Director, Health & Safety Legacy Sites

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September 15, 2021
Denver, CO
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Founded in 1921 and publicly traded since 1925, Newmont ( is one of the largest gold companies in the world. Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, the company has approximately 24,000 employees and contractors, with the majority working at Newmont's core operations in the United States, Australia, Ghana, Peru and Suriname. Newmont is the only gold company listed in the S&P 500 index and 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 high standards in environmental management, health and safety for its employees and creating value and opportunity for host communities and shareholders.

About this role

What will you be responsible for?
The Health and Safety Director, Legacy Site acts as a business improvement agent for the Legacy Sites function, by leading the development of an effective Health, Safety, and Security (HSS) strategy that addresses fatal and catastrophic risks and progresses Newmont Legacy Sites’ Journey to Fatality, Injury and illness free. Moreover, the Health and Safety Director, Legacy Site leads and supports all Legacy Sites entities and facilities in the execution of Newmont’s Global HSS Strategy. This person also develops and implements HSS strategy, policy, and standards across the Legacy Sites portfolio to ensure compliance with applicable regulatory and Newmont standards.

In this role you will

Here is a snapshot of what your day to day will look like:
Global Newmont HSS Strategy and Objectives

  • We actively contribute to the development of the Newmont’s Global HSS strategy and objectives.
  • We proactively participate in Global HSS activities including workshops, meetings, auditing, and governance programs.
  • We provide HSS support to other functions such as incident investigation, auditing, and risk analysis.

Legacy Sites Strategy, Objectives, and Performance

  • In support of the Newmont’s Global HSS strategy, we develop and implement HSS strategy, programs, and initiatives to operate safely throughout the Legacy Sites portfolio and continually improve HSS performance.
  • We partner with Legacy Sites, Corporate, and Regional health and safety resources to develop and implement the Global Legacy Sites HSS strategy, programs, and objectives.
  • We design the integration of existing and future health and safety tools, e.g., FRM and Critical Learning.
  • We provide strategic safety subject matter expertise on global initiatives and compile and report HSS performance data for the Global Legacy Sites function.
  • We partner with Global Security team to develop and implement strategic security programs, including security risk management, people threat management, and travel security. We provide a conduit for bi-directional transfer of security information between the Legacy Sites and Security functions. 
  • We serve as an integral member of the Global Legacy Sites Senior Management Team, including talent acquisition efforts, rapid response events, policy/strategy/initiative discussions and decisions, contractor selection, etc.

Implementation of HSS Systems, Programs, and Initiatives

  • We lead and facilitate the implementation of risk management programs at Global Legacy Sites operations.
  • We lead and facilitate Legacy Sites event investigations.
  • We conduct audit and verification activities at Legacy Sites operations.
  • We effectively engage with Legacy Sites contractors and consultants to communicate Newmont HSS expectations and policies and understand project-specific challenges and risk management requirements.
  • We review end to end processes to identify innovation or technology efficiency opportunities
  • We seek and implement opportunities to better integrate Global Legacy Sites processes with Global HSS and other functions.
  • We act as a single point of contact for person tracking and check-ins for Legacy Sites personnel as appropriate.
  • We are responsible for the coordination and administration of aviation safety assurance activity for Global Legacy Sites.
  • We provide leadership, support, and training to ensure that contractor management at Legacy Sites aligns with Newmont HSS programs and practices.
  • We assist Legacy Sites leadership team with preparation, execution, and regular training and testing of the Rapid Response and emergency management systems.
  • We participate in initial emergency preparedness and plan preparation at Global Legacy Sites. 

Coaching and Mentoring

  • We deliver HSS coaching and mentoring to the Legacy Sites leadership team and field personnel.
  • We participate in the selection process for Legacy Sites personnel.
  • We build working relationships with global and regional functions to generate integrated HSS practices within all Newmont operations that take into account appropriate levels of risk, culture, and mitigations plans. 

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

Your training, skills, & experience checklist

Here is what we would need to see from you!

  • Bachelor’s Degree in occupational safety and health or related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Knowledge of industry-recognized health and safety systems.
  • Formal training in risk assessment, incident investigations, auditing, and analysis.
  • Knowledge of occupational safety and health regulatory framework and processes.
  • Extensive knowledge of construction, demolition, and site remediation project management and safety processes.


  • Minimum 15 years of relevant health and safety experience.
  • Mining, construction, utilities, or other heavy industry experience is preferred.
  • Preference will be given to candidates with surface and underground mine rescue team training and leadership experience.
  • Validated experience in successful implementation of HSS systems, programs, and initiatives across a broad and diverse working environment. 

Skills and Abilities: 

  • Sophisticated communication and influencing skills.
  • Must have ability to effectively utilize Microsoft Word and Excel applications. 
  • Strong PC skills using MS office software.
  • Demonstrated use of initiative and problem-solving techniques.
  • Ability to work in high stress, diverse cultures and environments, and extreme field conditions.
  • Ability to acquire visas in countries where Newmont is or may be working.
  • Demonstrated track record of leadership and interpersonal skills.
  • Planning, organizational, and time management skills.
  • Applied skills in risk management applications and Incident investigation methodologies
  • Applied skills in causal assessment and analysis.
  • Demonstrated use of initiative and problem-solving techniques.
  • A solid understanding of multiple languages is considered an advantage.

Working conditions & location

Where you will be located!

  • The position is located in the Denver corporate office.

  • Must be able to travel extensively and at times to extreme field locations and conditions, both domestically and internationally.

  • Must be able to optimally work and get along with diverse cultures and languages. 

The salary range offered for this role is $127,360 to 167,160. The salary range is tied to the Colorado market for jobs performed in Colorado. The salary offer to the successful candidate will be based on job-related education, training, and/or experience.  The salary offer will not be based on a candidate’s salary history at other jobs, and by law, Newmont will not seek information about salary history, and candidates should not share such information with Newmont.  

This role will be eligible for participation in a discretionary annual bonus program, pursuant to which an employee may be awarded a percentage of their salary based on the company’s performance and their own individual performance. This role also will be eligible for participation in a discretionary long-term incentive program, pursuant to which an employee may receive awards based on their level and individual performance.

Newmont offers a competitive and inclusive benefits package to support physical, mental, financial and emotional wellbeing. This role will be eligible for the following benefits:  Medical, prescription drug, dental, and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; health savings accounts; life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance; short and long-term disability; 401(k) program with company match; pension; financial planning; employee assistance program (EAP); adoption assistance; dependent scholarship program; tuition reimbursement; paid holidays and paid time off; paid family leave; matching gifts; and discounts on home, auto and pet insurance.  All bonuses and benefits are subject to the applicable eligibility and program/plan terms and may be modified or terminated at Newmont’s sole discretion.

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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