Superintendent - Projects & Engineering

Lihir Operations, Papua New Guinea
Oct 11, 2021
Nov 10, 2021
Full Time
The Company:

Our client, Lihir Gold Limited operates one of the largest gold mines in Papua New Guinea 900kms north-east 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 look forward to applicants who meet the required skills, experience, and qualifications.

The Role:

We are seeking a Superintendent - Projects & Engineering to work in the Power and Utilities Department at the Lihir Gold Limited operation in Papua New Guinea.

We are looking for a leader who can:
  • Balance own time between Brisbane and site to manage the Engineering & Construction Alliance contractors to
    • deliver the P&E Capital plan on time and budget
    • provide onsite & offsite Engineering Services
    • provide site Construction Services
  • Ensure alignment between P&E and site Automation teams for the design, configuration, and commissioning of automation systems
  • Ensure department ownership and engagement in all projects from definition phase to Commissioning
  • Ensure P&E integration with departments for all planning & permitting required to execute tie-ins and contruction works
  • Ensure Department Leaders deliver operational readiness activities prior to commissioning for all projects
  • Ensure Department Leaders own and lead the commissioning of all P&E projects
  • Maintain and operate the site batch plant/s to deliver concrete to required engineering specifications
  • Be the site focal point for the co-ordination and implementation of larger projects run from the Melbourne office
  • Develop & manage the Department Budget
  • Work closely with D&P in the development & management of P&E Capital Costs
  • Work Closely with Department Leaders to develop & manage their studies OPEX Cost
  • Work in accordance with PNG Mine Safety Act, Newcrest Safety System, Safety Policies and Procedures and Newcrest Environment policies and all departmental operating procedures

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • Tertiary qualified Bachelor in Engineering essential and accreditation from the Institute of Engineers PNG Inc. to be completed as part of work permit process
  • Eligible to become registered Mine Works Manager with MRA
  • 10+ years relevant work experience essential in heavy industry engineering
  • Previous experience working in a remote location in a developing country advantageous, but not essential
  • Fundamental understanding of the operation & maintenance of electrical generation and HV distribution equipment
  • Fundamental understanding of the operation & maintenance of reciprocating engines
  • Proficient in English with excellent verbal, written communication and public speaking skills
  • Computer proficiency in MS Office suite
  • Sound planning, analytical, and problem solving skills
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work under pressure and autonomously
  • Excellent attention to detail and time management skills to meet deadlines
  • Strong active listening & interpersonal skills for rapport building, conflict resolution & training

Mobilisation Requirements:
  • Balanced time between Brisbane and Lihir Mine site
  • Ability to provide/obtain valid police clearance

Ability to successfully complete a pre-employment medical assessmentThe Rewards

This position gives you the opportunity to be a part of one of the world's largest and most technically challenging gold deposits across Australasia. Technology wise, Newcrest is on 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. There is also the ability of flexible remote work available.

Contact Us

Please apply directly by submitting your resume, preferably as a Microsoft Word document.

Only successful applicants will be contacted.