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Control Systems Engineer (TRFP)

Date:  Aug 10, 2022

Perth, WA, AU (Australia)


Newmont Australian operations are located in Western Australia and the Northern Territory with roles in operations, projects and exploration. Regional Support is provided from our offices based in Subiaco - close to public transport and with onsite parking facilities.  The world's leading gold company, 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 honoured to be named the mining industry leader by the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for the past five years and the only one listed in the S&P 500 index.

The role


Reporting to the Regional Control Systems Manager the Control Systems Engineer is a member of the Regional Fixed Plant Control team in Australia, and is responsible for maintaining the availability and integrity of the industrial control system (ICS) infrastructure across multiple sites in the Australian region. This will also include providing support to maintenance, control room / operations and projects departments to safely maximise production capacity across both processing and mining facilities.


This is a multi-site role working on an 8 day on roster and 6 day off between Boddington (DIDO) and Tanami (FIFO). Work conditions will vary with some time working remotely from home or in the regional office.

In this role, you will


  • Monitor multiple sites control system infrastructure status and resolve any issues identified
  • Implement temporary and permanent change requests to ICS software/application
  • Execute 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)
  • 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
  • Participation in the global process control community
  • The position is required to travel between sites located in Western Australia and Northern Territory, working from home and in the Perth Regional Office.
  • The role may occasionally be required to travel to other sites internationally

The person


  • Tertiary Qualification in control systems engineering, or related discipline
  • 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 various levels up to and including site process managers
  • Ability to work effectively with site and broader control system teams
  • Yokogawa Centum VP DCS
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  • CitectSCADA HMI systems
  • Rockwell PLC’s
  • Significant exposure to IT/OT fundamentals including virtual server installations, database management, active directory management, cyber-security
  • Knowledge of industry best practices for industrial control systems


Our business success comes from the accomplishments and well-being of our employees and contractors. Our goal is to build a workplace culture that allows every person to thrive, participate, grow, and proudly play an active role in achieving our strategy.


Newmont is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to recruiting, hiring, placing and promoting the best individual for each position without regard to personal characteristics such as gender, race, nationality, ethnicity, social and indigenous origin, religion or belief, disability, age, sexual orientation, etc.


We invite women and applicants with diverse backgrounds to apply, particularly persons of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island descent. Newmont acknowledges Aboriginal people as the first Australians and respects their unique relationship with the land and sea, their culture, spiritual tradition and stories.


More About Newmont


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