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Principal Advisor of Asset Management

Date:  Jul 25, 2021

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

What will you be responsible for?
Within the Asset Management organization, the Principal Advisor will:

  • Develop Group-wide recognition as Subject Matter Expert (SME) for Asset Management.
  • Nurture company-wide recognition for Asset Management specifications, performance management, maintenance and reliability practices, standardization, and safety.
  • Focus on optimizing regional and site teams’ capabilities and performance in Asset Management 
  • Collaborate with projects and operations teams at site, regional and global levels, to strengthen operational readiness capabilities and support the transition of new projects into operations which seek to optimize the ramp up to production capacity, improve return on investment and achieve project strategic objectives.
  • Facilitate planning of strategic Asset Management programs and support implementation, monitoring and reporting of the programs.
  • Build, maintain and improve systems for collection and management of technical standards and facilitate knowledge sharing, collaboration and training across regions and sites.
  • Facilitate continuous improvement processes to identify areas for future improvements to be included into site’s Full Potential programs.

In this role you will

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

  • We support the development and delivery of regional and site Asset Management and business strategies, goals, plans, and budgets.
  • We define, maintain and improve Asset Management standards and guidelines for all Asset Management elements.
  • We assist regions and sites with establishing and delivering programs to develop and optimize shutdown management and defect elimination capabilities and performance.
  • We coordinate and where practical provide subject matter expertise to major capital project teams to align with stage-gate requirements for Asset Management.
  • We define and support the Live Work Elimination program by providing technical expertise in the identification and consistent global implementation of solutions.
  • We develop and lead the department budget and communications.
  • We perform strategic and tactical planning of the global Asset Management program.
  • We lead the tracking and communication status of global activities which includes the Asset standard deployment and articulating how the activities taking place deliver value.
  • We work closely with peers within the Asset and Technical Services function to support Operations and Project teams to develop and deliver on a global strategy and plans to improve Asset performance, reliability and safety, and reduce maintenance and operating costs.
  • We promote collaboration across the global Asset Management organization, identifying and facilitating sharing of industry leading operations, maintenance and reliability practices. 
  • We participate in Community of Practice for global asset management personnel.
  • We facilitate Root Cause Analysis of incidents by request from the business
  • We provide subject matter expertise for the regions and site during Full Potential diagnose, design and implementation phases.

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

Here is what we would need to see from you!

Training and Experience: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical, industrial, civil, mine engineering or related field with over 15 years’ experience in mining, or similar heavy industry, and including +5 years’ experience at superintendent level or above.
  • Experience in Project Management 
  • Managerial experience +5 years
  • Experience in leading projects and operations and applying project management principals. 
  • Experience developing and delivering on business strategies that improve Asset performance, reliability and safety, reducing operating costs and maximizing return on assets.
  • Broad Asset Management subject matter knowledge, including experience in specification, selection, maintenance and reliability practices.
  • Knowledge of preventive and predictive maintenance techniques, including but not limited to modern asset health & condition monitoring techniques.
  • Experience developing budgets and performing capital evaluations.
  • Experience in efficiently implementing and improving asset management practices and project management methodologies.
  • Experience in process improvement and process management.
  • Experience with change, communication and knowledge management methodologies.
  • Experience in a global or regional role with a confirmed ability to successfully establish value relationships built on trust.
  • Accreditation to an Asset Management peak body is helpful.
  • Experience in EPCM projects is helpful.

Skills and Abilities: 

  • Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong critical thinking and influencing skills.
  • Team leadership and teamwork.
  • Effective problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to develop processes and standards working with staff not under direct authority lines.
  • Data processing and problem-solving skills.
  • Proficiency with the Microsoft suite of products including: Outlook, Word, Excel, Power Point, Project and Visio. 

Working conditions & location

Where you will be located!

  • This position is located in the Denver, Colorado, US.
  • This position requires national and international travel to assist Newmont’s global operations. 
  • This role requires flexible hours to accommodate global meeting times
  • This role requires disposition to put in extra hours as projects and priorities necessitate

The salary range offered for this role is $127,360 to 167,160. 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.

Nearest Major Market: Denver