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Director, Project Engineering

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?

Reporting to the Senior Director – Project Engineering, the Director for Project Engineering is responsible for ensuring that Major and Mega Projects within Newmont advance in accordance with best practice, appropriate technical rigor, and sound application of innovation to maximize stakeholder value. 

Maximizes project value across the portfolio by ensuring that engineering designs are developed considering safety through design, energy and water efficiency and standardization.

Works with global project teams, internal and external stakeholders to communicate and implement lessons learned and standardization opportunities across projects.

Supports global project teams with technical designs, audits, and reviews.

Acts as liaison with internal stakeholders such as: VA team, SME team, Asset Management team, Full Potential team, Joint venture technical teams, Supply Chain Management team, project control/reporting team and Investment Committee members.

Participates in developing EPC/EPCM strategies, conditions and performance metrics, and coordinates scope development for Global Projects.

Provides functional management and oversight of Global Project Engineering Managers.

Provides project and engineering management services (as single point accountability) for global major and/or mega projects as the need arises based on lack of suitably qualified owner’s personnel.

Your role will consist of

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

•    Supports global projects in all stages of execution as well as M&A activities, operations, regional project teams and closure teams. May take direct role in leading global studies and/or projects as business needs arise.
•    Develops standards, processes, systems, and procedures to meet Newmont global project requirements, in concert with industry best practice. Audits and confirms Global Projects are adhering to Newmont’s Project Engineering Guidance, or variance requests have been approved.
•    Leads, supports, and confirms completion of Newmont Stage Gate requirements for Stage deliverables, Gate peer reviews, application of opportunity and risk assessment practices, and use of Value Improving practices. Supports ongoing development and improvement of the Stage Gate Process.
•    Provides subject-matter expertise (SME) in mechanical/piping engineering in support of capital projects across all stages, as well as operations and closure.
•    Leads, handles and/or supports technical and peer reviews (including risk and hazard reviews) for mechanical/piping engineering, and confirms reviews are applied consistently across Newmont projects.
•    Fosters open collaboration between project teams and stakeholders, corporate SMEs, External SMEs, EPCM teams and operations to deliver value across the project lifecycle.

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 related technical field as a minimum requirement, such as Structural Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or I&C Engineering.
•    Registration as a Professional Engineer with Colorado State Board of Licensure or similar licensing body.
•    Post-Graduate degree in engineering, business or project management would be an asset.


•    15+ years’ related experience in mining infrastructure related engineering.
•    Engineering design for medium to large projects working for engineering services company type experience is required.
•    Broad based experience in project design, execution planning and project execution.
•    Experience and a high level of understanding of Engineering & Construction industry practices in engineering design and project execution.
•    International experience, working with different cultures in different geographic locations is required. 
•    Mining, construction, utilities, or other heavy industry experience is preferred. 

Skills and Abilities:

•    Validated strong verbal and written communication skills. Fluency in English is essential, fluency in Spanish and/or French would be beneficial.
•    Strong interpersonal and proven leadership skills in the management of technical people and advanced projects.
•    Familiarity with process engineering workflows including design criteria, process flow diagrams, P&ID drawings, capital, and operating cost estimates.
•    Strong problem-solving and statistical analysis capabilities.
•    Demonstrated ability to efficiently communicate technical results in a logical, presentable manner.
•    Shown ability to efficiently lead a complex project with diverse stakeholders in a global environment.
•    Shown capacity to produce results through influence and persuasion.
•    Strong computer skills in basic programs (i.e., Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and Word) is required. 

Working conditions and location

Where you will be located!

•    The position is located in the Denver, CO office; candidates authorized to work in the United States or Canada are encouraged to apply. 
•    Position will be required to travel to other domestic and international sites to support global project development and execution. 

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 $122,000 - 175,000.00. 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