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The Client

Newmont is the world’s leading gold company and a producer of copper, silver, zinc and lead. Our client’s world-class portfolio of assets, prospects and talent is anchored in favourable mining areas including Africa, Australia, Latin America & the Caribbean, North America, and Papua New Guinea (PNG). As Newmont’s recruitment partner, we are searching for an experienced Planner/Scheduler for Newmont’s Lihir project. Lihir is one of the world’s largest producing gold mines in PNG. In this role you will be working from their office based in Brisbane.

The Role

This exciting opportunity requires you to join a newly formed team in Brisbane creating and maintaining project schedules and assisting in driving activities to that schedule. You will be responsible for supporting the project teams that are based on site. You will work closely with the Project and Construction Managers across a variety of mining related projects to ensure that all deliverables and activities track to the required timelines. You will be proactive in driving the desired outcomes, constantly challenging and working together with the project team leaders, whilst developing mitigation strategies where required to ensure efficiencies and the smooth execution and completion of projects.

Experience Required

As the Planner/Scheduler, your experience will be in creating and managing mining project plans in collaboration with project teams and stakeholders. You will also be experienced in accurately tracking and recording data against baseline schedules and aligning this with the cost forecast. You will be proficient at providing regular updates to the Project Controls, Project Managers and Construction Managers and will be well versed in providing information to address any deviations. You will also ensure your plans are proactive and that they ensure both cost and schedules are aligned. In addition, experience ideally will include EPCM project experience as well as the following: 

  • A proven history for the delivery of project objectives and established targets
  • Proficiency in English with excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Self-motivation with the ability to work under pressure and autonomously
  • Experience in the preparation and maintenance of project schedules, including resource allocation and critical path analysis
  • Experience in monitoring project progress and making necessary adjustments to schedules to ensure timely completion
  • Excellent reporting on project progress and schedule performance.
  • Previous experience in Primavera P6 is essential as is experience in MS Project. 
  • A degree in engineering or a related discipline will be highly desirable  
  • Previous experience as a Planner/Scheduler
  • Strong problem-solving and decision-making skills
  • Flexibility to adjust schedules and priorities as needed
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and dynamic environment
  • Attention to detail and accuracy


Lihir creates economic value for PNG and local communities, including direct revenues from operations, investments in public infrastructure and services, support of local suppliers and a range of indirect economic benefits. About 5,100 people are employed at Lihir, which has a combination of residential and fly-in-fly-out personnel.

On offer is an industry competitive remuneration package including annual performance incentives, gold level health insurance for employees and their families, and employee benefits and development opportunities a global organisation can support.

To be part of this fantastic project in the Brisbane office please apply now for an immediate response. Please note you must have current unrestricted working rights for Australia to be eligible for consideration and only those candidates with appropriate qualifications and experience will be contacted.


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