Senior Control Systems Applications Specialist

Date:  May 16, 2024

Perth, AU

Workplace Type: Hybrid - Remote/Onsite 

Newmont  is the world’s leading gold company and a producer of copper, silver, zinc and lead. The Company’s world-class portfolio of assets, prospects and talent is anchored in favorable mining jurisdictions in Africa, Australia, Latin America & Caribbean, North America, and Papua New Guinea. Newmont  is the only gold producer listed in the S&P 500 Index and is widely recognized for its principled environmental, social and governance practices. The Company is an industry leader in value creation, supported by robust safety standards, superior execution and technical proficiency. Newmont  was founded in 1921 and has been publicly traded since 1925.

At Newmont, people create the value in the metals we mine and are ambassadors in the communities where they live and work. As a team, we foster an environment in support of our people vision, where everyone belongs, thrives and is valued. We have built a diverse and inclusive workplace where our people can bring their differences to support delivering  results together.

Newmont Australian Operations are located in Western Australia, the Northern Territory, and New South Waltes with roles in operations, projects, and exploration.  Regional Support is provided from our offices in Subiaco and Melbourne. 

Join us and unearth your potential in a global company that is at the forefront of shaping the future of the mining industry. 


The Senior Control System Applications Specialist is a member of the global Fixed Plant Control Systems (FPC) team, and is responsible for the availability, utilisation and integrity of systems and data within the process control platform application suite. The incumbent provides technical expertise and an escalation point for the global fixed plant control systems team for all matters related to these applications. The applications include Alarm Sentinel (alarm monitoring), Plant ESP (control loop monitoring), CMS (change management system), P2 Production Suite (APLUS, Shiftlog and Case Management) and various other applications that integrate to the Newmont time-series data historian, AVEVA PI System.

Your role will consist of :

Here is a snapshot of what your day to day will look like:


  • Provide Technical Support to the global fixed plant control systems team with application fault finding, reporting, IT support requests and defect elimination to prevent reoccurrence
  • Monitor applications and interfaces through to the PI system, validate data quality and escalate to appropriate owner when issues are identified
  • Support generation of daily, weekly and monthly reports from the application data suite
  • Plan, schedule and execute minor and major application upgrades with vendors
  • Provide Functional Processing OT application database administration and ownership
  • Continuously develop and improve the maturity of the process control platform applications to accelerate value delivery
  • Represent FPC, collaborate with IT and participate in architecture/infrastructure design and implementation of relevant virtualised environments
  • Participation in the global fixed plant control systems community of practice

Your training, skills, and experience checklist:

  • Minimum 10 years’ experience in development and support of operational technology software applications
  • Demonstrated understanding of best practice of graphical user interface design and development
  • Demonstrated experience in a range of programming languages and systems, particularly C#, Python and SQL
  • Demonstrated experience with web programming languages such as AngularJS and D3.js libraries
  • Experience with AVEVA/OsiSoft applications (including associated SDK’s)
  • Experience working within a control systems function highly desired but not essential
  • An understanding of change management processes is preferred but not essential
  • Experience in gold processing preferred but not essential
  • Experience working in other regions and in multiple languages preferred but not essential
  • Strong software troubleshooting abilities in complex integrated solutions across multiple database query and programming languages
  • Strong understanding of dependent IT principles, eg. Firewalls, active directory, group policy and virtualization
  • Capable of adapting to and effectively implementing change
  • Assertive, self-motivated and able to build collaborative and productive professional relationships across technical services groups, operational sites and regions.
  • Advanced general computer competency and experienced in the use of common productivity applications including the MS office suite and Visual Basic extensions.

Working Conditions

  • The position is based out of Australia (Perth)and involves a combination of work from home and work from office
  • The position is required to engage and collaborate with stakeholders globally, in a range of different time zones. A flexible working arrangement to cater for this is allowed.

We understand no candidate will meet every single desired qualification. If your experience looks a little different from what we’ve identified and you think you can bring value to the role, we’d love to learn more about you!

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 First Nations persons of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island descent. Newmont acknowledges First Nations People and respects their enduring connection to Country from which their culture, spirituality, and identity flow

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