Mining Engineer | Nickel West | Leinster | FIFO | Flexible Roster Options


Location: Esperance

Job Type: Not Specified


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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 Nickel West

Nickel West is a fully integrated mine-to-market business. Our culture is rich with technical know-how, highly efficient, and focused on innovation. The business employs over 2500 people from five operations across Western Australia comprising of nickel underground and open-cut mines, concentrators, a smelter, and a refinery. We also have plans to expand our operations with new mines in the northern Goldfields and a large Nickel Sulphate plant in Kwinana.

A member of the BHP Group, Nickel West is undergoing an exciting business transformation to become a globally significant supplier of battery materials to the electric vehicle market. Nickel West will soon become the world’s largest producer of Nickel Sulphate, a key ingredient in lithium-ion batteries. As the world’s largest producer of nickel briquettes and nickel powder, Nickel West is leading the new-energy revolution in Western Australia.

Nickel West has an exciting future ahead. We invite you to join us at Nickel West as we seek to energise our future.

About the Role

This is an excellent opportunity to secure a truly challenging role that will stretch your technical ability in a diverse mining business.

Reporting to the Superintendent Scheduling, we are excited to be recruiting a Mining Engineer for our Leinster mine site. The position is offered as a Senior position depending on skill and experience.

This position will provide all design and scheduling required for mining operations from 1 month to 2 years. The successful candidate will work closely with the various mine operations team to ensure Production plans supplied are robust, practical, and executable.

You will work closely with all departments of the Mining technical and Operational teams, and the Perth based Planning and Technical Team to deliver results and work in a collaborative manner, to add value to the overall business

About You

You will have a passion to build, shape and support our multi-disciplined, diverse team as we strive for high performance, embracing inclusivity and valuing diversity, technical expertise and leadership.

You will have a collaborative approach, with the ability to engage and influence diverse stakeholder groups and positively influence outcomes. Your excellent communication skills include a deep understanding of stakeholder needs and preferences and an ability to support leadership teams by providing context and insight to facilitate decision-making and strategic direction.

Experience preferred includes engineering/technical roles within the Resources, Utilities and/ or Infrastructure industries, with strong leadership capabilities built through experience.

In addition, the following skills and experience will be highly regarded:

  • Tertiary qualifications in Mining Engineering (desired, not required).
  • Significant knowledge of underground mining methods and practices.
  • Mine planning experience, including report and presentation skills.
  • Strong commercial and financial acumen.
  • Mine Design and Scheduling software experience (preferably Deswik, although not required).


In this full-time position, you will be working at Leinster on FIFO arrangement with a Flexible Roster, to be discussed.

Nickel West operations are spread amongst three areas, Mt Keith, Cliffs and Leinster. Operations are located approximately 375km north of Kalgoorlie in Western Australia. There’s plenty to keep you entertained at each of the villages – head to the pool – or join in any number of social activities. Employees commute to and from Perth on a fly in / fly out roster or form regional areas on a drive in / drive out roster.

As part of our commitment to health and safety Nickel West all sites are smoke free operations with Cliffs and Leinster also having clean shaven policies.

To find out more about working with Nickel West and to meet some of our team, Click here

Reference Number – 59715

  • This opportunity is currently only open to candidates with the right to work in Australia.
  • We reserve the right to commence recruitment proceedings immediately.
  • You may be requested to complete a video assessment as part of the initial recruitment process. Video assessment is only applied to external applicant.
  • Application closes on Wednesday, 5th October 2022. While Virtual Assessment closes on Friday, 7th October 2022 (not applicable for BHP Internal applicants). Please note late applications will not be accepted.

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.

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