Supervisor - Tailings Dam Construction

Red Chris Mine, Canada
Apr 10, 2021
Apr 20, 2021
Work Term
Work Load
Full Time
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Newcrest is one of the world's largest gold mining companies. As a global business, we aim to create a diverse and inclusive environment where everyone feels safe, valued and supported to bring their whole unique self to work.

We recognise that our different backgrounds and perspectives help us find better ways to: solve problems; attract and retain the best people; explore, develop and produce more gold safely and profitably; and help make Newcrest a better place to work.

Our Red Chris mine is located on the traditional territory of the Tahltan, in Northern British Columbia and we encourage qualified applicants from the local communities to apply. We offer several designated marshalling points within BC including Nanaimo, Vancouver, Kelowna, Kamloops, Williams Lake, Prince George and Smithers.

Who we're looking for:

The Tailings Facility Construction Supervisor is responsible for ensuring that the Tailings Impoundment Area (TIA) is constructed, operated, maintained and managed according to current recognized standards, including all construction, maintenance and surveillance of the projects 30,000 mtpd tailings impoundment facilities and associated water management systems. Reporting to the Superintendent - Construction TIA, responsibilities of the role will include:

• Oversee the construction and maintenance required for all tailings dam construction activities

• Manage crews and provide daily work directions to optimize field construction activities

• Manage and understand the overall requirements and timing of construction activities to meet operational needs

• Working closely with the on-site TIA Manager, Principal Engineer, Construction Superintendent and General Foreman, Quality Control Engineers and Technicians, Surveyors, dam construction contractors, and Consultant's Quality Assurance Team

• Assist in the conduction of inspections of all dams and related infrastructure according to the current guidelines using defined checklists

• Manage and supervise pumping and dewatering activities within the tailings impoundment area

• Assist in the coordination and execution of field activities related to cyclone sand dam construction.

The successful candidate will have strong communication skills, be detail and results oriented with the ability to adhere to deadlines. Strong computer literacy skills and a British Columbia Shift Boss Certificate are preferred for this role, together with:

• A minimum of seven (7) years of Dam construction experience on large scale tailings storage facilities with at least five (5) years in a supervisory capacity

• An engineering degree or similar is desirable

• Knowledge and experience in cyclone sand dam construction

• High level understanding of civil and geotechnical tasks.

Our commitment to you

At Newcrest, we hold core values that focus on caring about people, working together and achieving a high-performance culture through innovation and problem solving.

Newcrest's commitment to diversity and inclusion respects both the rights of every individual to work to their highest potential, free of discrimination, as well as the cultures, religions and governing codes applicable to each country in which we operate.

If you share our values and feel that you could make a meaningful difference in this role, please apply online before the advertised application closing date.

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