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Principal Standards & Governance (Geotechnical) - Nickel West | Perth CBD | Full/Part Time Basis


Location: Perth

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

Working in the BHP Perth office within the Planning and Technical team and reporting to Principal Geotechnical Engineer, the Principal Standards and Governance (Geotechnical) will support Nickel West by providing governance of geotechnical engineering practices to ensure compliance with BHP and legislative requirements to effectively manage fall of ground risk. This role will assist Nickel West operations and site geotechnical engineers by:

  • Ensuring compliance with the BHP Our Technical Standards – Geotechnical Standard
  • Providing leadership in the identification and management of geotechnical risk through effective governance of risk management processes and practices
  • Assisting sites with reviews and updates of site Ground Control Management Plans to ensure compliance to the BHP Our Safety Requirements and the Geotechnical Standard
  • Document geotechnical design, operating and monitoring processes
  • Manage Geotechnical Review Boards and assist site Geotechnical Engineers with other ground control related audits.
  • Develop and maintain geotechnical safety briefs, training packages and induction material
  • Participate in and/or lead technical investigations into site fall of ground events

Nickel West has an exciting pipeline of work involving diverse set of geotechnical challenges including deep, high stress underground and large structurally complex open cut mines and deposits. This role will see you positively influence business decisions through maintaining world class geotechnical risk management and will require a focus on delivering value, clear decision-making skills, technical excellence and strong collaboration skills.

About You

The successful candidate will possess a tertiary qualification in Geotechnical Engineering, Engineering Geology or similar. Other attributes will include:

  • Experience as a Geotechnical Engineer in an operational setting in a range of mining methods and conditions
  • Experience in managing a Geotechnical Engineering team
  • Excellent understanding of geotechnical risk management processes and controls

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.