Piping Mechanical Lead Engineer Chile

Date:  Sep 14, 2023

Santiago de Chile, Santiago, CL (Chile)

Job Location: Cerro Casale Caspiche JV 
Job Grade: 107
Employee Referral Amount: Chilean Peso

About this role


What will you be responsible for?

Oversees all aspects of Engineering under the Investment System Stage 2-3 and provides engineering and project management services in support of the development of the Yanacocha Water Treatment Project, including management of contractors, consultants, and associated project staff. Provides Subject Matter Expertise in Piping and Mechanical Engineering. 

This role plans, conducts, and leads projects in the areas of engineering management, value-improving practices, alternatives evaluation, design and engineering, procurement and contracts, and cost/scheduling. Mainly is responsible for the leadership Piping Engineering (including Pipelines), and gives support to Newmont's senior Mechanical Engineer. This job includes the management of consultants and SME in Piping/Mechanical design. Leads the Piping engineering team to complete work within time and cost parameters and fit for purpose. Leads Piping and Mechanical execution reviews and presents results to Newmont Investment Council. Develops and maintains Project Engineering and Project Management agreed standards, guidance, and procedures approved for the Project related to Piping and Mechanical. Provides Subject Matter Expertise (SME) in piping stress analysis and Water Treatment Plants. 

In this role you will


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


  • Lead the technical Piping/Mechanical engineering scope under the EPCM, ensuring the delivery of the technical scope. 
  • Ensure alignment to project standards, processes, systems and procedures to meet the Piping/Mechanical engineering technical scope.
  • Responsible for Piping/Mechanical engineering input in the application of value improvement practices (VIP’s) assigned to the project, including HAZOPS and Risk Management. 
  • Responsible for Piping/Mechanical engineering progress, change management, and technical input into Procurement, and SOW to contracts.
  • Responsible for the Piping/Mechanical engineering input into gate deliverables: Execution Plan, Gate Reports, CAPEX/Opex, Engineering Plan, schedule and budget.
  • Responsible for the implementation of Newmont’s safety, health and environmental standards as part of the project design criteria (Piping) and directs mitigation strategies to support a work environment that is protective of human health and the environment.
  • Lead the Piping/Mechanical engineering team under the EPCM. 
  • Drive and align the project business and project objectives to the Piping/Mechanical engineering technical scope.
  • Develop engineering options incorporating multi-functional elements.
  • Ensure completion of all stage deliverables, technical peer reviews, and Gate Documentation. 
  • Understand and lead risk management and mitigation mindset.
  • Review, evaluate, approve, and manage contracts for work to be performed by consultants and contractors outside the EPCM.
  • Manage Piping/Mechanical engineering cost, budgets, progress, performance, and change management.
  • Lead the planning of Piping/Mechanical engineering and its interface with procurement, contracts, project controls (cost, scheduling, forecast, change) by coordinating cross-functional integration with the EPCM, Owner’s Team, and outside consulting resources.
  • Lead all aspects of development of technical proposals and cost estimates for equipment, materials and personnel; schedules work to meet completion dates and technical specifications.
  • Review, evaluate and approve contracts for work to be performed by consultants and contractors; monitors budgets, approve plans and designs and resolve problems as they arise.
  • Responsible for quality of Piping/Engineering and compliance with project standards and design criteria. Responsible that designs are effective through the entire process; approves changes to designs or schedules as necessary.
  • Provide technical direction in the resolution of problems associated with the design, engineering and construction of the project. 
  • Provide project Subject Matter Expertise in Piping/Mechanical engineering. Knowledge and deep understanding of Piping Stress Analysis is required, as well as Water Treatments Plants.
  • Manage and coordinate SMEs external to Newmont as required to provide effective support.


The above responsibilities are the main responsibilities of the position. The position also develops other activities that are not included in this document and the immediate supervisor is responsible for informing such activities.

Your training, skills and experience checklist


Here is what we would need to see from you!


  • B.S. degree in Engineering related to Mechanical Engineering.



  • 20 years experience in project and engineering management, including brownfields international projects. 
  • Experience in project execution and solid mine/process operational knowledge and demonstrated commitment to the successful implementation of the project. 



  • The incumbent will possess the personal qualities of professional leadership, superior intellectual capacity, strong interpersonal skills, and business savvy.
  • Ability to think strategically; comfortable moving between strategic and tactical is a requirement of the role. Ability to influence and drive change. 
  • The position requires effective leadership and performance management in a dynamic multitasking environment.
  • The position requires excellent oral and written communications skills, in order to effectively convey process and workflow concepts, automation concepts, and expected results to both subordinates and management.


Working Conditions and Location


Where you will be located!

The position is located at the EPCM Office in Santiago de Chile, and requires 50% of time travel to different sites: Lima and Cajamarca (Peru); Denver and Houston (USA); Vadodara, Gujarat, India, and Toronto (Canada) on a scheduled basis and as required by the EPCM Manager.

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!

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.