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Senior Advisor - Instrumentation

Date:  Feb 8, 2021

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.

About The Role:

Reporting to the Manager - Operational Support Hub (OSH) Projects, you will be responsible for developing and refining global fixed plant instrumentation and automation standards and ensuring selection, design and deployment of new instruments is completed in accordance with these standards.  You will also support site instrumentation leads and control technicians globally to resolve problems and improve performance. 

As Newmont’s lead instrumentation subject matter expert, you will ensure that instrumentation hardware and software is selected, installed, maintained and calibrated according to corporate global standards and that any proposed exemptions are appropriately evaluated and escalated.   You will develop internal codes of practice and procedures to establish minimum calibration and testing criteria and ensure that documentation and drawings are maintained current in a centralized repository.  

You will research emerging process measurement and control device technology, lead implementation of technical trials and make outcome based recommendations.  You will collaborate with technical services personnel and site instrumentation leads across the business and support the Manager - OSH Projects to establish and maintain strategic partnerships with vendors, to achieve maximum return on investment.

In This Role You Will:

•    Develop technical specifications and strategic plans to standardize process instrumentation across Newmont sites globally.  Maintain, update and create new global specifications.
•    Research, recommend and implement trials of emerging technology.  Evaluate equipment performance, and manage global rollout projects to achieve standardization objectives.
•    Lead technical audits; prepare equipment configuration documents and drawings to introduce new standards and ensure consistent installation, calibration and operations.
•    As SME, lead the engineering and detailed design of instrumentation upgrades on Newmont sites globally.
•    Develop project execution and operational readiness plans.  Manage contractors, consultants and internal resources during global project implementations.
•    Provide technical guidance for site supervisors and specialists responsible for mentoring and developing instrumentation and process control engineering employees globally.
•    Collaborate with the Manager – OSH Projects, Newmont Supply Chain departments and equipment vendors to establish strategic, long-term end-user support relationships.
•    Develop processes to facilitate benchmarking site instrumentation, calibration and maintenance performance against international standards to achieve best practice.
•    Provide technical guidance to internal project team/s to ensure fixed plant instrumentation at greenfield sites is designed, constructed, tested and commissioned in accordance with global standards.
•    Develop technical specifications, quality assurance criteria, risk mitigation plans and change management systems to ensure efficient and effective replacement or upgrades during scheduled shutdowns or as necessary.

Your Skills, Training & Experience Checklist:

•    Electrical/Instrumentation trade background is a pre-requisite.
•    A minimum Certificate IV or higher qualifications in Electronics, Physics and/or Process Control (highly desirable).
•    Minimum 10 years’ experience in Maintenance, Engineering and execution of Instrumentation projects in Gold Mining and/or comparable industries.
•    Extensive experience with calibration, installation, testing and commissioning of industrial measurement and control instruments on Greenfield projects and in Operational Processing Plants.
•    Experienced in the application of measurement and control physics to manipulate industrial processes, maintain production and achieve quality results.
•    Demonstrated previous experience developing and publishing specifications, standards and quality procedures.
•    Proven capability in the use of business improvement methodologies to identify, value and execute initiatives
•    International experience mentoring and coaching others in a range of diverse cultural environments, preferably across multiple countries and locations.
•    User level experience with maintenance scheduling and inventory control systems such as Ellipse or SAP (preferred).
•    An understanding of Newmont sites and processes, management and business practices (desirable).

The Person:

•    Strong communication and facilitation skills across all organizational levels.
•    Adaptable and capable of effectively managing and implementing change.
•    Able to develop multi-discipline scopes of work and effectively manage consultants and contracted resources.
•    Demonstrated initiative with a focus towards identifying and solving complex problems and an ability to make appropriate decisions.
•    Assertive, self-motivated and able to build collaborative and productive relationships across multiple sites and regions.
•    Strong influencing and negotiation skills
•    Proven People management, training and mentoring skills
•    Advanced computer competency and experienced in the use of applications including Microsoft Project and Microsoft Office.


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.


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