HR Business Partner - Block Cave

Red Chris Mine, Canada
Jul 22, 2021
Jul 31, 2021
Work Term
Work Load
Full Time
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 and we encourage qualified applicants from the local communities to apply. This role will be located in the Vancouver office or as a Work From Home arrangement. Site visits may be required occasionally.

This HR Business Partner role provides professional Human Resources direction and critical support to the Newcrest Red Chris Mining (NRCM) Block Cave Project team in line with Newcrest standards and industry leading practices. Leads the workforce planning, recruitment, and strategic sourcing to meet Study and Project talent needs. Provides an engaging and comprehensive induction to all new employees and contractors and to ensure compliance to all site access are adhered to.


Workforce planning
  • Conducts workforce planning and headcount budgeting ensuring alignment with Project and Site organisational design, including the management of organizational charts and models for Project
  • Monitors and tracks anticipated changes in workforce numbers and configuration over time, analyses areas of potential deficiencies in availability of skills in the labour pools (professional, trades and semiskilled)
  • Ensures a level of continuity and integration over various phases of the Project
  • Contributes to attraction, incentive, and retention strategies and administers talent mapping and capability planning
  • Actively engages in performance management, training, and employee relations
  • Performs regular audits of data, monitoring and reporting of people analytics

Strategic resourcing and onboarding
  • Leads full-cycle recruitment process for domestic and international candidates executes the recruitment workflows in alignment with Newcrest and Project processes and standards
  • Collaborates with the talent management team (Red Chris Site and Newcrest Centre) throughout the recruitment process to ensure diverse range of candidates are considered (internal and external)
  • Directs the onboarding/inductions of employees, contractors, and consultants, ensuring a positive experience

Planning & Scheduling:
  • Key contact for Project team, maintains effective communication with all affected stakeholders and Site Management
  • Manages against Project schedules, monitors progress and takes corrective actions as required
  • Integrates planning for sharing of Newcrest and contractor resources, keeping project teams aligned through Scope of Work and Schedule Reviews
  • Facilitates the annual review cycle and Short Term Incentive (STI) processes
  • Other alike duties as assigned

Qualifications and Experience:
  • Seven (7) years demonstrated experience in a similar role with specific knowledge of strategic resourcing. Mining, heavy industry sector, and/or major works projects experience highly desirable.
  • A Bachelor's Degree in Human Resources or Business Management.
  • A Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR preferred).
  • Working knowledge of HR processes and disciplines, including recruitment & selection, attraction & retention, compensation & benefits, employee & labour relations, diversity & inclusion, workforce planning, and respective employment legislations, standards, and acts.
  • Experience with contract management. Familiar with procurement processes and document control management.
  • Possesses strong interpersonal and communication skills, as reflected in the ability to network in person and online.
  • Experience with people-data / analytics reporting (e.g.: Oneview, Power BI).

Advanced computer skills including experience using and maintaining an internal applicant tracking system (e.g.: PageUp ATS), working knowledge of SharePoint, SAP, Microsoft suite of productivity applications (Teams, Planner, Excel, PPT). Familiarity with Aconex an asset.

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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