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Senior Consulting Geologist

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

What will you be responsible for?
The Senior Consulting Geologist will act as a specialist for mine geology, providing high level consulting in mine geology unit operations and geological modeling and ensuring accurate implementation of Newmont standards and best practice at operations world-wide. Consulting extends to Newmont projects, operations and exploration. Assists in mentoring and development of a global pool of Newmont geologists. Implements mine geology tools and techniques (mapping, data quality assessment). Provides training on Newmont’s standards and guidelines for geology. International travel to Newmont sites encouraged.

In this role you will

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

  • We recognize, promote and implement global standard methodologies in technical deposit evaluations, geologic interpretation, 3D digital modeling, drill & assay data quality assurance / quality control, metallurgical definition sampling, and functional Investment System processes. Ensure and implement global corporate standards for quality of global geologic interpretations.
  • We ensure accurate geological practice at specific sites through mentoring, guidance, knowledge of key personnel, and regular site interaction to perform work as a member of a cross functional team. Communicate optimally about technical issues. Participate in or arrange site support of geological activities when required such as geologic modeling, database reviews, geologic mapping, data quality control/quality assurance and ore control models at our global operations.
  • We undertake project evaluation work of internal early-stage projects or external opportunities which may include geological models, grade estimation, and project economics to provide feedback to EBD / M&A on opportunities.
  • We undertake reviews of all geological aspects of work on a major project, or in a similar capacity on a number of small projects and be able to engage with site project teams as well as other technical fields as a project goes through the development phase to potentially become an operation.
  • We evaluate or develop programs, or assist regional managers in evaluation of opportunities to discover or acquire new deposits or increase global mineable reserves from all sources including potential review of the design, development and technical management of drill programs.
  • People
  • We demonstrate the ability to identify, mentor and develop high potential technical staff and collaborate with exploration and mine staffs for exchange of geologic ideas and information.
  • We use strong interpersonal skills for collaborating with, working within, leading, and/or managing aligned cross-functional teams. Works seamlessly with, and to improve, own and other teams. Consistent & direct involvement with inter-disciplinary teams.
  • We lead, coordinate and or technically collaborate on functionally and globally diverse teams for small to large due diligence and corporate acquisition and merger opportunities. Encouraged to recognize, quantify and capture existing and future value of any natural resource prospect/discovery/project/mine.
  • 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!


  • B.Sc. or B.A. degree in Geology, Geologic Engineering or Earth Sciences or a closely related field.
  • Must be a recognized Proficient/Qualified person by all national and international reporting standards.


  • Minimum 12 years or more of proven experience in a mining &/or exploration environment. MSc or PhD will credit years of experience.
  • Extensive experience in operations and operational issues related to geology.
  • Work experience in 1st, 2nd and 3rd world countries.
  • Experience in 3-D geologic modeling software. Leapfrog experience preferred.
  • Be a generalist in all aspects of mining & processing operations, geologic resource evaluation, development and management of sophisticated mineral project opportunities and specialist in geologic and metallurgical data and model development of large, bulk mineable gold-rich polymetallic deposits and gold-copper porphyrys, disseminated gold deposits, small high-grade underground deposits, applied knowledge of Archean greenstone shear-hosted gold deposits.
  • Minimum 10 to 15 years of experience in various resource development positions including district exploration, large development programs, feasibility studies and mine operations support. Must include 5-10 years of direct operations experience in various mining & processing methods and management responsibility at the chief geologist/superintendent/manager level. Problem-solving and technical knowledge of the position are recognized to be highly creative, at or near the highest levels possible in the corporation. Experience should include both domestic and international work.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Must have effective verbal and written communication skills for presentations to site management, executive management, market analysts and outside parties.
  • Ability to work with teams, peers and managers.
  • Able to conduct and deliver results with only a general strategic mentorship framework. Position requires ability to work under a wide degree of freedom to think through problem resolution alternatives and options, all within a broadly defined project scope.


Working conditions and location

Where you will be located!

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

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