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Manager, Open Pit Resource Modeling


Greenwood Village, 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

Are you interested in working for a global company?

  • Build competitive advantage in the resource modeling process by ensuring that models developed in the region consistently deliver timely and predictable outcomes to the business.
  • Maintain quality assurance throughout the entire resource modeling process, from data collection and geologic modeling to model delivery and production support. Build regional talent and capabilities. Lead innovation and technical standards advancement.
  • Improved reconciliation of resource model in the business plan.
  • Improved use of technology and standards, systems and processes for cross functional modeling.
  • Ensure characterization and communication of resource risk in business planning, projects and corporate development activities for the region.


Your role consists of


  • Demonstrate a strong dedication to safety, environment, community, and the ability to work safely every day.
  • Demonstrate resourcefulness to work in a global technical function, leading individual performers located at multiple sites.
  • Lead North American region open pit resource modeling (may include underground mines at mainly open pit operations). Share responsibility and accountability for delivery of quality Reserve and Resource models while meeting deliverables around scope of work, schedule, and budget.
  • Assume cradle-to-grave responsibility for the quality of all resource estimation and reconciliation activities taking place for designated sites.. Anticipate issues and take action to ensure quality of resource models and timeliness of delivery.
  • Coordination with sites to ensure standard methodologies in ore control, providing a sound basis for F1 reconciliation.
  • Interact with geological, metallurgical, geotechnical, hydrological, mining and environmental functions to ensure that resource models deliver predictable outcomes to the business at the agreed upon schedule.
  • Build capabilities and expertise. Assist Regional Director with talent recruiting, introduction of standards, training and mentoring, and development of growth opportunities for talent. Assist Regional Director in collaboration with regional and site management to ensure appropriate budget for training activities for the resource modeling team.
  • Infuse innovative thinking and standard methodologies throughout the resource estimation and reconciliation process. Use model reconciliation to improve the process.
  • Ability to identify cost saving opportunities that result in the development of standard methodologies for reconciliation, drill spacing studies and the minimization of material type misclassification.
  • Understand the Stage Gate process and work with other functions and site project teams to ensure timely delivery of resource models which satisfy all Stage Gate requirements for site-based projects.
  • Lead documentation of resource models as required by Stage Gate and Reserve-Resource processes.
  • Ability to complete modeling studies and conditional simulations in order to identify resource risk and quantification of uncertainty and its potential impact on the business plan.
  • Recognized Proficient/Qualified Person by national and international reporting standards.
  • Ability to assess resource risk attributes for resource models and communicate them effectively to management and other technical functions. Support sites in the development of risk mitigation plans. Rollup site based risk assessments and associated mitigation plans for sites in area of responsibility.
  • Ensure adherence to Functional Standards and Guidelines.
  • Ensure resource modeling peer review process is embedded for models used in projects, business plans and mineral reserve/mineral resource reporting.
  • Identify and socialize SME support requirements.

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
  • Confirmed strong multidisciplinary experience in resource modeling, from exploration to model delivery and reconciliation, including geological and geostatistical modeling.
  • Detailed understanding of QA/QC methods applicable to sampling, geologic interpretation, and the entire resource modeling process.
  • Proficiency in the development of risk assessment studies using conditional simulation techniques.
  • Proven ability to communicate timely at all levels, across subject areas, and in a multinational matrix environment. Ability to influence without direct responsibility.
  • Degree in geology, mining engineering or geostatistics and a minimum of 10-20 years’ experience in all aspects of resource estimation and quality control. Advanced graduate degree preferred.
  • At least 15 years of experience within operating mines with wide variety of geological, mining and processing environments.
Working conditions and location
  • Primarily regional and mine site offices.
  • Will be required to travel to mining areas or exploration sites on a frequent basis.
  • Must be sensitive to cultural differences at the operations within the company and manage a culturally diverse resource modeling team effectively.

To learn more about Newmont visit us at:

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 it.sec@newmont.com.

Nearest Major Market: Denver