Principal Estimating | WA Asset Projects | Perth | Full-time


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

Reporting to the Lead Estimator you will be responsible for ensuring development and maintenance of cost estimates for a defined scope of work and enabling the conversion of cost estimates into control budgets.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Analysis of current and external trends as well as the transference of lessons from current/ historical projects
  • Identification and implementation of improvement initiatives including programmatic opportunities for increased capital efficiency and productivity
  • Coordinating and consolidating the estimate development methodology for the cost estimate or parts of a cost estimate
  • Accountability for the estimate development deliverables produced by the Engineering Service Provider or Specialist Estimating providers
  • Providing cost estimate expertise for the development of cost management related deliverables and ensuring that the estimate is developed to align with Control Budget creation requirements
  • Coordinating the consistent use of engineering deliverables, scope of work, and other documents to develop estimate
  • Validates and monitors that the estimate is developed and supported by the BHP minimum requirements appropriate to the class of estimate.
  • Coordinates and consolidates the basis of the estimate development including any assumptions, qualifications, and exclusions.
  • Aligning and integrates estimate development schedule with the project master schedule
  • An overriding commitment to health, safety, environmental responsibility and sustainable development

About You

As the successful candidate you will possess the following skillset:

  • Trade or Degree qualified in Engineering, Quantity Surveying, Business or a related field
  • Experience in a heavy industry, infrastructure construction or resources industry capital projects
  • Experience working as an Estimator across a large diverse portfolio of capital projects
  • Ability to influence, engage with and communicate effectively across multiple levels, business units and functional areas
  • Be highly detailed, accurate and analytical
  • Ability to manage estimating across multiple medium to large capital projects at various stages of development at any one time
  • Broad understanding of principles and governance in Project Controls including sub-functions of planning and scheduling, cost, change management, data analysis / improvement, and project information management
  • Demonstrate the confidence to lead by example, hold yourself and others accountable and coach others in ‘Safety Leadership’

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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