Chief Engineer, Asset Integrity and Risk

Elko Operations, Nevada, United States
Feb 18, 2021
Mar 20, 2021
Full Time
Position Description:

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. Our people division is growing, and we are looking for a Chief Engineer - Asset Integrity and Risk supporting all NGM operations. As part of the Capital Projects team, the successful candidate will be results centric adding to our already diverse team focused environment supporting our mining operations. The ideal candidate will possess a background in Civil Engineering, Project Management and Risk Management. At Nevada Gold Mines 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. We offer a generous benefits package which includes a c ompetitive 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!

  • Participate in development of role expectations (including KPIs) with monthly review of performance.
  • Maintain training and development in Asset Integrity and Risk
  • Conduct regular and formal structural analysis for critical plant equipment
  • Coordinate plant Risk Management Audits with Insurance provider, produce improvement projects to mitigate risk, and share best practice across NGM
  • Assist with annual capital and operational budgeting and forecasting
  • Provide supervision of contractors for activities directly related to asset integrity and risk
  • Facilitate and lead root cause failure analysis and safety incident investigations - as required, using TapRoot or other relevant systematic RCA techniques. Identify and support the implementation of corrective actions that mitigate risk to an acceptable level, ensuring all analyses and activities are appropriately documented.
  • Develop, revise, and maintain technical standards and procedures related to asset integrity and risk
  • Support Management of Change process for acquisition of new facilities and structures.
  • Support Management of Change process for any changes in asset integrity or structural modifications to ensure minimization of safety, health, environmental, equipment protection, and production impacts
  • Develop AFE's and work scopes for contracts directly related to asset integrity and risk, provide supporting documentation and technical review for other AFE's and work scopes as requested.
  • Utilize technology for trouble shooting, including ultrasound, thermography, oil analysis, vibration, Pi, and other forms of nondestructive testing.
  • Work with financials for accurate monthly expenditure tracking and reporting, adjust monthly forecast to maintain an accurate life of mine capital register.
  • Participate in networking forums for asset integrity and risk within NGM and Barrick as well as other external organizations
  • Coordinate with Regional/Corporate groups to assist with the delivery of specific asset integrity and risk focused initiatives


  • Bachelor's in civil engineering or greater than 10 years equivalent experience
  • Professional Engineer Certification in the US, preferably the State of Nevada
  • Project Management experience
  • Contracts Management experience
  • Knowledge of business improvement methods such as Six Sigma and LEAN as well as a basic understanding of data collection and statistical analysis techniques
  • Financial analysis (NPV, IRR, basic accounting, etc)
  • Demonstrated Supervisory experience
  • Minimum of 10 years practical engineering/maintenance experience working in a mining, minerals processing or related field
  • Specific experience in a Risk Management and Asset Integrity
  • Direct experience working with mineral processing equipment
  • Structural Engineer certification
  • Proficiency in conducting failure analysis and in the use of root cause investigation techniques

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 .

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