Job : Manager Mine Technical Services - Barrick Niugini LTD

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

 An opportunity has become available for a highly experienced Mine Technical Services Manager who will be responsible for the integration and coordination of engineering, geological, geotechnical, surveying and projects functions for both the underground and open cut to enable the production teams to safely achieve the Budget and Life of Mine Plan.

 Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Identification of value adding initiatives and scoping value against hurdle criteria to justify further studies.
  • Undertake evaluation and management of agreed and assigned long term projects.
  • Assist with the development and management of systems to enable the achievement of the strategic plan.
  • Prepare reports as required on assigned projects, these reports may be bi-lingual (English and Chinese).
  • Translate reports as required for corporate submission and site distribution.
  • Assist with the development of mine plans and related reports.
  • Prepare financial models for assigned long term projects

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

  • Recognised tertiary qualifications in engineering
  • Significant experience in underground and open pit production and planning in a gold mining operation.
  • Knowledge of mineral resource and mineral reserve estimation procedures and techniques compliant with NI-43-101.
  • Demonstrated success in long term resource identification and evaluation.
  • Experience in the development and implementation of management systems.
  • Demonstrated experience in the development of engineers in mining engineering and related disciplines.
  • Significant experience in underground and open pit production engineering in a gold mining operation.
  • Experience in Life of Mine Planning and Mine Planning.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of mining technology and heavy production equipment.
  • Proven ability to deliver results and act as a change agent.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead a team safely and improve team safety awareness.
  • Experience in managing costs and budgeting.
  • Ability to translate technical reports to and from English and Chinese.
  • Proven experience in training and developing a national workforce
  • Certificate IV Training and Assessment (preferable).
  • Current Drivers Licence.


 This position is open to Papua New Guinea Nationals and Expatriates.

 Your primary location will be the Porgera Mine Site. For PNG Nationals the roster is a fly in, fly out rotation on 21 days on, 14 days off. For anyone who resides outside of Papua New Guinea the roster is a fly in, fly out rotation on 21 days on, 14 days off. 

 How to Apply

 All submissions must be via the Barrick website reference number: 221356. Applications close on Friday, 30 September 2022. If you have any further questions, please contact the Cairns HR department 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 (for non-Citizens). The PNG Government has made it mandatory for any international travelers entering PNG to be fully vaccinated with the Covid-19 vaccination. 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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