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Senior Tailings Dam Engineer

Date:  Sep 29, 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?
Provide professional geotechnical engineering support, leadership, analysis and review related to safe closure and maintenance of 31 Tailings Storage Facilities and water/sediment dams (Legacy Facilities) across 6 countries. Serve as a primary leader of Legacy Sites compliance with the Global Industry Standard for Tailings Management (GISTM), and a general resource for other geotechnical information and analysis in these fields.

In this role you will

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

  • We coordinate, guide, and participate in activities to maintain performance of Legacy Facilities through inspection, measurement, data management, interpretation, analysis, coordination, problem solving and reporting.
  • We apply and improve performance of Legacy Facilities and associated procedures for assigned active and inactive facilities.
  • We serve as point of contact with Corporate’s Technical Services group, including tracking recommendations, ensuring compliance with those recommendations, and reporting actions regularly.
  • We collaborate with Corporate Technical Services, Independent Tailing Review Boards, Responsible Tailing Facility Engineers, Site Managers, Regional Directors, and other partners to continuously ensure good performance of Legacy Facilities and identify and lead vital improvements.
  • We lead all aspects of the construction Quality Control (QC) and Quality Assurance (QA) activities for Legacy Facilities. 
  • We complete monthly Critical Control Reports (CCRs) for the site’s dams.
  • We communicate accurate, timely and relevant information to the Legacy Sites management team. 
  • We participate in risk assessments pertaining to tailings, heap leach and/or water management systems.
  • We lead and run projects related to Legacy Facilities.
  • We assist with the development, maintenance and implementations of strategic plans and funding forecasts, and contribute to annual budget preparation by supplying recommendations and associated cost estimates.
  • We lead appropriate budgets for consulting and other services such as drilling and construction contractors.
  • We review designs in key practice areas and understand interaction with other functional areas/fields.
  • We apply relevant standards and guidelines.

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!

  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, Geological Engineering or related Engineering field from an accredited curriculum, with courses in Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering and ten (10) years of experience in an applicable field of expertise; OR Master’s degree in Geotechnical Engineering or related Engineering field from an accredited curriculum, with courses in Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering and seven (7) years of experience in an applicable field of expertise.
  • Professional Engineer License in the United States or Canada (no specific state or province) 
  • Knowledge in the principles and practices of civil, geological, geotechnical and hydrological engineering or a related field of science or engineering.
  • Ability to demonstrate technical competence through design and/or operations experience in at least one of the following work areas: TSFs, HLFs, water dams.
  • Knowledge of appropriate software (MS Office, AutoCAD) and Geotechnical data analysis.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills, both verbally and in writing to a diversely educated audience.
  • Ability to develop and maintain awareness of occupational hazards and safety of yourself and others. 

Working conditions & location

Where you will be located!

  • Work is performed under field and office conditions.
  • Position will be required to regularly travel to domestic and international sites.
  • Must be highly self-motivated and capable of working independently. 

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