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Senior Power Systems Specialist - HV

Job no: 978178
Work type: Fixed Term
Location: Lihir Island Operations - PNG

Senior Power Systems Specialist - HV

We are seeking a Senior Power Systems Specialist with extensive HV Power Systems experience to manage our Electrical Power Systems and its components at our PNG mine based in Lihir.

Reporting directly to the Manager – Projects, Power and Utilities, you will be responsible for managing the day to day operation, generation, subtransmission and reticulation network, HV machinery, and aux electrical systems.

Your responsibilities will also include:

  • Assuring proper operation of HV protection systems
  • Preparing strategic maintenance plans for HV equipment
  • Managing budget of engineering projects carried out by P&E and external contractors for P&U Electrical Engineering team
  • Scheduling short and long term works for P&U Electrical Engineering team
  • Managing HV protection settings/files database, and HV asset database.

This is a permanent position that will work on a FIFO (15/13) roster.


The Lihir operation is located on Lihir Island in the New Ireland Province of Papua New Guinea (PNG), 900 kilometers north-east of Port Moresby.

About You

With extensive electrical engineering experience within Mining, heavy industry or power, you will have a tenacious and results driven attitude and a demonstrated ability to communicate both written and verbal with all levels of management and staff.

Other requirements include:

  • Prior supervisory experience
  • Competent in the design or oversight of electrical systems
  • Competent with ETAP or similar (Digsilent Power Factory/PSCAD)
  • Familiar with HV protection systems and studies
  • Familiar with power system operations, stability and control

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.

Advertised: West Pacific Standard Time
Applications close: West Pacific Standard Time of choice™

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