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Senior Control Systems Engineer

Date:  Nov 26, 2021
Location: 

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

We are currently seeking experienced Control Systems Engineers to join our team at Newmont working remotely from the Perth Regional Office. The Senior Control Systems Engineers will be responsible for planning, engineering, implementing and upgrading process automation systems and control networks across all Newmont sites globally and will report to the Manager, Operations Support Hub Projects.

In This Role You Will:

  • Collaborate with automation equipment vendors and site-based resources to plan and develop detailed engineering for upgrades, standardization and/or replacement of ageing automation equipment and system infrastructure. 
  • Develop AFE’s, budgets, execution plans, schedules and justifications, manage costs and maintain accurate forecasts.
  • Collaborate with capital project teams, assist automation system conceptual design applicable to the development of Greenfield projects.
  • Design automation system and network cabinet layouts, power and communication networks, configure automation hardware devices, perform intermediate level logic programming and HMI setup, develop and maintain system documents and drawings. 
  • Manage automation system integration and vendor contracts, supervise installers, setup and commission newly installed systems and hardware.
  • Lead rollout of control system projects globally and support contractors and consultants to safely achieve project timelines.

The above duties and responsibilities are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all-inclusive.

The Person

You will have a strong understanding of electrical and electronic control systems design, operations and maintenance. You will obtain the ability to understand and communicate strategies to resolve problems, develop solutions and make appropriate designs.

Effective communication, negotiation and facilitation skills will drive success when working across multiple regions and levels within the business. Self-motivation, assertiveness and the ability to build and maintain collaborative, productive and professional relationships will be critical to achieving desired outcomes. Your qualifications and skills will include:

  • Bachelors Degree or Certificate VI (Advanced Diploma) in an appropriate discipline; Electrical, Electronics or Instrumentation, Automation or Computer Science.
  • Extensive experience in control systems project development, preferably in the mining industry.
  • Substantial experience integrating control system projects up to $5M USD
  • Demonstrated success maintaining and developing brownfield control systems within operational process plants.
  • Demonstrated success within a project team executing Greenfield control system projects. 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of risk mitigation strategies associated with control systems and OT network infrastructure.
  • Strong understanding of maintenance strategies and best practices in automation system and control network design.
  • Experience with industrial communications systems and protocols such as Ethernet IP, Modbus, HART, Profibus etc.
  • Proof of current Covid-19 Vaccination is required as per the WA and NT Government directions.

Working Conditions

This position is a full time permanent position, global in scope working remotely from the Australian regional office in Subiaco.

This position is required to travel to domestic and international sites, and will be required to attend work related meetings outside standard business hours to communicate with regions in various time zones.

 

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

Newmont strongly encourages all applicants to be fully vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as the vaccine is available to you as Newmont considers vaccination to be a vital tool in the fight against the pandemic. Proof of vaccination is required for entry to certain Newmont locations and for business travel, unless an exemption is required by law.  Newmont may update its vaccination policies/requirements at any time in its sole discretion.

Note: Newmont does not ask individuals to pay money to apply or be considered for employment or to provide sensitive personal data without first submitting a job application through our secure, online portal. If you are asked to do either, do not respond and please report this immediately to it.sec@newmont.com.