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Senior Control Systems Engineer

Date:  Dec 23, 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 Control Systems Engineer is a member of the Regional Fixed Plant Control team in Americas, and is responsible for maintaining the availability and integrity of the industrial control system (ICS) infrastructure across multiple sites in the American region.  This position reports to and supports the Regional Control Systems Manager (Group 3 – Americas). 

The incumbent provides technical expertise on DCS, PLC & SCADA configuration, troubleshooting, maintenance and upgrades. The incumbent also provides technical mentorship for networking, telemetry, and all site OT infrastructure including the PI Historian suite of applications.

Supervise other Control Systems Engineers/Specialists, also train/mentor less experienced Control Systems Engineers/Specialists.  

Support maintenance, control room / operations and projects departments to safely improve production capacity across both processing and mining facilities. 

Collaborate with control system vendors to run minor upgrades, patching and incorporate new products reliably into the site ICS.

Lead the implementation and utilization of Newmont standard ICS applications for alarm and controller performance, downtime reporting, electronic shift logging.

Implement change requests and project support, adhering to existing site configuration standards and MOC processes. 

The incumbent has sufficient experience in mineral processing and mining facilities to understand and handle the risks associated with any temporary or permanent changes to the site industrial control system.

Participate in the global fixed plant control system community of practice where lessons learned and standard methodologies are shared. The incumbent is also required to recognize and replicate where appropriate best-practice solutions provided by the global fixed plant control system community.

This position is regionally based. That is, the incumbent may provide dedicated support to a single site, or provide general coverage for all sites in the region based on the incumbent’s skills and experience and the business needs.

Your role will consist of:

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

•    We monitor multiple sites control system infrastructure status and resolve any issues identified
•    Supervise Control Systems Engineers/Specialists
•    We train/Mentor less experienced Control Systems Engineers/Specialists
•    Implement temporary and permanent change requests to ICS software/application
•    We implement and/or support projects impacting on site industrial control systems
•    Monitor, report and improve the key ICS performance metrics (alarm & controller reporting, system availability etc)
•    We diagnose and resolve operations and maintenance issues related to the industrial control system.
•    Support the site OT infrastructure and applications, including the PI Historian suite
•    We participate in the global process control community

Your training, skills, and experience checklist:

Here is what we would need to see from you!

•    Tertiary Qualification in control systems engineering, or related field

•    Minimum 8 years’ experience working with control systems in any related industry
•    Previous supervision experience is helpful
•    Significant and demonstrable experience in at least one of the following systems

  • Schneider Modicon PLC’s
  • Rockwell Control / Compact Logix PLC’s
  • Emerson DeltaV DCS
  • Citect SCADA /Wonderware HMI systems
  • Yokogawa Centum VP DCS

•    Significant exposure and understanding of industrial Ethernet networks
•    Significant exposure to ICS communications protocols including Modbus TCP/IP, OPC, Profibus etc.
•    Significant exposure to IT/OT fundamentals including virtual server installations, database management, active directory management, cyber-security,
•    Knowledge and understanding of OsiSoft PI application suite desirable
•    Knowledge of industry standard methodologies for industrial control systems

Skills and Abilities:
•    Sophisticated PC skills and digital literacy
•    Strong troubleshooting and problem solving ability
•    High attention to detail and effective communication
•    Ability to mentor and influence technical resources regionally and globally
•    Ability to interact competently with stakeholders at different levels up to and including site process managers
•    Ability to work effectively with site and broader control system teams

Working conditions and location:

Where you will be located!

•    The position is required to travel regularly between sites located in North America and Suriname.
•    The position is a hybrid of site-based work and remotely working from home.
•    Locations of work may include: Eleonore Gold Mine in Quebec Canada, Musselwhite Gold Mine and Porcupine Gold Mine in Ontario Canada, Cripple Creek and Victor Gold Mine in Colorado USA, Merian Gold Mine in Suriname, Company Corporate Office (Denver, Colorado, USA) and/or working from home.
•    Point of hire is preferably USA and Canada; other Latin American country based candidates may be considered.
•    The role may occasionally be required to travel to other regions internationally

The salary range offered for this role is $98,400.00 - 129,150.00. 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