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Engineer, Senior – Open Pit

Job Details


085459 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 Superintendent – Mine Engineering Open Pit this role will be responsible for developing, and monitoring compliance to, the 13 week and budget plans and ensuring integration across all planning horizons.

Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Monitor compliance to plans and investigate variances in planned activities, provide timely feedback to the Open Pit Operation and Technical Teams

  • Collect and analyse information to assess performance statistics, statutory requirements, systems efficiencies and business improvement initiatives

  • To report on a weekly and monthly basis to all parties regarding production figures and numbers; and maintain quality control systems in respect to execution of mining design and plans

  • Assist with the development of the Life of Mine/Strategic Plans


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


  • Tertiary qualifications in Mining Engineering or related discipline

  • Senior experience within an Open Pit Production/Planning role

  • Proven experience in a supervisory role in relative technical area.

  • Sound skills in the use of mine planning software

  • High-quality computer skills in MS Office application are essential

  • The ability and willingness to train and develop national employees

  • Previous experience working in PNG or other developing countries, desirable

  • 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: 085459. Applications close on 2 November 2018. If you have any further questions please contact Mona Yarran, Senior Human Resources Advisor on (07) 4050 5100.


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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