Senior Structural Integrity Engineer

Newcrest Mining
Lihir Operations, Papua New Guinea
Closing date
Feb 24, 2023

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Globe 24-7 in partnership with Newcrest Mining, is working together to source experienced and qualified talent to join their Mining Team at their Lihir Gold Operations (LGO).

The Company:

Our client, Lihir Gold Limited operates one of the largest gold mines in Papua New Guinea 900kms northeast of Port Moresby on the tropical Niolam Island (Lihir Island). Committed to supporting a safe, diverse, and inclusive work culture, Lihir's mission is to deliver superior returns from finding, developing, and operating gold/copper mines whilst providing long-term employment opportunities. Lihir is a hard rock surface gold operation, ore is refractory and treated using pressure oxidation before the gold is recovered by a conventional leach process.

Globe 24-7 has been selected as the recruitment partner to assist with the sourcing process for this position and looks forward to applicants who meet the required skills, experience, and qualifications.

The Role:

We are seeking a Senior Structural Integrity Engineer to provide daily interaction with and advice to Operations Control-Room staff based on current equipment health status and the factors required for reliable plant performance.

This role is responsible for developing inspection and maintenance plans for structural equipment on site. Ensuring that any actions arising from inspection activities are fully reported and communicated with the maintenance superintendents, reliability superintendents, and maintenance and reliability engineers.

Other key accountabilities include:
  • Conduct inspections on steel structures
  • Conducts minor repair and assessment scopes
  • Observe operating activities controlled by SAOC plant operators
  • Provide advice to SAOC operators and maintenance supervisors when malfunctions/failures arise
  • Provide effective technical advice to the inspectors and engineers, ensuring threats are evaluated, procedures are followed, and work is completed in accordance with the company technical procedures
  • Monitor all sources of equipment health for example Optimum
  • Develop Risk Based Inspection Strategies
  • Strive to build and maintain a healthy work relationship between all parties
  • Monitor major maintenance activities in the plant
  • Maintain close contact with maintenance supervisors

Skills, Qualifications, and Experience:
  • 5+ years of relevant work experience (essential)
  • Tertiary qualification in Structural Integrity Engineering (essential)
  • Accreditation from the Institute of Engineers PNG Inc

The ideal candidate must have a working knowledge of:
  • Current asset management/reliability engineering concepts and methodologies (essential)
  • Fixed plant maintenance and reliability engineering roles in minerals processing (essential)
  • Use of various company & departmental systems including SAP (essential)
  • Computer proficiency in MS Office suite (essential)

Mobilisation Requirements:
  • This is a FIFO role.
  • Ability to provide/obtain valid police clearance within the last six months.
  • Ability to successfully complete a pre-employment medical assessment.

The Rewards

A great opportunity to be a part of one of the world's largest and most technically challenging gold deposits across Australasia. Technology-wise, Newcrest is at the forefront of many innovations and data work so you will gain great exposure to new cutting-edge maintenance equipment and software systems enabling you to further develop your skills. Lihir Gold Limited exhibits a fantastic working environment and the people you work alongside are motivated and dedicated. It's a culturally enriching experience where you can develop long-lasting relationships in the industry.

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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 these values and feel that you could make a meaningful difference in this role, please apply online before the advertised application closing date, preferably as a Microsoft Word document.

Only successful applicants will be contacted.


Newcrest is the largest gold producer listed on the Australian Securities Exchange and one of the world's largest gold mining companies.

At Newcrest we’re known for our strong technical capabilities in exploration, deep underground block caving and metallurgical processing skills. We're committed to creating a work environment where everyone can go home safe and healthy every day, and where everyone actively contributes to this outcome; operating and developing mines in line with strong environmental, social and governance practices; developing a diverse workforce; and developing and maintaining strong relationships with our communities and governments.

In 2017, we joined the International Council on Mining and Metals, an international organisation that brings together 25 mining and metals companies and over 30 regional and commodities associations dedicated to a safe, fair and sustainable mining and metals industry, and serving as a catalyst for change to enhance mining’s contribution to society.

Our Code of ConductCorporate governance framework and a comprehensive suite of company policies protect against illegal and inappropriate behaviours, such as fraud, bribery, corruption, discrimination and bullying, and articulate our position on safety, health, human rights, environment, communities, security and diversity and inclusion.

Diversity and inclusion are essential parts of Newcrest’s vision, values and company culture. Our Diversity and Inclusion Strategy 2021-2025 to learn more about how we are building a diverse and inclusive environment where everyone feels safe, valued and supported to bring their whole unique self to work.

Our headquarters are in Melbourne, Australia with operating mines in Australia, Canada and Papua New Guinea.

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