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Senior Project Controls Manager

Date: Jun 7, 2021

Location: Paramaribo, PM, SR

Company: Newmont Goldcorp Corporation


Newmont Suriname was established in 2004 as an entity of Newmont Mining Corporation and is headquartered in Paramaribo, Suriname. Located in South America, Suriname was originally settled as a Dutch colony, is very culturally diverse and enjoys a tropical climate. The Merian Project is located approximately 60 km south of Moengo in a largely undeveloped part of the country with the nearest permanent settlement, Langa Tabiki, approximately 17 km east from the Project site. Strong support from host communities and the government of Suriname strengthen Merian's ability to deliver safe, profitable production with significant upside potential and opportunity for employees, host communities and shareholders.


Manages owner’s project controls staff and interfaces with EPCM supplier/contractor counterparts


Senior-level manager providing project controls services (cost estimating, scheduling, cost and change management, and reporting) in support of sustaining capital and operations improvement projects.  Individual project size ranges from internal studies to major design and construction, $0.5M to $100M total cost.

Essential Duties

• Support project management through development of cost and schedule baselines, status updates, progress and performance evaluation, variation analysis and change management, forecast to complete, and project reports.  Requires coordination and integration of information provided by multiple stakeholders – suppliers, contractors, and owner’s functions -- into summary reports representing the overall project as defined in the owner’s Authorization for Expenditure (AFE).
• Provide project controls input and coordinate overall development and QC of documentation to advance projects through Investment System and Stage Gate Process.  Contribute to scope definition, project execution planning, development of capital cost and schedule and cash flow baselines, evaluation of cost and schedule risk, input to financial models, and preparation of AFE and investment papers.  Engage assistance of corporate estimating and controls functional support if required on complex or higher risk projects.
• Throughout the project lifecycle assume an owner’s perspective on project risk and on  maintaining an accurate forecast of schedule and cost at project completion.
• During project execution ensure that project controls processes are consistently applied across the project. Act as Owner’s primary liaison and manage governance to ensure robust and integrated cost and schedule performance across multiple suppliers. 
• Champion compliance to corporate project controls standards for maintaining overall project integrated master schedule, cost and commitment reports, trend log and contingency drawdown status.    Provide controls input and analysis for monthly reports as well as project closeout reports.
• Review prior to award agreements for work to be performed by suppliers, consultants and contractors, to ensure that project controls requirements are clearly stated and are appropriate to level of contract risk.  During project execution, audit third party reports to ensure adherence to these requirements.
• Act as primary interface with Project Accounting Manager.
• Participate in annual business planning cycle.  Ensure that project controls systems can generate reports relative to either annual or life-of-project budgets.
• Actively participate in key project planning sessions: opportunity framing, interactive planning, risk analysis, formal forecast updates, and project reviews conducted by corporate and third party benchmarking consultants.
• Mentor and develop junior staff in project controls systems and best practices.

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

Training & Experience

• Bachelor degree in a technical or business field with a minimum of 7 years’ experience in construction management or project controls functions on heavy industrial or infrastructure projects required.  Experience should include at least 3 years of on-site engagements, including successful completion of an assignment at Project Controls Manager level of responsibility.  International experience is desired.  Exposure to controls in an engineering consultant environment is also desired. 
• Project controls expertise should include a working knowledge of methodologies for establishing baseline plans, monitoring, analyzing, and reporting of earned value progress and performance relative to schedule and cost.  Also, capabilities should include intermediate to advanced level application of software tools for scheduling and cost management.

Working Conditions

• Position is located at Merian site in Suriname. 
• Position is rotational (23days on/19days off roster), with onsite residence in permanent camp.
• Business and reporting conducted in English language and metrics system of measurement.
• Position may be required to occasionally travel to other locations in Suriname as well as to other locations of project offices of owner and consultants.


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.

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