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Cortez Senior Surveyor

093767 Requisition #

Position Description:

Would you like to have a career with a collaborative, diverse, and dynamic mining company?

We have an exciting opportunity for you!  Our people division is growing, and we are looking for a Senior Surveyor at our Cortez operations.  The successful candidate will be responsible for providing a high level of accurate surveying to the underground mining group and other teams through leading, training, and developing the underground survey team; performing survey projects as directed; and perform other duties as assigned.

At Nevada Gold Mines, our vision is to be the world’s most valued gold mining business by finding, developing, and operating the best assets with the best people. We are committed to a safe work environment sending every person home safe and healthy every day and leaving a sustainable legacy on our host communities.



  • Support operations through consistent and timely performance of the daily activities pertaining to the survey function, including the layout and maintenance of survey reference marks
  • Ensure the regular review of mine survey processes and investigate, assess, and where appropriate, trial new methods or technology
  • Ensure the proper use, maintenance, and calibration of survey equipment
  • Reconcile weekly and monthly survey measures.  The survey function is also be expected to work cross-functionally with operations and technical services to maintain visual aids to help communicate the short term mine plan and designs, through maintaining the various Deswik layers
  • Manage and direct the activities of the surveying team, provide direction and coaching
  • Ensure plans, budgets and schedules are sufficiently developed; management systems and processes are adequately applied; and personal attention is appropriately directed to ensure that important deadlines are met, and budget constraints are adhered to




  • Proven safe work and attendance record required
  • Tertiary education in survey principles and practices required
  • Strong knowledge of surveying principles in underground mining, engineering construction, with surface experience preferred
  • Minimum of eight (8) years extensive surveying work experience, preferably in an underground mining environment preferred
  • Strong knowledge and proven use of current survey software and hardware required
  • Well-developed problem-solving skills, with the ability to find solutions with a team or independently preferred
  • Strong communication, leadership, and interpersonal skills required
  • Strong math and computer skills required
  • Previous supervisory experience preferred
  • Ability to work with other department and divisions effectively required
  • Ability to walk on uneven ground in all weather conditions required
  • Ability to perform all essential functions of this position required
  • Formal recognition of underground surveying expertise required 

What We Can Offer You 

  • A comprehensive compensation package including a competitive medical, dental, and vision plan with national provider networks, a 401k retirement plan with employer contribution, paid time off, company-sponsored medical clinics, company match share purchase program, and much more!
  • Work in a dynamic, collaborative, progressive, and high-performing team.
  • Opportunities to grow and learn with the industry collleagues are endless
  • Access to a variety of career opportunities across the organization.
  • Nevada Gold Mines is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

About Nevada Gold Mines

Nevada Gold Mines is a joint venture between Barrick Gold Corporation (61.5%) and Newmont Goldcorp Corporation (38.5%), combining their significant assets across Nevada to create the single largest gold-producing complex in the world and realize the full potential of these mines through synergies and best-in-class operational improvements.


The massive mining operation comprises 8 mines along with their associated infrastructure and processing facilities that produced an estimated 4 million ounces of gold in 2018. Three of these assets are Tier One gold mines: Barrick’s Cortez; the combination of Barrick’s Goldstrike and Newmont Goldcorp’s Carlin; and the combination of Barrick’s Turquoise Ridge and Newmont Goldcorp’s Twin Creeks. In addition, Barrick’s Goldrush-Fourmile project has the potential to become the fourth Tier One asset in this portfolio. The new JV is expected to generate around $5 billion in cost savings over the next five years. Nevada Gold Mines is operated by Barrick.


Thank you for your application, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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