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Engineer, Senior –Underground

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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.

Position Objective

We seek to appoint an experienced Senior Underground Mining Engineer to join the Porgera team. Reporting directly to the Superintendent – Mine Engineering Services - Underground, the Senior Underground Mining Engineer is responsible for the following:

Duties and Responsibilities:

• Supervise the Underground Mine Engineering Team in working to the 2 weekly and 13 week plan, manage the production, drill and blast, ventilation, dispatch and back fill engineers to render a quality service to the Underground Mine Operations team.
• To oversee the communication of the 2-weekly and 13 weekly plans within the context of the relevant forecast/budget plan between UG Mine Engineering Services and the UG Operations teams.
• To monitor compliance to plans and investigate variances in planned activities, provide timely feedback to UG Operations and Mine Technical Services Management team.
• Monitor UG equipment performance trends. Facilitate use of equipment performance data in 2-weekly and 13-weekly process.
• Report on a weekly and monthly basis to all parties regarding production figures and numbers.
• Maintain quality control systems in respect to execution of mining designs and plans.
• Provide training and coaching to all team members, with specific attention to National and Local employees as part of the Company’s Training and Localisation Plan.
• Coordinate and manage projects within area of accountability, to achieve completion to agreed quality, budget and schedule.
• Review expenditure on a monthly basis and ensure all variances to budget are investigated and explained.

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


• Significant mine engineering experience (5 years) in a senior underground production role.
• Underground mine planning experience.
• Experience in the design, installation and management of mine ventilation systems.
• Experience in the management of underground mine water.
• Experience in drill and blast engineering.
• Knowledge of underground mining technology and heavy production equipment.
• Experience in developing the role-specific knowledge of less experienced engineers.
• Demonstrated success as an effective leader.
• Demonstrated ability to lead a team safely and improve team safety awareness.
• High level understanding of all relevant legislation affecting the employment and safety of persons in the mining industry in PNG.
• Demonstrated application of continuous improvement ideas.
• Current Drivers Licence.

Your point of hire will be Cairns, Australia and your primary location will be the Porgera Mine Site. An on-travel allowance will be provided to candidates who reside outside of Cairns, Australia. The roster for this role is a fly in, fly out rotation on 16 days on, 12 days off.

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 offer for this role is conditional upon the candidate successfully obtaining and retaining a visa that allows you to work in Papua New Guinea.

How to Apply

All submissions must be via the Barrick website www.barrick.com/Careers reference number: 086117. Applications close on Friday 8th March 2019. If you have any further questions please contact Mona Yarran, Senior Human Resources Advisor on (07) 4050 5100.

Please note as part of the BNL Recruitment Process, all applicants must be willing to undertake immigration and 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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