Superintendent Geoscience Operations | WAIO - Pilbara | FIFO - 5/2 4/3 9/5


Location: Western Australia

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 the Role

Reporting to the Manager, Geoscience Operations, you will be responsible for the management and delivery of Geoscience operational programs in the tactical and strategic timeframes at and around our world class mine sites as well as regional exploration projects.

You will lead a large team of supervisors, lead technicians and technicians to enable our contribution to the WAIO outcomes working in close partnership with BHP stakeholders and contract partners.

In this role you will:

  • Act as the escalation point and take accountability for the continuous improvement of risk management activities to effectively manage complex and material risks
  • Develop, implement and sustain leading processes to improve BHP's compliance to pre- and post- requirements for drilling and field activities
  • Ensure that the BHP Operating System (BOS) is reinforced and sustained and underpins how the operation is managed
  • Anticipate and implement mitigation for issues impacting the compliance of geoscience operations to contract, budget and plan to minimise operational risks associated with the end-to-end execution
  • Review and interpret data (e.g. safety, product quality, volume, cost etc.) across geoscience operational activities to implement strategic changes that enhance the prioritisation and execution of Geoscience programs
  • Identify patterns in issues experienced across the development and roll out of geoscience operational plans/activities and implements solutions to optimise their execution

Roster will 5/2 4/3 9/5 with flexibility for a 9/5 option to support operational requirements.

About You

  • Build and balance the capacity with demand of the team by coaching, providing on-time valuable feedback and leveraging strengths within the team to build capability in others, enhance team/individual performance and improve uptake on learning opportunities.
  • Exposure and understanding of the role geoscience plays in growing and sustaining the WAIO business as well as an operational knowledge of the WAIO Mine sites and Remote Exploration operations is preferred
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to clearly and concisely communicate technical concepts to non-technical and leadership audiences
  • An understanding of the critical role contract partners play in the delivery of the Geoscience outcomes and genuine belief in sustainable partnerships with contractors

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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