Principal Geotechnical Engineer | Brisbane CBD | 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

BHP is in search of a Principal Geotechnical Engineer, who can play a global role in our Resource Centre of Excellence (RCOE) team. Brisbane based but open to other locations for the right candidate, such as Perth or Adelaide with flexible work arrangements available. Occasional site travel to America, Canada and Chile.

You will report to the Practice Lead Global Geotechnical of the RCoE. You will provide geotechnical advisory and assurance across the business, and consitrbuting to develop a BHP geotechnical community and lead technical initiatives.

The key tasks for the role include:

  • Identification of gaps and implementation of the Global Geotechnical Standard
  • Provide technical support to the Assets across the business
  • Support the second line of defence for P1 Geotechnical Stability group risk
  • Implementation of technical initiatives on predictive monitoring systems for surface mining

About You

  • Mining, geological, civil engineer or mining related professional
  • Master degree or PhD in Geomechanics or equivalent is preferred
  • Demonstrated mine geotechnical experience
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills
  • Safety Focussed

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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