Technical Services Managers, Project/Study Directors, Mine Managers, and JV partner representatives
  • Experience in supervision and leadership of Mine Engineering professional staff and related groups.
  • Experience in operations with sophisticated multi mine, multi metal deposits preferable and top-tier knowledge of mine methods, mine design, production scheduling (strategic and tactical), equipment selection, reserve estimation, maintenance and expert systems.
  • High level of competence in the use of mine planning software, including optimization techniques and cash flow analysis and extensive experience with mine design and scheduling packages from Deswik, Geovia Whittle and MineSight;
  • Detailed knowledge of unit costing methods for resource and reserve analysis and experienced in financial analysis and financial models. Experience with Xeras cost estimating tool a plus.
  • Knowledge of exploration methods and resource estimation.
  • Strong problem solving and 3D visualization skills.
  • Relevant certificates of competency – certification as Professional Engineer, and/or Qualified-Competent Person status.

Working conditions & location


  • The position is nominally located at the associated Site, Regional or Corporate office, but may be open to flexible home location working arrangements; regardless of location, employee would be required to travel to site, regional or corporate office (20-25%) based on engagement needs.
  • Must be able to work in the United States.
  • Will be required to access mining and processing areas, rough terrain, or exploration sites.
  • Frequent working at a computer/monitor or keyboard.
  • Must be sensitive to cultural differences at the operations within the Company

The salary range offered for this role is $113,520- 148,995. 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; 401(k) program with company match; pension; financial planning; employee assistance program (EAP); adoption assistance; dependent scholarship program; 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 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.

Nearest Major Market: Colorado Springs