Superintendent – TIA Construction

Explore the unknown:

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. We offer several designated marshalling points within BC including Nanaimo, Vancouver, Kelowna, Kamloops, Williams Lake, Prince George, Smithers, and Calgary, AB.

Role Purpose:

Provides specialized knowledge and expertise to improve the productive capacity and integrity of the Tailings Impoundment Area (TIA). Is accountable that work is carried out in a safe, structured, agreed and timely manner. Ensures absolute compliance with legal requirement and company objectives to continuously improve their knowledge, skills and relationship interactions. Is responsible for identifying, escalating and managing impediments and developing issues to ensure delivery of work plans are achieved. 


We are seeking an individual for a Fly In, Fly Out opportunity working on a two weeks in, two weeks out rotation.


Safety, Health & Housekeeping

Demonstrate absolute commitment and leadership in providing a safe and healthy working environment:

  • Supporting the Safety Management System, ensuring a safety-first work culture; applying site safety standards, procedures and policies, including NML 3 Pillars of Safety of NewSafe, Critical Control Measures and Process Safety
  • Ensuring standard work procedures and safe systems of work are understood; enforcing compliance with the Canadian Dam Association, Mining Association of Canada (MAC) Guidelines, Towards Sustainable Mining (TSM), Global Industry Standard for Tailings Management (GISTM), and Newcrest Tailings Governance Policy and Tailings and Water Storage (Group Standard)  
  • Ensuring compliance with the Health, Safety and Reclamation Code (HSRC) for Mines in British Columbia for Permitting, Reclamation and Closure (10.1 to 10.6)
  • Responsible for identifying and tracking legal requirements related to tailings and water management, ensures compliance for the construction of the TIA, reports and corrects non-compliances as appropriate and documents results of compliance audits and corrective actions concerning the TIA and tracks to completion.                                             

Leadership, People & Development

Demonstrate the highest professional and ethical standards ensuring all actions are transparent and in accordance with company policy and values:

  • Developing, mentoring and coaching of construction team for a high standard of excellence
  • Providing input in planning of optimal organization structure for TIA
  • Staying current in own professional development, and industry training as required (e.g.: OMS, leadership development, etc.)
  • Openly supporting Company policy regardless of personal views
  • Recognises, respects and actively promotes diversity within the team
  • Actively demonstrates respect for cultural and diversity views
  • Aligning behaviours in supporting the Code of Conduct, Anti-Bribery and Corruption, Conflict of Interest and Fraud Prevention policies ensuring that self and team members comply with these.


Demonstrate technical and conceptual excellence in anticipating problems and supporting the team and plans, to deliver agreed departmental and business goals to ensure the value of the business is maintained or improved:

  • Leading the TIA Construction Team in the following disciplines: geotechnical, civil engineering, survey, borrow materials developing, access and haul roads and side slopes maintenance, laboratory testing, and operational dam construction planning and scheduling;
  • Leading the TIA Construction Team to manage, plan, construct, and support to operate the site’s TIA in accordance with the design and performance objectives set by the Engineer of Record;
  • Continuously seek out opportunities to improve / optimise the works program;
  • Proactively communicate with other departments on site, including equipment maintenance, site services, drilling and blasting team for quarry development, environmental, social, health and safety;  
  • Being accountable and full responsible for all daily tailings construction management activities including those of the on-site dam construction contractor(s);
  • Leading the Quality Control Plan during the dam construction seasons to ensure construction specification compliance per the tailings facility designs;
  • Providing project leadership to implement, plan and manage the cyclone sand distribution system and the cyclone sand placement system including Business Improvement Projects with a focus on mechanical and hydraulic cyclone sand placement on centreline raised dams;
  • Conduct regular inspections of all dams and related infrastructure according to the current guidelines;
  • Assisting the development of CER’s, PEP’s and work scopes for dam construction related activities;
  • Complies weekly and month end reports, accruals, and dam construction activity summaries;
  • Contributing to long range planning including developing the 3-month rolling plan and 5-year construction and infrastructure plan;
  • Preparing documentation to the ministries when required;
  • Assisting in emergency preparedness and response plans (EPRP) field testing; and
  • Inputs SAP work notifications and purchase requisitions.

Planning & Scheduling

Participate in delivering on departmental plans; ensuring resources are aligned to the plans with input to:

  • Scope of work for plans (RFPs, construction, infrastructure, as needed)
  • LoPP program
  • TIA overall budget development
  • 5-year construction and infrastructure plans
  • Funding needs (CER) to allow TIA works to continue
  • 0 – 24 month (list plans: e.g.: cycloned sand stockpiling).

Qualifications & Experience:  

Required and Desired Qualifications:

  • Ability to make considered decisions under conditions of uncertainty;
  • A professional degree in Geotechnical Engineering, Civil Engineering, or a related field;
  • 10-15 years experience directly related to dam construction on large scale tailings storage facilities including all tailings dam construction methods and equipment application;
  • Demonstrated strong tailings dam construction management experience;
  • Minimum 2+years experience in the construction of cyclone sand tailings dams with excellent knowledge of downstream and upstream mechanical and hydraulic cyclone sand placement;
  • Acted as an operational leader within the area of the full cycle of tailings impoundment management;
  • Proven capability in tailings and water management facility construction, operation, government liaison, regulatory compliance, and approvals.

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.