Senior Engineer Mining - Newmont Mining Corporation

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Newmont Mining Corporation is a leading global gold producer with key assets in Nevada, Peru, Australia, Ghana and Suriname.

Newmont’s Africa Operations holds two gold mining operations in Ghana: the Ahafo Mine located in the Brong-Ahafo region and the Akyem Mine located in the Eastern region. There is also near mine exploration and development focus in Ghana to annually replace gold reserves. Newmont Africa also has early-stage exploration programs in the African countries of Ethiopia and Morocco.

Our Africa operations employ approximately 5,900 employees and contractors, with the majority working at the Ahafo Mine. We offer an unparalleled blend of opportunity and career satisfaction with all the benefits you would expect from a global company. This, combined with our growth opportunities, makes Newmont a great company to work.

Our Akyem and Ahafo mines have made significant sustainable community development investments in our host communities. These include establishing Development Funds at our Akyem and Ahafo operational areas with each mine contributing US$1 per ounce of gold sold and 1% of net pre-tax annual profit into its community development fund.

The only gold company listed in the S&P 500 index, Newmont in 2007 became the first gold company selected to be part of the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index. Newmont’s industry leading performance is reflected through our Africa operations’ high standards in environmental management, health and safety for our workforce and creating value and opportunity for our employees, host communities and Newmont’s shareholders.



About This Role:

To supervise and lead the Medium and Long-Term planning efforts at Ahafo North mine through directing and executing key functions such as:

  • Medium and Long-Term Mine Design and Scheduling.
  • Project Analyses and Feasibility Studies.
  • Ore Control.
  • Reconciliations.
  • Geotechnical Analyses.
  • Mine Engineering Systems Analyses and Design.

The duties and responsibilities listed below are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are notnecessarily all-inclusive.

In This Role You Will:

Budget and Cost Control Management

  • Provide S&ER with reclamation schedules and costs.
  • Manage Medium Term Planning’s expenditure within the approved budget and sign-off limits to maintain effective cost controls and savings.


Health, Safety and Environment

  • Deliver own prescribed outcomes and / or provide support services, by applying Newmont’s Health, Safety and Environment systems, policies and protocols.
  • Meet mining objectives and conform to Newmont mining standards, geotechnical and operational physical standards to promote safe mining operations within legislative guidelines.
  • Assure that safety standards are adhered to.


Medium-Term Planning Execution

  • Compile and consolidate quarterly mine plan forecasts.
  • Provide expertise and guidance on cut-off grade boundaries to use for short-term and grade-control modeling.
  • Oversee the execution of project analyses to determine Medium-Term mining efforts.
  • Oversee the commissioning of project and future Life of Mine feasibility studies and request regular updates regarding outcomes.
  • Oversee the implementation of detailed geotechnical analyses.
  • Prepare detailed reports aggregating conclusion reached out of analyses and feasibility studies.


Mine Planning

  • Lead the open pit budget process for the site and supervise the creation of Life of Mine Plan during each budget and forecasting cycle.
  • Develop Life of Mine (LOM) business plan to safely, efficiently and cost effectively determine the future mining feasibilities of Ahafo North mine by overseeing:
    • LOM Scheduling (mining sequencing).
    • LOM Metal Process Blending.
    • LOM Cost Modeling with Xeras.
  • Provide technical expertise to all Mine Planning and production teams to enable full optimisation of miningoperations.
  • Produce the LOM Mining Operations cost model.
  • Determine final outputs of the LOM cost model.
  • Manage mine planning resources and software to deliver business section targets.
  • Communicate to the mine site and wider region, the developed LOM business plan mining assumptions and LOM mining plan and costs.



Tool Management

  • Initiate fleet KPI’s activity refresh, based on predictive modeling.
  • Model KPI’s for LOM planning, based on SQL Data extractions from dispatch database servers; data transformation (R/Python and Excel) and predictive modeling (R/Python).
  • Initiate mining fleets activity refresh through coordinating the update of the fleets list.
  • Utilise the minesight pit expansion tool to design or redesign/ modify pits, dumps and stockpiles.


Stakeholder Management

  • Engage with relevant Subject Matter Experts at Global Headquarters to leverage best practices into Medium Term Planning approach.
  • Collaborate with Site and Regional Finance and Business Planning teams, Regional Strategic Planning teams and S&ER leadership to adequately fulfil Life of Mine objectives.
  • Facilitate external stakeholder requests to enable smooth and efficient running of mine planning processes to address and resolve issues in a timely manner.
  • Communicate key pieces of the business plan to relevant departments to ensure all departments costs are aligned to the Business Plan.


Staff Management

  • Lead the Mine Engineers in the execution of tasks.
  • Train, coach, and mentor allocated Mine Engineers as well as assist with personal career planning.
  • Conduct performance appraisals and recommend further / relevant training courses and development actions.

Your Trainings, Skills & Experience Checklist:

Your Trainings, Skills & Experience Checklist:

  • Formal Qualification (including professional registrations)
  • Bachelors’ Degree in Mine Engineering.


Additional Knowledge:

  • Mine Captain Certification of Competency.
  • Advanced knowledge of Medium Term planning and scheduling.
  • Advanced knowledge of exploration methods and resource estimations.
  • Advanced knowledge in the use of Mine Planning Software.
  • Seasoned knowledge of mine methods, mine design, production scheduling, equipment selection, reserve estimation, maintenance development and expert systems.



  • Minimum 7 – 8 years’ experience in a Surface Mining field within a large-scale Open Pit mining environment.
  • Extensive Mine Planning experience in a range of mining applications.
  • Extensive site-mine planning experience in multi-mine, multiprocess situations.
  • High level of experience in Project Evaluation.
  • Experience in differing ore deposits for gold and multi-element base metals.



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