Job: Geothermal Reservoir Engineer, Lihir Island, Papua New Guinea

Lihir Gold Mine, Papua New Guinea - geothermal plant to the left side (source: Newcrest Mining)
Alexander Richter 30 Aug 2017

Newcrest Mining is seeking to fill the position of a Geothermal Reservoir Engineer for its geothermal operations on Lihir Island in Papua New Guinea.

Newcrest Mining Limited has announced a job opening for a Geothermal Reservoir Engineer to support geothermal resource management activities at our Lihir open pit mine in Papua New Guinea.

Reporting directly to the Geothermal Superintendent your duties may include:

  • Overseeing the successful implementation of well testing programs;
  • Evaluating the reservoir response to pit cooling based on reservoir analysis, in order to understand reservoir characteristics;
  • Interpreting the results of well measurements and reporting on production characteristics;
  • Managing data quality for modelling purposes; and
  • Providing technical mentoring for team members.

This is a contract position that will work on a 15/13 FIFO roster based at our Lihir mine.


Located on Niolam Island in the New Ireland Province of Papua New Guinea, Lihir offers both residential and fly in fly out opportunities (role dependent). Our site offers a range of facilities including a medical clinic, the international primary school for residential families and the Lihir Sports and Social Club with its varied sporting activities and popular bar and bistro.

About You

Our ideal applicant will have proven skills in reservoir engineering and geology, including practical experience in a geothermal field. Additionally, you will also hold a strong knowledge of well testing, numerical modelling, and production well drilling. Supplementing this background will be a tertiary qualification in Geothermal Engineering, Geology, Engineering, or a related discipline. Finally, while not essential, exposure to the PNG Mine Safety Act and associated regulations will be viewed favourably.

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, Fiji, Indonesia and Côte d’Ivoire and in every location, 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.

Please note we may consider applications on an ongoing basis and therefore encourage you to apply at your earliest opportunity.

Advertised: West Pacific Standard Time
Applications close: West Pacific Standard Time

Further details: Newcrest Mining