Engineer DOE, Geological, Surface Engineering - Phoenix (Battle Mountain, NV, US, 89820) at Newmont

IT/Software Development
Battle Mountain, NV


Founded in 1921 Newmont Mining Corporation is one of the largest gold mining companies in the world.   The North American region consists of multiple surface and underground operations spread throughout Northern Nevada and our Cripple Creek and Victor Mine in Colorado.

Newmont prides itself on safety and embraces diversity, engages employees, fosters innovation, rewards high performance and develops great leaders.


Are you a geological engineer looking for an exciting career?   Check out this role, be a member of our collaborative team in Northern Nevada.  Begin your career or build on your engineering skills to support our engineering department and mining department, utilizing your geological engineering degree.

Essential Duties

  • Independently perform work which involves conventional types of plans, investigations, surveys, structures or equipment with some complex features, and for which there are engineering standards as precedents established.  Review data and prepare recommendations, summaries, and cost estimates for consideration by senior engineers or managers.
  • Apply standard practices and techniques in specific situations, adjust and correlate data, recognize discrepancies in results and follows operations through a series of related detailed steps or processes
  • Using prescribed methods, perform specific and limited portions of a broader assignment which require the application of standard engineering techniques and procedures in support of a mining operation.
  • Assist senior engineers as directed, while developing specialized engineering skills.
    • Be able to develop, plan, and manage special geotechnical projects including communications and documentation.
    • Develop/produce tables or graphs that show representative trends in monitoring data. Able to interpret potential deviations in data trends and possible source of change.
    • Able to communicate and discuss changing slope conditions (monitoring data or visual) to Mine Supervisors/Management.
    • Use and understand specialized geotechnical equipment enough to be able to troubleshoot equipment when it malfunctions.
    • Able to produce good quality tables/graphs of geotechnical data for use in reporting to external agencies.
    • Conduct field visual inspections of slopes to identify potential slope stability problems and recognize what/how the conditions have changed.
    • I-Site Software: Be proficient at using the software for interpreting field scans. Able to recognize changing slope conditions based on the results of multiple scans.
    • Able to communicate with and discuss plans/progress of projects (drilling, construction, etc.) with contractors/consultants who are doing the actual work.
    • Develop construction and/or design drawings for geotechnical projects.
    • Work with external geotechnical monitoring vendors/suppliers, and arrange for any necessary assistance or work required by them to ensure the equipment is maintained as operational.
    • Able to develop basic geotechnical slope analysis studies (i.e. rockfall, slope stability, etc.) using and/or obtaining the necessary topography and subsurface geology. Compile the results in a manner to communicate findings to key stakeholders.
    • Spend time working with the Drill & Blast Engineer and Drill & Blast Technicians. Understand how and what is monitored to evaluate blast performance in order to improve overall blasting effectiveness and efficiency. Able to explain factors considered for a blast design, and how to design a blast pattern using appropriate software.
    • Spend time working with the Hydrologist and Hydrology Technician. Understand the role of groundwater and its impact on geotechnical slope conditions. Understand the tools and methods used by the Hydro group. Able to use their equipment to download piezometer dataloggers and process the data.

The above duties and responsibilities are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all-inclusive.

Training & Experience

  • Requires a BS degree in Geological Engineering
  • No previous experience in a speciality area is necessary

Working Conditions

  • Primarily office, but will be required to access mining areas, rough terrain, or exploration sites on a daily basis.

  • Work requires close coordination with other site production groups at the operations within the Company.


For more information on Newmont:

  • Newmont website:
  • Lifecycle of a Mine microsite (educational site that explains what happens during each phase of a mine's life):
  • Newmont's blog site (weekly stories highlighting work being done in Newmont's regions and our employees):
  • Newmont's annual sustainability report:

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, ethnicity, social and indigenous origin, religion or belief, disability, age or sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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