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Technical Specialist Open Pit Mining

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Position Description:

Nevada Gold Mines is hiring for a Technical Specialist, Open Pit Mining. This position provides open pit mining expertise during the strategic planning phase of the annual business plan and works with mine-site-based long term planners during the creation of the annual life-of-mine business plan.  Ensures open pit mine plans are completed with sufficient quality and are compliant with Nevada Gold Mines overall business strategy.  Assists in identifying opportunities and risks within open pit mine plans and creating corresponding realization and mitigation plans.  Serves as a mentor for open pit mine planners to develop open pit mine planning technical expertise across the Company.

  • Develops open pit mine plans from resource models

  • Works collaboratively with Mineral Resource Management teams to develop drilling programs for exploration

  • Provide mentoring to senior and junior mining engineers working with NGM.

  • Develops innovative mining alternatives that unlock value

  • Occasionally works outside field of expertise using engineering logic and discipline to develop potential solutions to processing and infrastructure challenges.

  • Accurate assessment and integration of geotechnical and hydrology data into optimized pit design criteria

  • Identification, assessment, and mitigation of mining opportunities and risks within LOM growth plan.

  • Provides written and verbal communication on work progress to support consolidated reporting to senior leadership

  • BS in Mining Engineering, MS or PhD in Mining Engineering or Economics preferred.

  • Five (5) years’ experience in the mining industry with life-of-mine planning experience is required

  • Fluency in mine planning software packages with relevant applications such as Vulcan, Deswik, Whittle, AutoCAD, Ventism, Leapfrog, and Microsoft Office Suite

  • Ability to create teams, lead teams, work as part of a team, as well as work independently when needed

  • Strong proven oral and written communication and interpersonal skills

  • Excellent administrative, organization, and supervisor skills

  • Maintain a valid driver’s license issued by the state
  • Understanding of project management principles.
  • Solid working knowledge of unit operations and key drivers of production for the Nevada Gold Mines portfolio.

  • In-depth understanding of best open pit mining practices for Nevada’s stratigraphy

  • Experience in managing contractors and/or leading technical teams.

  • Experience presenting and publishing high-quality work.
  • Mine planning and/or open pit operations experience at a Nevada mine site.

  • Previous participation in scoping and prefeasibility studies.

  • Knowledge with methods for assessing geo-technical for the determination of pit design criteria.

  • Designated as a Competent or Qualified person for declaration of Mineral Reserves and Resources

What We Can Offer You 
  • A comprehensive compensation package including bonuses benefits, and stock purchase plans where applicable
  • Ability to make a difference and lasting impact
  • Work in a dynamic, collaborative, progressive, and high-performing team
  • An Opportunity to transform Traditional Mining into the future of Digital Mining
  • Opportunities to grow and learn with the industry colleagues are endless
  • Access to a variety of career opportunities across Nevada Gold Mine locations
  • 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.

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