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Alternate Underground Manager

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085736 Requisition #

Papua New Guinea


Barrick (Niugini) Limited (BNL) is a company incorporated in Papua New Guinea, and operates the Porgera Gold Mine in Enga Province on behalf of the Porgera Joint Venture partners. BNL is an independently managed company and is jointly owned through an equal partnership between Barrick Gold and Zijin Mining Group. The Porgera Gold Mine employs over 2,500 Papua New Guineans, and over the life of the mine it has contributed approximately 10% of Papua New Guinea’s total annual exports.   


BNL offers experienced mining professionals the opportunity to play an important role in the training and development of our national workforce. The role will not only challenge your skills but can be very rewarding. 


Position Objective

Reporting to the Underground Manager this role is responsible for the designing and managing the underground mine to enable achievement of the Life of Mine Plan. 


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage underground production and development crews;

  • Experience in managing costs, budgeting, Life of Mine Planning including development and implementation of production, development and training management systems;

  • Review and have input in to the Life of Mine Plan to ensure alignment with the Underground growth strategies;

  • Review and have input in to the Budget and 13-week Plan to ensure alignment with the Underground growth strategies.


To be suitable for this role, you will possess the following:

  • Significant experience in Underground gold mining, including several years in leadership roles managing large underground production and development crews

  • Experience in Life of Mine Planning and Budgeting including the development, implementation of production, development and training management systems

  • Demonstrated experience in development of frontline superintendents, supervisors and mining engineers

  • Recognised tertiary qualifications in Mine Engineering

  • Ability to obtain PNG Metalliferous Mine Managers Certificate of Competency

  • The ability and willingness to train and develop national employees;

  • Current Drivers Licence.


    Your primary location will be the Porgera Mine Site. An on-travel allowance will be provided to candidates who reside outside of Cairns, Australia. Alternatively the Company will provide assistance as per BNL Relocation Policy to relocate the successful candidate to Cairns, Australia if the candidate holds a current visa to reside in Australia. The roster for this role is a fly in, fly out rotation on 16 days on, 12 days off. 


    How to Apply


    All submissions must be via the Barrick website reference number: 085736. Applications close on 3 January 2019.


    The offer for this role is conditional upon the candidate successfully obtaining and retaining a visa that allows you to work in Papua New Guinea. All applicants must be willing to undertake a pre-employment medical screening and will need to obtain a National Police Clearance.  


    BNL is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages cultural diversity, gender equality and non-discrimination.  Applicants who have not been responded to within thirty (30) days from the closing date should consider their application unsuccessful.




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