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Senior Engineer - Electrical

Full time
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Newcrest Mining
Mining, resources & energy
5,001-10,000 employees
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We are seeking an experienced Senior Electrical Engineer to be the key subject matter expert for the Operation - together with a passion for optimising equipment safety, performance and reliability with a hands on approach, to join our team.

You will be accountable for;

  • Being the key technical subject matter expert for the Operation and leading a team of electrical engineers.
  • Leading reliability analysis & improvement initiatives for electrical assets including Winder Hoisting System, Mills, Crushers, Conveyors, Pumps and Power Distribution (33kV-0.415kV)
  • Developing and implementing improvements to plant and equipment including engineering and capital project management
  • Working closely with other electrical engineers, electrical supervisors and technicians to provide technical support for fault finding and repairs
  • Be accountable for Root Cause Analysis (RCA’s) related to electrical related events.
  • Identification and management of safety and business risks associated with electrical installations
  • Develop and improve maintenance strategies and tactics
  • Working shoulder-to-shoulder with the Senior Electrical Compliance Engineer to ensure electrical engineering excellence.

This role is FIFO from Perth, 8days on /6 days off flying on Fridays.


Located in the Great Sandy Desert in Western Australia, Telfer is a fly in out fly out operation from Perth which recognises the importance of work-life balance. Our comfortable, well furnished rooms include Foxtel and DVD players, and our site offers quality food with healthy options, medical care, sporting and recreation activities. Families are welcomed several times a year to open days.

About You

To succeed in this role, you will have extensive technical background in typical mine site electrical assets, including HV distribution, HV and LV motors (up to 15MW), transformers, HV/LV switchboards, protection relays and control systems.

Other requirements include:

  • Degree qualified Electrical Engineer, eligible for professional Electrical Engineer membership with Engineers Australia.
  • A minimum 7 year demonstrated experience in the Mining Industry
  • Demonstrated Processing Plant and heavy industry hands on experience, working closely with electrical maintenance personnel.
  • Sound experience with electrical network modelling software (such as ETAP, DIGSilent).
  • A solid working knowledge of AS3000 and AS3008.
  • Previous experience demonstrating electrical engineering leadership within the Owner’s team.

Your equipment knowledge is complimented by your strong analytical and data management skills enabling you to analyse data and identify improvement initiatives that support business priorities.

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, Canada and Indonesia, 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.