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Senior Exploration Geologist

Date:  Jul 30, 2022

Thunder Bay, ON, 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.


We are seeking a motivated Senior Exploration Geologist to join our team, reporting directly to the Exploration Manager.


  • Fully qualified and experienced professional geoscientist. 
  • Is a recognized expert in at least one field of geoscience or has demonstrated the ability to implement, manage, and complete assignments in two or more fields of geoscience with a minimum of technical supervision. 
  • Has considerable latitude for independent judgment, actions, and decisions, and has full professional competency. 
  • Commitment to drive KPI elements and assist others in meeting objectives 
  • Will ensure Global Standards and Guidance documents are followed and adhered to. 
  • Responsible for cultivating a culture of continuous improvement. 
  • Is responsible for leading a small team of technical and non-technical staff. 
  • Competent in building annual budgets with little annual variance.
  • Will assist with semi-annual and annual Performance Management duties.
  • Will be responsible for the career development of staff. 
  • Employees must be knowledgeable and comply with regulatory health and safety regulations, company policies and procedures and the Company's environmental compliance policy. 
  • Employees will perform other duties as directed and needed by the Company to ensure optimal safe operation.

Essential Duties

  • Must be able to meet the requirements of a Project Geologist.
  • Champion safety by actively engaging staff and contractors by participating in Fatality Risk Management and other safety initiatives.
  • Lead stewardship of the environment and follow Newmont Mining Corp. Social Responsibility guidelines.
  • Is accountable for the quality of all geologic data.
  • Can recognize opportunities in procedures and processes to improve the business.
  • Ability to recognize business risks to geology and other technical functions impacted by geology.
  • Is recognized and trusted employee.
  • Employee demonstrates strong customer focus.
  • Provide to direct reports objectives, evaluate performance and provide verbal and written feedback on career growth.
  • Will develop a technically competent and credible team.
  • Provide training and growth opportunities to challenge team members while accomplishing site and corporate objectives
  • Duties may include budget preparation and submittal, cost tracking, completing projects on budget and within planned time frames, and achieve performance measures. Provide accurate explanations of budget variances.
  • Ability to evaluate/peer review 3 dimensional models.
  • Set and ensure timely completion of teams’ goals with respect to deadlines.
  • Ability to recognize and leverage diversity across the team.
  • Effectively communicate and represent the Exploration Team’s mission to senior management through presentations, budget reviews and technical reports.
  • Responsible for the evaluation of exploration development, or acquisition opportunities in a significant area of exploration activity on a major project or in a mine operation.
  • All senior level geologists are expected to be fully participating technical geologists. Additionally, any managerial or supervisory responsibilities, including: geologic mapping, drill core or chip logging, drill hole planning, drill program execution, computer deposit modeling, hydrologic and metallurgical investigations, etc.
  • Responsible for delivering on annual ounce ‘promises’
  • Must be able to obtain professional certification for endorsement of resources and reserves documents.
  • Effectively work across multi-functional lines.
  • Ability to navigate and fulfill the requirements as set by the Corporate Investment System for Geology.
  • Ability to manage databases.

Training & Experience

  • Bachelor of Science in Geosciences or related field knowledge of geological, geochemical, and/or geophysical principles.
  • Typically has more than 8 to 10 years of industry experience in a mining or exploration environment.
  • Some or all of the industry experience can be substituted for additional graduate studies, e.g. a PhD, in the case of the research position.
  • Eligible for membership in professional scientific organizations.

Working Conditions

The work schedule for this position is 7 on, 7 days off, working 12-hour days. 

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. 


This position is based at Newmont’s Musselwhite mine site, which is a fly-in/fly-out operation.

Consistent with Newmont’s values of safety and responsibility, we believe that COVID-19 vaccination is a critical tool to fight this pandemic and protect the health and safety of Newmont’s workforce and the communities in which we work and live.  Accordingly, if you receive an offer of employment for this position, you will be required to provide a declaration confirming that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to your anticipated start date, and you may also be required to provide proof of vaccination prior to your anticipated start date, or at a later date upon Newmont’s request.  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.