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Senior Long-term Planning Lead – Underground

Newmont Mining Corporation is a leading global gold producer with key assets in Nevada, Peru, Australia, Ghana and Suriname.

Newmont’s Africa Operations holds two gold mining operations in Ghana: the Ahafo Mine located in the Brong-Ahafo region and the Akyem Mine located in the Eastern region. There is also near mine exploration and development focus in Ghana to annually replace gold reserves. Newmont Africa also has early-stage exploration programs in the African countries of Ethiopia and Morocco.

Our Africa operations employ approximately 5,900 employees and contractors, with the majority working at the Ahafo Mine. We offer an unparalleled blend of opportunity and career satisfaction with all the benefits you would expect from a global company. This, combined with our growth opportunities, makes Newmont a great company to work.

Our Akyem and Ahafo mines have made significant sustainable community development investments in our host communities. These include establishing Development Funds at our Akyem and Ahafo operational areas with each mine contributing US$1 per ounce of gold sold and 1% of net pre-tax annual profit into its community development fund.

The only gold company listed in the S&P 500 index, Newmont in 2007 became the first gold company selected to be part of the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index. Newmont’s industry leading performance is reflected through our Africa operations’ high standards in environmental management, health and safety for our workforce and creating value and opportunity for our employees, host communities and Newmont’s shareholders.

Job Description – Senior Long-term Planning Lead

To oversee the reserve reporting process for the underground mines in the region, coordinate projects and sites to confirm internal alignment with Newmont procedures and that they are completed on time.

To provide mine designs, schedules and reports that comply with internal Newmont reserve reporting guidelines.

To participate in the Long Term Planning process for the region focusing the underground (UG) projects and sites, and to provide UG planning scenarios that align with the goals of the process.

Job core duties

Information Management and Management Reporting

  • Oversee the reserve reporting process for the underground mines in the region, coordinate projects and sites to confirm internal alignment with Newmont procedures and are completed on time.
  • For all reserve and resources provide analysis of costs and cut-off grades, mine designs, scheduling, cash flows, cost and productivity analysis, capital schedules documentation and reporting that comply with internal Newmont reserve reporting guidelines.
  • Responsible for ensuring quality and accuracy of underground designs, coordinating reviews including site operations and engineering teams, Geotech, Hydrology and site management.
  • Responsible for incorporating feedback from reviews into design work.

Strategy / Planning Process 

  • Participate in the Long Term Planning process for the region focusing on the underground (UG) projects and sites.
  • Maintain financial and cost modelling tools to support long term planning work, financial valuations and M&A activities.
  • Incorporate site guidance into long term plans, challenge assumptions and KPI’s where needed to ensure quality plans.
  • Provide UG planning scenarios that align with the goals of the process, and work with project and site teams to complete this work.
  • Gain support from the sites for recommended plans, work with sites to address issues and implement plans where needed.
  • Communicate risks and opportunities to sites and region.
  • Assist with the development of new tools as required.
Financial Management
  1. Provide project financials that follow Newmont standards.
  2. Work with project directors to guarantee there are no gaps in financial analysis and cash flows.
  3. Lead execution of project financials.
  4. Certify compliance with Newmont standards.
  5. Remove roadblocks, work with project teams to guarantee that project financials are accurately reflective, and any potential issues/opportunities are brought to the project directors attention for resolution/communication.

Relationship Management

Work with project teams to provide UG designs and schedules that align with stage gate requirements.

Work with sites to improve planning and share best practices.

Mentor and coach open pit engineers across the region to improve mine planning processes.


Formal Qualification (including professional registrations)

An advanced degree in Mine Engineering, with a secondary degree in Business is preferred.

Additional Knowledge

Advanced knowledge of mine designs.


Between 7 to 10 years’ of experience in underground mine planning, optimisation, and operations exposure to long term planning preferred, in large and diversified mine sites or operations.

Technical Skills

  1. Advanced analytical and problem-solving skills.
  2. Advanced communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills.
  3. Advanced computer literacy skills – MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook).
  4. Advanced planning, organising and prioritising skills.
  5. Leadership and management skills.
  6. Gap analysis and change management skills.
  7. Financial analysis skills and reporting skills.
  8. Mathematical skills.
  9. Motivational and negotiation skills.
  10. Presentation and training skills.
  11. Relationship Management skills.
  12. Technical reading and writing skills.
  13. Time management skills.

Behavioural Attributes

  • Professional.
  • Assertive.
  • Influential.
  • Customer focused.
  • Applies integrity
  • Confidentiality.
  • Works independently.
  • Safety conscious.
  • Results driven.
  • Pro-active.
  • Attentive to detail.


Regular travel is required.

Extended and unpredictable working hours is .

The incumbent is exposed to an environment where the need for detailed or precise work is extreme.

Our business success comes from the accomplishments and well-being of our employees and contractors. Our goal is to build a workplace culture that fosters leaders and allows every person to thrive, contribute, and grow. We are committed to selecting and developing our employees, and to establishing a work environment where everyone can take an active part in reaching our strategic goals while feeling a sense of pride in working at Newmont.

Newmont seeks to recruit, hire, place and promote qualified applicants, meaning applicants who meet the minimum requirements of the position, without regard to personal characteristics such as gender, race, nationality, ethnic, social and indigenous origin, religion or belief, disability, age or sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. As part of our diversity efforts. females are encouraged to apply.

Mode of Application (senior long-term planning lead)

Interested planning Engineers should follow this link to apply.

NOTE: Newmont does not ask for or require job applicants to pay money to apply or be considered for employment with the Company. In addition, Newmont does not ask potential job candidates to provide sensitive personal data without first submitting a job application through our secure, online portal, and only as requested for legitimate business purposes. If you are asked to provide money or sensitive personal data through any other means, do not respond and please report this immediately to

Newmont strongly encourages all applicants to be fully vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as the vaccine is available to you as Newmont considers vaccination to be a vital tool in the fight against the pandemic. Proof of vaccination is required for entry to certain Newmont locations and for business travel, unless an exemption is required by law. Newmont may update its vaccination policies/requirements at any time in its sole discretion.

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