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Senior Advisor - Control Room Operations

Date:  May 22, 2022

Denver, CO, US (United States)

Founded in 1921 and publicly traded since 1925, Newmont ( 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

About this role:
What will you be responsible for?
The Senior Advisor - Control Room Operations (CRA) is an integral part of the Processing Operational Support Network (OSN) and is responsible for improving operational consistency and performance across Newmont’s fixed plant control rooms. 
The incumbent is responsible for the identification of control system and/or process improvement opportunities through the development of key performance indicators, measuring individual and site performance against internal and external benchmarks. 
The incumbent shall collaborate and guide site personnel in conjunction with the metallurgical analysts and process control engineering teams, to implement, embed and sustain the needed change required to realize the full value of these improvements, advancing where consensus cannot be reached.
The incumbent is responsible for developing and maintaining a library of operational performance improvements, supervising current status and value delivery by site, and potential for scalability through the rapid replication of standard methodology.
The incumbent shall accelerate rapid replication through peer interactions, formal knowledge sharing platforms such as Yammer and participation in global Community of Practice forums 
The incumbent shall support the Principal Advisor - Control Room Operations to define appropriate standards and develop a global skills and competency framework that delivers consistent control room operational practices across all sites. 
The incumbent shall assess, train, mentor and coach site control room operators to improve operational performance and individual competencies in accordance with the global skills and competency framework.
The incumbent will provide direct supervision to Control Room Advisor(s) including setting annual goals, running performance, and directing career development practices.
This position reports to the Principal Advisor – Control Room Operations.

In this role you will

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

  • We develop and supervise key site metrics to find opportunities that improve operational performance, including coaching and development of CRAs performing this same work.
  • We collaborate with and guide site personnel to implement needed changes required to realize the full value of operational performance improvements.
  • We develop and maintain a library of operational performance improvements inclusive of current status, value delivery and potential for scalability
  • We accelerate rapid replication through peer interactions, formal knowledge sharing and participation in global Community of Practice forums
  • We support the Principal Advisor - Control Room Operations to define appropriate standards and develop global skills and competency framework for control room operations
  • We train, assess, mentor and coach site control room operators on a regular basis to improve performance in accordance with the global skills and competency framework.

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!

  • Minimum high school education (secondary college preferred)
  • Certificate IV or Advanced Diploma in Process Plant Technology or equivalent (preferred)
  • Certificate or Advanced Diploma in Frontline Leadership (preferred)


  • Minimum 15 years operating experience across common gold processing unit operations including: Crushing, Grinding, Gravity Separation, Flotation, Thickening, Leaching, Filtration, Elution and Residue Disposal.
  • Minimum 5 years’ control room operator experience in the minerals processing industry
  • Control room supervisor and/or Operations coach/trainer experience is highly regarded
  • Extensive demonstrated experience in the optimization of mineral processing plants operation.
  • Demonstrated understanding of standard methodology in mineral processing plant operation.
  • Experience working in multi-cultural working environment is highly regarded
  • Demonstrated experience in using analytical tools to assess processing plant operational performance (e.g. PI vision, Process Historian, Excel tools, etc.)

Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong commitment to safety and solid understanding of risk management processes
  • Solid understanding of gold processing plant unit operation, and process optimization.
  • Demonstrated solid understanding of SCADA and Distributed Control Systems
  • Demonstrated solid understanding of Advanced Process Control (SGS Advanced Systems, Metso OCS4-D, etc.).
  • Ability to rapidly diagnose, understand and communicate complicated operational challenges and solutions.
  • Assertive, hard-working and able to build collaborative and productive professional relationships across sites and regions.
  • Good communication, negotiation and facilitation skills across organizational levels
  • Capacity to create vision, set expectations, supervise performance, mentor and train Control Room Advisors and meet goals and deadlines is highly regarded.
  • Advanced computer competency and experience in the use of applications including Microsoft Office, PI vision, SAP, CMS, etc.
  • Bilingual in Spanish/English or French/English is needed for South and North American roles, respectively

Working conditions & location

Where you will be located!
The Senior Advisor – Control Room Operations supports multiple sites and involves significant domestic and international travel
The role involves a combination of site and home / office work.

The salary range offered for this role is $98,400 to 129,150. 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. 

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