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Principal Project Studies | Brisbane | Monday to Friday


Location: Brisbane

Job Type: Not Specified


About BHP

At BHP we support our people to grow, learn, develop their skills and reach their potential. With a global portfolio of operations, we offer a diverse and inclusive environment with extraordinary career opportunities. Our strategy is to focus on creating a safe work environment where our employees feel strongly connected to our values and objectives, and where the capability of our people is key to our success.

Come and be a part of this success.

About the Role

We have multiple opportunities for an experienced project / business professional to fill the role of Principal Studies and Specialist Studies in the Coal Asset Projects Team. You will be responsible for managing studies for projects valued between $US10 million and $US250 million.

In the Principal Studies role you will:

  • Work with stakeholders to develop the assigned project’s business objectives and incorporate stakeholder requirements.
  • Develop and communicate the project’s key value drivers to guide decision making.
  • Plan the study phases and manage resources taking a pragmatic results driven approach.
  • Manage study phase work activities, schedule, cost, risks and change management.
  • Facilitate workshops and engage with stakeholders to create best value outcomes.
  • Prepare the investment case in compliance with BHP Investment Requirements.
  • Deliver the study phases for the assigned project in accordance with the BHP Capital Requirements.

In the Specialist Studies role you will:

  • Work within the study team, assisting the Principal Studies to manage and coordinate the study phase.
  • Develop and obtain support and approval from internal stakeholders on key project documentation and integrate functional inputs.
  • Ensure project changes and decisions are clearly documented throughout the development phase and are formally handed over to the delivery team.
  • Assist in capturing internal lessons learned and external best practices across the project and identifies opportunities for improvement.

About You

You will ideally possess the following skills and experience:

  • Engineering, Finance, Science, Trades, Study / Project Management or other relevant fields.
  • A collaborative mindset with strong communication and presentation skills.
  • Strong stakeholder engagement skills including the ability to influence and build effective relationships with a range of internal and external stakeholders in a complex environment.
  • Understanding of business value drivers and value optimisation processes.
  • Divergent and convergent thinking skills, applied appropriately.
  • Ability to coach, mentor team members and build team capability.
  • Excellent written communication skills.
  • Experience in the mining and resources industry will be highly regarded.
  • Strong safety culture.


Multiple positions based in Brisbane offering staff, contract and part time opportunities with periodic travel to site.

About Our Process

At BHP, we are committed to employing individuals who align with the BHP Charter Values and meet the requirements of the role. As part of the recruitment process, there are a number of checks which may be conducted to demonstrate applicants suitability for a role including police / criminal background checks, medical, drug and alcohol testing, due diligence checks, right to work checks, and/or reference checks.

To ensure the safety and wellbeing of our people, BHP requires employees in Australia to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 in line with BHP’s Covid Policy and any relevant State health directives. If you are applying for a role at BHP please consider this requirement when submitting your application. BHP will also adhere to any relevant health directives that may be made that affects our workforce.

Supporting a Diverse Workforce

The size and magnitude of our business not only provides significant opportunity for professional development, but also attractive salary packages with performance-based bonuses and a unique BHP employee share program.

At BHP, we recognise that we are strengthened by diversity. We are committed to providing a work environment in which everyone is included, treated fairly and with respect. We are an Equal Opportunity employer and we encourage applications from women and Indigenous people. We know there are many aspects of our employees' lives that are important, and work is only one of these, so we offer benefits to enable your work to fit with your life. These benefits include flexible working options, a generous paid parental leave policy, other extended leave entitlements and parent rooms.