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Electrical Engineering & Reliability Specialist


Paramaribo, PBM, SR (Suriname)


Newmont Suriname was established in 2004 as an entity of Newmont Mining Corporation and is headquartered in Paramaribo, Suriname. Located in South America, Suriname was originally settled as a Dutch colony, is very culturally diverse and enjoys a tropical climate. The Merian Project is located approximately 60 km south of Moengo in a largely undeveloped part of the country with the nearest permanent settlement, Langa Tabiki, approximately 17 km east from the Project site. Strong support from host communities and the government of Suriname strengthen Merian's ability to deliver safe, profitable production with significant upside potential and opportunity for employees, host communities and shareholders.


At Newmont, our purpose is to create value and improve lives through sustainable and responsible mining. One of the largest gold companies in the world, we pride ourselves on our dedication to safety, environmental management, inclusion and diversity, and adding value and opportunity to our host communities. With operations on four continents, we are honored to be named the mining industry leader by the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018, and the only one listed in the S&P 500 index.

The Electrical Engineering & reliability specialist reports to the Electrical & Instrumentation Superintendent and is responsible for a wide range of functions to support the achievement of the Process Maintenance department’s strategic E&I performance objectives.

A key function of the position will be to support the development of national engineers and technicians to improve skills and knowledge of best practice engineering standards.

Technical responsibilities include identifying reliability and cost improvements, performing root cause analysis, conditioning monitoring management (thermographic, oil, vibration), maintain engineering data (fault levels, arc flash, grounding), manage instrumentation calibration data, update and maintain drawing and provide technical support to the E&I maintenance technicians

This position is also to provide support in minor project management, development of design and equipment specifications & detailed engineering design.


In this Role You will

Perform electrical & instrumentation detailed design for new installations, modifications and upgrades to equipment.

Perform design drafting of technical schematics using AutoCAD

Update and maintain drawings and equipment registers.

Develop project scopes, budgets, execution plans, commissioning requirements and QA/QC validation

Provide mentoring & technical support to the E&I team to ensure skills and knowledge development

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:
  • Engineering Degree from a recognized institute or training organization
  • Knowledge and understanding of internationals electrical & instrumentation standards and compliance requirements
  • Experience in Root Cause or Failure Mode Analysis
  • Experience in low voltage & high voltage electrical design
  • Experience in instrumentation and process control systems engineering design.
  • Mining, construction, utilities or other heavy industry experience is preferred.
  • Strong communication, team, problem solving and technical report writing skills
  • Proficient computer skills and maintenance system experience (SAP)
  • Ability to build strong working relationships with internal & external clients
  • Monitor key performance indicators with the aim to achieve defined targets
  • Be able to promote continuous improvement.
  • Ability to use engineering software (etap, autocad)
Working Conditions


Wear all personal protective equipment including steel toe shoes, long sleeved shirts, or any other equipment to perform duties safely as required by the Health and Safety plan.

Capable and willing to work up to 6 x 12 hour days for 6 weeks in a remote mine-site camp location followed by 3 weeks off on a rotational basis (6 weeks /3 weeks Roster)

Capable and willing to work overtime and varied schedules to when required to ensuring reliable operation of Process Plants.  Must be capable of and willing to work for extended periods outdoors in a tropical climate.



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.

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