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Mechanical Engineer | Rail Engineering | Port Hedland | FIFO / Resi | 5:2 / 4:3


Location: Western Australia

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

As the Mechanical Engineer you will provide a high level of technical support for the relevant stakeholders for a diverse range of areas including, fixed plant, freight cars (iron ore, fuel, ballast, etc.), track maintenance machines and locomotives.

Reporting to the Lead Mechanical/Rollingstock Engineer – Rail Engineering, you will be responsible for:

  • Ensuring all blueprint changes are managed through the Management of Change Process, documented and collated in SPO.
  • Leading and partaking in technical audits to ensure the railway mechanical and rolling stock assets are maintained as per Rolling stock asset Standards.
  • Participating in ongoing development and trials of new components to improve reliability or reduce costs safely.
  • Ensuring engineering solutions are identified to address reliability issues, reduce system faults, and are commissioned without unplanned safety and business impacts.
  • Support and adhere to the 1SAP and Rail Engineering Work Management Process.
  • Ensuring project designs meet engineering design standards and are the right solution for the business.
  • Ensure compliance to governance documents are controlled and managed to reduce safety and business risks.
  • Ensure conformance with the BHP Charter, the BHP Group Level Documents, Code of Conduct and relevant statutory obligations.
  • Actively recommending and implementing improvement, risk reduction and cost saving initiatives.

About You

We have a strong focus on finding individuals with the right values, strong problem solving capability, and communication skills.

Your interpersonal skills will foster strong working relationships and with a demonstrated ability to consolidate and analyse information, you will have the skills and knowledge to provide critical thinking and a solution-focused attitude.

The successful candidate will possess the following:

  • Degree in Mechanical Engineering;
  • Experience in engineering design and technical report writing;
  • Good understanding and knowledge of engineering standards, regulations and procedures;
  • Demonstrate the ability to develop strong relationships and work collaboratively with a wide variety of stakeholders;
  • Experience in managing engineering consultants to deliver positive results in safety, quality assurance/control, culture and productivity.

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.