Site water leader

Date:  Sep 14, 2023

Rouyn-Noranda, QC, CA (Canada)

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 North America, South America, Australia and Africa. 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.


Eleonore Mine Site (fly-in, fly-out from Montreal, Chibougamau, Matagami, Rouyn-Noranda, Val D'Or and Wemindji)

About the role

The Site water leader is part of the Technical Services team and reports to the Department Manager. He/she supports and advises the operational teams in activities related to water management. He/she facilitates the sharing of information between functions to improve water-related decision-making, and is responsible for providing planning guidance on water-related issues.

Essential Duties

  • He/she is responsible for leading the site's water management committee and ensuring that it effectively implements strategic initiatives and operational activities related to water management at the site. He/she must ensure that there is effective cooperation, information sharing and collaboration between the various representatives of the site water management team.
  • He/she develops strategies to mitigate water-related risks and achieve water maturity targets through assessments and cross-functional working.
  • He/she acts as water expert to support the whole site.
  • He/she maintains water management governance, water-related RACIs and ensures accessibility.
  • He/she maintains the site water risk register and implements appropriate response plans.
  • He/she communicates decisions and implications to functional representatives and site stakeholders.
  • He/she supports projects to characterize, plan and improve water management in catchment areas.
  • He/she organizes frequent monitoring, strategy and planning meetings with the regional water planner to review the water dashboard, water balance and other relevant models. He/she will be the point of contact with the global water strategy team, including supporting the monitoring of critical controls, mitigating risks and developing recommendations.

Essential Duties (continued)

  • He/she audits decisions and execution to ensure the effectiveness of the water management team on site.
  • He/she works to improve water management results (e.g. process efficiency, software, monitoring devices, chemical inputs, etc.).
  • He/she participates in the development of the annual water management budget, strategy, objectives and targets to improve performance and continuously reduce business risks.
  • He/she is responsible for maintaining the site's water balance (quantity and quality) via the Goldsim software.
  • He/she supports projects/studies concerning site closure and long-term water planning.
  • He/she may be required to lead and implement innovation projects according to budget and plan.
  • He/she will be responsible for writing reports and providing information to other stakeholders (e.g. monthly or quarterly reporting obligations, external communications or regulatory requirements).
  • He/she will provide technical support for interactions with local authorities and regulatory bodies on water management issues.
  • He/she will be responsible for leading the hiring and training strategy for site water management staff (e.g. employee hiring and development plans) and acting as a mentor for less experienced staff.
  • All tasks related to the performance of duties

Training & Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in science (water engineering, chemical engineering, environmental engineering, hydrogeology, mineral processing, geochemistry, other)
  • Post-graduate training, particularly in water management, environmental management or civil engineering, is an asset.  
  • Minimum three (3) years' experience in a similar position, ideally in the mining industry.
  • Knowledge of gold mining and processing operations, as well as environmental risks and associated management systems.
  • Experience interpreting water balance models (including volumes and chemistry) and water modeling software. Previous experience with GoldSim and PHREEQC is considered an asset.
  • Technical understanding and experience of hydrology and hydrogeology, including water treatment, groundwater supply, etc. Practical understanding of pumps, piping and fluid mechanics for the design of water treatment systems.
  • Knowledge of water chemistry, water treatment and waste management strategies.

Skills and Competencies

  • Fluency in French and English (speaking/reading/writing).
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including cultural awareness and sensitivity. Good oral and written communication skills
  • Organizational skills
  • Ability to adapt
  • Leadership skills and experience.
  • Good presentation and communication skills to effectively manage site water team meetings, facilitate cross-functional collaboration.
  • You must hold or be able to obtain a valid driver's license and an international driver's license. 
  • Advanced computer skills, including Microsoft Office suite, database management (especially MP5, SAP).

Working Conditions

  • Schedule: 8-6/4-3/4-3
  • Éléonore mine site/Remote work


Interested qualified candidates should send their resume via the company's Web site at no later than October 4, 2023.

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!


We thank all applicants for their interest. However, we will only contact those selected for an interview. 


As an equal opportunity employer, Newmont is committed to diversity, inclusion, and accessibility. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. 


Consistent with Newmont’s values of safety and responsibility, we believe that COVID-19 vaccination, as well as other vaccinations that are required or recommended for entry into certain Newmont operating countries, protect the health and safety of Newmont’s workforce and the communities in which we work and live.  As a result, please note that Newmont requires up-to-date COVID-19 vaccination for any international travel by the workforce undertaken on behalf of the company.  In addition, other vaccinations (e.g., yellow fever vaccine) may be required or recommended for international travel to certain Newmont operating countries.  If you are offered this position and the position entails international travel, you will need to comply with these requirements.  Newmont will consider individual requests for exemption/reasonable accommodation by applicants who cannot be fully vaccinated due to medical reasons or other grounds protected by applicable human rights law.  Newmont may update its vaccination requirements, at any time, in its sole discretion.