Chief Engineering, Mining, Twin Creeks, Winnemucca, NV

Founded in 1921 Newmont Mining Corporation is one of the largest gold mining companies in the world. The North American region consists of multiple surface and underground operations spread throughout Northern Nevada and our Cripple Creek and Victor Mine in Colorado.

Newmont prides itself on safety and embraces diversity, engages employees, fosters innovation, rewards high performance and develops great leaders.


An exciting opportunity is available to become the Chief Engineer overseeing both surface and underground engineering, leading the technical team to support safe production at Twin Creeks.

Essential Duties

  • Lead group in safety inspections, safety interactions, fatality risk management, and other safety initiatives to progress the team on the Newmont Safety Journey
  • Lead annual life of mine business planning activities including all aspects of mine design, scheduling and costing for both the surface and underground operations
  • Apply sound engineering principles to create mine designs for both surface and underground mines
  • Work with regional strategic planning to create and implement optimized mine plans and produce annual reserves and resources reporting
  • Help develop exploration targets as well as life of mine reclamation plans
  • Research and evaluate equipment, designs, procedures and process to optimize ore extraction and profitability
  • Provide capital expenditure estimates including annual and long term equipment plans
  • Analyze monthly site operations control reports, compiling expenditures, accruals and forecast and taking appropriate action
  • Cooperate, communicate and work effectively with team members from across the site to achieve goals and overcome challenges
  • Inform associates and supervisors of plans, opportunities and pitfalls associated with engineering designs and schedules
  • Clearly communicate verbally and in writing to minimize misunderstandings
  • Mentor engineering staff through effective coaching
  • Participate in detailed succession planning for growth and development of employees
  • Ensure complete compliance with all company and industry regulations
  • Be familiar with current software including Vulcan, Deswik, Xeras, Minestar/Terrain and OPMS

Training & Experience

Minimum requirement: B. S. degree in Engineering and a minimum of 12 years experience in a specialty area are necessary, including supervising an engineering area or project management.

Advanced level technical communications, personal interaction and presentations skills required.

At least 5 years of the 12 years at a medium operating mine site.

Proven leadership and strong negotiation skills.

Working Conditions

For more information on Newmont:

  • Newmont website:
  • Lifecycle of a Mine microsite (educational site that explains what happens during each phase of a mine's life):
  • Newmont's blog site (weekly stories highlighting work being done in Newmont's regions and our employees):
  • Newmont's annual sustainability report:

Newmont seeks to recruit, hire, place and promote qualified applicants, meaning applicants who meet the minimum requirements of the position, without regard to personal characteristics such as gender, race, nationality, ethnicity, social and indigenous origin, religion or belief, disability, age or sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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