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Engineer Mining Consulting Open Pit

Date: Feb 2, 2019

Location: Greenwood Village, CO, US, 80111

Company: Newmont Mining Corporation


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.



  • The Consulting Engineer I —Open Pit will report to the Senior Director – Open Pit Mining, Mining Engineering, and others as required by the organisational matrix structure, including reporting to a Project or Mining Director when assigned to a project. The incumbent may be required to manage and direct the activities of other professionals whether individuals, small teams or consultants. The breadth of the scope of the role, and the management required will involve the tackling of complex, diverse and conflicting operational design objectives.
  • The Consulting Engineer I —Open Pit is responsible for providing mining engineering and mine planning services to meet the business needs of the project pipeline and in support of existing operations at Newmont.
  • The Consulting Engineer I —Open Pit performs complex engineering duties on major projects of significance to Newmont. The role encompasses a range of engineering and technical activities, involving some or all of the steps from identifying substantial technical problems and opportunities; through devising engineering approaches, processes and plans to resolve them; to researching, justifying, acquiring and assembling the resources to implement the plans. The role might include leading teams or cooperating with other disciplines to obtain a solution that is optimal to Newmont.
  • The Consulting Engineer I – Open Pit will be expected to contribute to the development and implementation of standards, guidelines, and best engineering practices for application to Newmont projects and operations.

Essential Duties

  • Demonstrate proactive leadership in achieving a global Newmont culture of Health and Safety including maintaining a high focus on safety within the Mine Engineering Function and actively promoting Newmont’s safety standards during all site visits
  • Support Mine Engineering efforts on studies through the development pipeline from conceptual studies through to definitive feasibility studies
  • Provide mining engineering skills to M&A Project Evaluation and Due Diligence Teams.  Use highly developed engineering and modelling capability; mine design, planning and scheduling skills; sound knowledge of resource geology, geotech, hydrology, and financial analysis techniques in making such assessments, where necessary identifying and acquiring skills from consultants, managing them to ensure the quality and timeliness of results  
  • Analyse information from operations and perform investigations in order to report on and recommend changes to design or operational practice, in pursuit of improvements to business. Assessing the applicability of such changes to other Newmont sites
  • In pursuit of improvement and value addition, systematically assess, evaluate, validate and/or audit engineering work of others whether contained in reports, research documents, studies, designs, plans, procedures, scopes of work, contracts or schedules; and digest information relevant to a problem or project, whether in the form of documents, reports, plans, drawings, digital models or raw engineering data. Undertake site visits and targeted observations in order to gain a comprehensive understanding of relevant issues. Conduct risk and opportunity reviews. Recommend, where appropriate, modifications to practice including, where necessary, modifications customized specifically for the purpose
  • Provide support for resource and reserve statements as per Newmont’s standards and guidelines for reporting to the Securities and Exchange Commission
  • Ensure mine planning and economic evaluation of surface mining at Newmont Mining Corporation maximizes the value of the business
  • In all works ensure plans, budgets and schedules are sufficiently developed; management systems and processes are adequately applied; and personal attention is appropriately directed to ensure that important deadlines are met and budget constraints are adhered to. Ensure that consultants and contractors are managed accordingly
  • Provide expert open pit mining engineering opinion and input to relevant work in other departments including Processing, Resource Modelling, Health and Safety, Business Improvement, Supply Chain, Finance, and Sustainability & External Relations in order to assist them in their objectives, ensuring that important mine-engineering considerations are properly represented and accounted for. Also, obtain cooperation when implementing change management in situations where mine-engineering projects have implications for other departments
  • Provide expert advice and research skills to engineers at operations, including provision of advice and advanced instruction on the application of mine-engineering related software and tools. Champion the adoption of improved methods and tools at sites, assisting with justification of investment of resources through to implementation
  • Develop and maintain solid relationships with key site, regional and project stakeholders related to mine-engineering through site visits and follow-up communication (e.g., meetings, telephone calls, emails).  Must be able to work in a collaborative environment and share best practices across Newmont
  • Critical work values include flexibility and adaptability, collaboration with others and the ability to plan and deliver work results with quality, accuracy, punctuality and reliability

Training & Experience

  • Tertiary Qualification in Mining Engineering, advanced degree in Mine Engineering a plus.
  • Relevant certificates of competency – certification as Professional Engineer, and/or Qualified-Competent Person status,
  • In excess of 6 years of experience in open pit mining production / planning related industry,
  • Previous overseas work experience desirable,
  • Extensive mine planning experience in a range of mining applications,
  • Knowledge of exploration methods, resource estimation,
  • Seasoned knowledge of mine methods, mine design, production scheduling (strategic and tactical), equipment selection, reserve estimation, maintenance and expert systems. High level of competence in the use of mine planning software, including optimal techniques and cash flow analysis,
  • Extensive experience with mine design and scheduling packages from Geovia Whittle, MineSight, or Maptek,
  • Experience with mine optimization software a plus,
  • Detailed knowledge of unit costing methods for resource and reserve analysis and experienced in financial analysis and with financial models. Experience with Xeras cost estimating tool a plus.
  • History of ensuring safe operating practices,
  • Ability to build and maintain strong communications network with peers, Project Managers, Mine Managers, Chief Engineers, and JV partner representatives,
  • Strong problem solving and 3D visualization skills,
  • Strong technical writing, group presentation, and interpersonal skills including cultural sensitivity,
  • Familiarity with business systems and standard office application software,
  • Bilingual skills, or English as a second language a plus.

Working Conditions

  • The position is based in a corporate administrative and technical office in Denver.  Performance of the work requires travel (30-50% of work time) to domestic and international operations. Travel can be at short notice to overseas or domestic locations, including Newmont and non-Newmont locations and Greenfields areas.
  • Will be required to access mining and processing areas, rough terrain, or exploration sites.
  • Frequent working at a computer/monitor or keyboard.
  • Hear sufficiently to distinguish various pitches of warning alarms.
  • Must be sensitive to cultural differences at the operations within the Company

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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

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