Senior Operational Intelligence Technical Specialist

Date:  May 16, 2024

Vancouver, British Columbia, CA, V6C 2X8

Workplace Type: Hybrid - Remote/Onsite 

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.


The expected salary range for this role is CAD $ 126,100 - 189.100 . This range is tied to the British Columbia market for jobs performed in British Columbia. The salary offer to the successful candidate will be based on job-related education, training, and/or experience.  The salary offer will not be based on a candidate’s pay history at other jobs, and by law, Newmont will not seek information about pay history, and candidates should not share such information with Newmont.



The Senior Operational Intelligence Technical Specialist is responsible for developing value-adding solutions and applications using the OsiSoft PI application suite. The primary application used to generate the value is the PI Asset Framework, supported by PI Vision visualisations. The Senior Operational Intelligence Technical Specialist’s role is to design, deploy and support ongoing development of various analytical functions and associated dashboards. The solutions are focused on the value levers of throughput increases, recovery increases and operating cost reductions.

Your role will consist of :

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

  • Evaluating the business case and subsequent development of high-value analytical solutions and associated visualisations.
  • Identification and/or support of new high value opportunities through the monitoring of process plant and process control performance from within the PI application suite.
  • Develop and continuously improve global specifications for best-practice PI application development, hierarchy organisation and analysis monitoring.
  • Develop and maintain metrics to report on the health and availability of the PI application suite
  • Maintain the efficiency, reliability and integrity of all developed PI applications and analysis
  • Troubleshooting and diagnosing PI system faults and reporting
  • Participate in the fixed plant control community of practice.

Your training, skills, and experience checklist:

  • Minimum 8 years’ experience in process improvement, with significant operations experience
  • Very strong knowledge of OsiSoft PI historian and PI asset-framework systems is critical
  • High level understanding of the following elements:
    • Process engineering, particularly hydrometallurgy and materials handling
    • Process modelling and analytics
    • Statistical and mathematical analysis
    • Visualisation and dashboarding
    • Metallurgical accounting and reporting
    • An understanding of programming practices
    • Interrogation and efficient reporting of SQL and other databases
  • Advanced computer literacy (word, excel, databases, statistical tools)
  • Strong troubleshooting and problem-solving ability
  • High attention to detail and effective communication
  • Ability to mentor and influence technical resources regionally and globally
  • Ability to interact competently with stakeholders at various levels up to and including site process managers

Working Conditions

  • The role is global in nature, encompassing work at various sites as well as remote work from home. It demands significant flexibility in roster arrangements to meet the diverse business needs across multiple site locations.
  • Exceptional candidates from North and South America’s outside of British Columbia may be considered.

Newmont also offers a competitive and inclusive benefits package to support the physical, mental, financial and emotional wellbeing of employees. This role will be eligible for various benefits, including: medical, prescription drug, dental, and vision insurance; health care spending account; life, accidental death and dismemberment, and critical illness insurance; short-term and long-term disability; DC pension; employee assistance program (EAP); wellbeing reimbursement program; tuition reimbursement; and paid time off.  All bonuses and benefits are subject to the applicable eligibility and program/plan terms, and may be modified or terminated at Newmont’s sole discretion. 

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!