Data Science Lead - Digital Platforms

Melbourne Head Office, Melbourne Head Office
Oct 13, 2020
Oct 19, 2020
Computer etc.
Work Term
Work Load
Full Time
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Our technical expertise is something we are quietly proud of. Through our investment in research and development, we have advanced the technical development of our mining methods, achieving operational efficiencies. Whether you are part of our offices, or at one of our sites near or far, you will find so much more than you expect.

Operations near and far

We're proud to be the largest gold producer listed on the Australian Stock Exchange. From our Head Office in Melbourne, we work closely with our operations both local and global to safely operate and grow. Based on St Kilda Road, our Melbourne Head Office is easily accessible by public transport or car, with discounted parking available, and located across the road from the Albert Park Lake. Experience a lunch break around the lake or have access to our on-site gym facilities, with local eateries only a short walk from the office.

Who we're looking for

Our Head Office in Melbourne is on the lookout for an innovative Data Science Lead passionate about the use of digital technologies and data science to drive operational efficiencies. This unique and rewarding opportunity will allow you to work across the business with exposure to the different mine sites at Newcrest and the Corporate office.

Reporting to the Principal Digital Platforms, you will collaborate closely with other areas of the business, including Digital Site Squad Leads, Digital Change Lead and our Digital Platforms team, as well as the broader IT & Platforms team to develop and manage strategies for increased adoption of data science and advanced analytics tools across sites and functions.

You will also play a key role in developing the cultural roadmap to deepen people skills and the organisation's capabilities to make the best use of its data to drive improvement.

Other key responsibilities of the role include:
  • Delivery of multiple data science and advanced analytics projects across operational sites and functions
  • Working with GMs, Managers, Superintendents and domain experts across the organization to deliver targeted and prioritised data science initiatives including generating a sustained pipeline of initiatives
  • Developing and managing strategic external partnerships with data science and advanced analytic service providers at the enterprise level
  • Being an advocate for and generating opportunity for the use at sites for Digital solutions including Mobile, Artificial Intelligence, Virtual/ Augmented Reality and Robotic process automation (RPA)
  • Assist in building the development programs for students and graduates

Ideally you would have studied in a relevant mining operational or IT discipline with a strong focus on data, statistics or mathematics field and have site-based experience. Your highly developed skills in understanding stakeholder needs and requirements and translating these into action plans will be used to positively influence how Newcrest understands, interacts and services its operational sites and functions in areas of cash generation, improved production and safety outcomes. As a trusted member of the team, you will also assist in developing programs for our Data Science Graduate and Vacation students and help coordinate their time on site.

In addition, you will also have:
  • Proven experience in delivering data science and digital solutions to Mining or Heavy industry
  • Experience with MATLAB, R or Python languages
  • Solution orientation, with a preparedness to "roll up your sleeves" and be part of a sustainable solution
  • Prior experience in the use of statistics to gain insights into complex problems, and use of digital technologies to improve productivity, deliver cash value and/or improved safety outcomes will be highly valued

Please note: This is residential role in Melbourne on a Fixed-Term Contract running through to August 2021. If you reside outside of Melbourne, there is an expectation that this role will entail travel to/from Melbourne on a regular basis or as is required. Also, there is an expectation that there will be visits to sites across the Newcrest group.

Our commitment to you

Our people bring our organisation to life. With us, you will find experience all around you. Our leaders are visible and approachable, leading and supporting the organisation through transformation. We bring out the best in each other, inspiring performance and a belief in making an impact.

Newcrest is also committed to building a diverse workforce. Our strategic focus is on gender diversity and diversity to reflect the communities in which we operate. Creating an inclusive culture will enable us to leverage the richness of cultures across our workforce and the capability of our diverse employees to get better business outcomes.

If you are seeking a new career challenge, where you can transfer your existing skills, into a positive and empowering team environment, we'd love to hear from you!