Reliability Engineer Advisor

Date:  Sep 14, 2023

Vancouver, BC, CA (Canada)

Job Location: Other - Canada 
Pay Grade: 104
Employee Referral Amount: Canadian Dollar


This position will report to the Senior Reliability Engineer Advisor (TRFP).


Technical Services provides global support to Newmont and its operating businesses across a range of specialized technical functions. Within Technical Services, the Asset Management (AM) function will be responsible for creating and implementing effective global asset strategies, delivering efficient asset planning and strategic insights to drive exceptional global asset performance across Newmont’s portfolio.  It aims to ensure that Newmont’s asset management processes and capabilities are a source of sustainable and considerable competitive advantage for Newmont. This is achieved by focusing on business process standardization, proactive collaboration, competency and capability development, maintenance and reliability practices, relevant global productivity metrics and targeted value-adding asset lifecycle cost improvements. The AM function is focused on delivering value aligned with our philosophy of continuous improvement and rapid replication.

The Asset Management Operating Support Network (AM OSN) will provide subject matter expert (SME) and engineering support for global programs, such as Full Potential, Operate for Reliability (O4R), defect elimination, electrical integrity, structural integrity and root cause analysis. The Reliability Engineer/Advisor (Fixed/Mobile) is responsible for implementing a culture of reliability across the fixed/mobile Newmont portfolio. The Reliability Engineer/Advisor will work closely with the Strategies and Budget Planners to ensure strategies in SAP and budgets in AMT are reflective of the latest analysis.  

Key outcomes include:

  • Ensure fixed/mobile AM site and center teams are supported to make key maintenance decisions through best-in-class asset strategies, life cycle cost modelling, and execution of reliability principles
  • Deliver insights into equipment reliability, risk mitigation, operate for reliability, and loss prevention initiatives
  • Execute reliability programs across Newmont’s fixed/mobile AM function including defect elimination and operate for reliability
  • Support the establishment of Global focused Asset Management technical trends and thought leadership both internally and externally
  • Communicate AM and reliability best practices and technical vision across Newmont portfolio

Essential Duties

Safety and Health

  • Demonstrate proactive leadership in achieving a global Newmont culture of safety and health 
  • Actively promote Newmont’s safety standards and improvement initiatives

Lead and oversee Life Cycle Cost Modelling and Asset Strategies

  • Develop Life Cycle Cost profiles and finalize Life Cycle Cost Models to evaluate different scenarios and provide recommendations on decisions regarding asset design, purchase, maintenance and replacement
  • Collaborate with capital projects teams regarding Design for Reliability, Operability and Maintainability (DROM), and Operational Readiness
  • Review and optimize asset strategies using detailed RCM or PMO methodologies
  • Collaborate with AM Strategic Planning group to determine asset criticality and prioritize strategy development 
  • Identify critical spares and provide recommendations regarding stock levels
  • Ensure development of appropriate risk mitigation plans for critical equipment

Deliver best practices for reliability initiatives at Newmont

  • Execute the Operate for Reliability (O4R) program with Operations
  • Own fixed/mobile AM Defect Elimination program, ensuring reliability and defect elimination principles are ingrained across the AM value chain 
  • Use formal root cause analysis approach to determine effective solutions and ensure learnings are shared across the portfolio to drive rapid replication of best practice. 
  • Continuous analysis of maintenance data to determine potential improvements across all AM elements, e.g., Work Management, Materials Management, etc.

Training & Experience


  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering or equivalent industry experience
  • ERP system experience desirable
  • Strong understanding of reliability principles and data-driven insights 


  • Minimum 5-7 years of experience in heavy industry. 
  • Experience in utilizing data insights and analysis to drive key business and improvement decisions
  • Experience with manual and computerized maintenance planning systems. 
  • Experience with change, communication and knowledge management methodologies
  • Experience in implementing Asset Management principles and best practices 
  • Experience using analytical tools and processes that improve Asset Management performance, reliability and safety, reducing operating costs and maximizing return on assets 
  • Experience with root cause analysis and development of effective solutions to reduce losses

Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills and ability to drive performance improvement initiatives in a complex and global organization
  • Ability to quickly assess information to diagnose problems and opportunities, with a track record of strong professional judgement and critical thinking 
  • Ability to manage tasks both in-person and virtually
  • Ability to manage and influence stakeholders across different functions
  • Demonstrated ability to create data-driven business decisions
  • Ability to work flexibly to meet the frequent out of normal office hours requirements of leading a global team and project

Working Conditions

  • Position may be office based or hybrid 
  • Position may be required to travel domestically and internationally
  • Flexible hours required to accommodate global nature of work

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!

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.