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Specialist, Senior - Electrical Projects

086115 Requisition #
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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.

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

We seek to recruit an experienced Senior Electrical Projects Specialist reporting direct to the Fixed Plant Maintenance Manager. This role is responsible for the management of electrical projects (Operating and Capital) from feasibility through to design, installation, commissioning and development of suitable maintenance strategies for electrical equipment and systems, including high voltage.

Duties and Responsibilities:

• Manage agreed and approved projects from feasibility stage through to completion including analysis of alternatives, cost estimates and schedule development.
• Ensure new Electrical projects / installations include the development /identification of maintenance /reliability strategies and spares holdings for installed equipment.
• Liaise with Electrical and Power Generation superintendents to identify sustaining and growth projects.
• Responsible for national personnel development associated with the electrical engineering /electrical maintenance professions.
• Implement and support site-wide and corporate systems to meet agreed service delivery levels of electrical engineering installation, commissioning and maintenance
• Provide technical support to the Electrical and Power Generation teams as required.
• Provide shutdown and breakdown assistance and supervision as required.
• Conduct or facilitate Hazard identification processes.
• Develop adequate scopes of works to allow design engineering and equipment installation by consultants and contractors for assigned projects

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

• Recognised tertiary qualifications in Engineering or Trade equivalent
• Minimum 10 years’ experience as an electrical engineer or electrical trades person in an Industrial or Mining workplace
• Minimum 7 years’ experience in managing operational and capital projects in providing electrical and /or power generation in mineral processing, refining or heavy industry.
• Proven experience in electrical and /or power generation shutdown management.
• Experience in the development of equipment reliability strategies.
• Experience in fault finding complex electrical and instrumentation infrastructure
• Demonstrated knowledge of Management of Change procedures
• The ability and willingness to train and develop national employees;
• Proven experience in a supervisory role in relative technical area.
• Certificate IV Training and Assessment (preferable).
• 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 www.barrick.com/Careers reference number: 086115. Applications close on Thursday 7th March 2019. If you have any further questions please contact Kristy Soper, 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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