Newmont Mining Corporation Nov. Jobs 2018

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1 Nov, 2018

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Engineering Jobs in Ghana

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.

Job Description

Job Title: Geotechnical Engineer III



To provide mining operation Geotechnical Engineering and hydrological support related to the design and construction of key features within the mine (i.e. Pit Walls, Waste Dump and TSF) that contribute to the ongoing economic sustainability of the operation. These include: Geotechnical & Hydrological field investigations, monitoring programs, scheduling, data acquisition, modeling and interpretation, and preparation of technical reports.

Essential Duties

1.   Geotechnical and Hydrological Activity Longevity

Assist with the development, maintenance and implementation of strategic plans to enhance the operation’s slope stability program and suitable mining bench. Assist with the preparation of sustaining capital and operational budgets. Lead construction quality control and quality assurance activities (QA/QC) for the construction of key Geotechnical and Hydrological infrastructural aspects on the mine. Provide engineering assistance on effective dewatering of pit

2.  Geotechnical/Hydrological  Demarcations

Provide, implement and review mine design parameters for current and future pit, waste dumps and other facilities on the mine. Conduct geotechnical and hydrogeological planning, modeling and monitoring, including logging, mapping and rendering of results, utilising specific software.  Comply with mine design parameters on an ongoing basis to achieve highly profitable mining practices.

3.   Geotechnical and Hydrological Data Collection


Lead geotechnical and hydrological instrumentation monitoring and data collection activities; structural mapping, pit dewatering rate and core logging. Lead the operational geotechnical data inventory efforts. Lead the Akyem mine water management team in pit water data collection. Ensure all water related data in the mining area is adequately captured and feed to the Akyem Water Balance Model.

4.  Geotechnical and Hydrological Testing

Conduct geotechnical drilling, mapping and laboratory tests to anticipate any changes which may affect the geotechnical features of the mining area. Conduct verification tests and analysis of the pit walls, waste dumps and stockpiles, ensuring   the safety of personnel and equipment

5. Geotechnical and Hydrological Operational Monitoring

Oversee the continuous monitoring of pit walls through visual inspections and instrumentation to for warn any potential instabilities. Monitor Waste Dumps, Stockpiles and TSF for any potential instability. Provide daily, weekly and monthly update on Akyem In-pit Sumps and Pumping Volumes. Documentation, reporting and presentation of Geotechnical and Hydrological works including: instabilities, inspection, dewatering KPIs, geotechnical analysis etc. Implement radar and RTS monitoring for designate site areas.

6. Geotechnical Installations and Implementations

Lead regular geotechnical inspections of active and inactive areas in the mine. Supervise geotechnical and hydrological instrumentation installations in the mine area including prism installation, core drilling, VWP installation and dewatering wells.

7. Stakeholder Communication

Communicate accurate, timely and relevant geotechnical and Hydrological information to the Mine Operations supervisors and management team, planners and site management.

Training & Experience

Formal Qualification (including Professional Registrations):

  • Bachelors’ Degree in Geological/Civil Engineering or related discipline.


  • Minimum of 3 – 5 years’ experience in an Open Pit Mining environment, with a solid background in Geology and Hydrology.
  • Experience with MineSight.
  • Experience with Geotechnical and hydrological Software such as RocScience (Dips, Slides, Phase, Rocfall) and Dewatering System engineering estimation and modeling.
  • Experience with Geotechnical and Hydrological Modeling and Interpretation.

Technical Skills:

  • Sound proficiency in Software capabilities (CAD).
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Effective communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills.
  • Computer literacy skills – MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook), MS Project, Visio.
  • Sound planning, organising and prioritising skills.
  • Ability to conduct three-dimensional (3D) visualisations

Working Conditions

  • Position is in a very remote location.  The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representatives of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform essential functions of this job.
  • Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and ability to adjust focus.
  • Work Environment: The noise level in the field is not usually in excess of 85 decibels.  Incumbent is occasionally exposed to noise, fumes, high temperatures, hazardous materials, sharp edges, dust, unpaved pathways, pinch-points, extreme vibration, excavators and drilling rigs, slippery surfaces.

Our business success comes from the accomplishments and well-being of our employees and contractors. Our goal is to build a workplace culture that fosters leaders and allows every person to thrive, contribute, and grow. We are committed to selecting and developing our employees, and to establishing a work environment where everyone can take an active part in reaching our strategic goals while feeling a sense of pride in working at Newmont.

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