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Director - Energy & Decarbonization

Date:  Oct 9, 2021
Location: 

Denver, CO, US (United States)

Founded in 1921 and publicly traded since 1925, Newmont (www.newmont.com) 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 Director – Energy & Decarbonization role will support Newmont’s corporate Energy & Decarbonization (E&D) program – a 30% reduction in carbon dioxide emissions by 2030 and ‘carbon neutrality’ by 2050. The role also involves identifying and prioritizing site based energy related improvements (and risk mitigation) such as in power infrastructure, energy efficiency related projects and improvements (e.g. decreasing unit costs of production as relates to reducing energy intensity of unit operations), and assessing emerging technologies (eg alternative fuels such as hydrogen and bio-fuels), renewable energy systems (wind, solar, hydro, battery power/storage systems), as well as integration opportunities for hybrid energy/power generation systems. The Director will also support Newmont’s strategy and roadmap for implementation of Battery Electric Vehicles (BEV), for instance electrification of surface and underground mobile fleet at our surface and underground mining operations. The role will also provide energy related SME support for the corporate S&ER, Finance, Projects and Technical Services teams, and will also support external links to energy related research institutions and University programs.
 

In this role you will

Your role will consist of
Leadership:

  • We provide direction, empower, motivate and develop the team and others in order to achieve business unit, department, or company goals.
  • Create an environment that fosters a partnership approach to working with groups across the company and with Key Stakeholders.
  • Ensure appropriate functions and leadership are engaged during projects as appropriate.
  • We ensure compliance with company policies and legal requirements with process changes.
  • Foster a Corporate environment that embraces change and innovation.
  • Coaches and creates Change Agents to grow their knowledge of continuous process improvement capabilities with intent of developing in-house processes, so over time we can move away from external support.
  • Lead the Renewable Energy and Purchase Power Agreement (PPA) Working Group (as part of the E&D Program).
  • Provide energy and decarbonization SME domain expertise to Newmont’s E&D Steerco.
  • We provide technical review of E&D project funding requests, relating to accessing the $500M Climate Reduction Fund.

Key Duties:

  • Provide domain expertise to support Newmont’s Energy & Decarbonization program, and support the overall Energy & Climate Strategy.
  • We develop, implement, and drive overall corporate energy management strategy, coordinating efforts to reduce energy consumption, cost, and emissions across the globe.
  • Identify new energy saving opportunities and drive new technology development together with key internal and external partners.
  • We collaborate and coordinate with site and corporate energy colleagues (Community of Practice).
  • Identify world class practices specifically related to power generation, transmission and energy consumption that will provide high-value returns and efficiencies across the globe.
  • Actively supervise the latest trends and innovations in energy management and seek new opportunities that can be developed and implemented for Newmont’s mines.
  • Champion energy management for the corporation, mentoring colleagues and mine site management to make significant energy improvements.
  • We identify energy metrics to facilitate continuous energy consumption, cost and emissions savings
  • Provide accurate and frequent status to the E&D Steerco and Executive Sponsors team on all ongoing energy related initiatives across the company.
  • Represent Newmont at mining and energy industry conferences providing presentations and commentary to promote the corporate energy vision.
  • We lead energy related process improvement initiatives across the Company in conjunction with department leaders and 3rd party contractors to deliver efficiencies and improved performance.
  • Confidently present findings and recommendations to Senior Leadership and Key Stakeholders.
  • Challenge business leaders to maximize opportunities from energy improvement initiatives.
  • We promote and develop a continuous improvement culture across the business, particularly around energy efficiency and related improvements.
  • Coach and support team members in the use of tools and methodologies.
  • Work closely with the E&D Program Management Office (PMO) in terms of providing thought leadership.
  • We work collaboratively across the organization to resolve sophisticated issues while avoiding risks to projects.
  • Coaches all key contributors during formal and informal project discussions.

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 checklist

Knowledge (preferred):

  • Demonstrated Track-record of energy related process improvement across organizations (including across various operating sites).
  • Systems knowledge around power generation and related infrastructure.
  • General knowledge of Climate Change science, and Greenhouse Gas accounting.
  • Meaningful progressive experience (partner engagement, in multiple jurisdictions).
  • Demonstrated knowledge of mining value chain, and associated energy related infrastructure.

Experience:

  • +8 years of experience.
  • Bachelor of Engineering or Science Degree or related subject area desired (or equivalent education/ training/ experience) OR
  • Demonstrable experience in leading energy related programs/initiatives within companies or through consulting services.
  • Leading ad hoc teams; focus on implementation rather than just recommendation.
  • Strong internal and external partner engagement skills.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Experience working in a highly matrixed environment.
  • Excellent team facilitation skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills with the ability to speak and communicate effectively with both senior management and all levels of the organization. 
  • Demonstrated ability to influence peers and managers.
  • Communicator: Determine appropriate messages for various audiences and presents confidently to teams and different levels of leadership.
  • Adaptability: Learns from own and teams’ experiences to adapt approach and style as vital for the purpose of creating a learning environment.
  • Active Listener: Listens attentively to understand unstated needs; verifies messages and clarifies expectations to help others move forward.

Working conditions & location

  • The primary location for this position is Denver but qualified candidates in proximity to any of our operations or regional offices are encouraged to apply.
  • Position may be required to travel to, and assist other domestic and international sites. 

The salary range offered for this role is $148,160 to 194,460. 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.

Newmont strongly encourages all applicants to be fully vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as the vaccine is available to you as Newmont considers vaccination to be a vital tool in the fight against the pandemic. Proof of vaccination is required for entry to certain Newmont locations and for business travel, unless an exemption is required by law.  Newmont may update its vaccination policies/requirements at any time in its sole discretion.


Nearest Major Market: Denver