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Principal Advisor Process Control


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 the strategic development and ongoing refinement of global fixed plant automation standards, and for ensuring the design and deployment of new control systems is completed in accordance with these standards.


As the Lead technical expert, you will ensure that hardware and software selection, installation, configuration, testing and production of relevant design documentation is completed in a consistent manner that meets corporate standardisation objectives, and any proposed exemptions are appropriately evaluated and escalated.


In addition, you will also research and lead technical evaluation, trial and proving of emerging process control technologies.  You will provide technical advice on complex process control problems, and support the Manager OSH – Projects to manage strategic partnerships with vendors, to maximise return on investment.

In This Role You Will:
  • Provide technical guidance to corporate project team/s to ensure that fixed plant automation systems in all new plants are designed, constructed, tested and commissioned in accordance with global governance standards
  • Lead the technical design of fixed plant automation hardware and software upgrades in existing operating plants, including the reverse engineering of obsolete PLC configuration and hardware to ensure that replacement systems are designed, constructed, tested and commissioned in accordance with corporate global standards
  • Develop appropriate technical specifications, quality assurance criteria, risk mitigation plans and management of change systems to ensure efficient and effective cutover of existing fixed plant automation systems during scheduled shutdowns
  • Research, evaluate and trial emerging process control technologies, make recommendations as to its applicability, use and rollout within Newmont
  • Continually refine existing global fixed plant automation standards and develop additional specifications in consultation with functional leads and site process control representatives
  • Work collaboratively with site technical groups, operations groups, IT, and regional/corporate technical support groups as required.
Your Skills, Training & Experience Checklist:
  • Extensive process control background, with a Bachelors or higher degree level qualification in Process Control Engineering or Control Systems Engineering.
  • Extensive demonstrated experience leading the design, testing and commissioning of fixed plant automation systems in new plants and changeout / upgrading of aging equipment in operating plants
  • Extensive technical experience on the following systems:
    • Yokogawa Centum DCS
    • Modicon/Schneider and Rockwell Logix PLC’s
    • Citect SCADA
  • Ten plus years’ experience in gold processing facilities operating in multiple locations
  • Demonstrated capability for problem solving, decision making, sound judgement and assertiveness, effective time management, initiative and self-motivation


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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