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Program Manager - Asset Management (Decarbonization)

Date:  Apr 22, 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

At Newmont, our purpose is to create value and improve lives through sustainable and responsible mining. One of the largest gold companies in the world, we pride ourselves on our dedication to safety, environmental management, inclusion and diversity, and adding value and opportunity to our host communities. With operations on four continents, we are honored to be named the mining industry leader by the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018, and the only one listed in the S&P 500 index.


The Program Manager – Decarbonization will manage the operational activities required for Newmont to achieve its 30% reduction in emissions by the end of 2030
Key partners within the Company for collaboration/coordination will be: 1) Sustainability and External Relations (S&ER), 2) Business Planning, 3) Operations, 4) Supply Chain (SC), 5) Projects, 6) Corporate Communications, 7) Treasury, 8) Accounting, and 9) Value Assurance The remit of the role will support the corporate emissions reduction focus to achieve the following targets by the end of 2030: 1) Reduce Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions (metric tons of CO2e) by 30%, 2) Reduce Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions intensity (tons CO2e per gold ounce equivalent, and 3) replace 10% of fossil fuel-generated energy with renewable generation Although the stated result is the implementation of energy projects lowering emissions, this position will also collaborate with Business Planning and Full Potential for the financial evaluation/analysis for cash-positive opportunities Provide commercial advice to help guide renewable energy development opportunities

Your role will consist of


 Project manage the Decarbonization program by developing a schedule of tasks/activities/milestones, along with a RACI chart
 Identify areas for greater collaboration and communication between different Newmont functions, and seize the opportunity to clearly convey the key messages
 Create an environment that fosters a partnership approach to working with groups across the company and with Key Stakeholders, while embracing change and innovation
 Ensure compliance with company policies and legal requirements with process changes

Key Duties:

Prepare Annual Budgeting for investment of the $500 million Decarbonization fund (2021-2025), as well as incorporation of Energy Usage (and correlated Carbon Impact) targets by site into the budget.
 Support automation of the key monthly energy consumption and cost data, collaborating with Accounting, SC and S&ER
 Establish the project teams with suitable skill-sets to enable project advancement through the Stage Gate/feasibility study process
 Facilitate development of key investment criteria working with Value Assurance for assessment of projects, assisting projects with development of different trade-off impacts
 Collaborate with Full Potential, Projects, Accounting and SC on the efforts of: 1) energy efficiency on soliciting ideas/submission into Full Potential, 2) energy standards, 3) providing an interface with future mining project energy planning / integration, 4) power purchase agreements (PPA), and 5) communication throughout the Company and with External Relations
 Work with related SMEs for the identification and implementation of electrification technology
 Support the corporate emissions management strategy by collaborating with Accounting and S&ER on a model tracking the emission reduction progress by month, along with updates on the Emission Reduction Fund (ERF) balance
 Identify and map key project stakeholders (site champions, networks)
 Design and facilitate workshops with sites on emissions reduction strategy, roadmap, and execution plan
 Support SC on PPA workshops to convey best practices for energy supply acquisition, Renewable Energy Certificates (REC) considerations, and impacts upon the Company’s 2030 emissions reduction target
 Provide accurate and frequent status of the Program to the Director of Energy; GE Asset Management; and Energy & Decarbonization Steering Committee
 Champion a culture of continuous improvement, soliciting ideas from sites, regional, corporate offices for emissions reduction
 Coordinate reviews and updates of energy standards for existing and new projects, and support communication of standards to all current mine sites and Projects

Your training, skills, and experience checklist

 Demonstrated track-record of energy-related process improvement across organizations (including  various operating sites)
 Systems knowledge around power generation and related infrastructure
 Meaningful progressive experience (stakeholder engagement, in multiple jurisdictions)
 Demonstrated knowledge of mining value chain, drivers of emissions, and Microsoft Projects, Smartsheet

 +10 years of experience
 Bachelor of Engineering or Science Degree or related discipline desired (or equivalent education/ training/ experience)
 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 stakeholder engagement skills
 Significant experience in a commercial advisory role
 Experience in advancing pre-feasibility/ feasibility studies to full funds approval

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 present confidently to teams and different levels of leadership
 Adaptability: Learn from own and teams’ experiences to adapt approach and style as necessary for the purpose of creating a learning environment
 Active Listener: Listen attentively to understand unstated needs; verify messages and clarify expectations to help others move forward
 Influencing and negotiating at senior levels within the  organization
 Innovation and creativity that can lead to step-change improvements in emissions reduction for Newmont
 Strong project management experience and expertise to prioritize activities that fall on the critical path for emissions reduction target achievement
 Strong business and commercial orientation and bottom-line focus (Full Potential)
 Knowledge of financial analysis and valuation
 Operational experience and working knowledge of asset management, energy and related disciplines, within a global organizational context
 International experience dealing with variety of energy constraints, government energy control/regulations, and cultural considerations

Working conditions and location

  • The position is located in the Denver corporate office.
  • Position may be required to travel to, and assist other domestic and international sites. 

To learn more about Newmont visit us at:

Our business success comes from the accomplishments and well-being of our employees and contractors. Our goal is to build a workplace culture that fosters leaders and allows every person to thrive, contribute, and grow. We are committed to selecting and developing our employees, and to establishing a work environment where everyone can take an active part in reaching our strategic goals while feeling a sense of pride in working at Newmont.

Newmont seeks to recruit, hire, place and promote qualified applicants, meaning applicants who meet the minimum requirements of the position, without regard to personal characteristics such as gender, race, nationality, ethnic, social and indigenous origin, religion or belief, disability, age or sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

NOTE: Newmont does not ask for or require job applicants to pay money to apply or be considered for employment with the Company. In addition, Newmont does not ask potential job candidates to provide sensitive personal data without first submitting a job application through our secure, online portal, and only as requested for legitimate business purposes.  If you are asked to provide money or sensitive personal data through any other means, do not respond and please report this immediately to it.sec@newmont.com.

Nearest Major Market: Denver