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Superintendent - Engineering and Systems

Job no: 978412
Work type: Permanent - Full Time
Location: Lihir Island Operations - PNG


Our Lihir operation is significant in production and complexity. The Superintendent – Engineering and Systems plays a pivotal role in ensuring we optimise the performance of the oxygen plants and power generation assets.

Reporting directly to the Manager, Power, Utilities, Projects and Engineering, you are responsible for leading, monitoring and controlling the engineering, reliability and planning functions that enable the effective and efficient operation of these critical assets, over the mid to long term.

This is a permanent position that resides on Lihir Island, PNG working a 5/2 roster.

About You

Do you have at least 10 years’ experience with a demonstrable track record in transforming the way a planning and engineering function operates? This is a great opportunity to develop and implement significant change by embedding best in class planning and reliability practices.

Strong technical knowledge is important but so is your ability to build relationships and coach/develop a team. A demonstrable track record in lifting capability, developing new leaders and instilling a culture of learning and opportunity is essential. Whilst not essential, experience within PNG or other developing countries will be highly regarded. A degree in Mechanical, Electrical, or Reliability Engineering is essential.


Located on Niolam Island in the New Ireland Province of Papua New Guinea. 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 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 Cote 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 of choice™

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