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Lead Engineer – Governance & Technical Stewardship

Job no: 979229 (RPO)
Work type: Permanent - Full Time
Location: Melbourne Head Office - VIC

Discover what is possible with us

Our technical expertise is something we are quietly proud of. Through our investment in research and development, we have advanced the technical development of our mining methods, achieving operational efficiencies. Whether you are part of our offices, or at one of our sites near or far, you will find so much more than you expect.


Operations near and far

We’re proud to be the largest gold producer listed on the Australian Stock Exchange. From our Head Office in Melbourne, we work closely with our operations both local and global to safely operate and grow. Based on St Kilda Road, our Melbourne Head Office is easily accessible by public transport or car, with discounted parking available, and located across the road from the Albert Park Lake. Experience a lunch break around the lake or have access to our on-site gym facilities, with local eateries only a short walk from the office.  


Who we’re looking for

Reporting to the Head of Asset Management, a unique career defining opportunity has arisen for a Functional Lead of Engineering Governance in our Melbourne Head Office. Primarily responsible for providing practical leadership to the enterprise in the delivery of engineering governance, key areas of focus include asset related risk, asset integrity management, operational readiness of new and modified assets, asset configuration documents and engineering standards and specifications.


This role serves as an excellent opportunity for someone keen to consolidate their career with an organisation that places a priority on caring about people, working together and achieving a high-performance culture through innovation and problem solving. Working within a collaborative professional team, you will provide discipline engineering support as requested by site(s), studies or projects. You will lead Engineers in the delivery of safe work practices by providing support for applicable major hazards and leverage your wealth of experience through mentoring and coaching as required.


You will also be required to:

  • Support and provide input into the design and delivery of the strategies, frameworks, policies and practices for the workstream/function
  • Develop and review Engineering Governance Business process (e.g. Operational Readiness, Engineering Standards, Configuration documents, asset related Risk) guidelines, training material, metrics and reporting
  • Seamlessly implement asset integrity management systems and processes
  • Defines and governs requirements to ensure compliance with technical standards, codes and regulations
  • Undertakes portfolio prioritisation of risk reduction initiatives and capex projects


To be successful in this multifaceted role, you will be an effective leader and a collaborative communicator with demonstrated operational and/or project experience, ideally within hard-rock Mining industry. You will have substantial knowledge and experience executing a range of Engineering Governance activities and risk management. Your exceptional interpersonal skills will empower you to establish technical influence while also enabling you to build relationships across departments and to communicate with disciplines at all levels.


You will need to be tertiary qualified in Engineering or have equivalent trade and industry experience to support the technical support requirements of the role.


Our commitment to you

Our people bring our organisation to life. With us, you will find experience all around you. Our leaders are visible and approachable, leading and supporting the organisation through transformation. We bring out the best in each other, inspiring performance and a belief in making an impact.


Newcrest is also committed to building a diverse workforce. Our strategic focus is on gender diversity and diversity to reflect the communities in which we operate. Creating an inclusive culture will enable us to leverage the richness of cultures across our workforce and the capability of our diverse employees to get better business outcomes.

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