Mechanical Engineer

Job no: 976400
Work type: Fixed Term
Location: Lihir Operations - Lihir Island - PNG


We are currently seeking a Mechanical Engineer to work in a FIFO (15/13) capacity and provide engineering and project management services for assigned projects at our Lihir mine in Papua New Guinea.

Reporting directly to the Chief Engineer your duties will include:

  • Undertaking mechanical engineering and design for projects and other plant support activities;
  • Developing engineering concepts in conjunction with the client and other stakeholders;
  • Develop project execution strategy in conjunction with the Project Manager;
  • Tendering and procuring materials and equipment;
  • Provide training, coaching and mentoring to Mechanical Engineers, Graduates and SMP Supervisors; and
  • Ensuring construction work is carried out safely and in compliance with all necessary site safety procedures.

This is a fixed term position for two years that will work a 15/13 FIFO roster based at our Lihir mine in Papua New Guinea.


Located on Niolam Island in the New Ireland Province of Papua New Guinea, Lihir offers both residential and fly in fly out opportunities (role dependent). Our site offers a range of facilities including a medical clinic, the international primary school for residential families and the Lihir Sports and Social Club with its varied sporting activities and popular bar and bistro.

About You

Our ideal applicant will be a tertiary qualified Mechanical Engineer with a minimum of 10 years’ experience in Detailed Mechanical and Piping Engineering & Design. You should demonstrate excellence for working in project roles within a multi discipline team in a mine processing or similar environment.

Furthermore, you will also be familiar with EPCM project settings and possess a solid understanding of Australian engineering standards. The key to your success will be your desire and aptitude for coaching and mentoring. Finally, prior overseas experience will be advantageous as will a proven capacity to work in a multi-cultural environment.

About Us

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

Our people work together across locations in Australia, Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Indonesia and Côte d'Ivoire and in every location, our people live our values and share our vision of being the Miner of Choice™. We're committed to supporting a safe, diverse and inclusive culture where our talents and differences are valued. If you're looking for a rewarding career that offers world-class opportunities, talk with us.

It's an exciting time to be a part of Newcrest.

Please note we may consider applications on an ongoing basis and therefore encourage you to apply at your earliest opportunity.

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Applications close: West Pacific Standard Time

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