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Closure Study Manager

Date:  Mar 9, 2023

Denver, CO, US (United States)

Newmont is the world’s leading gold company and a producer of copper, silver, zinc and lead. The Company’s world-class portfolio of assets, prospects and talent is anchored in favorable mining jurisdictions in North America, South America, Australia and Africa. Newmont is the only gold producer listed in the S&P 500 Index and is widely recognized for its principled environmental, social and governance practices. The Company is an industry leader in value creation, supported by robust safety standards, superior execution and technical proficiency. Newmont was founded in 1921 and has been publicly traded since 1925.

About this role

What will you be responsible for?

Advance and deliver studies on projects at a site or multiple sites that will add new value and improve lives through sustainable and responsible mining, including the termination of studies deemed to be uneconomic or of an unacceptable business risk.
Safely and responsibly implement high-quality studies in line with established governance processes, study management standards and guidelines to ensure the most robust and highest value business cases are advanced to make informed management decisions in relation to the scoping and pre-feasibility phases of the project life cycle. 


Your role will consist of

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

•    Be the Study Manager on assigned studies that are deemed to be of sufficient scope or complexity to be in-scope for the Global Studies Team.
•    Act as the Primary point of contact for the assigned studies.
•    Lead coordinated planning workshops and build study schedules.
•    Assemble and instruct multi-discipline teams including representation from geology, mine engineering, process, project controls, financial modelling, materials and contracts, HSLP, environmental, social responsibility, owners team representation, etc.
•    Direct all work in progress to ensure that quality and technical standards are in compliance with Newmont and Investment System standards and policies.
•    Direct all work to ensure that business cases are reliable and achievable and that studies are performed with a high level of quality and innovation.
•    Instructs and ensures completion of all Newmont Investment System requirements for Stage Gate deliverables, peer reviews, application of opportunity and risk assessment practices, and use of Value Improving practices.
•    Write, compile, and/or edit gate reports and project execution plans.
•    Assures all Newmont Technical Standards are understood by team members and applied appropriately.
•    Ensure that quality and engineering standards are met and that designs evolve through the stage gate process in alignment as decisions are made or new information becomes available; approves changes to designs or schedules as needed.
•    Employ a strategic planning process that focuses on a full range of options, in a systematic approach that translates opportunities into robust and sustainable solutions that build value.
•    Investigate, identify and act upon opportunities or risks associated with the project including all related financial, technical, social/community, and governmental/permitting aspects.
•    Develop and assist in the delivery of an effective community engagement and permitting strategy for the study that is aligned with the regional and site strategy.
•    Review, evaluate and approve contracts for work to be performed by consultants or contractors; monitor budgets, approve plans and designs and resolve problems as they arise.
•    Provide leadership and technical direction in the resolution of problems associated with the study work. 
•    Develop and facilitate productive team relationships with diverse team members.
•    Compile and distribute weekly and monthly study reports.
•    Connect with projects teams before, during and after handover of studies at Gate 2B to assure a smooth transition.

Other Responsibilities

•    Demonstrate proactive and visible leadership in achieving a culture of health and safety including maintaining a high focus on safety and actively promoting Newmont’s safety standards while on the job and through safety by design.
•    Maintain proactive and effective communication with all key site, regional, and corporate stakeholders on studies being guided.
•    Participate in monthly meetings to communicate study progress to key stakeholders.
•    Assure study and project costs and physicals are accurately reflected in business plans, budgets and forecasts.
•    Support revisions and updates to the study standards, requirements, tools and guidelines related to stage gates 1, 2A and 2B.
•    Adhere to Newmont’s Values in the execution of the Study Manager role.

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!


Bachelor’s degree in mining, geology, or related science/ engineering technical discipline is required. Master’s is preferred in technical or management discipline.


•    A minimum of 10 years of experience in the mining industry in operations and projects with at least 8 years of closure project/study management and evaluation experience. 
•    A consistent track record in closure studies including experience with both greenfield and brownfield projects.

Skills and Abilities:

•    Confirmed ability to understand and synthesize diverse types of information from functions including geology, metallurgy/process, mine engineering, infrastructure engineering, hydrogeology/hydrology, geostatistical modeling, operations, projects, information technology, tax, treasury, financials, environmental, social, political, land, legal, human resources, supply chain, security, and overall project management on one or more complex evaluations at one time. 
•    Confirmed ability to work within and understand other cultures, including language skills, and guiding multi-cultural teams.
•    Ability to think out of the box, drive innovation, and hold cross functional teams accountable for results and recommendations that drive critical site, regional and corporate decisions.
•    Ability to communicate complex information in varying forms (verbal, presentation, report) to audiences ranging from technical team members to executive leadership.
•    Confirmed ability to rationalize, budget, implement and guide large closure studies with varying financial drivers, varying project risks and project costs up to and including $100M plus.
•    Confirmed ability to work with contracted technical experts, site, regional and corporate technical staff in a multifaceted global environment.
•    Ability to show initiative, engage with and independently direct multiple technical teams, and handle uncertainty while knowing when to escalate key issues or decision points and seek feedback from appropriate stakeholders.
•    Detailed understanding of discounted cash flow analysis and the correlation between all physical and cost inputs to a project’s financial metrics.
•    Key competencies are leadership, business acumen, risk management, strategic planning, problem solving, scheduling and budgeting, attention to detail, information management, and work prioritization.

Working conditions and location

Where you will be located!

The role is based in the Denver corporate office with regular visits to the operations/sites where studies are taking place and travel to meet with team members or key stakeholders as the need arises. 

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 $142,630 to 176,190. 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. This role also will be eligible for participation in a discretionary long-term incentive program, pursuant to which an employee may receive awards based on their level and 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: Denver