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  • Posted: Jun 7, 2023
    Deadline: Not specified
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    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.
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    Chief Mining Engineer

    About The Job

    About This Role:

    • To direct underground mining engineering and technical personnel and coordinate major and complex operating requirements with technical plans and activities.

    In This Role You Will
    Mining Production:  

    • Prepare, review, and evaluate reserves, mine designs, mine plans, ore control, project feasibility and productivity studies.
    • Ensure that the site mining operations are planned and scheduled in a manner that maximizes the value of the resource whilst considering safety, business risk and market demand.
    • Oversee underground mine design and optimization, includes development and stopping.

    Strategic Planning:

    • Prepare strategic plan for the underground operations that optimizes financial results and achieves site goals and objectives.
    • Coordinate site planning; and participates in regional and corporate planning.

    Technical Services Management:

    • Manage all Underground Mine Technical Service activities to achieve objectives with respect to safety,
    • production and costs.
    • Provide staff development and act as mentor to junior mining engineers.
    • Coordinate work of Mine Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Survey and Technical Applications staff.
    • Develop, monitor, and coordinate a team of mining staff professionals.

    Safety Health and Environment:

    • Ensure Underground safety objectives and standards are achieved, and that the operation is in compliance with safety and environmental laws.
    • Participate in Underground risk assessment and risk mitigation plans.
    • Participate and contribute to safe practice and environmental awareness.
    • Ensure identification of potential hazards and that action is appropriately taken.
    • Ensure maintenance of a high standard of efficiency, safety, and effectiveness.
    • Raise, discuss and ensure the resolution of safety issues at regular meetings.

    Financial Planning and Management:

    • Develop Underground production budgets and provides technical resources to enable those budgets to be met or exceeded.
    • Oversee short term and long-term production scheduling, budgeting, analysis and control of costs, and cutoff grades.
    • Manage Underground planning and budgeting efforts to achieve optimal financial results.
    • Monitor reconciliation of block model to actual production and predicted to actual equipment requirements and take corrective action where necessary.
    • Oversee production accounting, administration of truck dispatching systems, stockpile inventory accounting, mine equipment studies, blast pattern design, productivity analyses / improvement studies, compilation, and analysis of technical data.

    Continuous Improvement:

    • Investigate technology improvements and provide strategic direction to the mining operations as to how and when new technologies can be used.
    • Participate in the identification of opportunities for continuous improvement and sustainability of systems, processes and practices considering global standards, productivity improvement and cost reduction.
    • Drive the safe, environmentally responsible, efficient, and cost-effective operation of the Mine Engineering Department while creating a culture of accountability and continuous improvement.


    • Prepare departmental statements and reports timely and accurately to meet Newmont’s requirements, policies, and quality standards.
    • Preparation of statutory reports and statements.

    Your Training, Skills & Experience Checklist:
    Formal Qualification (including Professional Registrations):

    • Bachelor’s degree in Mining Engineering.
    • Ability to obtain MINCOM Underground Mine Manager certification.

    Technical Skills:

    • Ability to visualize and communicate mine designs using specialized mine design software.
    • Proven leadership and strong negotiation skills.
    • Advanced level of technical communications, personal interaction, and presentations skills.
    • Ability to collaborate effectively with other departments.
    • Communicating in multiple layers.


    • Minimum 12 years of experience in underground mining.
    • In-depth experience in Mine Planning and Design, Mine Scheduling and Mine Operations at large mining sites.
    • Minimum of 5 years supervising multi-disciplinary teams.
    • Preferred a minimum of 2 years’ experience in underground mining operational time such as blasting, drilling, haulage and service crew works.

    Behavioural Attributes:

    • Proactive.
    • Safety conscious.
    • Takes initiative.
    • Results driven.
    • Attentive to detail.
    • Accuracy.

    Working Conditions:

    • The position is located at the Ahafo South mine site.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Newmont Corporation on to apply

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