Technical Specialist Medium Term Planning

Newcrest Mining

Location: Brisbane City

Job Type: Full time


As part of forging a stronger Newcrest, we are committed to developing our people. We recognize that building capabilities and creating career opportunities across our business is not only important for our people, but it is critical to our success now and in the future.

We are now seeking expression of interest from current Newcrest staff in the position of Technical Specialist Medium Term Planning at our new Brisbane-based office to support our Lihir Gold Operation (LGO).

The Role

Reporting to the Manager Planning, the Technical Specialist MT Planning contribute to the development of medium-term production plans into integrated Lihir Gold Operations (LGO) optimised plans (consistent with long term plans), inclusive of supply and value chain constraints, to deliver long-term value from current and potential resources.

The role will have responsibility to:

  • Develop and deliver plans and priorities to achieve the medium to long-term aspirations of LGO.
  • Consult with Operations on input parameters, develops production plans (>3 months including designs, models, schedules, and forecasts), monitors performance against plans, and identifies actions on major variances.
  • Collaborate with Operations to deliver the budget physicals to Commercial to enable accurate and timely preparation of the annual budget.
  • Produce production plans, designs, models, schedules and forecasts.
  • Contribute to the development and maintains strategic plans for asset replacement and the LGO value chain process flow.
  • Contribute to Concept, Pre-Feasibility and Feasibility phase study requirements for Capital Projects that fall within LGO threshold.
  • Ensure tracking of monthly, quarterly and annual targets and KPIs.
  • Contribute to the scheduling and allocation of resources to ensure all activities are delivered in an efficient and cost-effective manner.
  • Provide direction, mentoring and acts as a technical reference point to ensure outputs align with operational needs, strategic plans and budgets.

The Requirements

  • Tertiary qualified Bachelor in an appropriate Engineering discipline or similar essential.
  • Post graduate studies in an appropriate Engineering discipline desirable.
  • Certificate in Workplace Assessment and Training or similar desirable.
  • 7+ years relevant work experience essential in appropriate roles preferably in metals extraction and processing.
  • Extensive experience in undertaking concept, pre-feasibility and feasibility studies.
  • Highly developed capability to contribute, challenge and lead using engineering concepts, strategies and methodologies within related technical discipline.
  • Highly advanced and recognised technical skills and expertise in minerals processing equipment and circuits (desirable).
  • Advanced project management skills including methodology, practices and techniques.
  • Advanced use of various company and departmental systems including SAP, Optimum, downtime reporting, Power BI, etc.
  • Sound planning, analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work autonomously under pressure.

We encourage all employees interested in this role to discuss with their immediate Manager how the opportunity aligns with their career development plan before applying. Please ensure you submit a CV and Covering Letter via the Intranet before the advertised closing date.

Initial confidential inquiries about the role and/or selection process should be directed

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