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Enga, Papua New Guinea

Emergency Services / Response, Mining, Oil and Gas


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.

The Porgera Joint Venture now has vacancies for qualified and experienced individuals in the following position:


Reporting to the Senior Specialist - Emergency Response, the incumbent will oversee all Emergency Response training for Emergency Response personnel and Site employees undertaking Emergency Response courses, mentor and supervise Emergency Response personnel in training and operations, oversee training and development in both surface and underground emergency response, demonstrate a working knowledge of Fire Suppression Systems, able to participate in Aviation Rescue Remote Operations, able to take a leading role within the Emergency Response section and also within the OH&S Department, communicate confidently with peers and management as required.

The ideal candidate must have:

  • Certificate IV Training and Assessment / PNG equivalent or higher, Certificate III in Mine Emergency Response and Rescue / PNG equivalent or higher
  • Senior First Aid or higher qualification
  • 5-10 years’ training experience in emergency response in the Government Sector or Mining Industry
  • Highly competent in computer software programs such as MS Word, Excel, Power Point, Projects, Publisher
  • Very good leadership skills, ability to work in a challenging environment,
  • The ability to work long hours in extreme physical conditions including underground, on call for all emergency response callouts whilst on site
  • The ability to communicate effectively to management and operational staff

Key Accountabilities:

  • Forward planning of Emergency Response manning to allow adequate site coverage throughout the year
  • Development of Emergency Response training plans throughout the year
  • Liaison between Emergency Response and all stakeholders across site that require emergency response training courses
  • Mentor and provide sound leadership to all Emergency Response personnel on Site
  • Oversee all Emergency Response training and development to ensure compliance with the latest and / or current standards
  • Lead emergency response teams during all emergency callouts
  • Provide emergency response advice to management during emergency callouts
  • Provide emergency response advice to management for training, systems management and continuous improvement as required
  • Able to act up in a higher Emergency Response position if required
  • Have a good understanding of safety management systems
  • Produce effective reports to management on any emergency response or safety related subject.


If you possess the ambition and drive to build a career with the Porgera Joint Venture, forward your application and resume before 11th May, 2018 to: The Recruitment Team, Porgera Joint Venture Email: or Phone: (+675) 547 8912/544 3056 for more information. Emailed job applications are encouraged.

The Porgera Gold Mine has up to 3,000 employees of both Papua New Guinea nationals and expatriates from across the globe. We operate a full boarding and lodging facility which includes accommodation, messing facilities, and recreational facilities which includes a state-of- the-art gymnasium, and a 24-hour medical centre. We have a FIFO operation working on a 21 days on and 14 days off roster.

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Porgera Joint Venture

The Porgera Joint Venture owns and operates the Porgera Gold Mine, located in the Province of Enga in the Papua New Guinea Highlands. Barrick (Niugini) Limited, the manager of the mine, holds a 95 percent ...
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547 8153 or 547 8912

P.O Box 484, Mt. Hagen, WHP

547 8102